The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum


World Festival 2011

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Sunday, October 9: 12 p.m. - Sunday, October 9: 4 p.m.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is pleased to once again host the World Festival, an annual event that celebrates ethnic diversity in greater Cleveland. The World Festival will take place in the Rock Hall’s Main Lobby on Sunday, October 9th from Noon to 4 p.m. The event is FREE, however paid admission is necessary to tour the Rock Hall's exhibits.

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.

Scheduled to perform, in the following order (subject to change) :

  • Native Reign – Native American Rock Band
  • Wind and Sand Dance Company – Middle Eastern Dance
  • Mahima Venkatesh – Ancient South Indian Dance
  • African Soul International - West African Dance
  • Artistree – R&B Vocal Group
  • The Vernon Jones Blues Cartel
  • Sts.  Constantine and Helenic Senior Hellenic Dancers - Traditional Greek Dance
  • Moises Borges – Brazilian Jazz
  • Nano Cabrera – Puerto Rican Tropical Band

 

Also adding international flavor to the World Festival will be local vendors offering a diverse assortment of products, including arts and crafts, to the event.

World Festival 2011 will be hosted by Washington Party, Neo Encendio and Martin Leija of 89.1 FM Maxima. 

See the World Festival performers' photos here.  You can also find this event on Facebook!

As part of an ongoing community festival series at the Rock Hall, the World Festival offers the opportunity for Cleveland’s diverse communities to become more familiar with the Museum and the variety of music genres and cultures it celebrates. This year’s World Festival is also part of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl’s World Music Days, which uses the power of music to reaffirm commitment to peace around the globe.

Getting here is easy! Plan your visit here or just take the RTA Rapid Waterfront line to the North Coast Harbor stop.  Check riderta.com for a current transportation schedule.



This event is part of:

  Celebration of greater Cleveland’s diverse ethnic communities is essential to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Ohio Natural Gas. The Museum’s community festivals offer opportunities for Cleveland’s diverse ethnic communities to become more acquainted with the Rock Hall and the range of music styles and cultures it celebrates. Each festival offers free entertainment from national and local artists. These festivals are among the Museum’s most successful events, often with record-setting crowds. The community festivals are organized around specific dates and themes.

All festivals are FREE and open to the public. Paid admission is necessary to tour the Museum unless otherwise noted.

Rock Hall Community Festival Calendar

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
WORLD FESTIVAL
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.

 

 

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