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  • Jay Patrik Boland, Director/Producer
  • Charles Moore, Producer

About the Project

THE RISE, FALL, AND REBIRTH OF A ROCK-AND-ROLL CATHEDRAL: In the 1970s, the Agora Ballroom concert clubs brought rock-and-roll to the heartland of America and became a springboard for some of the most legendary artists and musicians of our time. These clubs gave voice to a generation of music fans and became the epicenter of a music revolution. The man behind it all, Hank Loconti, was a visionary whose passion for music and community changed the landscape of the music and live entertainment industry forever. But when the music died down the Agora was all but forgotten. Decades after the Agora first opened its doors two documentary filmmakers and passionate music lovers embark on a journey to uncover the truth behind the Agora's legacy and the man behind its success. From the streets of Cleveland to the highways through the Midwest, their journey leads to a surprising discovery that changes everything we thought we knew about the history of rock-and-roll.With exclusive interviews and never- before-seen footage, you'll witness the triumphs and tragedies of a man who lived for the music, and whose legacy continues to shape the rock and roll landscape today.

Featuring Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Sammy Hagar, Jerry Harrison, Neil "Spyder" Giraldo, John Oates, Eric Carmen, Richard Patrick, Eddie Money, Southside Johnny, and Todd Rundgren.