Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month each February the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum recognizes the extraordinary contributions that African-Americans have made to popular music. Since 1996, the Rock Hall’s Black History Month events have included film screenings, lectures, intimate evenings of conversation, and performances by local and national groups such as Robert Lockwood, Jr., The Temptations, Charles Brown, Ruth Brown, Take 6, Al Green, the Ohio Players, Lloyd Price, the Manhattans and Little Anthony and the Imperials.


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate national Black History Month with a new exhibit Jammin’, Jazzin’ & Jivin’: Jazz on Film and a month-long FREE film series inspired by the exhibition.  Jammin’, Jazzin’ & Jivin’ is open now and the film series will kick-off on Wednesday, February 12. During the month, Sean Jones, Artistic Director of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, will join in a conversation about rock and roll’s roots in jazz with the Rock Hall’s Vice President of Education and Public Programs Lauren Onkey and John Kisch, founder and director of the Separate Cinema Archive and organizer of the Jammin’, Jazzin’ and Jivin’ exhibit.

Unless noted, all events are at the Rock Hall and are FREE with a reservation here  or in-person at the Rock Hall Box Office.


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