Rock Hall Will Honor Our Veterans With Free Admission

Offer coincides with special Valentines for Veterans concert featuring the Chi-Lites on February 19th

CLEVELAND (February 10, 2010) -- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Help Hospitalized Veterans will welcome legendary doo-wop group the Chi-Lites for a FREE Valentines for Veterans concert on Friday, February 19 at 7 p.m. on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Main Stage. Please note that this event is open to veterans and their families only. The annual Valentines for Veterans event the honors the men and women who have faithfully served our country and have made great sacrifices to preserve our individual and collective freedom.

For complimentary ticket information to this concert, call 216 791-3800 ext. 5092.

The Chi-Lites formed in Chicago in the early 1960s, a blend of two local doo wop groups. They signed with Brunswick records in 1968 and began to record a series of hit singles that featured the smooth vocals, string arrangements, and social messages that also characterized Philadelphia soul. They had eleven Top 10 R&B hits in the 1970s, including “Have You Seen Her,” “Oh Girl,” “Stoned Out of My Mind,” "(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People" and "There Will Never Be Any Peace (Until God Is Seated at the Conference Table)." They were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2005.

In addition to the Valentines for Veterans concert, the Rock Hall will offer FREE admission on February 16, 17 and 18 to all veterans. Please present your veteran I.D. at the Museum box office.

The goals of the National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans, Valentines for Veterans Concerts are to show appreciation to America’s veterans, increase community awareness to the local VA Medical Center, encourage citizens to visit hospitalized veterans and consider becoming VA volunteers and increase community awareness to the issues facing severely wounded soldiers/veterans and their families.

For more information, please visit rockhall.com.

About the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center
The Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center provides both inpatient and outpatient health care services for veterans at two facilities located in Cleveland (Wade Park), Brecksville, Ohio, and 12 Community Based Outpatient Clinics throughout Northeast Ohio.

The Wade Park Campus is as a Level 1 VA Facility (the most complex) type of medical facility because of the range of available services. It is a teaching hospital providing a wide range of patient care as well as education & research center.

The Brecksville Campus includes extended care rehabilitation, general nursing home, center for psycho-geriatric care and a domiciliary for the homeless veterans. The campus also hosts a training facility of the VA’s Employee Education System and National Training Center.

Community Based Outpatient Clinics are located in Akron, Calcutta, Canton, Cleveland (McCafferty), Lorain, Mansfield, New Philadelphia, Painesville, Ravenna, Sandusky, Warren, and Youngstown.

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+), $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 216.515.8425 for information on becoming a member. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK.

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