Every year I get super excited when the Rock Hall announces who will be honored at the annual American Music Masters week-long celebration.
The Rock Hall does an amazing job of not only exhibiting cool memorabilia from rock ‘n roll past and present, but I am continuously impressed by their educational programming that they offer to museum goers and the Cleveland-community alike.
This year they honor Chuck Berry and his amazing life and career and the influence it had on the music everywhere. There will be films, lectures and concerts all to education and celebrate Mr. Berry and his music. Attending these music intensives gives me a better understanding of what was going on in American history during the time that songs like the “Maybellene” and “Johnny B. Goode” were on the airwaves, it ties music and Americana together for me. PLUS, this year they are predicting an appearance from the music master himself at the Saturday night celebration!
Roll Over Beethoven: The Life and Music of Chuck Berry, a week long celebration, will tell the story of one of the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. Berry has had a lifetime of brilliant musicianship and has inspired nearly every rock artist to date.
“Chuck Berry created the language of rock and roll,” said Terry Stewart, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. “We stand on his foundation, and we are thrilled to honor him and welcome him to Cleveland.”
Two events I recommend everyone to grab tickets for are….Wednesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. – Film Screening: Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock ‘N’ Roll! in the Rock Hall’s Foster Theater and the big event on Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. – American Music Masters Tribute Concert at PlayhouseSquare’s State Theatre. For tickets visit the Rock Halls website!
Looking forward to “Reelin and Rockin” with you Cleveland! See you there.