The Sunset Strip is an iconic piece of Hollywood, hell it’s an iconic landmark of California, and The Rainbow Bar and Grill has stood the test of time for the past 50 years ( no easy feat in this town!), now they’re throwing a party celebrate.
The Rainbow Bar & Grill is a famed rock ‘n roll hangout on the Sunset Strip. Now they’re planning a big 50th celebration on April 24. The iconic spot is planning a Parking Lot Blow out to celebrate their 50th in style. The party will have live performances from 1-10 pm featuring some of the acts that once made the Strip the center of the music world in the late ’80s. They include RATT’s Stephen Pearcy, Orgy, Crazy Town, Pretty Boy Floyd, Kurt Deimer, Metal Knights and Whiskey Dogz, along with Steel Panther.
Admission to the event will be free with a two-drink minimum.
The Rainbow opened in 1972 and has played host to an elite roster of stars, including Slash, Elton John, Keith Moon, Alice Cooper, Micky Dolenz, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley, among others. Chief among those rock idols was the late Motörhead frontman Lemmy, who reportedly moved to West Hollywood to be able to walk to the bar. A memorial statue to him was erected on the back patio in 2016, and a mural of him also graces the building now.
Guns N Roses and Great White filmed videos at the venue, and the Rainbow was also featured in Motley Crue’s Netflix biopic, The Dirt.