The Basics: Cleveland Rock Week

December 11, 2014
The Basics: Cleveland Rock Week

Planning Your Trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

By: Lexi Hotchkiss,

In 2009, Metallica performed a mind-blowing menagerie to the tune of "Train Kept A-Rollin" made popular by the Yardbirds with on-stage help from legends Ron Wood, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Flea.

In 2012, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slash, Ron Wood, Billie Joe Armstrong, George Clinton and Kenny Jones all hopped on stage to collectively perform "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder.

These once-in-a-lifetime experiences happened right here in Cleveland during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which comes to Cleveland every three years. And, the good news is that 2015 hits a three-year mark!

Here are the basics on planning your CLE visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony this April.  

When & Where:

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 18 at Public Hall in downtown Cleveland.

But, the week leading up to the ceremony - coined "Cleveland Rock Week" - will include a number of concerts, events, exhibitions and citywide specials viewable here.

So, make sure to leave yourself PLENTY of time to hang in Cleveland.


When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony takes place in Cleveland, it means everyone is invited to attend. Tickets are sold to the general public, which means you don't have to catch these legendary musical performances on the boob tube weeks later.

2015 Inductees:

Performer Category
  • The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
  • Green Day
  • Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
  • Lou Reed
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Bill Withers
Award for Musical Excellence
  • Ringo Starr
Early Influence Award
  • The "5" Royales


  • Paul McCartney is inducting Ringo Starr
  • Stevie Wonder is inducting Bill Withers
  • Patti Smith is inducting Lou Reed
  • Peter Wolf is inducting the Paul Butterfield Blues Band
  • Fall Out Boy is inducting Green Day
  • John Mayer is inducting Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Steve Cropper is inducting the "5" Royales
  • A soon-to-be-announced special guest is inducting Joan Jett & the Blackhearts


  • Beck
  • Dave Grohl
  • Joe Walsh
  • Tom Morello
  • John Legend
  • Jimmie Vaughan

More will be announced in the coming weeks!

Get Planning Now:

Stay tuned to for more updates throughout 2015!

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