The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with free Museum admission at Rock the Dream festival


Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter Chrisette Michele will perform


CLEVELAND (January 6, 2011) - 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. 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.

The Rock Hall will be open from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Visitors to the Museum will have the opportunity to tour the facility free of charge until closing. For a list of current exhibits and for more information about this and other Rock Hall events, visit rockhall.com.

About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational programs.

 The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $17 for seniors (65+) and $13 for youth (9-12). When you become a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the world of rock and roll becomes yours to explore. Call 216.515.8425 for information on becoming a member. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK (7625) or visit www.rockhall.com. The Museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

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