The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

Rock and Roll Night School - The Moondog Coronation Ball (with Lance Freed)

Saturday, March 31: 12 p.m.

In conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the Moondog Coronation Ball and as part of the 2012 Induction Week celebration, the Rock Hall will host a special edition of Rock and Roll Night School exploring the legacy of the Moondog Coronation Ball – a concert held at the Cleveland Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on March 21, 1952 – often called the first rock and roll concert.  This event will also feature special guest Lance Freed, son of Alan Freed, who will discuss his father’s legacy, as well as that of the Moondog Coronation Ball.    

This event is FREE with a ticket reservation online at or at the Museum Box Office. Tickets will be available to Members on Thursday, March 8 at 10am EST and will become available to the general public on Friday, March 9 at 10am EST. Seating is limited. A limited number of tickets will be available for those without internet access through the Rock Hall’s RSVP phone system by calling (216) 515-8426. 

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s education department presents Rock and Roll Night School, a monthly series of educational, discussion-based evening classes offered free of charge from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The award-winning education department leads the classes, which 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. Each class includes a presentation, music and video clips, and group discussions.

Unless otherwise noted, RSVPs are not needed to attend Rock and Roll Night School. 

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