The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

Rock and Soul Festival 2011

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Key Bank
Sunday, June 26: 12 p.m. - Sunday, June 26: 4 p.m.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will host the 14th annual Rock and Soul Festival on Sunday, June 26, 2011. The event will begin at noon on the Museum's Main Stage. The general public is invited to attend this FREE event, however paid admission is still necessary to tour the Museum. The Rock Hall's Community Festivals are presented by Ohio Natural Gas and sponsored by KeyBank and Amtrak.

The Rock and Soul Festival is a celebration of African American music. The vitality of Black influence on American music and culture has been irresistible; its impact, profound and lasting. This soulful festival features performances by national and local artists and coincides with Black Music Month.

This year's event will feature special live performances from Tony Strong's Phyllies Intruders, Angel P and the Creative Players and J Hope and the Champion Sound. In addition, dance tributes will take place in celebration of the Museum's latest exhibit Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power, as well as a dance tribute in remembrance of Michael Jackson. Terry Macklin Entertainment will be providing fun for the entire family with interactive dancing and music trivia, as well.

Visitors are encouraged to come dressed as Rock and Roll inductees, such as Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, James Brown or Prince.

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  Celebration of greater Cleveland’s diverse ethnic communities is essential to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Ohio Natural Gas. The Museum’s community festivals offer opportunities for Cleveland’s diverse ethnic communities to become more acquainted with the Rock Hall and the range of music styles and cultures it celebrates. Each festival offers free entertainment from national and local artists. These festivals are among the Museum’s most successful events, often with record-setting crowds. The community festivals are organized around specific dates and themes.

All festivals are FREE and open to the public. Paid admission is necessary to tour the Museum unless otherwise noted.

Rock Hall Community Festival Calendar

Third Monday in January
JANUARY 21, 2013
Free admission day
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates this National Holiday with free admission to the general public. A celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is the focus of this glorious day of song and dance by outstanding national and local artists.

Third Saturday in May
MAY 18, 2013
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum partners with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Arts Education Department in the presentation of its All City Arts Festival. This event is designed to feature the best work in all the arts disciplines of the students of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, from grades K-12.

Last Sunday in June
JUNE 30, 2013
This festival celebrates the contributions of African-Americans to the growth and development of rock and roll music. Both national and local artists participate in this festival.

Last Sunday in August
AUGUST 25, 2013
This festival celebrates the rich Hispanic culture and musical traditions. Both national and local artists participate in this festival.

Second Sunday in October annually
SEPTEMBER 22, 2013
The greater Cleveland area is a rich mosaic of ethnic groups, each with their own traditions and musical legacies. This colorful festival with participants in their native costumes celebrates each culture through song and dance.



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