The First Concert
The First Concert looks at what happens when a renegade promoter from the South fights for the right to rock and roll. The documentary goes behind the scenes at the TempleLive show that captured the world’s attention, and exposes how COVID-19 threatens to erase a cherished part of our culture. It probes the shaky economics of the concert business, and sheds light on the legendary venues behind the nationwide #saveourstages movement. Featuring interviews with performers and promoters, the film celebrates fandom itself, and the irresistible sense of belonging that starts when the lights come down and the volume goes up. Ultimately, The First Concert proves that live music has the power to heal wounds that medicine cannot touch.
The Experience Factory produced and directed the 60-minute piece and is presently shopping for distribution.