Frequently Asked Questions

What type of venue is HQ LIVE?

HQ LIVE is the original firehouse of Salisbury MD that has been completely renovated to become an amazing live music venue while still holding the building’s character of its past as an iconic symbol in downtown Salisbury. It’s a large open floor plan that accommodates up to 1,300 patrons for a great live music venue to showcase everything from local artists to national acts. The venue is also available for private parties and events.

Where is HQ LIVE?

HQ Live is located in Downtown Salisbury at:
115 South Division St
Salisbury, MD 21801

Visit our venue page for a detailed map

Where do I park?

There are over 1,000 free parking spaces within site of the venue in the parking garage. Free parking is also offered in all municipal lots after 5:00 weekdays and all day on the weekend!

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How can I contact HQ Live?

Box Office: 443-358-5329

KT Tuminello

Managing Partner:
Joey Gilkerson

How can I Get tickets to HQ LIVE's shows?

Tickets to most shows will be offered online (see ‘get tickets’ button on applicable events on the event schedule). Other will be offered only at the door. Re-entry is typically permitted.

What is the seating like at HQ LIVE?

Seating and the bar structure at HQ LIVE is a little different. There are no seats at the bar as we like everyone to focus on the entertainment on stage. We recommend visiting the bar and then finding your favorite vantage point to view/dance to the music. Depending on the event, there are always a number of hightop tables and bar stools for when you need a second to relax and we are always handicapped accessible and will have seating options for those who need assistance.

What time do doors open for a show?

Generally doors open an hour before the show begins. Most evenings the band starts at 8:00pm and the doors open at 7:00pm.

When do shows start?

Reference the schedule on the webpage for each event’s start time, as there is no standard start time. However, if there were a rule of thumb: most evenings the band starts at 8:00pm and the doors open at 7:00pm.

How many people can HQ LIVE hold?

Depending on the stage and seating configuration, the inside can currently hold upwards of 300 people and when the enormous garage doors are open our indoor/outdoor capacity increases upwards of 1,000 people.

Is HQ LIVE handicap accessible?

“Yes,” absolutely. The entrance is level and seating will be available for your needs. If anything else is needed, our management and door staff are always there to help.

How old do I have to be to come to HQ LIVE?

Every event at HQ LIVE will show the ages admitted. Some shows are all ages while others are clearly marked 18 and up or 21 and up only… just reference the event/schedule page for details.

Can you smoke cigarettes at HQ LIVE?

“Yes,” you can but only in designated areas on our outdoor patio.

Are food and beverages available at HQ LIVE?

We offer a wide variety of beer and wine. We have regional craft brews as well as all of your favorite national brands. We do not currently offer liquor and spirits, only beer and wine.

We don’t offer food at this time, but there are plenty of restaurants within walking distance!

Are there any restaurants nearby to visit before the show?

Yes! Absolutely! Within walking distance you will find Market Street Inn,  Mojo’s Urban Eatery, Roadie Joes Bar and Grill, The Brick Room, Sushi De Kampi, Mayabella’s Pizza Co, Evolution Craft Brewery and Restaurant, and Brew River Bar and Grill.

Is there an ATM located inside HQ LIVE?

Not currently but there is on on Division Street in front of First Shore Federal Bank and inside of Roadie Joe’s Bar and Grill.

Do you have a coat check?

Not a coat check, but we do have coat storage. Staff is near the area, but we cant be held responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Does HQ LIVE allow cameras and videos to be taken?

“Yes.” We encourage taking photos and videos and also sharing them to our Instagram and Facebook pages.

What time does Headquarters Close?

This varies, as it depends on the event and show. But typically bands will play their last set around midnight.