Cleveland Rock Week

March 24, 2018

Concerts, Events & Specials Showcase Rock 'N' Roll


The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony returns to Cleveland on Saturday, April 14. The star-studded, celeb-stocked red-carpet fete comes to life at Public Auditorium in Downtown Cleveland for the event’s 33rd year.

The 2018 inductee class includes Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues and Nina Simone. And, the “Award for Early Influence” will be given in honor of the prolific African-American musician, Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

While tickets to the main event have already sold out, Cleveland’s still rocking the whole week before with performances, specials and all sorts of rock ‘n’ roll-fueled events.

Welcome to Cleveland Rock Week.

Rock Hall Events

Cleveland Rock Week presents the perfect opp to visit (or revisit) the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. [NOTE: Free admission on April 7!]

On top of its massively impressive collection of rock ‘n’ roll artifacts, interactive exhibits and (of course) scores of legendary music, this homage to rock music is hosting handfuls of events, film screenings and other programming throughout the week. Check out the full list at

More Rock Week Parties

We’re not bashful about Cleveland’s way-above-average ability to party. So, with music at the helm, it’s unsurprising that everyone’s getting in on the revelry. Get yourself to these Cleveland Rock Week parties and concerts, which center around Rock Hall inductees and their incredible music.

Saturday, April 7

Music Box Supper Club
• E5C4P3: Journey Tribute

Thursday, April 12

Flats East Bank
Punch Bowl Social – Diana Chittester
The Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar – Inductee songs featured, free cover
Beerhead Bar & Eatery – Inductee BINGO & beer tap takeover
Aloft Cleveland Downtown, WXYZ Lounge
Coastal Taco
Collision Bend
Dante’s Inferno
Lago East Bank
Thirsty Dog East Bank

Friday, April 13

East 4th Street Party presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Event features six live bands playing at indoor venues (all with patio access) and other specials at participating venues.
Butcher & The Brewer
The Corner Alley
Erie Island Coffee Company
Flannery’s Pub
House of Blues Cleveland
Pickwick and Frolic Restaurant & Club
Society Lounge
Wonder Bar
Zocalo Tequileria

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar Stage
• Blues Chronicles

Music Box Supper Club
• Nitebridge with Colin Dussault: Van Morrison Tribute
• A Tribute to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Past & Present with Chris Allen and Friends

Wild Eagle Saloon
• Dueling Piano Party – Inductee edition

Saturday, April 14

Public Square
• Songs of Nina Simone with Afi Scruggs
• Songs of Sister Rosetta Tharpe with Diana Chittester
• Moving in Stereo: The Cars Tribute Band

Agora Theatre & Ballroom
• The Darkness

Touch Supper Club
• A tribute to Nina Simone

Music Box Supper Club
• Stevie Wonder Tribute – The Reid Project

Other Events & Offers

Great Lakes Science Center
• “America’s Musical Journey” in the DOME Theater (April 10-15)

Hilton Cleveland Downtown
• Inductee-themed specials in all bars and restaurants

Table 45, A Zack Bruell Restaurant
• Inductee-inspired menu & live music by Nate Jones

Find More Live Music

Whether it’s Rock Week or Shark Week, Cleveland’s got live music churning out of its music clubs and venues every day of the week. Check out our live music listings to scope some upcoming performances here.

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