Tom Petty

and The Heartbreakers Exhibit + Events

To celebrate the anniversary of the Wildflowers album and the worldwide release of the award-winning documentary Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers, the Rock Hall opened a feature exhibit that spotlighted this incredible album, and will host a series of events in the upcoming months.

Get all the details below.


You Don't Know How It Feels - Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' Wildflowers Exhibit

Opened Nov 19th

A special exhibit inside Right Here, Right Now will spotlight the Wildflowers album, which was released November 1, 1994.

On display, fans will find artifacts surrounding the Wildflowers era sessions and corresponding tour including work-in-progress handwritten lyrics to songs like "Crawling Back To You" and "You Don't Know How It Feels," Petty's custom Blonde Toru Nittono electric guitar, Mike Campbell's Fender Jazzmaster, Howie Epstein's Fender jazz bass, Scott Thurston's harmonicas and Steve Ferrone's touring Pearl drum kit, along with Tom Petty’s personal wardrobe worn on tour, in the studio and on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine.

Virtual Interview

Virtual Hall of Fame Series Interview with members of The Heartbreakers

Fans can learn more about the legacy of 2002 Inductee Tom Petty and his 1994 album Wildflowers during a virtual interview with members of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Benmont Tench and Steve Ferrone, and Tom Petty Estate Archivist Alison Tavel. Moderated by the Rock Hall’s Senior Director of Museum & Archival Collections Andy Leach, this conversation also covers the newly released box set Wildflowers & All the Rest, the recent documentary Somewhere You Feel Free, and the Rock Hall’s current Wildflowers exhibit.

This event will air on Rock Hall’s YouTube page on Friday, January 28, and on SiriusXM’s Tom Petty Radio and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Radio in the coming weeks.



Tom Petty: Somewhere You Feel Free TRAILER

Tom Petty: Somewhere You Feel Free TRAILER


Induction Vault Podcast Premieres Tom Petty & Heartbreakers Episode

Nov. 19th

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Induction Vault podcast series debuted a new episode featuring Tom Petty and The Heartbreaker’s Induction speech and performance.

Fans can download and listen on all their favorite devices. The series covers iconic induction speeches, debuting every Friday in 2021.


Rock Hall EDU Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Playlist & Activity

Available Now

Rock Hall EDU’s free digital learning platform, now reaching more than one million students, is full of resources and activities that use the power of rock & roll to engage with students of all ages.

This new playlist introduces listeners to the sounds and artistry of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, a band that is all about the basics of solid, melodic songs delivered with passion and conviction, while telling a relatable and engaging story. This combination has won fans over for generations and this playlist has something for every fan. Click here to access.


Now Closed! Fly Away Contest to the Wildflowers Exhibit

Nov 9 - Dec 3 

Warner Records is giving fans the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a trip for two to the new Wildflowers exhibit right here at the Rock Hall. One grand prize winner will receive roundtrip airfare, a 2-night hotel stay, and ground transportation, along with VIP tickets and a tour of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Vault.

The grand prize winner will also receive a set of original 1994 Wildflowers posters from the Tom Petty archive vaults, one original 1994 Wildflowers guitar picks played by the band from their legendary rehearsal & recording space, The Clubhouse, a massive Wildflowers & All The Rest music and merch prize package, and they will be invited to guest host an episode of ‘The Last DJ’ on Tom Petty Radio on SiriusXM. Enter for a chance to win HERE. (U.S. Only)


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