CLEVELAND ROCK WEEK 2015: FIVE MORE REASONS TO GET EXCITED

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Featuring 30th Annual Induction Ceremony, Induction Rock N’ Blast Fireworks Show, Celebration Day with Free Admission to the Rock Hall, 2015 Inductee Exhibit Opening, Induction Ceremony Simulcast, Gospel Concert, Live New Music Series and More!

Cleveland, Ohio (Feb. 9, 2015) – Music fans have a few more must-attend events to add to their Cleveland Rock Week itinerary. The weeklong celebration, which centers around the 30thAnnual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, returns to the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll, Cleveland, Ohio, this April 11-18. Activities around town include concerts, exhibits and a Rock ‘N Blast fireworks show, presented by the Cleveland Indians, Downtown Cleveland Alliance and PNC, in addition to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 Induction Ceremony presented by Klipsch Audio.

A complete list of events and times are listed on www.rockhall.com with additional#RockHall2015 activities being added in the coming weeks. Highlights include:

1)     ENJOY CELEBRATION DAY AT THE ROCK HALL WITH FREE ADMISSION AND AN INDUCTION ROCK ‘N BLAST FIREWORKS SHOW
Sat., Apr. 11 | Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum | Free Admission
Presented by Cleveland Indians, Downtown Cleveland Alliance and PNC

Cleveland Rock Week will kick-off with a full day of fun for the entire family at the Rock Hall. In addition to FREE admission, the celebration will include live music, a variety of food vendors, programming, special presentations and much more. New showcases such as the 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee exhibit will be open to explore, and the day’s festivities will culminate with the Rock N’ Blast fireworks show, presented by the Cleveland Indians, starting at 7 p.m. The award-winning display will feature Inductee-inspired music and video synchronized to pyrotechnics, lasting approximately 25 minutes.

2)     BE THE FIRST TO SEE THE 2015 INDUCTEE EXHIBIT IN ITS NEW LOCATION
Opens Sat., Apr. 11 | Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

The first thing visitors will experience when they enter the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibition Hall is the new Hall of Fame Inductee exhibit. The prominently located exhibit will feature historic artifacts, as well as video that engages fans and shares the stories of this year’s Inductees: Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The “5” Royales , Green Day, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Lou Reed, Ringo Starr, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, and Bill Withers. For information on the 2015 inductees, visit www.rockhall.com/inductees.

3)     CELEBRATE THE LEGACY OF ANDRAÉ CROUCH WITH A FREE GOSPEL CONCERT
Rock My Soul: A Gospel Music Celebration Honoring Andraé Crouch | Sun., Apr. 12 | 7:30 p.m. ET | State Theatre at Playhouse Square | Free with RSVP
Presented by Playhouse Square

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will honor the legacy of seven-time Grammy Award–winning Pastor Andraé Crouch in a tribute to rock’s gospel roots during Rock My Soul: A Gospel Music Celebration. Crouch helped usher in contemporary gospel music during a career that spanned over five decades and included many gospel hits. Crouch also served as vocal arranger for Madonna and Michael Jackson, and his choir can be heard in Michael Jackson’s number one hit “Man in the Mirror.” Tribute performers will include Marvin Winans, CeCe Winans and Donnie McClurkin. The event is free but a general admission ticket is necessary. Tickets will be available to Rock Hall members beginning at 10 a.m. on Mon., Mar. 9 online only at www.playhousesquare.org. Tickets for the General Public will be available beginning at 11 a.m. on Tues., Mar. 10 at the Playhouse Square box office, by calling (216) 241-6000, or by visitingwww.playhousesquare.org.

4)     WITNESS THE FUTURE OF ROCK WITH SONIC SESSIONS AT THE ROCK HALL
Sonic Sessions: Foxygen with opening act Alex Cameron | Tues., Apr. 14 | 8 p.m. | Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Klipsch Audio Main Stage
Presented by Magic Hat Brewing Co.

