THE OFFICIAL KICK OFF TO ROCK WEEK AT THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME
Join us for a community celebration powered by PNC with free admission and filled with live music, family activities, new exhibits, educational programs, a Bon Jovi album listening, food trucks, and film screenings.
BE THE FIRST TO EXPERIENCE OUR NEW HALL OF FAME
Fans will be the first to see the new Hall of Fame on level 3, including our redesigned signatures honoring each Inductee, a new interactive Voice Your Choice where fans get let us know who they'd like to see on a future nomination ballot and get behind-the-scenes looks into past Induction footage and the new Inductee Jukeboxes.
ROCK 'N BLAST FIREWORK SHOW
Firework show begins at 9 pm, official viewing location on the Rock Hall plaza
The day will conclude with a dance party on the plaza featuring a live DJ and a Rock ‘N Blast Firework Show in sync with an Inductee-themed playlist. The fireworks show can be viewed from the Rock Hall plaza and various locations around town. A live audio simulcast of the fireworks show can be heard on 106.5 FM The Lake.
LIVE MUSIC LINE UP
On the Klipsch Main Stage
12 pm — 6 pm
Live performances from:
Nina Simone tribute/ Mariama Whyte
On the Outdoor PNC Main Stage
12 pm – 8 pm
Live performances from:
School of Rock: Inductee Tribute
Montage (High School Rock Off winner)
Wesley Bright and the Honeytones
From 8 pm – 11 pm we'll have a dance party hosted by DJ Red-I
FOSTER THEATER SCREENINGS & PROGRAMS
10 am — 7 pm
10:15am — Film: Godmother of Rock and Roll
A documentary film by Mick Csáky about the life, music and influence of the African-American gospel singer and guitar virtuoso Sister Rosetta Tharpe
11:30am — Album Spotlight –Bon Jovi, Slippery When Wet (1986)
Join Rock Hall staff as you listen to this classic Bon Jovi album played in its entirety, learn about its history, and share your memories.
12:45pm — Cleveland is the City
Explore the history of soul and rhythm and blues music in Cleveland, one of the cities that gave birth to rock and roll music.
2:00pm — Inductee Spotlight
Dig into the history and hits of the 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees!
3:30pm – Film: What Happened Miss Simone?
2015 documentary using never-before-heard recordings, rare archival footage and her best-known songs, this is the story of legendary singer and activist Nina Simone. Film courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment.
5:30pm — Film: The Moody Blues: Live at the Isle of Wight, 1970
Concert film featuring footage from The Moody Blues when they played the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970. Film courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment.
Stories of Rock — Stop by a Stories of Rock presentation held by our Rock Hall experts. Learn about your favorite sounds and artists in our exhibits, or even compete to win a prize during one of our pop up game shows.
Family Zone crafts with Upcycle Parts Shop and design your own album cover
Meet the Instruments less with Rock Hall EDU team
Musical Instrument Drive – Hungry for Music — bring your gently used musical instruments and donate to the Hungry for Music organization that refurbishes and delivers instruments to children in music programs across the country
Splice Cream truck audio recordings – record your favorite music memories
Parade the Circle Puppets visit the plaza from 7 — 9 pm