Since it was established in 1983 the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame has been dedicated to commemorating the musical legacies of rock music's most famous and important performers. Many of the big names from rock and pop music's past have been inducted from The Beatles to The Rolling Stones, Elvis, Michael Jackson and Elton John. Aside from their annual inductions the Hall of Fame also put on exhibits and special events that are open to the public. They also run educational programs about the history of rock n' roll.
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- One of the Hall of Fame's principal permanent exhibits is entitled "The Roots of Rock and Roll: Blues, Gospel, Country/Folk/Bluegrass and R&B". As the name suggests this exhibit looks into the four major generic strands that once mixed together became rock and roll. Each section deals with a respective genre and featured artists include legends like Robert Johnson, Mahalia Jackson, The Staple Singers, Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Howlin' Wolf and Sam Cooke.
- The Hall of Fame offers educational programs for students and teachers. They offer programs for all ages from pre-kindergarten through to adult evening classes. These lessons can be organized at the Museum or through distance learning and sometimes involve special events like artist interviews, panel discussions and lectures.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Insider Tips
- Children aged eight and under are free as long as they are admitted with an adult admission.
- The Hall of Fame opens until the later time of 9 pm every Wednesday throughout the year. From Memorial Day until Labor Day it is open until 9 pm on Saturdays also.