The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

Spring concert will open groundbreaking Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power exhibit

CLEVELAND (March 25, 2011) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Darlene Love and Mavis Staples have been added to the lineup for the Rock Hall’s It’s Only Rock and Roll Spring Benefit on Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m. at Cleveland’s Public Hall. The concert will kick off the opening of the museum’s newest exhibit Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power which opens to the public on Friday, May 13, 2011. It’s Only Rock and Roll is presented by PNC and sponsored by Collection Auto Group, Ohio Natural Gas and Time Warner Cable.

The Museum’s spring benefit concert will feature an all-star lineup including three Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Darlene Love, Mavis Staples and Wanda Jackson as well as Cyndi Lauper, all featured in the Women Who Rock exhibit. Additional performers include Curt Smith (Tears for Fears) and Chuck Jackson. Tickets to the benefit concert go on sale Tuesday, March 29, 2011. General admission tickets are $20 and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, via phone at (800) 745-3000, online at and at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Box Office. 

The exhibition will spotlight more than 70 artists and fill two entire floors of the museum. The exhibit will feature artifacts, video and listening stations, as well as a recording booth where visitors can film a short story or moment of inspiration related to women in rock. The exhibit will move through the rock and roll eras, weaving a powerful and engaging narrative that demonstrates how women have been the engines of creation and change in popular music, from the early years of the 20th Century to the present.

Throughout the year, the museum will offer educational programming that will explore the role that women have played in rock and roll, including interviews, performances, panel discussions, a symposium, and classes for K-12 and university students.

This exhibit is being designed by New York design firm Pure + Applied. Exhibit will be open through Sunday, February 26, 2012.

About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum 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 both 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+), $13 for youth (9-12), $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland. Children under 8 and Museum members are free. The Museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. 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 216.515.1939 for information on becoming a member. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK or visit