Technical Information

Type of Venue

Basement level music hall with standing room and limited seating located within the venue and restaurant style seating located within the café. The main bar is located on the café side and a half bar is located within the venue. Restrooms are located in the café and venue.


Café & Venue Combined- 300

Stage Dimensions

The stage measures 20 inches off the floor, 17.5 feet wide, and 14 feet deep. Ceiling clearance is roughly 10 feet.

Loading Access

The Southern offers direct street level access to the venue. Trucks and trailers must unload in loading zone a short distance from venue.


One on-street parking spot is usually available on South First Street and additional spots are first come, first served on the 100 block of Water Street.

PA Specs


Two EV Xi-1152/64 Mains flown over two Grund Audio GT3600 2x18” Subs
QSC AD-282H fills around the room

Foh Console

One Midas Venice 32 Channel Console (24 mono + 4 stereo)

Foh Outboard Gear

One Lexicon MX400


One dbx 1046 (4 channels of compression)
Two dbx 1066 (2 channels of gates and comps per unit)
Two FMR Audio RNC 1773 (each unit is a mono comp that can be run stereo)


Four monitor mixes run from FOH including a Bi-amped drum fill.
Four EAW SM155e wedges.
One JBL 18” JRX for the drum fill sub.


100amp panel with 13 circuits dedicated to sound and lighting. Stage power includes 4 mounted quad boxes upstage on 3 separate 20amp circuits and 2 mounted quad boxes stage left and right on 2 separate circuits. All lighting is on 5 separate 20 amp circuits.


6 (Six) Shure SM58
6 (Six) Shure SM57
1 (One) Audix I5
1 (One) Heil Sound PR48
2 (Two) Shure Beta52s
1 (One) Audix D6
1 (One) Audix D4
2 (Two) Audix D2
2 (Two) Audix ADX-51
Three Sennheiser E604

House Lighting

20 Par 56 Cans – 12 upstage/8 downstage


One lockable green room equipped with comfortable couches, chairs, rugs, lamps a mini refrigerator and other miscellaneous items.

The hospitality areas offer free high-speed wireless Internet. The area is located directly adjacent to the stage with street level access.

The Southern has a restaurant located within the venue that offers traditional Southern fare including Beef Brisket, Chicken/Pork BBQ, Smoked Sweet Potato, 3 types of slaws and numerous sandwiches and sides.

The Southern is located on Charlottesville’s renowned Downtown Mall, a pedestrian area with historic buildings that feature a wide variety of restaurants, record stores, bookstores, galleries, and shops.