If you’re an Atlantan of a certain age, then you probably have fond – or hazy – memories of dancing the night away at Atlanta’s answer to Studio 54 – the Limelight in Buckhead. Opened in 1980 by nightclub empresario Peter Gatien, The Limelight was located in the strip mall on Piedmont Road next door to what would affectionately become known as the “Disco Kroger.” The over-the-top club featured a glass dance floor over a large tank where two sharks circled as the music played, the dancers gyrated, celebrities hobnobbed and shenanigans were had in the VIP lounge.
Although the club has been closed for 25 years and Disco Kroger is now Fresh Fare, a 30th anniversary reunion is planned for Friday, July 30, at the Buckhead Theater (formerly The Roxy). Original DJs Randy Easterling, Noel Aguirre and Aron Siegel will spin records and a big light show is planned. You’ll be partying like it’s 1981 all over again.
Tickets are on sale now for $50 ($85 for VIP). Doors open at 6 p.m. and the party continues until 2 a.m. Buy tickets at www.limelightatlanta.com. Let the music play!