Since its opening in 1995, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland has established itself as the preeminent home for the celebration and study of rock and roll music. Exhibits, educational programs and performance events have made the Museum a mecca for fans, scholars and the artists themselves. Research shows that the Museum is the most popular and best-attended hall of fame in the country.
When you first step inside the large glass building, the hall is a feast for the eye. One of the main attractions is a full rock-n-roll mega store of memorabilia, posters, artwork, clothing and souvenirs. There are also some equally remarkable interactive exhibits, films, videos and priceless and poignant artifacts, and serves as host of the permanent Hall of Fame exhibit.
In addition to the permanent exhibits, the Museum stages a number of temporary exhibits throughout the year, including large-scale exhibits that occupy the top two levels of the building. The Museum also produces educational programs for the public that include concerts, lectures, panel discussions, film series, teacher education and other events.
Speaking of the building, it is a stunning piece of daring architecture designed by internationally renowned architect I. M. Pei. Inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
The Rock Hall is situated on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, within 500 miles of 43% of the U.S. population and less than a day’s drive or an hour’s flight from many major cities in the U.S. and Canada. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, which services 680 flights daily, is a twenty-minute drive to downtown, or an easy trip on public transportation. The Amtrak station is a short walk from the Museum.
Rock & Roll Lives Forever
Rock and roll music is one the most pervasive – and accessible – art forms in Western Culture. In fact, when NASA launched the Voyager space shuttle in 1977, they included music from Chuck Berry on it in the event that intelligent life found the vessel. Like any art form, rock music reflects and defines our history and culture. By including Chuck Berry, we are virtually guaranteed a visit by the little green guys taking a tour of the universe.
The Museum is located at:
One Key Plaza
751 Erieside Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44114