Community Outreach

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is known the world over as the place to celebrate the art form known as rock and roll. While we welcome visitors from all 50 states and 100 countries annually, we are equally proud of and committed to honoring our Cleveland community roots. The Rock Hall celebrates Northeast Ohio with festivals and programs to highlight and celebrate our community’s cultural strengths. 

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Five Community Festivals

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Commitment to the greater Cleveland community is essential to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Our Community Festivals are designed to offer opportunities for Cleveland’s diverse ethnic communities to become acquainted with the Rock Hall and the range of music styles and cultures it celebrates. Each festival offers free entertainment from national and local artists, and activities for the entire family.  These festival days are among our most successful events, often with record-setting crowds.

Check back often for the announcement of our next round of community festivals, which are organized around specific themes and dates.

All festivals are FREE and open to the public, although additional admission fees may be necessary to tour the Rock Hall


Community Support

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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is itself a non-profit organization, but we provide generous in-kind support to the hundreds of worthwhile organizations located throughout Northeast Ohio. In 2008, we donated more than $80,000 to support local events and charitable causes.

In 2015, the Rock Hall was one of just 25 nonprofits designated a member of the “Commission 50" by a Greater Cleveland Partnership program called the Commission on Economic Inclusion. This honor recognizes the organization's significant accomplishments regarding diversity and inclusion.


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More than 3,000 at-risk toddlers have participated in our nationally acclaimed Toddler Rock program, a partnership with University Hospitals, the Beck Center for the Arts and Head Start.

Nearly 30,000 Northeast Ohio students and teachers participate in the Rockin' The Schools program each year. This program is free for Cleveland area students.