The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum


Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Will Perform Free Concert at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Presented by Kia Motors

CLEVELAND (JULY 12, 2010) –  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is pleased to welcome Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings for a special FREE concert on the Museum’s Main Stage on Friday, August 13 at 8 p.m. This event is presented by Kia Motors.
Although this concert is FREE, a ticket is necessary for entry.  There will be many ways for fans to win tickets to this special concert.  Kia Motors promotion teams will be conducting ticket giveaway promotions at the Rock Hall during the Summer in the City concerts on July 14, July 21 and August 11.  Tickets are also available online through Daptone Records at www.daptonerecords.com/rockhall and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Facebook page and Twitter page. For complete information on how to obtain tickets, please visit www.rockhall.com/event/sharon-jones.

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have truly become renowned thanks to their incredible live show, not to mention their relentless touring. And though it’s certainly no easy task to keep such a vast ensemble on the road, the band continues to pack hundreds of clubs worldwide, from legendary venues like New York’s Apollo Theater, Beacon Theater and Central Park’s SummerStage to their show-stopping sets at Coachella, SXSW, Lollapalooza, Roskilde, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits and WOMAD.

Currently supporting their fourth album, I Learned the Hard Way, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings continue to electrify fans, disc jockeys, critics, record collectors, and bloggers the world-over with their authentic, heart-felt sound. The authenticity clearly demonstrated on the band’s three critically-acclaimed previous albums steeped within the gilded and gritty sounds of gospel, soul and funk – Dap Dippin’ (2002), Naturally (2005) and 100 Days, 100 Nights (2007) – captured and released by the independent Daptone Records. Their albums recall an analog era led by iconic studios like those at Motown and Stax Records, and have thrust the 53 year-old Augusta, GA native and crew into the multimedia limelight.

For more information on Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, visit www.sharonjonesandthedapkings.com.

For more information on this and other concerts this summer at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, visit www.rockhall.com/events.

About Kia Motors America
Kia Motors America (KMA) is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a complete line of vehicles through more than 670 dealers throughout the United States. For 2009, KMA recorded its 15th consecutive year of increased U.S. market share and recently achieved its best quarter of sales ever. Kia Motors is in the midst of a dramatic, design-led transformation, which has been delivering dynamically styled vehicles in several important segments at exactly the right time, contributing to the brand’s continued gains in U.S. market share. Kia Motors prides itself on producing vehicles that are exciting and enabling and evoke the Kia tagline “The Power to Surprise. Information about Kia Motors America and its full vehicle line-up is available at its Web site – www.kia.com. 

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.

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