Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center
Opened in October 2007, the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center is the primary performance venue for the Kennesaw State University School of Music and is among the many fine facilities of the College of the Arts’ Arts District at KSU. Located within the Bailey Performance Center are several world-class spaces: Morgan Concert Hall, 3,600-square-foot rehearsal hall, the Mortin Art Gallery, and the neighboring Zuckerman Museum of Art. Each year, the Bailey Performance Center hosts over 150 performances and other public events in addition to rehearsals, seminars, recording sessions, and masterclasses year-round.
Photos of the Bailey Performance Center
Exterior of the Bailey Performance Center Exterior of the Bailey Performance Center at night Aerial view of the KSU Arts District showing Bailey Center in upper left corner
Address and Location
Bailey Performance Center
488 Prillaman Way
Kennesaw, GA 30144
The Bailey Performance Center is located on Kennesaw State University's Kennesaw Campus just 25 minutes north of Atlanta. View location on Google Maps
Free event parking for guests is available after 7 p.m. in parking lots E, D, C, and J with additional parking available in the Jolly Lodge overflow lot and North Parking Deck. View KSU Parking Map
The Bailey Performance Center is currently acceptng rental inquiries for events presented by outside groups and organizations on select dates through July 2018. Please complete the Facility Rental Application below to inquire about hosting your event at the Bailey Performance Center.
Aubrey B. and Jack E. Morgan, Sr. Concert Hall
Morgan Concert Hall, the primary performance space for the School of Music’s more than 150 concerts, recitals, and events per year, is a single-level, 624-seat concert hall located within the Bailey Performance Center. Morgan Hall boasts a superior live audio reinforcement system as well as a state-of-the-art digital multi-track recording system allowing for high-quality recordings of both live and studio projects. Adjustable acoustic curtains located on both the main and mezzanine levels of the hall encircle the space and allow the room to be optimally configured for a wide variety of events and musical presentations. The seating area offers great views from every seat and features several distinct seating sections that accommodate general admission, reserved, and VIP seating options. During performances and events, Morgan Hall often makes use of adjoining back-of-house facilities including two star dressing rooms with restrooms, a green room, and a large rehearsal hall/ensemble holding area (Brooker Rehearsal Hall).
Photos of Morgan Concert Hall
Morgan Concert Hall from technical booth Morgan Concert Hall view from stage Morgan Concert Hall view from upstage mezzanine Morgan Concert Hall before a School of Music special event
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The rehearsal hall located within the Bailey Performance Center is 3,600-square-foot rehearsal space located adjacent to the back-of-house areas of Morgan Hall. This space is accessible from both the lobby of the Bailey Center and the backstage area of Morgan Hall as well as from the rear entrance of the Bailey Center and the building’s loading dock. The rehearsal hall is sonically isolated from the performance hall through a series of sound-locks, but is integrated with the facility’s audio recording and communications infrastructure allowing production tasks and capabilities to be extended to this space for a variety of uses. During business hours, KSU School of Music ensembles rehearse in both the rehearsal hall and Morgan Hall simultaneously without any sounds bleeding between spaces. For performances and events, the rehearsal hall is often used as either a large ensemble holding area, or as a separate performance space, classroom, or exhibit hall for peripheral activities. The space is equipped with tiered risers allowing seating for up to 60 individuals.
Photos of the rehearsal hall
Rehearsal hall The rehearsal hall during a School of Music guest artist lecture presentation
The Wilson Annex houses faculty studios and offices as well as practice rooms equipped with Wenger Virtual Acoustic Environment (VAE) technology.
Recital Hall (Music Building, Room 109)
Located in the adjacent Music Building, the Room 109 is used as the School of Music’s student recital space and is often used as a small, peripheral performance or classroom space for large events, conferences, or residencies taking place at the Bailey Center and other School of Music facilities. Room 109 can accommodate up to 80 in a fixed, tiered seating configuration.