In news that surprised absolutely nobody, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions scheduled for Spring 2020 were canceled. Luckily, organizers were fair to Cleveland and will stage the 2021 induction ceremony right here in Northeast Ohio, instead of New York City, who was due to host this year. The ceremony and surrounding events are a huge deal to the area, bringing in boatloads of revenue and packing the bars and restaurants downtown in a manner that has not been seen since Mr. James left Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse for sunny California.
This year’s diverse induction class will include: Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Todd Rundgren, The Go-Go’s, Carole King, and Tina Turner, along with Kraftwerk, Charley Patton and Gil Scott-Heron for Early Influence, LL Cool J, Billy Preston and Randy Rhoads for Musical Excellence, and Clarence Avant for the Ahmet Ertegun Award.
“This diverse class of talented Inductees reflects the Rock Hall’s ongoing commitment to honor artists whose music created the sound of youth culture”, said John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. “It will make for an unforgettable live celebration of music in October at this year’s Induction Ceremony in Cleveland.”
To be eligible, artists are required to have released their first record 25 years prior to induction.
If it holds true to form, the ceremony will be filled with star-studded attendees, several surprises, and big time performances that will be talked about for decades!
Tickets go on sale to the public on July 30 and will go quickly!
The event will be filmed and air on HBO and HBO Max at a later date.
All seats are reserved and range in price from $49 up to $490. Prices subject to additional fees. Tix will be delivered through the Seat Geek app (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse’s new paperless ticket partner; formerly an exclusive re-sale market place) — Tickets can be purchased online via the link below:
For the health and safety of all involved in the event, all fans attending the Induction Ceremony must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (14 days past final vaccination shot) and provide proof of COVID-19 immunization or a negative COVID-19 test within 48-hours prior to entering the venue, along with an appropriate ID matching the name on their documentation.
As of today, masks will be optional but strongly recommended inside the venue. Please plan to bring a mask with you in case the situation changes and masks become required.
Rock Hall Museum visit: Masks are required while inside the Rock Hall.