By Julianne G. Crane
|‘Long Live Rock’ front of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland. (RockHall.com)|
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame could take days to fully explore and enjoy. There are dozens of galleries and exhibits in its seven levels of building space. The average stay is a little under three hours.
|R & R Hall of Fame, from Lake Erie. (Wikipedia)|
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation was formed in 1983, with the physical Rock Hall opening its doors in 1995 on the shore of Lake Erie in Cleveland, Ohio. The “mission is clear: To engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll. We share stories of the people, events and songs that shape our world through exhibits, innovative programs and concerts.”
|Elvis Exhibit. (RockHall.com)|
There cannot be a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame without the “King.” In 1986 Elvis Presley was one of the first ten performers to be inducted.
Since 1995 there has been a permanent Elvis exhibit.
“Each year new artifacts are sent in from Graceland, a longstanding agreement that keeps the exhibit alive, dynamic, and as unpredictable as the next swivel of his pelvis,” according to the Rock Hall officials.
This exhibit takes “a deeper look at the man behind the myth.” There is an exclusive film on the artist’s life and impact on pop culture … along with his custom 1975 SuperTrike motorcycle.
|2019 Inductees ‘The Zombies’ perform Aug. 17 at Rock Hall.|
One of the extremely popular features of the R & R Hall of Fame are the live outdoor performances.
The Zombies, one of the 2019 Rock Hall Inductees, performed on the Rock Hall Live stage.
“Innovative arrangements, gorgeous choral harmonies, and impeccable musicianship made the Zombies one of the most admired and influential groups of the 1960s.”
Ticket holders will be able to tour the Rock Hall’s exhibits, including the brand new exhibitions celebrating the 2019 Inductees and ‘Woodstock at 50’.
If you go:
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
July – August
Sunday – Tuesday 10 am-5:30 pm
Wednesday – Saturday 10 am-9 pm
Regular Hours of Operation
Daily 10 am-5:30 pm
Wednesday 10 am-9 pm
Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas
General Admission: $26
Senior (65+): $24
Youth (6-12): $16
Ages 5 and under: Free
Box Office Only
College Students: $24*
Military & First Responders: $24*
Northeast Ohio Resident (zip codes 440-443): $21*
*available only at Rock Hall box office; requires valid ID
Motor Coach/RV/Bus parking (April-January Only)
North Port Lot, Dock 32
Contact: Mac Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Rate: $30 – $42 (subject to change)
Overnight parking is available.