Webster Hall Reopens in Greenwich Village
Webster Hall is a historic landmark in Greenwich Village.
Webster Hall will reopen Friday April 26 with a JAY-Z show. Webster Hall is well over a hundred years old. It's been used as a night club, rallying space for activists and of course a concert venue. Eric Clapton, Guns n Roses and Tina Turner have played in the storied space.
It closed in 2017 for renovations including new stair wells, a new sound system central air conditioning.
Andrew Berman is the executive director of the Greenwich Village Society for historic preservation. He said Webster Hall an important cultural and performance space.
"Webster Hall has and hopefully will continue to serve an important function as a place where great performers and great talent come to New York to share their gifts with the public," he said.
Berman also said Webster hall is protected by it's designation as a historic landmark, which his group fought for several years ago.
"Buildings change hands in terms of ownership and you never know what the future may hold," said Berman. "This guaruntees that a place that's of such incredibly rich and important history will stay connected to that history and the significant events that took place there."
The line-up for the opening season also includes Patti Smith and Vampire Weekend.