Monday January 17, 2011
10am - 5:30pm
To celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will once again open its doors to the public FREE of charge on Monday, January 17 in a celebration of community spirit and civic pride during its Rock the Dream festival. *Visitors can expect to celebrate alongside record crowds as the festival is touted as one of the busiest days of the year at the Museum. This marks the 10th straight year that the Museum offers FREE admission to the public. The Rock Hall’s Community Festivals are presented by Ohio Natural Gas and sponsored by KeyBank and Amtrak.
The festival will feature an array of musical talent throughout the afternoon on the Museum’s Main Stage, including Grammy Award winning R&B and soul singer Chrisette Michele, as well as local performers Antioch Spiritual Arts Choir and the Terry Macklin Entertainment Experience.
New York native Chrisette Michele released her debut album I Am in 2007 and spawned four singles, including the hit “If I Have My Way,” which charted at number four on Billboard’s Hot Adult Contemporary chart. Her second album, Epiphany, released in 2009, sold more than 80,000 albums in its first week, debuting at number one on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Michele’s list of accolades includes a Grammy in 2009 for her song “Be OK,” a BET award and nominations for a Vibe Music Award, NAACP Image Award and a Soul Train Award. In addition, Michele has also recorded with other acclaimed hip-hop musicians including the Game, Jay-Z, Nas, Kanye West, Ghostface Killah and the Roots.
Performances times (subject to change)
11:00 am - Antioch Spiritual Arts Choir
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Terry Macklin Entertainment Experience: Various acts, including:
-Mike Calhoun of the Dazz Band
-J Hope and the Champion Sound
-TUT (spoken word)
-Hardstone (international hip hop and pop)
plus interactive and inspiring activities in tribute to Dr. King!
3:00 pm - Chrisette Michele
*Please note that folding chairs, coolers, food and beverage are not permitted in the Museum. As always, photography is not permitted inside of the exhibit areas.
All festivals are FREE and open to the public. Paid admission is necessary to tour the Museum unless otherwise noted.
Third Monday in January
JANUARY 21, 2013
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., FESTIVAL
Free admission day
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates this National Holiday with free admission to the general public. A celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is the focus of this glorious day of song and dance by outstanding national and local artists.
Third Saturday in May
MAY 18, 2013
ROCK YOUR WORLD
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum partners with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Arts Education Department in the presentation of its All City Arts Festival. This event is designed to feature the best work in all the arts disciplines of the students of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, from grades K-12.
Last Sunday in June
JUNE 30, 2013
ROCK AND SOUL FESTIVAL
This festival celebrates the contributions of African-Americans to the growth and development of rock and roll music. Both national and local artists participate in this festival.
Last Sunday in August
AUGUST 25, 2013
LATINO HERITAGE FESTIVAL
This festival celebrates the rich Hispanic culture and musical traditions. Both national and local artists participate in this festival.
Second Sunday in October annually
SEPTEMBER 22, 2013
The greater Cleveland area is a rich mosaic of ethnic groups, each with their own traditions and musical legacies. This colorful festival with participants in their native costumes celebrates each culture through song and dance.