Rock n roll remembered as Museum holds brand-new 1950s event

Black Country Living Museum will be hosting ‘Rockin’ and Rollin’: A 1950s Evening’ on Saturday 9 September, packed full with toe-tapping live music, exciting performers and a bustling vintage market.

This September, join Black Country Living Museum to experience a taste of the social and cultural revolution of the 1950s. From the austerity of the years following WWII to the end of a decade where “we’d never had it so good”, you’ll be sure to experience the essence of an era marked by culture, vibrancy and change. 

Groove the night away to Whiskey Jean & The Chasers and the sultry tones of Aisha Khan and the Rajahs, tap your feet to the rock n roll beat of Junco Shakers, and enjoy a whole host of other acts ready to transport you back to a decade of unforgettable music.

Join the incredible Flaming Feathers as they showcase iconic dance routines of the era and have a go yourself at replicating the Lindy Hop style of the Swing Era as they fill the street with their 1950s moves.

Explore the rise of youth culture among the working classes with Teddy Boys and Girls and find out more about their link with rock n roll and the Edwardian Dandies. What did the Black Country make of this fashion revolution? Find out on the night!

Dressing the part? Finish off your look with a trip to Laurie Thomas Hairdressers on the Museum’s new 1940s-60s high street to feel like one of the stars of the day or complete your outfit with a few accessories from the vintage market.

With food, drinks and entertainment to transport you back to an era of excitement, get ready to hear, see, taste and smell all that the 1950s had to offer in the Black Country and beyond.