Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions

by Charles Willis on Feb 4, 2009 at 2:12 PM
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What if I told you that you could see greats like Run D.M.C., Metallica, Jeff Beck and more under one roof? I know what your thinking, crazy, as if. Well! On April 4th you can find out if I am crazy or not. Metallica, the group that brought metal to the forefront, Queen’s Legendary Hip-Hop group, Run D.M.C, Number 14 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Times, Jeff Beck are playing at Rock and Roll hall of fame inductions in Cleveland on April 4th.  Not only are they playing that night but they are also being inducted to the hall fame that night as well. Along with them getting inducted is Bobby Womack and little Anthony & the imperials. This will be an amazing night for music enthusiasts. Don’t fret if you can’t make it to Cleveland for the show because fuse announced they will be airing it. So mark April 4th on your calendar and go ahead in start planning for a rock and roll hall of fame watching party. And if you have some extra snacks and drinks go ahead and send me an invite.


Here is a detailed schedule of events

Saturday, March 28—Magic 105.7 Moondog Coronation Ball presented by your Northeast Ohio Chrysler & Jeep Dealers and Ameriprise Financial at Quicken Loans Arena
Catch Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Little Richard along with Three Dog Night, Tommy James & the Shondells, Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone and Jerry Butler perform live at the 2009 Moondog Coronation Ball. This event is hosted by WMJI 105.7 FM.
Tickets are $62, $47 and $32 and will be available to the public beginning Saturday, February 7th at 10 AM at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at or charge by phone at 216-241-5555 in Cleveland or 330-945-9400 in Akron/Canton. Tickets will also be available at the Quicken Loans Arena box office during regular operating hours and the night of the show.

Sunday, March 29—Free Community Gospel Concert

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will honor Pastor Shirley Caesar in a tribute concert. Pastor Caesar will perform and various choirs will honor her through music. Caesar is a multi-award winner with 11 Grammy, 13 Stellar and 18 Dove awards. She has also recorded over forty albums. Caesar was inducted in the Gospel Hall of Fame in 1982, and is Pastor of the Mount Calvary Word of Faith Church in Raleigh, NC. This is a free event.

Monday, March 30—Students Rock!

The Education Department of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will reach out to students across the United States via the award-winning distance learning program On the Road.  The special class developed for this day will look at the lives of the 2009 Inductees through their songs and performances. The day will also see students from Case Western Reserve University SAGES program visit the Museum to explore the connections between popular music studies and the physical artifacts of the music’s history as part of a semester-long class taught by Rock Hall educators.

Tuesday, March 31—Teachers Rock!

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has a year-long commitment to educators with monthly programs such as Teachers Rock and the annual Summer Teachers Institute, and on Tuesday, March 31st the Rock Hall celebrates the many teachers who use the history and music of rock and roll in their classrooms every day. This special edition of Teachers Rock invites educators to visit the Museum between 4-6pm for a series of exciting performances, presentations, and prizes, including a chance to win tickets to the Induction ceremonies. During the evening reception the winners of the 2009 Induction Teachers Lesson Plan Award will also be announced.

Wednesday, April 1 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will open the world’s first exhibit devoted to the life and music of Bruce Springsteen: From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen.
This will be the first major artifact-driven exhibit about Springsteen’s legendary career. It will be a comprehensive look at his music, from such early bands as Child, the Castiles and Steel Mill through his work with the E Street Band and as a solo artist. The exhibit will include several of Springsteen’s guitars, including the Fender Telecaster that is on the cover of Born to Run. It will also include the outfit he wore on the cover of Born in the U.S.A., as well as numerous handwritten lyric manuscripts, posters and handbills from all phases of his career, and various awards and honors. In addition, the exhibit will include Springsteen’s 1960 Chevrolet Corvette, which he purchased after the success of Born to Run. The exhibit will run through the spring of 2010.

Thursday, April 2—Free Community Concert presented by National City Bank (Wolstein Center in Cleveland)
A free public concert will be held at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center featuring performances by past Hall of Fame inductees

Saturday, April 4—Free Day at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum presented by Medical Mutual
the public will be admitted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum for FREE all day.

Saturday, April 4—The 24th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (Cleveland’s Public Hall)
The 24th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at historic Public Hall in Cleveland. It will be the centerpiece of a live national television broadcast (FUSE) and will be streamed online to audiences around the world.

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