Music News from ABC

Robert Plant makes surprise appearance at Preservation Hall in New Orleans

Erika Goldring/Getty Images

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss played New Orleans Jazz Fest on Friday, but that wasn’t the only Plant performance this weekend. reports that Plant made a surprise appearance at Preservation Hall in the French Quarter for an intimate performance in front of about 100 people. 

Plant’s performance was a part of the Midnight Preserve show, which usually features unknown artists. He joined Irma Thomas, known as the “Soul Queen of New Orleans,” to perform the 2007 Raising Sand track “Rich Girl,” and also treated the audience to the Led Zeppelin classic “Black Dog.”

The second weekend of New Orleans Jazz Fest kicks off Thursday, May 4. The lineup includes SantanaDead & CompanyMumford & Sons and Melissa Etheridge. The complete lineup can be found at

Copyright © 2023, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

On Air Now

Now Playing On X101

Download The X101 App