Photo by Ron Valle

Following a packed performance with Alison Krauss at the fairgrounds at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Robert Plant made his way to the iconic Preservation Hall in the French Quarter for a special guest-filled Midnight Preserve show.

The Midnight Preserves is known as a highly sought-after event at Preservation Hall, where guests have a chance to witness an intimate performance by unknown artists – the limited space of 100 people made for a one-of-a-kind experience. During Jazz Fest, there is no shortage of musical talent in the city, and the first Midnight Preserve was no exception.

The Led Zeppelin frontman took the stage, along with “Soul Queen of New Orleans” Irma Thomas, to perform a rendition of “Rich Girl” from his 2007 album Raising Sand and the classic Led Zeppelin hit “Black Dog.” During the evening, Jeff Coffin, saxophonist for the Dave Matthews Band, singer-songwriter Allison Russell and more also joined in for a jam session with the iconic Preservation Hall Jazz Band, capturing the essence of spontaneous New Orleans jazz.

Watch a fan-captured clip of the show below.