Hosted monthly throughout 2015 to celebrate the Rock Hall’s 20th Anniversary, the Sonic Sessions live music series brings together exciting new acts from around the globe. The series highlights the future of rock and places artists among the rich history of rock and roll celebrated at the Rock Hall. Appearing during Cleveland Rock Week is American indie rock duo Foxygen, who is known for their high energy, always captivating performances. The raucous rock ‘n’ roll show will feature dueling guitars, percussion, keyboards, bass and a trio of backup singers. Tickets are $5.50, available now at https://tickets.rockhall.com and at the Rock Hall Box Office.

5)     WATCH THE 30th ANNUAL INDUCTION CEREMONY LIVE, UNCUT AND UNCENSORED AT THE OFFICIAL INDUCTION CEREMONY SIMULCAST AT THE ROCK HALL
Sat., Apr. 18 | 8 p.m. ET | Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum | Tickets Available
Presented by Great Lakes Brewing Co., Magic Hat Brewing Co., Downtown Cleveland Alliance and Verizon

The 30th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony returns to Cleveland’s Public Hall. Tickets to the ceremony at Public Hall are sold out, but fans will have an opportunity to watch the ceremony live on a giant screen on the Museum’s Klipsch Audio main stage and several large screens throughout the Museum. Outside Public Hall, the official simulcast will be the only place to watch the Induction Ceremony on the night of the event. Tickets to the viewing party are $22 and go on sale to Rock Hall members on Mon., Feb. 23 and to the general public on Tues., Feb. 24 at https://tickets.rockhall.com and at the Rock Hall Box Office.

A limited number of VIP seats are still available for the 30th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall on April 18. For more information, please contactdevelopment@rockhall.org or call (216) 515-1201.

Rock Hall members will enjoy exclusive members-only benefits year-round as well as during Rock Week including 10% off Rock Hall merchandise, early admission to the Museum, pre-sale offers and more. For more information on becoming a Rock Hall member visitwww.rockhall.com/membership.

Visit www.rockhall.com or www.destinationcleveland.com to book travel to Cleveland for the 30thAnnual Induction Ceremony. Stay connected with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum onFacebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Induction Ceremony Sponsors & Support:

Klipsch Audio, a leading global speaker and headphone manufacturer, has entered into a three-year strategic partnership with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that solidifies the brand as the first-ever presenting sponsor of Induction Ceremony events and the Rock Hall’s Main Stage. Klipsch’s renowned products will also fulfill all audio needs within the iconic museum.

The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction is presented by Klipsch Audio. The ceremony and events are made possible through the generous support of corporate sponsor PNC Bank. Additional generous sponsors include the City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, the State of Ohio, Destination Cleveland, John P. Murphy Foundation, Downtown Cleveland Alliance, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and the Ohio Arts Council.

About Klipsch Audio:

For over 65 years, Klipsch has designed premium speakers for those who are passionate about great sound. Company founder Paul W. Klipsch started this legacy in 1946, and it continues today with sheer commitment to innovation and delivering the world’s most powerful, detailed and emotional sound reproduction. Today, the brand’s diverse product portfolio encompasses home theater, professional cinema, installed whole-house contracting, commercial, computer speakers, wireless portable speakers and headphones. As one of the first U.S. loudspeaker companies, Klipsch continues to be the high-performance brand of choice for audiophiles and home theater aficionados around the world.

About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum:

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s mission is to engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll. The institution carries out its mission by giving voice to the stories of the people, artifacts and events that shaped rock and roll — through Museum exhibits, materials in the Museum’s Library and Archives, traveling exhibitions, and a wide array of innovative educational programs and activities. The 150,000 square-foot Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Cleveland’s rapidly developing North Coast Harbor, is home to major artifact collections, four state-of-the-art theaters, and year-round educational and concert programming.

The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays (and Saturdays through Labor Day), the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), children under 8 are free. A 6% Admission Tax that goes to support Cleveland Metropolitan Schools is added to each ticket at purchase. Museum Members are always admitted free, for information or to join the membership program call 216.515.8425. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK (7625) or visit http://www.rockhall.com.  The Ohio Arts Council supports the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Museum is also generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

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