Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
Cleveland had to lobby hard to play host to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Among other things it cited disc jockey Alan Freed's contribution to the new genre and the very term "rock and roll". Cleveland strengthened the argument with the fact that Cleveland was also the city that hosted the first ever rock and roll concert. Several other American cities were in the race, but finally Cleveland won and the April 1983 saw the birth of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. However, after addressing all the teething troubles, it took a little over a decade for the museum to become a reality and opened its doors to the public in September, 1995.
Another significant reason that impacted the choice of Cleveland as home for the museum was perhaps the money that Cleveland pledged for the purpose - a cool sum of $65 million.
During your Cleveland Ohio travel, you will be able to appreciate the documentation on the entire history of rock and roll, apart from that of the inductees. Special exhibits have been created at the museum's spire in honor of the inductees.
Official website of the museum
Visitor information for the museum
Calendar of events at the museum
This museum is open 363 days a year between 10 am and 5.30 pm. On Wednesdays and Saturdays in the summer months, you have the advantage of an extended evening till 9.00pm. Children under 8 when accompanied by elders are admitted free and for adults the admittance is presently $18. Senior citizens and youngsters enjoy a small discount while members are admitted free. Photography is prohibited inside the museum and your cameras will need to be deposited at the cloak room.
During your Cleveland travel, when you choose to visit this museum, the required tickets can be obtained through ticket master. To add to your convenience, we have provided several web links on this page including the link to ticket master.
Inductees at the museum
Tickets to the museum
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Address
1100 Rock and Roll Blvd
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Tel: (216) 781-7625
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Hours:
Open daily: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ticket Information for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame:
Children (8 and under): Free
Wish your the best time in your trip!