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image for Music - Rock item typeSun Records: Where Rock'n'Roll Was Born at The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre

Music - Rock, Sat 24 Nov 2018, £23-£25

Sun Records: Where Rock'n'Roll Was Born

Sun Records: Where Rock'n'Roll Was Born

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The legendary record label that brought you Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Rufus Thomas and scores more rockin' pioneers, comes to life, live on stage.

Re-visit the blessed recording studio where the distinctive sound we know and love today was crafted from gospel, blues, hill billy, country, boogie and western swing by musical visionary Sam Phillips.

His trailblazing Memphis studio brought us That's Alright Mama, Great Balls of Fire, I Walk the Line, Whole Lotta Shakin', Bear Cat, Blue Suede Shoes, Good Rockin’ Tonight. . . hundreds of hits that would influence the world of music for generations to come.

Sam Phillips was a patient, honest man and a perpetual optimist. In 1954 he combined a modest 19-year-old Elvis Presley with musicians Scotty Moore, Bill Black and then DJ Fontana to create music that infused country and r'n'b. It transcended musical and racial barriers. The ‘Sun Sound’ was born.

Rehearsed in an exact replica of the Sun Studios, featuring the musical instruments of the era, starring a multi-talented cast of singers and a supporting cast of amazing musicians, the sound of Sun is brought to life live on stage in the official concert show that takes you back to the birth place of rock'n'roll.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toilets

Parking - Just past Alacrity (on your left as you pass the barrier) there is a small Pay and Display car park (which starts at £1 for up to 3 hours)but is free after 6.30pm. The next closest car park is the Kingsway Centre, you need to drive back out onto Kingsway (main road) and go past the Newport Centre on your right and then take the next turning on the right, which leads around the bend and the approach to the car park. The family and disabled spaces are located on every floor with lift access. It is free for the first 2 hours and £2 for 2-5 hours and £1 for all evening after 6pm. It is a short flat five minute walk from the car park to the venue. *TIP: Cross the road at the first set of traffic lights, for an easier and quicker crossing!

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 24 Nov 2018 19:30

Prices

Tickets: £25.00, Concessions £23.00.

Events at this Venue

Address

Kingsway,
Newport,
South Wales,
NP20 1HG

Location

Directions

Plan route to The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: ST 313881  Lat: 51.58760 Long: -2.99291

From M4 (Junction 26) follow the signs for the city centre along Malpas Road (A4051), under the flyover and along Kingsway. The Riverfront is on your left hand side.

Public Transport - The Riverfront is located opposite the main bus station and is ten minutes walk away from the train station. For more
information on public transport just call Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 22 33 or check out their website www.traveline.org.uk

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Newport station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets

Parking - Just past Alacrity (on your left as you pass the barrier) there is a small Pay and Display car park (which starts at £1 for up to 3 hours)but is free after 6.30pm. The next closest car park is the Kingsway Centre, you need to drive back out onto Kingsway (main road) and go past the Newport Centre on your right and then take the next turning on the right, which leads around the bend and the approach to the car park. The family and disabled spaces are located on every floor with lift access. It is free for the first 2 hours and £2 for 2-5 hours and £1 for all evening after 6pm. It is a short flat five minute walk from the car park to the venue. *TIP: Cross the road at the first set of traffic lights, for an easier and quicker crossing!