a Tribute to the Hundreds of Classic Rock Bands
that played New Orleans' Warehouse 1970-1982
The Warehouse Tribute Park will be the ONLY fan-based public display devoted to Classic Rock Music - ANYWHERE.
A grass roots effort has already raised $80,000 from hundreds of supporters that want to see this happen. But we are $25,000 short of our goal. We have until the end of the year to come up with the last 20%.
The City of New Orleans agrees, and has donated a prime piece of property for our tribute. With The City's encouragement, the concept has actually GROWN: From a small section of land with one wall, into a beautiful park with three walls to commemorate The Warehouse and the bands and fans that kept the facility alive for 12 years - from 1970 to 1982.
The Warehouse witnessed some of the greatest names in Rock History, and we are building a display across from The Convention Center in New Orleans. All music fans will be able to enjoy and remember a moment in time that will never be repeated: Over 320 concerts were held. Over 55 current inductees of The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame performed there. That's more than ANY stage in New York, Chicago or Los Angeles. And it all happened in the city's warehouse district, in a 120 year old brick building along The Mississippi River.
Each of the 320 concerts will be engraved on 12x12 inch pavers, listing the lineup and date of each show at The Warehouse.
Four wall faces will display photos of the bands on stage, and memorabilia of Rock History specific to The Warehouse
a 60''x 30 '' lasered granite image of The Allman Brothers Band, depicting them as they performed inside The Warehouse will be our center piece, having played 14 times in a 3 year period.
If you grew up in the 70's and attended concerts, or if you love the music from that era, please consider making a donation -- to make sure The Warehouse, the bands, the thousands of concert-goers, and The Music will get this icon of Classic Rock cemented in history.
We can think of no better way to make sure that some the bands that never get air play anymore get
the recognition they rightly deserve
Thanks for making a donation to this great cause.
Long Live Rock
From the beginning all team members have volunteered their time & efforts - 100% of ALL monies have gone and will continue to go straight to the building fund .
Go to www.blackstrat.net to see list of all bands that played
A Little History:
Jan.70 -opening night Grateful Dead gets busted at Bourbon St. hotel after the show- some lyrics in "Truckin"
Nov. 70 - Duane Allman -Peter Green late night jam
Dec.70 - Jim Morrison plays final show w/ The Doors-
Dec.70 - Allman Brothers play the first of 3 New Years Eve concerts- 70-71-72
Jan.71 - Chicago plays the 1st Anniversary show- waives their fee to "help 'em stay open"
Dec.72 - Wet Willie records "Drippin Wet" on New Years Eve
Sept.73- Warehouse closes- Foghat plays 2 nights
Feb.74 - Warehouse re-opens free concert- Gino Vannelli
Apr.74 - Z Z Top records "Fandango" over 2 nights
Dec.75 - Fleetwood Mac opens tour at Warehouse featuring Stevie
Nicks for first time
May 76- Bob Dyan's Rolling Thunder Revue plays 2 shows same night
Jul.78 - Bob Marley brings his reggae music to a Warehouse
Sept 82- Warehouse holds it's last concert- Talking Heads
- Marc Lewis
- Jeff Boehlert
- Anne Pennisson
- Jamie Ducote
- Geraldine Convento