Tour Stop #7: 3831 Decoursey Ave.

Unexpectedly Cool

If you love blues music, you may already have visited this converted church. Owned by the nonprofit Band of Helping Hands, it’s used primarily as a performance space for fundraising concerts featuring blues and bluegrass luminaries. The building is occasionally used as a living space, as you’ll see from the kitchen, bed and outdoor seating area. The vibe is that of a cool blues bar, with velvet theater seats (rescued from Music Hall), moody lighting and professional sound system set up in the stage area. Be sure to look above the stage for some familiar figures peering down from their private box. This property is a great example of creative reuse of an interesting building — hopefully you’ll be able to come back for a show.