The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Case Western Reserve University will honor Chuck Berry during the 17th annual American Music Masters® series this October.
Roll Over Beethoven: The Life and Music of Chuck Berry, a weeklong celebration, will tell the story of one of the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. Berry has had a lifetime of brilliant musicianship and has inspired nearly every rock artist to date.
FREE - Thursday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. – Keynote Lecture by Greg Tate: “Oh, how we rock that American Hunger: Charles Edward Anderson / Chuck Berry and the history of our future” at Case Western Reserve University’s Harkness Chapel, 11200 Bellflower Ave
Greg Tate, author and musician speaks on the significance of Chuck Berry in American history. Tate is the author of many books, including Midnight Lightning: Jimi Hendrix and the Black Experience and Everything But the Burdun: What White People Are Taking From Black Culture. This event is free and reservations are not required. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. This event will be streamed live on rockhall.com.
19TH ANNUAL MUSIC MASTERS® SERIES HONORING THE EVERLY BROTHERS
TRIBUTE CONCERT / SATURDAY OCTOBER 25, 2014 730PM
SCHEDULED TO PERFORM
Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Graham Nash
Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Dawn McCarthy
Two-time Grammy Award winner Rodney Crowell will serve as musical director for the tribute concert. The house band will feature Grammy Award winning guitarist Albert Lee, who served as musical director for the Everly Brothers’ 1983 reunion concert.
Price: $30 - $100
A limited number of VIP packages beginning at $300 are available by contacting the Rock Hall’s development office at (216) 515-1201 or email@example.com.
Click HERE for more information about the October 25 Tribute Concert
The weeklong series of events:
FREE with RSVP - Tuesday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. - Author Series with Michael Kosser at the Black Box Theatre of the Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), adjacent to the Library and Archives (2809 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland)
FREE with RSVP - Wednesday, October 22 at 8:00 p.m. - Songwriters to Soundmen with Rodney Crowell, Peter Asher and Albert Lee in the Rock Hall’s Foster Theater on the 4th floor
FREE - Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. – Keynote Lecture by Ann Powers at Case Western Reserve University’s Wolstein Auditorium, 2103 Cornell Rd, Cleveland
TICKETED EVENT - Saturday, October 25 from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. – Annual Music Masters Conference in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Foster Theater.
TICKETED EVENT - Saturday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. – Annual Music Masters Tribute Concert at PlayhouseSquare’s State Theatre
Special program for students:
LIVE STREAM - Monday, October 20 at 1:00 p.m. – Classroom Conversations: Understanding the Everly Brothers’ Musical Legacy
The series is sponsored by ELS Studio.
In memory of Phil Everly, who passed away in January of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the 2014 Annual Music Masters will create awareness for the disease, which affects an estimated 24 million individuals in the United States. The progressive lung diseases include emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis. Despite being the third leading cause of death in the United States, there is very little research funding for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. COPD is a preventable and treatable disease but the lack of research, awareness and education has resulted in millions of unnecessary hospitalizations, complications and even deaths of patients. The COPD Foundation’s mission is to prevent and cure COPD and to improve the lives of all people affected by COPD. To make a contribution to the Phil Everly Memorial Fund, visit www.copdfoundation.org/PhilEverlyMemorial.aspx.