A former bank building, Rockefeller's has served as a live music venue for Houston since 1979. As far as venues go, Rockefeller's is unconventional, which makes it the perfect fit for Midtown Live [four]. Read more about the historic and unique Houston venue below:
"In 1979, Sanford and Susan Criner opened Rockefeller's to serve as a performance space for Houston's Music scene. The Criners wanted to create a place where both local talent and already-established acts could play to Houston crowds. They already owned a former bank building, designed by Joseph Finger in 1925; they turned it into a club and used the proceeds to renovate the space.
The building's architecture lent itself to a unique performance space. The old bank vault became a dressing room for performing artists, while the large lobby created a distinct acoustic atmosphere. Seating was two-tiered, with some of the audience on the ground level and some in balconies that nearly extended over the stage. The venue could seat about 325 guests.
Rockefeller's closed as public venue in 1997. The owner of Star Pizza purchased the building and it was a private event and wedding space from 199-2014. In 2016, concerts returned to Rockefeller's for the first time in nearly 20 years!"
Midtown Live [four] performs November 16-18, 2018, at the historic Rockefeller's on Washington. All performances begin at 8:00pm (with an additional 2:30pm matinee on November 18). Ticket prices range from $10-$40 and are available for purchase now at pitchmethis.com.