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 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will host the Rockin' for Downs charity concert in support of the Up Side of Downs
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will host the Rockin' for Downs charity concert in support of the Up Side of Downs
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will host the Rockin' for Downs charity concert in support of the Up Side of Downs

This all started when Shaker Heights High School Sophomore, Maisie Hanley, got the idea to organize a rock and roll concert at the Rock Hall to raise awareness of Down Syndrome as part of the International Baccalaureate program at the High School in which a select number of students are asked to complete projects that combine academic success with issues in the community and their own personal passion.

The result is a family friendly concert event that is scheduled for Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. Tickets are available at (search by date or type in the keywords “Rockin’ for Downs”. Tickets are priced at $20.00 for adults and $10.00 for students and children under 12. Along with the concert, the ticket will allow visitors to tour the main exhibit hall, purchase refreshements, participate in a silent auction and learn more about the accomplishments of people with Down Syndrome as well as about the local organization “The Up Side of Downs”. The evening will feature both local and high school bands throughout the night.

Main Stage Acts include

• The Ohio Weather Band
• Megan Zurkey
• Techn!color
• Thr33s Company
• Tori Groves

Complete Schedule of events

• 7:00 p.m. Doors open
• 7:15 p.m. DJ starts on stage, silent auction available for bidding
• 7:50 p.m. Opening remarks and speeches, auction results
• 8:10 p.m. First band starts, Techn!color
• 8:40 p.m. Second artist, Tori Groves
• 8:55 p.m. Third band, Thr33s Company
• 9:25 p.m. Fourth band, Megan Zurkey
• 10:05 p.m. Fifth and final band, The Ohio Weather Band
• 11:00 p.m. The night is over

About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational activities.

The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays (and Saturdays through Labor Day), the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), children under 8 are free. A 6% Admission Tax that goes to support Cleveland Metropolitan Schools is added to each ticket at purchase. Museum Members are always free, for information or to join the membership program call 216. 515.8425. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK (7625) or visit The Ohio Arts Council supports the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Museum is also generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

About the Up Side of Downs

The Up Side of Downs is the primary resource for families and communities regarding Down syndrome, where all people are accepted, included and empowered. The Up Side of Downs envisions a community where people with Down syndrome have limitless opportunities and the ability to pursue their dreams. In the early 1980’s, a handful of parents whose children had Down syndrome began to meet informally over coffee for socialization and support. More than thirty years later, with the help of many supporters, their vision and hard work has taken The Up Side of Downs from a grassroots parent movement to a staffed nonprofit organization joining over 900 families throughout Northeast Ohio.

About the Shaker Heights School District

The Shaker Heights City School District includes the city of Shaker Heights and a small portion of Cleveland near Shaker Square, encompassing about 7.5 square miles. As the community and school district approach their centennial anniversary, families from all over the United States-and from all over the world-continue to seek out Shaker Heights because of its outstanding school and beautiful, welcoming neighborhoods. In fact, successful Shaker graduates total more than 30,000 worldwide, and more than 3,000 graduates have returned to make their homes in Shaker Heights. The Shaker schools currently serve about 5,500 students in eight buildings.

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