Come celebrate 2021 Inductees The Go-Go's for an interview on the outdoor PNC stage on our Union Home Mortgage Plaza, followed by a book signing. The entire band will be interviewed by the Rock Hall's Director of Education Mandy Smith and SiriusXM host Lori Majewski.
Each year, the Rock Hall unveils a new signature panel in our Hall of Fame gallery on Level 3. Join us on the outdoor PNC stage with representatives from the 2021 Inductee class to dedicate this year's signature panel.
This special event ticket gives you access to the outdoor plaza as well as public spaces inside the Museum. Your ticket includes viewing of the Go-Go's interview and book signing at 12pm and the 2021 Inductee signature panel dedication at 3pm. If you are interested in touring the Rock Hall exhibits, an additional GA ticket will be required. If weather is inclement, this event will be cancelled.
Tickets are sold out! However we will stream the whole thing live on our Facebook and YouTube Channels. Check back for updates.
For the health and safety of all involved, all fans attending the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Friday October 29 and Saturday October 30 must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (14 days past final vaccination shot) and provide proof of COVID-19 immunization or a negative COVID-19 test within 48-hours prior to visit date, along with an appropriate ID matching the name on their documentation. A list of FAQs can be found at the Rock Hall’s website here. Fans with questions should contact the Rock Hall's customer service team at [email protected].
To meet the criteria for approved entry, guests must provide one of the following:
- Digital Health Pass (CLEAR or Bindle) confirming that the guest meets the criteria for vaccination or a negative test within 48 hours (Recommended)
- Proof of vaccination (14 days past final vaccination shot) in the form of an original vaccination card, printed copy of vaccination card, or a digital copy with a photo ID
- Proof of an FDA approved negative Covid-19 PCR, Antigen, or Molecular test that is date and time stamped with full name printed on the test results within 48 hours of visit date and a photo ID
Since this event is outdoors, masks are recommended but not required. Masks will be required to participate in The Go-Go's book signing. Masks are also required while inside the Rock Hall.
Books and merch will be available for purchase onsite. Only merchandise purchased onsite will eligible for the band members to sign. Credit card and mobile payment only.
We're in Ohio. The weather won't always be perfect, but we'll do our best to make this event happen. If weather is inclement (heavy winds, heavy rain/snow, lightning, etc.), this event will be cancelled. Since this is a free event, no refunds will be offered.
As the most successful all-woman rock band of all time, the Go-Go’s performed catchy, well-crafted songs that formed a bridge between the brash urgency of L.A. punk and the dark melodies of new wave pop.
Formed out of the diverse and egalitarian punk scene in Los Angeles in 1978 with Belinda Carlisle on lead vocals and Jane Wiedlin on rhythm guitar and vocals, the core lineup of the band solidified over the next few years with the additions of lead guitarist and keyboardist Charlotte Caffey, drummer Gina Schock, and bassist Kathy Valentine. Known for their raw and energetic live shows, the Go-Go’s circumvented record label sexism and signed with IRS Records in 1981. Their debut album Beauty and the Beat was released later that year and became the first (and, to date, only) album by an all-woman band that played its own instruments and wrote its own songs to top the Billboard albums chart.
Despite a shift toward a more melodic new wave sound, the band’s D.I.Y. punk roots remain evident in hits like “We Got the Beat” and “Our Lips Are Sealed.” The group’s second and third studio albums, Vacation (1982) and Talk Show (1984), furthered their success with the singles “Vacation” and “Head Over Heels.” In heavy rotation on MTV, their songs (primarily composed by Caffey, Wiedlin, and Valentine) had weighty lyrics belied by their sunny melodies and a timelessness that set the band apart from many of their 1980s counterparts.
Though the band broke up in 1985, the Go-Go’s have reunited periodically since 1990 to record and tour. In recent years, the band’s music has been celebrated with the Broadway musical Head Over Heels and chronicled in the Showtime documentary The Go-Go’s (2020). For the documentary’s soundtrack, the band reconvened virtually to record their first new song in 19 years, “Club Zero.” The Go-Go’s influence is seen in countless artists, including Bikini Kill, Green Day, and Nirvana.
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