The Roxy continues to find new ways to celebrate their 50th anniversary this month with the first “Sunset & Vinyl Market’ record fair on Sunday, September 17, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.. They have also added new shows to their fall lineup.
The Sunset & Vinyl Market will be open to the public adjacent to The Roxy at 9009 Sunset Boulevard, featuring iconic West Hollywood vendors like the Rainbow Bar & Grill and Holey Grail donuts and coffee. The event will include booths from Los Angeles vinyl leaders like Record Safari, Deadly Wax, Boogie Maru Sounds, AudioPhileUSA, Shattered Music, Galaxy Music, Str33trecords, and many more. Exclusive and limited-edition merchandise for The Roxy’s 50th anniversary will also be available, curated by Oscar Adler and featuring the club’s classic “Rockin’ R” logo.
New shows have also been added to this milestone celebration for the Sunset Strip music club. Adding to a fall lineup that already features two special shows from Neil Young with Crazy Horse (September 20 and 21) – benefitting The Painted Turtle and Bridge School – The Roxy has added performances from Metric, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? on October 12 (tickets here), Ricky Lee Jones on October 18 (tickets here) and Tkay Maidza on November 7 (tickets here). Additional shows that were previously announced include the return of Los Angeles’ own Wallows to The Roxy on September 23 and Stephen Marley performing his father Bob Marley’s legendary album ‘Live at Roxy,’ recorded at the club in 1976 (taking place September 24, with a second “late show” now added that same night, tickets here).
Fall highlights for the club’s “Roxy50” celebrations will also include d4vd (September 6), it’s murph (September 8), Keke Palmer (September 11), Paris Texas (October 1), Better Lovers (October 15), Tigers Jaw (October 16), underscores (October 25), STRFKR (October 27), Nation of Language (October 28), Unknown Mortal Orchestra (November 6), Saint Levant (November 10) and Dillon Francis (November 30).
This month, The GRAMMY Museum will also open their The ROXY: 50 and Still Rockin’ exhibit, as previously shared with the initial group of festivities. An opening night celebration has been announced for Sunday September 17 with a special film screening, a rooftop reception and a panel featuring Cisco Adler (musician, songwriter, producer), Paul Tollett (president/CEO of Goldenvoice and co-founder of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival), Allison Hagendorf (music journalist, media personality, & host of “The Allison Hagendorf Show”), Steve Appleford (LA Times music journalist) and Julie Pilat (award-winning music, media and digital entertainment executive). More details and ticket information are available here.
The City of West Hollywood will present Lou Adler and Nic Adler in conversation for the City’s Artists & Icons series on September 12 at the West Hollywood City Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room (RSVP here). The event coincides with the debut of a photographic exhibit about the Roxy’s 50th Anniversary at the adjacent West Hollywood Library, curated by Jason Emmons and accompanied by written anecdotes from key players. The exhibit is free and open to the public through May 2024 during the library’s open hours. RSVP for Artists & Icons is now open at www.weho.org/arts.
The Roxy have hosted many of the biggest names in music at early stages of their careers over the past 50 years and continues to be a career defining moment for emerging talent. The Roxy has been immortalized on live albums by Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Bob Marley, The Ramones, Brian Wilson, Chuck Berry (featuring Tina Turner), Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Frank Zappa, Gladys Knight, Guns N’ Roses, Buzzcocks, George Benson, Todd Rundgren and Warren Zevon. In addition to the astounding list of musical performers above, the club is also where Adler launched The Rocky Horror Show in the US, to an opening night audience that included Jack Nicholson, Cher, Mick Jagger and John Lennon. It has also played a pivotal role in the careers of comedians like Cheech & Chong, Paul Reubens and Richard Pryor. In September 1973, the club was co-founded by Adler and Valentine, with music industry legends Elliot Roberts, David Geffen, Bill Graham and Peter Asher participating as investors and/or consultants.