Rock & Roll Holiday Ball
This isn't your family's traditional holiday get-together!
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame gets into the spirit with its first-ever holiday ball on December 1, 'tis the season to rock out and spread the joy. Bring friends to the Museum for rock ‘n’ soul holiday hits with Grammy Award Winner Mike Farris and an opening performance by The Voice's Adam Wakefield. Eat, drink and be merry with an exclusive holiday dinner menu courtesy of Cleveland celebrity chef Rocco Whalen and holiday activities such as photos and special holiday-themed Stories of Rock inside select exhibits.
Dress code: Rock and Roll Chic
Tickets are $75 in advance / $95 at the door (subject to availability). Admission includes dinner (vegetarian & vegan options available), two drinks, dessert, live music, museum admission, and a shuttle ride to and from the Great Lakes Science Center parking garage. The garage will stay open until midnight. Tickets on sale Thursday, November 1 at 10 a.m. EST at ticketing.rockhall.com. Corporations or groups can also purchase tickets at a special rate by calling (216) 515-1228.
about Adam Wakefield
What makes Adam Wakefield different? First, it’s his varied roots: Memphis soul, rock ’n’ roll, New Orleans funk, even jazz and classical, pre-bro country — pretty much all music that speaks from the heart. In terms of genre, he follows no rules, though one resolution does govern what Wakefield wants to achieve: If it doesn’t have a conscience, if it’s afraid of risk or candor, then he’s not interested. Wakefield’s music career took a wild turn when a scout for The Voice heard him play at Soulshine Pizza and invited him to audition. By the time he made it to the finals of Season 10, America had gotten the word about who Adam Wakefield is.
about mike farris
2015 Grammy Award Winner Mike Farris brings the spirit of Christmas to sold-out crowds pulling out all the stops with great arrangements of hits and a few surprises. Farris’ sound draws from a wide range of influences including Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Stevie Wonder and Bill Withers. His larger-than-life vocals, straight out of the South, sharped the clubs of New York City, honed over a lifetime of collaboration and stage time with artists such as the likes of Double Trouble and his own Roseland Rhythm Revue, to deliver a funky danceable blues-rock that draws audiences to his live shows.