The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum


Women Who Rock Celebration at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Meet the Curator tours, live performances, film screenings and more will celebrate the world’s largest museum exhibit devoted to the female spirit in rock and roll

CLEVELAND (June 29, 2011) –The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will host a weekend of events surrounding the Museum’s latest special exhibit, Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power, a groundbreaking and provocative new exhibit that illustrates the important roles women have played in rock and roll, from its inception through today.  The weekend will take place Friday, July 8 through Sunday, July 10 and include film screenings, live performances, meet-the-curator gallery talks offering a behind-the-scenes look at the Women Who Rock exhibit and more. The Rock Hall is also pleased to partner with Live Nation for summer concert ticket giveaways throughout the weekend. Women Who Rock is sponsored by PNC, Time Warner Cable and Biography. Media support for this event is provided by CBC magazine.
Visitors are encouraged to share a story or moment of inspiration related to women who rock in an interactive recording booth in the Museum’s exhibit.  Videos will be preserved in the Rock Hall’s Library and Archives.

Saturday July 9 is also the Rock Hall’s annual Member Appreciation Day.  Members will enjoy special activities all day long while experiencing the Women Who Rock Celebration Weekend.

Women Who Rock Celebration Weekend Schedule:

Friday, July 8th 2011
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.-Women Who Rock exhibit scavenger hunt (Women Who Rock exhibit)

11 a.m.-Noon-Meet the Curator Gallery Talk with Assistant Curator Meredith Rutledge (Women Who Rock exhibit)

Noon-4:00 p.m.- Geo Art by Cynthia Gale Trunk Show, presenting collections of sterling silver jewelry inspired by the Women Who Rock exhibit (Museum Store)

2 - 3p.m.-Meet the Curator Gallery Talk with Chief Curator Jim Henke (Women Who Rock exhibit)

Saturday, July 9th 2011

8:30 a.m.-2 p.m- Member Appreciation Day activities throughout the morning and afternoon (Third Floor and Plaza Lobby)

10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.-Women Who Rock exhibit scavenger hunt (Women Who Rock exhibit)

10 a.m.-9 p.m.- Continuous screenings of A& E Channel Private Sessions with Cyndi Lauper and Melissa Etheridge, as well as a Biography Channel special on Aretha Franklin (Foster Theater)

11 a.m.-Noon- Meet the Curator Gallery Talk with Assistant Curator Meredith Rutledge (Women Who Rock exhibit)

Noon-1 p.m.- Live performance by Rock Hall staff band Exhibit A (Main Stage)

Noon to 4 p.m.- Geo Art by Cynthia Gale Trunk Show, presenting collections of sterling silver jewelry inspired by the Women Who Rock exhibit (Museum Store)

1 p.m.-2 p.m.-Meet the Curator Gallery Talk with Assistant Curator Meredith Rutledge (Women Who Rock exhibit)

Sunday, July 10th


10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.-Women Who Rock exhibit scavenger hunt (Women Who Rock exhibit)

1 p.m.-2:15 p.m.-School of Rock live performance (Main Stage)

For more information on the Rock Hall’s Women Who Rock Celebration Weekend, please visit rockhall.com/event/wwr-celebration.
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Celebrate and save -- Two-day passes, full-year Memberships and special offer on in-store merchandise available

Two-day passes are available through the Museum’s box office. Passes are $33 for adults, $25 for seniors and $20 for children. For information about this and other ticket packages, please visit rockhall.com/visit-the-museum/plan/tickets.

Rock Hall Membership includes free admission all year long and start at $50 for an individual. Join at the Admission desk or in advance at rockhall.com/membership/

The Rock Hall is offering Museum visitors throughout the weekend 10% off Women Who Rock exhibit merchandise in the Museum store throughout the weekend when they check in on FourSquare. Offer is only valid from Friday, July 8-Saturday, July 10 and only in the Museum store, not online. In order to redeem, visitors must unlock the special on their smart phones and present it to the Museum store upon purchase. 
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About Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power:


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has opened a groundbreaking and provocative new exhibit that illustrates the important roles women have played in rock and roll, from its inception through today. Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power highlights the flashpoints, the firsts, the best, the celebrated -- and sometimes lesser-known women -- who moved rock and roll music and American culture forward.

The interactive exhibition spotlights more than 70 artists and fills two entire floors of the museum. The exhibit features artifacts, video and listening stations, as well as a recording booth where visitors can film a short story or moment of inspiration related to women in rock. The exhibit moves through the rock and roll eras, weaving a powerful and engaging narrative that demonstrates how women have been the engines of creation and change in popular music, from the early years of the 20th century to the present. Women Who Rock is sponsored by PNC, Time Warner Cable and Biography.

For more information, visit http://rockhall.com/exhibits/women-who-rock.

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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