Motown Fun (7/31-8/02)

Friday, July 31st -August 2nd, 2009

Top 10 Motown Songs to be celebrated…..
1. I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye
2. My Girl by the Temptations
3. Reach Out I’ll Be There by the Four Tops
4. Where Did Our Love Go? by the Supremes
5. What’s Goin’ On? by Marvin Gaye
6. Dancing in the Street by Martha & The Vandellas
7. I Want You Back by the Jackson 5
8. Superstition by Stevie Wonder
9. Please Mr. Postman by the Marvelettes
10. My Guy by Mary Wells

Make time to “dance to the music” this weekend as the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame celebrates Motowns 50th Anniversary Weekend Celebration. Free performances, screenings of rare Inductee footage and more will focus on Motown artists including the Jackson 5. The weekend will surround the Museum’s exhibit MOTOWN: The Sound of Young America Turns 50.

The 50th Anniversary of Motown’s weekend of events will include…

Friday, July 31
– Continuous loop throughout the day of rare Induction
– 2-3pm : Special in-depth presentation by curatorial director Howard Kramer examining the historical significance and influence of artifacts in the Motown Exhibit.

Saturday, August 1
– Continuous loop throughout the day of rare Induction
– 1-3pm : Motown Showcase with Terry Macklin’s Sounds of Entertainment, DJ Dance Party with Interactive Motown choreography demonstrations and the Hollywood Dazzlers Dance/Skate Spectacular with Maurice Cook
– Noon -1 pm : Special in-depth presentation by curatorial director Howard Kramer examining the historical significance and influence of artifacts in the Motown Exhibit.

Sunday, August 2
– Continuous loop throughout the day of rare Induction
– 1-2pm : Motown Showcase with Terry Macklin’s Sounds of Entertainment
– 2-3pm : Special performance by Cleveland R&B group, Retrospect, in tribute to Motown.
– 3-4 pm : Motown Showcase with Terry Macklin’s Sounds of Entertainment

**Throughout the weekend, visitors can register to win tickets to Cleveland Indians games, a Sirius/XM radio and three-month subscription, Motown box sets courtesy of FYE and memberships to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

For more information on the weekend event visit www.rockhall.com