The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will host a simulcast of the 26th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Monday, March 14 beginning at 7 p.m. This will be the only place to watch the Induction Ceremony live the night of the event. This marks the 10th year that the Museum has offered this special event to the public. This Induction Simulcast event is generously sponsored by Ohio Natural Gas, Magic Hat Brewing Company and Pyramid Breweries, with the support of media sponsor Scene Magazine. All exhibits will be open to tour during the event.
Tickets to the Induction Watch Party are $5 and are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets, via phone at 1-800-745-3000, online at www.ticketmaster.com and at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Box Office.
Doors for the event open at 7 p.m. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will screen the 3+ hour ceremony beginning at 8:30 p.m., including the performances and presentations, which will be broadcast on a giant 12 foot screen on the Museum’s Main Stage and several large screens throughout the Museum. Refreshments, including beer and wine, and snacks will be available for purchase throughout the evening.
One lucky person will be randomly selected to receive a pair of tickets to the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Cleveland’s historic Public Hall! Each guest at the Simulcast may fill out one entry form to the contest. The winning entry form will be drawn at random during the Simulcast at approximately 10 p.m. For complete contest information and official rules, please click here.
All exhibits will be open to tour during the event, including the Rock Hall’s newest exhibit designed to honor the 2011 Inductees, as well as the Museum’s new photography exhibit, Girls on Film: 40 Years of Women in Rock, which offers a snapshot into the world of some of the most influential women in rock and roll over the last four decades by photographer Anastasia Pantsios.
The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and their presenters are:
-- Alice Cooper will be inducted by Rob Zombie (White Zombie)
-- Neil Diamond will be inducted by Paul Simon
-- Dr. John will be inducted by John Legend
-- Darlene Love will be inducted by Bette Midler
-- Tom Waits will be inducted by Neil Young
-- Jac Holzman will be inducted by John Densmore (The Doors)
-- Art Rupe will be inducted by Lloyd Price
-- Leon Russell will be inducted by Elton John
The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be later televised exclusively on Fuse on Sunday, March 20 at 9 p.m. EST.
The 26th annual ceremony will take place on Monday, March 14, 2011, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City and will be broadcast on Fuse, Madison Square Garden’s national music television network.
The performer Inductees are:
· Alice Cooper
· Neil Diamond
· Dr. John
· Darlene Love
· Tom Waits
Ahmet Ertegun Award recipients (nonperformers):
· Jac Holzman
· Art Rupe
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Award for Musical Excellence (previously the Sidemen category):
· Leon Russell
The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performer inductees were chosen by more than 500 voters of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. Artists are eligible for inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first recording.
All inductees are ultimately represented in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Through approaches as creative and diverse as the music itself, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum tells the story of rock music with its exhibits, education programs and Library and Archives.
Presenters and performers at the induction will be announced at a later date. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be broadcast on Fuse; more information can be found at fuse.tv.