CLEVELAND (June 17, 2011) -- 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.
For more information on the Rock and Soul Festival as well as other Community Festivals presented by the Rock Hall, please visit rockhall.com/events/community-festivals.
About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. 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 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 (and Saturdays through Labor Day), the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), children under 8 and Museum Members are always free, for information or to join the membership program call 216. 515.8425. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK(7625) or visit www.rockhall.com. The Museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.