A group of rockers who played their first shows in New Orleans for more than 50 years, including some of the most prominent figures in the city’s punk scene, are heading to Rock Hall.
The group, who include Lena Hall, Vondie Curtis Hall and Rock Hall drummer John Hall, are playing their first night of shows in the Rock Hall amphitheatre at The Plaza Hotel on Thursday night.
The first show of the evening, at 7 p.m., will feature John Hall and Lena and the boys.
John Hall says the venue is a great place to play in the fall and winter months because the temperature can get up to 50 degrees in the summer, but he says it’s also a great way to get out and meet new people.
The Rock Hall is the last of Rock’s many venues, but it’s been open for more or less 50 years.
The building has housed rock clubs for the last 30 years, and it has been the home of rock music for decades, dating back to the 1960s.
The venue is owned by the New Orleans Rock Festival, and Rock is scheduled to play at the Rock Festival’s second weekend.
Rock is a New Orleans music tradition, with its roots in jazz and blues music, and the tradition continues to grow in the French Quarter and the West End, says Rock Hall spokesman Tom Cone.
“People come to Rock to experience the music, the vibe, and see other people in the music.
We want to keep that spirit going for as long as possible.”
Rock Hall’s lineup includes John Hall (front man), John C. Higgins (bass), John Higgins Jr. (drums), Lena (vocals), and Vond (vocas).
Rock Hall has played its first show in New Jersey, New York and Texas.
Rock Hall dates through September.
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