Rocking and Rolling into the Hall of Fame

6 Mar

Cleveland, OH is about to be rocked by the coming 2012 Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame Induction exhibit coming April 5th – 14th.  This year marks the 27th Annual Induction Ceremony that will be held at Cleveland’s historic Public Hall on Saturday, April 14th 2012. Over the past twenty-six years there have been 273 inductees, including 663 individuals who have been inducted. This year’s roster of inductees includes seventeen different groups and performers that represent musical excellence in all that is rock and roll and deserve a spot next to rock and roll legends like Elvis Presley and The Rolling Stones. The full listing of all seventeen inductees and biographies is available on the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame website  

There are four categories in which a group, performer or other significant influence to the music industry can be recognized for – Performers, Ahmet Ertegun Award, Early Influences and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for Musical Excellence. The 2012 Induction Ceremony will commence at the end of Induction Week and honor those inductees for their dedication and work in the the world of rock and roll.

The Rock and Roll Museum provides various opportunities and events leading up to the Induction Ceremony which allow the public to be apart of the excitement. Here is the lineup of events during Induction Week:

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction 2012 Schedule of Events includes:
·    60th Anniversary Celebration of Moondog Coronation Ball presented by Majic 105.7
·    Girl Talk presented by the Rock Hall and Grog Shop
·    Free Rock My Soul: A Gospel Music Celebration Honoring Kirk Franklin
·    Grateful Dead: The Long, Strange Trip exhibit
·    Free Concert for Cleveland
·    Free Admission Day at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
·    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 27th annual Induction Ceremony and Simulcast
·    PLUS the grand opening of the Rock Hall’s Library & Archives

The museum works hard to make the community and its publics aware of events and exhibits going on and welcomes visitors from around the world. Since its opening the Rock and Roll Museum has welcomes eight million visitors through its doors. As the future of rock and roll lies in the hands of future generations, education programs are of high regard to the museum; the various programs the museum offers has proudly reached over 50,000 students. The museum is welcoming local schools and music groups to come for private viewings of the Induction exhibit and hopefully inspire future musicians and performers.

If your unable to attend the various events leading up to the Induction ceremony, you can still be apart of the action by following the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Twitter and joining the conversation. Social media is everywhere and this years Hall of Fame induction has its own hashtag, #rockhall2012

By creating conversation through Twitter and other social media sites, the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Week and Ceremony can gain awareness and promote the events leading up to the ceremony. Local businesses in Cleveland are already using the hashtag to give away tickets to the ceremony and generate conversation. If nothing else the 27th annual Induction Ceremony will have some of the most successful public relations techniques and can hopefully continue on and bring in new audiences to what the museum has to offer.

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