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Induction Ceremony

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, PNC Bank Turn Induction Festivities Up to 11 with Celebration Day Oct. 24

Event Features Free Museum Admission for Ohio Residents, Live Music, Debut of 2021 Inductee Exhibit, Union Home Mortgage Plaza Festival with Local Vendors, and Fireworks Show 

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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is getting the Induction party started Oct. 24 with Celebration Day Powered by PNC on the Union Home Mortgage Plaza. The all-day community event shines a spotlight on Northeast Ohio, showcasing exceptional local talent, music venues, record shops, and community partners. Live music and all plaza activations are free. Museum admission is free for Ohio residents. Reserve or purchase tickets in advance at The full schedule of events is below.


Bringing the community together and showcasing Cleveland’s live local music scene and the programs that support emerging artists is a jam-packed performance schedule on the PNC Rock Hall Live Stage on the Union Home Mortgage Plaza. Headlining the event is Mourning [A] BLKstar, the winners of the 2021 Cleveland Arts Prize: Emerging Artist Award. Throughout the day catch Resident Rocker alumni Jack Harris, Sarah Bailey, M.O.O.K.Y., and Marcus Smith; Tri-C High School Rock Off winner’s Detention; Goodyear Garage to Glory winner Sarah Faith; and artists showcasing Cleveland’s music talent, including fusion., Nathan Paul and the Admirables, Marc Lee Shannon and The Mechanics.

Continuing to connect rock & roll and Inductees with Cleveland, and in partnership with Destination Cleveland and Radio One, fans can join a community line dance on the Union Home Mortgage plaza to Kraftwerk’s song “Trans-Europe Express.” The song highlights how music transcends race, a concept that started in Cleveland with DJ Alan Freed, and to acknowledge a deeply rooted block party / family reunion tradition that was started by the Cleveland Black community back in the 80’s and continues through today.


The Festival Village on the Union Home Mortgage plaza is a must for music lovers. It highlights the clubs and record shops preserving Cleveland’s rock legacy along with an assortment of tees, hoodies, posters, hats, vinyl and more. Fans can find exclusive merchandise from the Rock Hall’s store, Current Year record shop, Brittany’s record shop, A Separate Reality record store, Bop Stop, Beachland Ballroom, Grog Shop and band merchandise from performing acts.


Showcasing the power of music, the Rock Hall’s education team has family activities planned and community partners will be onsite throughout the day, including the Cleveland Institute of ArtKeep Music Alive where you can learn about their Instrument Petting Zoo, and Hungry for Music, accepting used instruments for their donation collection. All donors will be entered to win Induction tickets.


Bringing it home is a firework show set to songs from the 2021 Inductees. The fireworks can be viewed from the Rock Hall’s Union Home Mortgage Plaza and various locations around town.

Celebration Day Powered by PNC kicks off a week of activities leading up to the 36th annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Oct. 30 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. Tickets are on sale now at

The Rock Hall and PNC Bank come together throughout the year to unite and empower Greater Cleveland. Celebration Day Powered by PNC connects and engages local residents using the power of rock & roll. It amplifies a longstanding relationship that also includes Rock Hall Live! and education initiatives such as Rock Hall EDU, Toddler Rock and Rockin’ The Schools, all powered by PNC and reaching more than one million students.


Celebration Day Powered by PNC

Sunday, Oct. 24 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Schedule of Events 

PNC Rock Hall Live Stage (Union Home Mortgage Plaza)

10 a.m. – fusion. (entertainment group with games and interactives)

1 p.m. – Detention (2020 Tri C High School Rock Off Winner)

3 p.m. – Sarah Faith (Goodyear Garage to Glory Winner)

5 p.m. – Nathan Paul and the Admirables

7 p.m. – Kraftwerk “Trans-Europe Express" Community Line Dance

7:15pm - Mourning [A] BLKstar, Cleveland Arts Prize Winner

8:30 p.m. – Fireworks


Beer Garden Stage (plaza)

10 a.m. – M.O.O.K.Y (2021 Resident Rocker)

12 p.m. – Marcus Smith (2021 Resident Rocker)

2 p.m. – Jack Harris (2020 Resident Rocker)

4 p.m. – Sarah Bailey (2021 Resident Rocker)

6 p.m. – Marc Lee Shannon 

PNC Indoor Stage

12-2 p.m. – The Mechanics

Festival Village (Union Home Mortgage Plaza)

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Rock Hall Store
  • Current Year record shop
  • Brittany’s record shop
  • A Separate Reality record store
  • Bop Stop
  • Beachland Ballroom
  • Grog Shop
  • Band merchandise from performing acts

Community Partners (Union Home Mortgage Plaza)

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Hungry for Music – Instrument donation (donors entered to win Induction tickets)
  • Keep Music Alive
  • Balloon Twisters
  • Chalk Murals
  • Cleveland Institute of Art
  • Rock Hall Educational Activities
  • PNC floor piano

Fireworks (seen from Union Home Mortgage plaza and throughout town)

8 p.m.

  • Set to songs from 2021 Inductees Tina Turner, Carole King, The Go-Go’s, JAY-Z, Foo Fighters, Todd Rundgren, Kraftwerk, Charley Patton, Gil Scott-Heron, LL Cool J, Billy Preston, Randy Rhoads and Clarence Avant.

For more information on the 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and its Inductees and events visit

About the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 

Rock Connects Us. Our mission is clear: To engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock & roll. We share stories of the people, events and songs that shape our world through digital content, innovative exhibits, live music, and engaging programs. At the Rock Hall, we are dedicated to making a difference. We intentionally foster a diverse and equitable Museum that encourages and embraces creativity and innovation.  As a community leader, we value, empower, and respect all people. Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion is more than just a policy. It supports our mission and defines our future. Join the millions who love it as much as you do. Experience us live or online – Visit or follow the Rock Hall on Facebook (@rockandrollhalloffame), Twitter (@rockhall), Instagram (@rockhall) and YouTube ( Long Live Rock! 

About PNC Bank

PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit

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