Old church gets new life as event venue
More events may soon fill the old church space at Cooper and Walker.
Brister Street Productions, organizers of the Bristerfest music series and two music stages at the Cooper-Young Festival, is booking events such as weddings and special events in the landmark building, which has been renamed Cooper Walker Place.
Cooper Walker Place can accommodate more than 300 people in its upstairs sanctuary, or 100 in its downstairs stage area. The downstairs stage was the site of Johnny Cash’s first performed in public in the 1950s. Lighting and sound can be provided in either space and there is additional space for receptions and catering.
The century-old building, which was the home of Galloway United Methodist Church until 2008, was purchased by Visible Music College in 2008 and has seen a variety of church and musical uses, but has not found a lasting tenant.
For more information and booking contacts, visit http://bristerstreet.com/the-sanctuary/