Play It Loud Features Iconic Rock and Roll Instruments Only at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Play It Loud Exhibit Opening Party

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 8:00pm

Fans, this is your invitation to a once-in-a-lifetime exhibit opening event

Join us on Thursday, November 21 to officially launch Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll in Cleveland. Special Inductee guests of the evening will include Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo of Metallica, Don Felder formerly of the Eagles and Nancy Wilson of Heart. All special guests have instruments included in the iconic exhibit. Tickets are $30 for members and $50 for non-members and include full touring privileges of Play It Loud and additional Rock Hall exhibits, live music and entertainment, one complimentary drink ticket, and a dessert bar.

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Live Music Line Up

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Madeline Finn

Jul Big Green

Kid Tigrrr

Falling Stars

About the Exhibit

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Our much-anticipated exhibit celebrates the iconic musical instruments that gave rock & roll its signature sound.

Co-organized with The Met, the exhibit offers a rare, in-depth look at the instruments that inspired the musicians and made possible the songs we know and love. Play It Loud: The Instruments of Rock & Roll is the largest single exhibit the Rock Hall has ever displayed and takes over four floors. Fans can expect spectacular new acquisitions and adaptations that make the show unique to its venue. Instruments showcased span from 1939 to today and many have never been displayed outside of their original concert performance settings.

From Bruce Springsteen's guitar to a flamboyant costume worn by Prince and psychedelic strings used by Jack Bruce of Cream, fans can examine personal items up close, click here to dive into the artists represented in Play It Loud. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is included with my ticket? In addition to viewing the Play It Loud exhibit, each ticket includes access to all of the Rock Hall’s exhibits (including the Power of Rock Experience and The Garage), dessert bar, and a complimentary drink (up to a $8 value).

Will there be food and drinks available? Yes! Dessert stations will open immediately after the opening remarks at 8:30pm. Cash bars will be available all night throughout the museum.

Will there be a place to check my coat? Yes, a limited complimentary coat check will be available. Space is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis and we expect to reach capacity quickly.

Where do I get my free drink ticket? All ticket holders will receive their complimentary drink ticket (limit $8) with validation of event ticket.

Where can I park? Valet parking is available for $10 in front of the museum. Free Metered parking is available on the East 9th extension and on Alfred Lerner Way (in front of First Energy Stadium). There are also paid surface lots on North Marginal Road and the garage at the Great Lakes Science Center will be open until 12am. For a full list of parking options and directions click here.

Who are the special guests and when can I see them?
Special Inductee guests of the evening will include Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo of Metallica, Don Felder formerly of the Eagles and Nancy Wilson of Heart. Hear stories from these Inductees related to the instruments they have on display during the opening remarks on Level 1 at 8:30pm.

Will there be a signing?
The special guests will not be signing any merchandise during the event. We ask that you please leave any records or other merchandise in your car or at home.

Will there be any live music? Yes, there will be performances throughout the night from local artists Madeline Finn, Jul Big Green, Kid Tigrrr, and Falling Stars.

Will there be seating available during the remarks and performances? No, this event is standing room only. However, there are benches throughout the exhibit areas if you need to take a break.

How early can I arrive? The doors will open at 7:30pm. Fans can arrive prior to this time, but will not be able to gain entry inside the building until 7:30pm.

Will doors open early for inclement weather? Doors will not open early due to inclement weather, please plan accordingly.