Why? Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame and Museum!

Where does every out-of-town guest first tell you they want to go when visiting Cleveland? The Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, right? Well, having done many rounds of visits there, I’ll confess it had been awhile since I explored Cleveland’s best known attraction.

And what’s even crazier is that Matthew, a lifelong Clevelander, had never been to the Rock Hall!


Last night, the World Union of Jesuit Alumni Congress, which is meeting at John Carroll University this week, held a cocktail reception at the Rock Hall. This gave us after-hours access to the Museum, with drinks and delicious nibbles, too.

If you haven’t been to the Museum in awhile, there are plenty of new and amazing things to discover!

The brand new Power of Rock Experience was not open last night, but opens to the public tomorrow, July 1. This experience is a film directed by Jonathan Demme, along with interactive exhibits, that takes you front and center for some of rock’s greatest performance and Rock Hall inductions.


The All Access Café is open to all, even those not touring the Musuem, and features food from Jonathon Sawyer, Fabio Salerno, and Rocco Whalen, as well as beer on tap and wine.


And of course, the Long Live Rock sign adds an incredible pop to the Museum’s iconic façade.


The Rolling Stone: 50 Years special exhibit, which is open through Winter 2017, was my favorite part of our evening, with so many amazing photographs of iconic artists, as well as history of the magazine.


The 2017 Inductees Exhibit, featuring Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, and more, was also really cool to see.


Plus, there’s the permanent collection, including on-stage costumes and instruments…

…and a tribute to Cleveland’s large role in the history of Rock ‘n Roll.

The Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is one of Cleveland’s best known and most visited attractions, but it’s not resting on its laurels. The new exhibits and additions to the Museum, as well as the carefully-curated permanent collection, make this an attraction worth (re)visiting. Long Live Rock!


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