Hammerjacks to Be Resurrected Near M&T Bank Stadium

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Cropped from Iron Maiden
Cropped from the jacket of Iron Maiden’s Somewhere in Time, painted by Derek Riggs. Can you spot the Hammerjacks shoutout?

A landmark Baltimore music venue may get new life across the street from M&T Bank Stadium.

The original Hammerjacks was something of a hard-rock Mecca in the ’80s and ’90s, hosting acts like Guns n’ Roses and Iron Maiden. But in 1997 it fell victim to the construction of Ravens Stadium, being demolished to make space for a stadium parking lot.

Hammerjacks Entertainment Group recently announced plans to revive the venue across the way at a 48,000 square-foot warehouse at 1300 Russell Street.

According to SouthBMore.com, the building will house two music venues (one that holds 2,500 people and one that maxes out at 300), a sports bar and “a large outdoor courtyard for seasonal events, sports events, and tailgating.”

HEG owner Kevin Butler (who bought the trademark in 2009) told SouthBMore.com that this incarnation of Hammerjacks will commemorate the venue’s ’80 roots, but will be home to multiple genres of music.

Butler is hoping to open before the end of 2016.


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  1. It will never be the same. Only wish the would replicate what Hammerjacks once were, a venue & local hangout for patrons from surrounding counties. Oh the memories I have from Hammerjacks.

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