The Rock School Barbey opened in 1988 and is a major hot-spot for alternative rock, fusion, metal, rap, techno, hip hop, indie rock and reggae. Renovated in 1997, the hall has all of the acoustics necessary to draw big bands from the French music scene as well as international acts. Rock School is also an association with a presence around town, thanks to its many art installations that play amplified music. It has encouraged many emerging rock groups and continues to do so. Check website for a complete list of events.