“It’s Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It): The Music of The Rolling Stones” will run from Oct. 21 through Oct. 26 in Cleveland. The series was renamed the Annual Music Masters this year “to reflect the historical evolution and expansion of the rock and roll story,” the Rock Hall said. The series will feature interviews, panels, films and educational programs throughout the week, including a keynote lecture at Case Western Reserve University. On Oct. 26, a conference will be held at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on the Rolling Stones’ impact on popular music.
A tribute concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at PlayhouseSquare’s State Theatre in Cleveland. The band will be led by Grammy Award-winning drummer Steve Jordan and include Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ian McLagan, Lisa Fischer, Bernard Fowler, Bobby Keys, Trevor Lawrence, Steve Madaio, Ivan Neville, Waddy Wachtel and Willie Weeks with other names to be added.
"We are very excited to expand the stories we tell in the Music Masters program,” said Lauren Onkey, vice president of education for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. “Rock and roll caught fire around the world, and we want to reflect that in this program. The Rolling Stones were inspired by so many great American artists in creating their own original brand of rock and roll--it's an incredible story. We have an outstanding band to showcase the music of the Stones."
“The Museum is proud to honor the Rolling Stones during their 50th anniversary year,” said Greg Harris, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. “In addition to our blockbuster exhibit, which has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world, we will take this opportunity to dig deeper into the story of this groundbreaking band that challenged and changed the face of rock and roll.”
Tickets to the October 26 Rolling Stones tribute concert range from $30 - $80. Tickets go on sale to Rock Hall members on Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. via online sale only at www.playhousesquare.org. Tickets to the public go on sale Wednesday, September 18 at 11 a.m. Public tickets are available at www.playhousesquare.org, by calling (216) 241-6000 and at the PlayhouseSquare ticket office. A limited number of VIP packages are also available beginning at $250 by contacting the Rock Hall’s development office at (216) 515-1201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction” exhibition opened in May 2013 and is slated to run until next March. It features rare items from all during the Stones’ extraordinary career.