From : Jenny Williams
Sent : Wednesday, February 11, 2004 11:17 AM
Subject : Press Release: Rock Hall to Host 2004 Induction Ceremony Simulcast


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum


Cleveland Museum is the only place outside of New York’s Waldorf-Astoria to see the entire, unedited Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
CLEVELAND (February 11, 2004) – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will host an exclusive live broadcast of the 19th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Monday, March 15, 2004. The broadcast will begin at 8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 p.m.).

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions will be held at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City on March 15. Tickets to the black tie event in New York are $2,500. Visitors to the Museum in Cleveland will be able to witness the entire length of the 2004 Induction Ceremony for only $10. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will broadcast the entire four-hour ceremony, including the unedited performances and all of the comments that are cut from the television broadcast. This one-time showing will be seen on several large screens throughout the Museum.

Previous Induction Ceremonies have been rich with colorful commentary, Inductee performances and celebrity cameos. “There’s really no way that you can squeeze all of that into a one hour television broadcast,” said Todd Mesek, Director of Marketing and Communications at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. “We’re extremely excited to bring this rare viewing opportunity to visitors at the Museum. You really won’t be able to see this anywhere else…ever,” he added.

The 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame “Performer” Inductees are Jackson Browne, the Dells, George Harrison, Prince, Bob Seger, Traffic and Z.Z. Top. The Inductee in the “Lifetime Achievement in the Non-Performer” category is Jann S. Wenner. An edited version of the 2004 Induction Ceremony will air on television later in March (check local listings for dates and times).

The Museum will also unveil the 2004 Inductee exhibit earlier that same day. March 15 will be the first opportunity for Museum visitors to see the 2004 Inductee Exhibit and listen to their music on the Rock Hall’s Inductee jukeboxes. All exhibits will be open to tour during the event.

Tickets are $10 and go on sale Monday, February 16. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 216.241.5555 or the Museum box office.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum exists to educate its visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and significance of rock and roll music. The Museum carries out this mission through its efforts to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret this art form.

The Museum is open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays the Museum is open until 9:00 p.m. Museum admission is $20.00 for adults, $14.00 for seniors (60+), $11 for children (9-12) and children under 8 and Museum members are free.