Economic Impact

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a vital economic engine in Northeast Ohio. Since opening in 1995, the Museum has welcomed more than 10 million visitors and driven more than $2 billion dollars in economic impact to the regional economy. The Museum is known across the United States and throughout the world as a “must-see” music destination.


The Rock Hall:

  • Generates more than $107 million annually in economic impact.
  • Continues to draw hundreds of thousands of tourists to Cleveland each year; 90% of visitors to the Rock Hall come from outside of Cleveland.
  • Is the single, unique culture asset that differentiates Cleveland from other cities.
  • Has the highest attendance among halls of fame.
  • In 2012, the Rock Hall was recognized for its significant accomplishments regarding diversity and inclusion as part of the Commission on Economic Inclusion's “Commission 50," a select group that includes 25 non-profits and 25 for profits. The Commission on Economic Inclusion is a program of the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP).