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Mon
Jan 20

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Free Admission
General
Ticket
Time
10:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Location
Rock Hall Museum
Free Admission
Presented by the John P. Murphy Foundation, visit the Rock Hall on Monday, January 20th and enjoy free admission in celebration of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. We'll have community programs, live performances and activities all day long - check the schedule of events:
Schedule of Events

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - events and times may change, check with museum staff for finalized schedule

Film Screenings & Activities in Foster Theater (Level 4):

10:30 a.m. FILM: LET FREEDOM SING (Not Rated, 1 hr 42 minutes)

For a brief moment in time, a few daring, innovative musicians stood at the crossroads of a revolution in music and culture. Across one of the most turbulent periods in American history-from the early Civil Rights Era to Watergate-they brought music, medium and message together as never before, composing a soundtrack perfectly tuned to the tempo and pulse of its time.

1:30 p.m. CLEVELAND IS THE CITY: A FAMILY EDUCATIONAL SESSION

Explore the history of soul and rhythm and blues music in Cleveland, one of the cities that gave birth to rock and roll music. Listen to artists from Screamin' Jay Hawkins to Tracy Chapman to Kid Cudi who helped create Cleveland's culture. 

2:30 p.m. ROCK & ROLL AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT: A FAMILY EDUCATIONAL SESSION

Learn how a range of artists, from Mahalia Jackson and Sam Cooke to Berry Gordy at Motown and rock & roll pioneer Fats Domino created a popular music that empowered African Americans to take their rightful place in American society.

3:30 p.m. FILM: LET FREEDOM SING (Not Rated, 1 hr 42 minutes)

For a brief moment in time, a few daring, innovative musicians stood at the crossroads of a revolution in music and culture. Across one of the most turbulent periods in American history-from the early Civil Rights Era to Watergate-they brought music, medium and message together as never before, composing a soundtrack perfectly tuned to the tempo and pulse of its time.

 

Live Performances on the Klipsch Audio Main Stage (Level 1):

10:30 a.m. Performance by Rainey Institute Dance Team

11:30 a.m. Performance of original songs by Notes for Notes 

1:00 p.m. Performance by Kyle Kidd 

3:00 p.m. Performance by The Katy

 

Family Activities (Level 0):

11 a.m.-4 p.m. family activities with Rock Hall Staff

Enjoy crafts and activities such as creating your own protest signs and adding to the Rock Hall’s dream wall.

 

Film Screening (Level 0):

Forest City Theater, Main Exhibit Hall (Level 0)

All Day - Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech (22 minute film loop)

 

Due to special event programming, Coat Check will be unavailable on Monday, January 20th.

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