A new independently produced documentary, “If These Walls Could Talk” looks back at the legacy behind Columbus, Ohio-based The Agora/Newport Music Hall, America’s longest continually running rock club, as it celebrates 50 years in 2020. Ohio is no stranger to music history as home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, world famous musicians of all genres and some of the most famous venues in the U.S. Providing an inside look at live music history and its progression to cultural phenomenon, the hour-long film features exclusive never-before-seen footage and performances alongside intimate accounts and personal memories of what the historic central-Ohio venue has meant to some of music’s biggest artists and most influential industry professionals.
“If These Walls Could Talk” will air live on facebook.com/PromoWestLive and the PromoWest TV YouTube Channel on Wednesday, September 30 at 8 p.m. ET. Fans will also have the opportunity to comment and interact live via Facebook and Instagram. Watch the extended trailer here.
“We wanted to do something big for the 50th anniversary of The Agora and Newport Music Hall and given the time we are currently living in, we thought there was no better way to celebrate than to put the history together in this documentary,” said Scott Stienecker, AEG Presents Regional VP and PromoWest Productions CEO. “This venue has been the longest continually running rock club in the country and it has impacted so many people from artists to agents to staff, we are excited to show the history and share this story.”
At the film’s core are notable performances and interviews featuring B.B. King, Queen, AC/DC, Joe Walsh, The Smashing Pumpkins, Walk the Moon, O.A.R., CAAMP and Twenty One Pilots, along with industry professionals including Stienecker, Hank LoConti (Owner, The Agora), Marissa McClellan (PromoWest Productions and AEG Presents), Dave Watson (Columbia Records), Randy Malloy (CD102.5, Columbus) and Jerry Elliott (QFM96, Columbus).
“The Agora / Newport Music Hall is a staple in the city of Columbus and has provided music fans access to some of the greatest artists of all time,” said Jason Corron, Function 5 Owner and CCO, and PromoWest TV Executive Producer. “We wanted to create a documentary that brought some of the performances, the artists, and the stories behind all of it to life. Our intention, and hope, is that this unique perspective, from both the artists and the people who have made it possible, will cement the Newport in its place as one of the greatest live music venues in rock and roll history.”
“If These Walls Could Talk” | A Newport Music Hall Documentary is produced by PromoWest TV and Function 5 Creative, in association with PromoWest Productions and AEG Presents. Contributors include Donley Entertainment and Post House Creative. For more information, visit promowestlive.com and promowesttv.com.