Los Angeles is gearing up to celebrate one of its most beloved institutions. The Roxy Theatre turns 50 years old next month, and the venue announced today that Neil Young and Crazy Horse will be performing a second night at the beloved club on the Sunset Strip.
Young will play at the historic West Hollywood building on Sept. 20 and 21, 50 years to the day after the legendary artist opened The Roxy. He headlined the venue’s first shows in September 1973. Next month’s shows will benefit The Painted Turtle and Bridge School.
As a place that cemented rock legends and launched careers, it’s only appropriate that The Roxy highlights up-and-coming talent for its 50th-anniversary party. The venue announced that Wallows, an L.A.-based band, will perform on Sept. 23 and Stephen Marley will perform his father Bob Marley’s album Live At Roxy, which was recorded at the club in 1976, on Sept. 24. Other performers include d4vd (Sept. 6), it’s murph (Sept. 8), KeKe Palmer (Sept. 11), Paris Texas (Oct. 1) and Unknown Mortal Orchestra (Nov. 6).
Roxy co-owner Lou Adler, a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame producer who co-founded the venue with Elmer Valentine, will also be curating a Live At The Roxy compilation album that features recordings from legendary artists who performed at the club, including Young, Bruce Springsteen, The Ramones, Brian Wilson, Emmylou Harris and Nicolette Larson. Los Angelenos will have early access to listening to the performances, which will be part of the Grammy Museum’s upcoming ROXY: 50 and Still Rockin’ exhibit. The compilation album will be available for purchase later to benefit MusiCares.
The Grammy Museum will host an opening night celebration for its Roxy exhibit on Sept. 17 with a film screening and panel featuring Cisco Adler (musician, songwriter and producer), Paul Tollett (Golden Voice president and CEO), Allison Hagendorf (media personality), Steve Appleford (Los Angeles Times music journalist) and Julie Pilat (music, media and digital media entertainment executive).
The City of West Hollywood will also be part of the festivities by hosting a conversation with Lou Adler and his son, Nic, for its Artists & Icons series on Sept. 12 at the municipality’s City Council chambers. The local library will also have an exhibit with photographs curated by Jason Emmons that will be open to the public through May 2024. Visit weho.org/arts for additional details.
For more information about upcoming events and tickets, visit theroxy.com.