Agora Cleveland Records and Photographs

Henry “Hank” LoConti, started the Agora in 1966 and it operated primarily as a dance club for a number of years. The organization grew and evolved over the 1970s and 1980s to focus more on concerts and it became a prominent player in the world of professional music, booking acts that revitalized the rock’n’roll genre and created the core for progressive rock. In 2023, The Agora continued to put on concerts that highlight new musical trends, young and upcoming touring acts, and local bands. This collection consists of advertisements, announcements, contracts, guest lists, financials, office files, performer files, photographs, press releases, newspaper and magazine articles, venues and event files