Steve Jordan, multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, musical director and
Grammy Award-winning artist will lead the tribute concert’s all-star house band
IT’S THE STONES! The Rolling Stones have been selected by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Case Western Reserve University to be honored at the 18th Annual Music Masters series. “It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It): The Music of the Rolling Stones will take place from Monday, October 21 through Saturday, October 26, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. The series is sponsored by ELS Surround and has been renamed the Annual Music Master series.
Featured at the tribute concert scheduled for Saturday, October 26 will be a collection of some of the top musicians in the industry who have performed with the Rolling Stones over their fifty year long career and who helped shape the Stone’s unique sound.
With Grammy Award-winning drummer Steve Jordan at the helm as musical director the group will consist of such luminaries as 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 to perform. Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks, along with a schedule of events.
"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.”
Among the scheduled events during the week starting on Monday, October 21 will be interviews, panels, films and educational programs including a keynote lecture at Case Western Reserve University as well as a conference on Saturday, October 26 at the Rock Hall on the impact of the Stones on popular music.
Coupled with the weeklong celebration will be The Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction exhibition that opened in May 2013 and celebrates the Rolling Stones’ incredible contribution to popular music. Through the use of artifacts, film, text and interactive technology, generations of music fans from around the world have the opportunity to get up close and personal with rare items from nearly every aspect of the Stones’ extraordinary career. The Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction is slated to run until March 2014.
Tickets to the October 26 Rolling Stones tribute concert range from $30 - $80. Tickets go on sale to Rock Hall members on Monday, September 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.
About the Annual Music Masters Series
The Annual Music Masters series, a co-production of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University, celebrates the lives and careers of artists who changed the shape and sound of rock and roll music. Beginning in 2013, the series was renamed the Annual Music Masters series to better reflect the evolving and expanding rock and roll story. Each year, the Music Masters series explores the legacy of a pioneering rock and roll figure in a range of events that includes Museum exhibits, lectures, films, a major conference and a tribute concert benefiting the Rock Hall’s education programs. Drawing together experts, artists, fans and friends, these events provide new perspectives on the most beloved and influential musicians of the past century.
About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
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.
About Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University is among the nation’s leading research institutions. Founded in 1826 and shaped by the unique merger of the Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University, Case Western Reserve is distinguished by its strengths in education, research, service, and experiential learning. Located in Cleveland, Case Western Reserve offers nationally recognized programs in the Arts and Sciences, Dental Medicine, Engineering, Law, Management, Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work. www.case.edu Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities was established in 1996 with a generous gift of endowment from Eric and Jane Nord to celebrate the achievements of the arts and humanities. The Center facilitates cross-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary collaborations that address questions and problems of broad human interest.