Michael Jackson Tribute Weekend

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will honor the life, music and legacy of two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Michael Jackson beginning on Friday, June 25-Sunday, June 27.  In addition to the Rock Hall's collection of Michael Jackson artifacts on display, fans will enjoy live music, highlights from Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, dance demonstrations and more.  This weekend will culminate with the annual Rock and Soul Festival on Sunday, June 27, featuring live performances by singer Angie Stone, Jason Malachi, Herb Wilborn, Jr., Deep 3 and other artists in tribute to Jackson (schedule below). The Rock and Soul festival is presented by Ohio Natural Gas and sponsored by KeyBank and Kia Motors. The Rock Hall will host a canned food collection in coordination with the Cleveland Foodbank.

Please note that the schedule below is a preliminary schedule, more details will be posted in the coming weeks.

Friday, June 25
·    Special Screenings
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  – Rare induction ceremony footage of the Jackson 5’s induction in 1997 and Michael Jackson’s induction as a solo artist in 2001 in the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall’s Theater 3

·    Meet the Curator Gallery Talk
11 a.m. and 1 p.m. - In the Legends of Rock Michael Jackson exhibit in Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall

Saturday, June 26
·    Special Screenings
10 a.m. - 9 p.m. - Rare induction ceremony footage of the Jackson 5’s induction in 1997 and Michael Jackson’s induction as a solo artist in 2001 in the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall’s Theater 3

·    Dance Demonstrations
10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Interactive DJ set playing on Michael Jackson music with dance demonstrations, contests and prize giveaways on the Main Stage.  Includes Michael Jackson Costume contest and Dance-Off for all ages at approximately 1 p.m.

·    Meet the Curator Gallery Talk
11    a.m.  - In the Legends of Rock Michael Jackson exhibit in Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall

·    Michael Jackson dance party presented by 93.1 FM WZAK
6 – 9 p.m. – Karen Vaughn and Haz Matthews of 93.1 FM WZAK will play Michael Jackson classics on the Rock Hall’s Outdoor Plaza (in case of inclement weather, the party will be moved into the Main Lobby; space will be limited). Food and beverages will be available for purchase at this event.

Sunday, June 27
·    Special Screenings
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  – Rare induction ceremony footage of the Jackson 5’s induction in 1997 and Michael Jackson’s induction as a solo artist in 2001 in the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall’s Theater 3

·    Rock and Soul Festival
Noon – 4:30 p.m.  – The Rock Hall’s annual Rock and Soul festival will pay tribute to Michael Jackson with a full day of special live performances from  Angie Stone, Jason Malachi and Herb Wilborn, Jr. and Strut, The EarthTONES and more. This FREE event is on the Museum’s main stage; however Museum admission is necessary to tour the exhibits.  

Scheduled to perform (show order subject to change)
-Terry Macklin Entertainment  (Dance tribute)
-Mallori (pop/R&B singer)
-Triple Threat (Cleveland School of the Arts students)
-Oblivion Fire (88 Keys Music Studio ensemble)
-The House of Adonis (hip-hop dance group)
-The EarthTONES and Peterpot (R&B/pop vocal group; Winner of the Rock and Soul/MJ tribute Talent Search)
-Deep 3 (R&B trio from Cleveland)
-Herb Wilborn, Jr. and Strut (jazz combo)
-Angie Stone (Neo-soul singer; Billboard R&B chart topper)
-Jason Malachi (Pop/R&B artist)
-Pastor Ron Hubbard and the 4 Real Church Praise & Worship Ministry (Gospel ensemble)

***The first 2,000 ticketed visitors on June 26 and June 27 will receive a special Michael Jackson Weekend commemorative souvenir. Other giveaways throughout the weekend include an XM OnyX Satellite Radio with Vehicle Kit and Home Kit, plus a Free 3-Month Subscription to “XM Everything Plus The Best of SIRIUS” so you can listen to SIRIUS|XM at home or in your car. 

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