A new truss was being installed in the club July 8 when something gave way and hit the sprinkler pole, according to Peter Conlon of Clear Channel, which owns the 2,500-capacity venue.
"It ended up opening a gravity-fill sprinkler which dumped a couple thousand gallons of water into the backstage area," Conlon told POLLSTAR. "But there's no long-term or structural damage. It's actually going to be rectified fairly quickly."
The flood also damaged ceiling tiles downstairs at the 600-capacity Cotton Club, which will also be shuttered for a time.
The closings affect several concerts including a July 10 Red Hot Chili Peppers show at the Tabernacle that has been moved to the DeKalb Atlanta Center. The promoter was also trying to move a Pink show slated for the next night.
Conlon said some shows at the Cotton Club would also be moved or postponed. Bluestring and Carbon Leaf are scheduled for July 13 and Geoff Tate is on the books for the 15th.