Among other things, I wanted to post here info on buying tickets to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2009 Induction Ceremony taking place at Public Hall in Cleveland on April 4, 2009. Basically, because I think it’s pretty sweet that it’s not only taking place in Cleveland, but that for the first time ever it’s actually open to the public AND the tickets are relatively inexpensive all things considered, $35 and $75. They go on sale to Rock Hall members first, so I have no idea if there will actually be any tickets left by the time they go on sale to the public, but if not, there are other fun activities going on the week leading up to the induction, including a free concert at CSU and free admission to the Rock Hall.
Here’s more info:
Ticket Purchase Information
MEMBER TICKETS: A limited number of pre-sale tickets to the Induction Ceremony at Cleveland’s historic Public Hall will be available to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum members on Thursday, January 22 and Friday, January 23. Rock Hall members can purchase tickets by calling (216) 515-1999 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on January 22 and 23. Member tickets are being sold on a first-come-first-served basis. The Member pre-sale will continue until the member advance allotment is exhausted. Because of the demand for this event, there will be a two ticket limit on all orders. Individual tickets to the Induction Ceremony are available for $35 and $75.
PRE-SALE TICKETS: Pre-sale tickets will be available to the public for $35 and $75 during a one-day walk-up sale on Saturday, January 24 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Box Office. Pre-sale Tickets are also being sold on a first-come-first-served basis. The pre-sale will continue until the ticket allotment is exhausted. There will be a two ticket limit on all orders.
TICKETMASTER: Tickets to the Induction Ceremony will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets beginning at 10 a.m., Monday, January 26 for $35 and $75. Fans can contact Ticketmaster at http://www.ticketmaster.com or at 800-745-3000. Because of the demand for this event, there will be a two ticket limit on all orders.
Induction Week Schedule of Events
Induction Week 2009 will include numerous activities to engage thousands of music fans while creating a marquee event that will bring significant economic impact to Northeast Ohio.
Saturday, March 28 — Majic 105.7 Moondog Coronation Ball presented by your Northeast Ohio Chrysler & Jeep Dealers and Ameriprise Financial at Quicken Loans Arena
Sunday, March 29 — Free Community Gospel Concert
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will honor Pastor Shirley Caesar in a tribute concert. Pastor Caesar will perform and various choirs will honor her through music. Caesar is a multi-award winner with 11 Grammy, 13 Stellar and 18 Dove awards. She has also recorded over forty albums. Caesar was inducted in the Gospel Hall of Fame in 1982, and is Pastor of the Mount Calvary Word of Faith Church in Raleigh, NC. This is a free event.
Monday, March 30 — Students Rock!
The Education Department of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will reach out to students across the United States via the award-winning distance learning program On the Road. The special class developed for this day will look at the lives of the 2009 Inductees through their songs and performances. The day will also see students from Case Western Reserve University SAGES program visit the Museum to explore the connections between popular music studies and the physical artifacts of the music’s history as part of a semester-long class taught by Rock Hall educators.
Tuesday, March 31 — Teachers Rock!
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has a year-long commitment to educators with monthly programs such as Teachers Rock and the annual Summer Teachers Institute, and on Tuesday, March 31st the Rock Hall celebrates the many teachers who use the history and music of rock and roll in their classrooms every day. This special edition of Teachers Rock invites educators to visit the Museum between 4-6pm for a series of exciting performances, presentations, and prizes, including a chance to win tickets to the Induction ceremonies. During the evening reception the winners of the 2009 Induction Teachers Lesson Plan Award will also be announced.
Wednesday, April 1 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will open the world’s first exhibit devoted to the life and music of Bruce Springsteen: From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen.
Thursday, April 2 — Free Community Concert presented by National City Bank (Wolstein Center in Cleveland)
A free public concert will be held at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center featuring performances by past Hall of Fame inductees
Saturday, April 4 — Free Day at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum presented by Medical Mutual
The public will be admitted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum for FREE all day.
Saturday, April 4 — The 24th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (Cleveland’s Public Hall)
The 24th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at historic Public Hall in Cleveland. It will be the centerpiece of a live national television broadcast (FUSE) and will be streamed online to audiences around the world.
For updated information, please visit http://www.rockhall.com.