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Are you ready to rock? The new pop-up performance spot Madlot is. The Covington parking lot by day and pop-up party place by night is opening Saturday, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m. with live music, free bicycle tune-ups and free beer samples.
The parking lot at Seventh and Washington Streets was transformed by volunteers over a few weekends during which it was painted, planters were built and a stage was placed. The project is the result of a grant awarded to Renaissance Covington with the help of MKSK Architects and BLDG.
The name Madlot was chosen to make it part of the new effort to rebrand part of downtown Covington as Madland where the arts and music are celebrated. The idea is to use the space in a manner that is quick to set up and quick to remove.
On Saturday night, the first event features performances by Common Center and The Sweep. Braxton Brewing Company, the microbrewery opening in the Covington Arts building next door, will have free giveaways. Reser Bicycle Outfitters will be on site for free bike tune-ups.
Also present will be NKY Pride to talk about its plans for a fall event at Madlot, and Art Off Pike with its graffiti boards to promote its September event.
Following are some photographs of volunteers making Madlot ready: