The Beachland Ballroom & Tavern has rocked on for 15 years. Co-owners Cindy Barber and Mark Leddy provide sound bites on notable moments.
The second opening weekend brings the White Stripes. "They were just this crazy little husband and wife duo pretending to be brother and sister," says Barber.
Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant and roots crooner Alison Krauss meet while rehearsing at the Beachland for a Rock Hall show and go on to win five Grammys for their joint album Raising Sand.
It adds vintage shop This Way Out, which sells vinyl, clothes and trinkets. "There has been times the entire group outfitted themselves head to toe in that store and then played," Leddy says.
The club adds the farm-to-table Sunday brunch under the direction of chef Kim Homan.
Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze invites fans from his Tower City Amphitheater concert to a show at the tavern where he plays "Beachland Ballroom."
When Drive-By Truckers' Blossom concert with Tom Petty gets canceled, they book a tavern show that night.
Pressure from the city for the Beachland to pay $400,000 in back taxes leads to a legal battle. City Council reduces the admission tax rate by half for any venue under 750-person capacity.
By the time soul act Wesley Bright and the Hi-Lites released their first LP, they were already selling out the ballroom. "We watched them grow on the Beachland stage,"Leddy says.
The Beachland celebrates its 15th anniversary March 5 to 8 with performances by Echosmith, Brothers of Soul, All Dinosaurs and more.