Cleveland Connects Presented at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 7:30pm
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Cleveland Connects: Rock on a Roll

Join a Rock Hall panel for a discussion about the Rock Hall, its evolution and impact on Cleveland. Register online for free.


Construction on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum began with great fanfare 25 years ago, and yet the project’s success was anything but assured. It had taken seven years to break ground and some questioned the value of a museum devoted to such an ephemeral art form.

Today, the museum is a Cleveland icon – albeit one that’s aggressively reinventing itself to enhance visitor appeal, better connect with the community, and remain relevant to generations to come.

As the museum and the city prepare to host the 2018 Induction Ceremony, ideastream and will once again come together under the banner of Cleveland Connects to host a lively community conversation that examines the museum’s sometimes bumpy road from idea to reality, its impact on the city of Cleveland and its future direction.

Registration is required to attend. Admission to this event does not include admission to the museum.

Parking is available at The Great Lakes Science Center's attached parking garage.



Greg Harris, president and CEO of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Dennis Barrie, principal, BarrieProjects and former executive director of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame from 1993-1996

David Abbott, executive director of the George Gund Foundation and former executive director of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Martha Reeves, legendary American singer and the lead voice of the classic 1960s Motown vocal trio Martha and the Vandellas. She was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995

Moderator: Rick Jackson, senior host and producer of Ideas and NewsDepth news programs on WVIZ/PBS, and Friday host of The Sound of Ideas on 90.3 WCPN.

Presented by PNC, and Ideastream.