Good morning! The big news is The Sanctuary will be re-opening in Hamtramck at what use to be Paycheck’s Lounge in Spring 2018! Stay tuned for more updates, spread the word y’all 🎉— sanctuary detroit (@sanctuarydet) February 5, 2018
Established in 2014, the Sanctuary is a nonprofit organization focused on promoting and hosting performance art events in Detroit. Though the venue has hosted movie screenings, art shows, and charity events, the Sanctuary is primarily known for rowdy hardcore, indie, and metal shows.
Formerly, the venue was located on East Outer Drive in Detroit in a 1940s building that originally served as a bar before it was purchased by a religious group — hence the name. Despite its age, the former house of worship was well-designed for heavy music.