CLEVELAND (March 2, 2009) – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will host a live broadcast of the 24th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, April 4 at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.). The Induction Simulcast is presented by Jim Beam.
The 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held in Cleveland at downtown’s historic Public Hall. For the first time ever, tickets were made available to the public. Because tickets to the event at Public Hall sold out immediately, the Rock Hall is now opening its doors to host a Live Simulcast of the event.
Two lucky guests of the Induction Simulcast will be randomly selected to receive upper-bowl tickets to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall. Those guests will be whisked away to the event in rock star style. The names of the winners will be drawn promptly at 7:30 p.m. They will be immediately taken to the event. Guests will be given a ticket upon entry into the Museum. The winning ticket will be drawn at random. Winners must be present to win. Ticket giveaway is sponsored by Cleveland Magazine.
Tickets to the Induction Simulcast are $5 and on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets, via phone at 1-800-745-3000, online at http://www.ticketmaster.com and at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Box Office.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will simulcast the 3+ hour ceremony, including the performances and presentations, which will be broadcast on a giant 12 foot screen on the Museum’s Main Stage and several large screens throughout the Museum.
Exhibits will be open to tour during the event. Be among the first to see the Rock Hall’s newest exhibit, From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen. This will be the first major artifact-driven exhibit about Springsteen’s legendary career. It will be a comprehensive look at his music, from such early bands as Child, the Castiles and Steel Mill through his work with the E Street Band and as a solo artist.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Simulcast is presented by Jim Beam, with the support of media partners Great Lakes Publishing, WKYC Channel 3 and Clearchannel Radio.
The 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees are Jeff Beck, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Metallica, Run-D.M.C. and Bobby Womack.
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About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 24th Annual Induction Ceremony
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on April 4, 2009 will take place in Cleveland for the first time since 1997 and will be broadcast live on Fuse TV and online at http://www.fuse.tv. Additionally, for the first time in its 24- year history, tickets to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony were made available to the public.
The 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performer inductees were chosen by the 600 voters of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. Artists are eligible for inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twenty-five years after their first recording is released.
The induction ceremony will be supported by a weeklong series of events engaging thousands of music fans while creating a marquee event that will bring $7-10 million in economic impact to Northeast Ohio along with $20 million in media exposure for the region.
The 2009 Inductions is generously supported by the City of Cleveland, Positively Cleveland, Gibson Guitar, Mercedes-Benz of Northeast Ohio, Medical Mutual, FUSE, Murphy Foundation, the Cleveland Foundation, Kulas Foundation, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Downtown Cleveland Alliance and the Gund Foundation.
For more information on the 2009 Inductions and weeklong series of events, visit http://www.rockhall.com/induction2009.
About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission both through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational programs.
The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland. Children under 8 and Museum members are free. The Museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. When you become a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the world of rock and roll becomes yours to explore. Call 216.515.1939 for information on becoming a member. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK or visit http://www.rockhall.com.