Venue Info

Since 2009, The Luminary has organized a curated art and music series that attempts to create a forum in which both the performer and the audience could take music seriously as art. To that end, we pair performers whose music creates a context and conversation within a gallery setting, aiming to transcend genres and play with boundaries. At times, concerts will be presented in parallel with exhibitions, installations, interactive elements, workshops and screenings. On the whole, we aim to take chances alongside artists and audiences, attempting to present the best of what is happening in music and performance. We have proudly presented performers such as Van Dyke Parks, of Montreal, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, The Books, Deerhoof, Holly Herndon, Lightning Bolt, Oneohtrix Point Never, Mount Kimbie and more - many for their first performance in the area.


Where is The Luminary located?
The Luminary is located at 2701 Cherokee at the intersection of Cherokee Street and Ohio. Map available here.

How do I get to The Luminary?
Preferably by bike, bus or on foot. For a bus schedule, Plan your trip here. If you are driving, on-street parking is available on Cherokee Street and a limited number of lots are available in the immediate vicinity.

What are The Luminary’s hours?
We are open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 12 to 6pm, with extended hours on Thursday from 11am to 7pm for ticket purchases. Be sure to check ticket links for door times, but doors for concerts typically open at 8pm and the shows begin at 9pm.

Do I have to be 21+?
Most of our shows are All Ages, but be sure to confirm on the concert page.

How do I get updates about events sent to me?
We send out a monthly newsletter, which you can sign up for here or get regular updates from Twitter and Facebook.

Where can I purchase tickets?
You can purchase tickets online through Brown Paper Tickets or at the door. Our box office is open Wednesday through Saturday from 12 to 6pm and Thursday from 11m to 7pm if you would prefer to buy tickets in person. Keep up to date with Facebook and Twitter as well as our monthly mailing list for the latest announcements. Some shows will sell out in advance!

Is there re-entry?
Yes. However, we have heard that there are some "health repercussions" from smoking, which you may want to keep in mind. Stepping out for a torta, on the other hand, is completely understandable.

Are there ATMs available?
No - but there is an ATM at Melt across the street or at The Fortune Teller Bar. We also accept cards at the door and the bar.

Can I bring my camera to shoot photos and video?
If a) the band approves b) you avoid using your flash whenever possible and c) you tag us in them (if they are good).

Do you have parking?
Parking is available on street and in select lots within walking distance.

Is there any good food around The Luminary?
Within a few blocks, you can find amazing authentic Mexican food (we recommend Chapparitos or La Vallesana), street food at the B-Side, Ramen at Vista and house-aged bitters (we know - not a food), soups, sandwiches and cocktails at the Fortune Teller Bar.