Read exclusive stories only found here. lead singer Marc Roberge met during freshman orientation and walked down High Street afterward. In the past 50 years, Newport Music Hall has welcomed iconic acts Queen, AC/DC, B.B. “We’ve been void of live music and we wanted to give people something to digest and get them excited about live music,” Corron said.

All the footage he captured over the past decade served as a jumping off point for the documentary, which Corron said they had been talking about making almost since they began putting a camera on acts back in 2009. The show ran from 2009 to 2019 on television before moving online. Slated for release in spring 2020, the documentary centers on how enslaved Africans contributed to the construction of College buildings and surrounding sites.

A new documentary titled “If These Walls Could Talk” gives an inside look at the history of the venue, with a mix of artist and management interviews, and tapes of legendary concerts. The duo is joined by drummer Bill Vitt and bassist John Kahn, who soon became a lifelong Garcia collaborator. Eleven college students of varying ethnicity's and races are brought together in a filmed retreat to discuss the dynamic issues of race. The documentary was produced by PromoWest TV and Function 5 Creative, in association with AEG Presents and PromoWest Productions. The College of Charleston's Office of Institutional Diversity is spearheading a new documentary project titled "If These Walls Could Talk." A new documentary titled "If These Walls Could Talk" looks behind-the-scenes during 50 years of rock-and-roll concerts at Newport Music Hall. “This venue ... has impacted so many people from artists to agents to staff, we are excited to show the history and share this story.”. The Director’s Cut (Disc 1) was created as a short, fast-paced film and is filled with some of the most dynamic scenes from the documentary If These Halls Could Talk . Corron is most excited for people to hear some of the untold stories of the venue, which originally opened in 1923 as a movie theater. On North High Street, tucked between a Chipotle, a campus bar and a Waffle House, rests a little piece of music history. COLUMBUS, Ohio -- For half a century, Columbus’ Newport Music Hall has been welcoming rock acts from around the world onto its stage. All rights reserved (About Us). “We wanted to create a documentary that brought some of the performances, the artists, and the stories behind all of it to life. They challenge us to look at issues that are provocative, begging to be heard and confronted. 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. The performance features Jerry Garcia performing with friend, mentor and legendary keyboardist/vocalist Merl Saunders. “Like the times when the power went out,” Corron said. Episode one of a four part series. Check out the extended trailer: Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. © 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. “We wanted to create a documentary that brought some of the performances, the artists, and the stories behind all of it to life. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)Amy Harris/Invision/AP. “You have to check that box to build a touring business … to be successful nationwide.”. “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.