Sunday, June 30 from Noon to 4 p.m.
This festival celebrates the contributions of African-Americans to the growth and development of rock and roll music. Both national and local artists participate in this festival. This event is sponsored by KeyBank.
Artists performing include:
Marilyn Oliver, an Akron native, has music in her blood: she’s the great niece of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Muddy Waters. She began singing blues music at a young age, learned to play the piano and inspired her father to form a family band. The Relatively Jammin’ Blues Band has opened up for Aretha Franklin, Ringo Starr and the Dazz band to name a few. She has since been dubbed “Akron’s Own Queen of the Blues.”
Amy Jo Scott is the daughter of a church pastor and was inspired at a young age to sing as a way to worship. She has three independent albums, writes her own songs and varies her style depending on the musicians she’s collaborated with over the years. Ms. Scott has a powerful vocal range but is not afraid to showcase her softer style of singing.
Cassandra Stewart was born and raised in Cleveland Ohio. Singing since she was three, she comes from a long line of singers going back several generations. Cassandra has released three singles, the latest titled “Come Alive” which sends a powerful message about overcoming adversity. She is set to release her sophomore album “Arise” later this year.
The group Inspire *1* One is comprised of a group of Cleveland School of the Arts students led by Malcolm Hyneman. Hyneman has performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum with the Antioch Spiritual Arts Choir as a drummer and also for the Rock Your World concert with Cleveland School of the Arts band prior to graduating this year. He sang bass in Gustav Mahler’s Resurrection symphony at Severance Hall. He is a multi-instrumentalist who performs on keyboard, piano, drums, tenor sax and is also an accomplished vocalist. He plans to attend Tri-C for two years before transferring to Berkley.
All festivals are FREE and open to the public. Paid admission is necessary to tour the Museum unless otherwise noted.
Third Monday in January
JANUARY 21, 2013
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., FESTIVAL
Free admission day
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates this National Holiday with free admission to the general public. A celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is the focus of this glorious day of song and dance by outstanding national and local artists.
Third Saturday in May
MAY 18, 2013
ROCK YOUR WORLD
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum partners with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Arts Education Department in the presentation of its All City Arts Festival. This event is designed to feature the best work in all the arts disciplines of the students of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, from grades K-12.
Last Sunday in June
JUNE 30, 2013
ROCK AND SOUL FESTIVAL
This festival celebrates the contributions of African-Americans to the growth and development of rock and roll music. Both national and local artists participate in this festival.
Last Sunday in August
AUGUST 25, 2013
LATINO HERITAGE FESTIVAL
This festival celebrates the rich Hispanic culture and musical traditions. Both national and local artists participate in this festival.
Second Sunday in October annually
SEPTEMBER 22, 2013
The greater Cleveland area is a rich mosaic of ethnic groups, each with their own traditions and musical legacies. This colorful festival with participants in their native costumes celebrates each culture through song and dance.