New Exhibit Immerses Fans In Induction Ceremonies & Rock Legends
Labeled the Power Of Rock Experience, it attempts to immerse visitors into the museum’s centerpiece events, the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.
It gives fans a front-row seat to the greatest live performances at the HOF and offers new access to its legendary inductees.
The Power of Rock Experience is a three-part exhibit. It starts with induction ceremony presentations on a digital screen that provides a roll call of some of the world’s greatest performers.
Then it’s into the Connor Theater for the main show, a 12-minute film from Academy Award winner Jonathan Demme projected on moving screens with concert lighting and other elements that immerse people in the induction ceremony performances. Legendary artists featured include Stevie Wonder, Chuck Berry, Joan Jett, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Deborah Harry, Metallica, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Green Day and Prince.
The experience is complemented with a close-up look at some of the HOF’s treasures featured in the film including Prince’s outfit, Tina Weymouth of the Talking Heads bass guitar, clothing from Chuck Berry and James Hetfield’s electric guitar.
Then it’s onto theSay It Loud story booth, where people are “interviewed” by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees including Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple, Smokey Robinson, Michelle Phillips of The Mamas & The Papas, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, Alice Cooper and others. The interviews are shareable on social media.
The interactive experience, Say it Loud, is presented by PNC Bank, a longtime partner of the Rock Hall.
“This is a milestone moment in our transformation of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,” said Greg Harris, President and CEO of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. “The Power of Rock Experience brings all of us closer to the Inductees, engages fans and connects with audiences of all generations.”
“Rock and roll music has a singular power to inspire and connect us,” said Christian Lachel, executive creative director and vice president at BRC Imagination Arts. “It’s unlike any other art form and we set out to capture that energy and raw emotion in an experience that can be appreciated by everyone.”
General admission tickets to the HOF are $23.50.