The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum


Rock and Roll Night School

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s education department presents Rock and Roll Night School, educational, discussion-based evening classes taught by our award-winning educators and offered free of charge. These classes are geared towards adults interested in gaining more knowledge about rock and roll history. The program explores the history of rock and roll from its roots to its current incarnations. Special attention is given to the music’s impact on society, its reception by fans, and its most innovative practitioners. Unless otherwise noted, RSVPs are not needed to attend Rock and Roll Night School.

See all currently listed Rock and Roll Night School events in our Events section. 


The Big Bang: Women and the Birth of Rock and Roll

In this Night School, Drs. Lauren Onkey and Kathryn Metz introduced the early women of rock and roll and placed them in cultural and historical context.

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Inductee Spotlight: Metallica

Dr. Jason Hanley explored the musical contributions of seminal metal band, Metallica.

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Rock and Roll and the Civil Rights Movement

In conjunction with the Facing History, Facing Ourselves exhibit, Choosing to Participate, Dr. Lauren Onkey and Stephanie Heriger discussed the roll that music, musicians, djs, and others in the music industry played in the Civil Rights movement.


Rock and Roll Night School Highlights