Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and the City of Cleveland unveil new signage at Cleveland Hopkins Airport
Yesterday, the Rock Hall and City of Cleveland proudly displayed new signage and sculptures showing off Cleveland, Ohio as the Rock and Roll Capitol of the World. These included the giant guitars that have been seen across the city, hanging signs and a two story mural that greets the visitors as they depart the airport.
Terry Stewart (President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1999) was on hand for the unveilings as well as to promote the “15 Days of Rock” leading up to the Induction Ceremony on April 14 at Public Hall. Stewart touched briefly on the seven million dollars in improvements that have been put into the rock hall as well as how the term “Cleveland Rocks” has become the world wide trademark slogan for our city.
Kicking off the over two weeks of festivities will be the Moondog Coronation Ball 60th Anniversary on Saturday, March 31 at the Q (presented by Majic 105.7). The concert will feature special guest Lance Freed (son of Rock Hall of Fame inductee Alan Freed) with performances by Rock Hall Inductee Sam Moore, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, KC and the Sunshine Band and Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees. The event is sold out.
April 4th will have the kick-off press conference with the unveiling of the site of the new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Walk of Fame.
April 6th has Bootsy Collins and the Funk Unity Band appearing at the Beachland Ballroom in Lakewood. The show is presented by Dick Brand Duct Tape.
April 7th, the Rock Hall and Grog Shop presents: Girl Talk with Smoke Screen. This performance is sold out.
April 10th, Rock My Soul: A Gospel music celebration Honoring Kirk Franklin. This concert is sold out.
April 12th, Free Concert for Cleveland. There are no tickets available for this event.
April 14th, Free Admission Day at the Rock Hall
April 14th, The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Live from Public Hall in Downtown Cleveland. Tickets for this event are sold out.
April 14th, The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Simucast at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
For more details on these events go to: http://rockhall.com/
Representing the City of Cleveland at the sign unveiling was Valarie J. McCall who is Chief of Government Affairs for the Mayor’s Office as well as a Board Member for the Rock Hall.
She told of the positive economic impact that this event has on the city and the preparation that has gone into helping our visitors enjoy a safe and fun event. With thousands of rock fans descending on the city wanting to put millions of dollars into our local community it is a win-win situation for everybody.
Everyone in the City of Cleveland and for that matter the surrounding areas are excited about this event and huge amounts of effort have been made to ensure its success. Cleveland will be the focus of the world during these fifteen days of Rock and Roll.