Certainly at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame it does, and not just inside the museum. It also rocks outside with concerts from July thru September. Here is the lineup for the Rock Hall’s summer concert series in 2023. Shows take place on the outdoor PNC stage located at the Union Home Mortgage Plaza.
“Live music outdoors at the lakefront is the perfect combination!,” exclaimed Greg Harris, president & CEO, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. We look forward to delivering an incredible lineup of artists this summer,” “We appreciate PNC’s generous support in bringing these amazing community concerts to life.”
Thursday evenings are free Happy Hours and Live & Local shows featuring homegrown talent. In July and August, Friday night concerts are nationally touring artists. Lunch By the Lake acoustic sets return on select Thursday through Sunday afternoons. There is a beer garden with food and beverage trucks, the seasonal addition of Johnny Cash’s J.C. Unit One tour bus, outdoor seating, pet friendly areas, and free motorcycle parking.
LIVE MUSIC ON THE PNC STAGE
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8-10 p.m. (July, August and September)
Thursday night shows are free to the community and feature the best talent NEO has to offer on the big PNC stage. Tickets are limited so reserve early. Tickets for Friday nightsrange from $15 – $20. With an event plus ticket ($35-40), you can tour the Rock Hall before the show. Tickets are on sale now at rockhall.com.
July 15 Lita Ford
July 22 Fitz and the Tantrums with Rett Madison
July 28 Maggie Rose
Aug. 18 Grandmaster Flash
Aug. 19 Harley Bike Night / Heart By Heart featuring Steve Fossen and Michael Derosier of Heart
Aug. 25 King Buffalo
Sept. 7 The Breeders
July 6 MOOKY and Wish Queen
July 13 Public Squares and Napsack
July 20 Gluttons and ASSAULT
July 27 The Monday Program
Aug. 3 SubLiners and Clarence and the Beekeepers
Aug. 10 Apostle Jones and Tobyraps
Aug. 17 Mellowman Funk and C Level
Aug. 24 LILIEAE and DETENTION
Aug. 31 Falling Stars and Doug McKean and the Stuntmen
HAPPY HOUR (July & August)
Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. – Themed DJ Sets
Fridays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. – Rock Hall Artist in Residence
Free; Union Home Mortgage Plaza Beer Garden
Enjoy food and beer truck specials and entertainment.
LUNCH BY THE LAKE (July, August)
Thursday & Saturday at noon – Rock Hall Artist in Residence
Friday at Noon –Beatles set by The Mechanics, Rock Hall House band
Sundays at Noon – Local buskers via ListenCLE
Free; Union Home Mortgage Plaza Beer Garden
Free acoustic performances by local artists and the Rock Hall’s Artists in Residence, presented by the Kulas Foundation, returns to the beer garden for afternoon shows. Take in live music as you visit the museum or grab lunch from food and beverage trucks with plenty of picnic seating.
COMMUNITY EVENTS (June – September)
Rock the Block Free Community Days presented by the John P. Murphy Foundation
Free; Union Home Mortgage Plaza
June 1, 5-9 p.m. – Pride Rocks: A Celebration of Northeast Ohio’s LGBTQ+ Arts & Culture
Kicking off the “Pride in the CLE” weekend, in partnership with the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland, event includes live music performances, local vendors and more!
June 15, 5 p.m. – Juneteenth Gospel Performance & Panel
In partnership with Cleveland’s FreedomFest, the Rock Hall will celebrate and honor Juneteenth with a performance and panel discussion on how gospel is a vital part of the roots of rock & roll.
June 24, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – FAM JAM
Annual family bash on the plaza will feature great music, fun activities and over a dozen community partners!
Aug. 4, 6 p.m. - Red Hands Family Reunion
Gospel centric event featuring an amazing line up of performances, culminating in the Red Hands gospel performance.
Sept. 1, 6:30 p.m. – Believe in CLE Yoga
10th annual Believe in CLE Yoga event with Inner Bliss Studios
Sept. 9, Noon – 4 p.m. – Rock and Resilience
Music has the power to help cope through life’s challenges, such as addiction, trauma, mental health and more. Come together as a community to hear music and stories about triumphs and provide access to resources for those in need.
Sept. 30, Noon – 4 p.m. – Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Annual event brings together an inspiring group of performers and community organizations from Northeast Ohio to commemorate the richness of Hispanic culture and highlight Latin and Hispanic music, dance and art.
June 22nd – Cleveland History Days Open House at the Library and Archives
July 6th – Refresh Collective Show
July 21st – Verses Fest with Cleveland Verses
August 26th – Artist in Residence Summer Showcase, supported by the Kulas Foundation
Yoga on the Plaza with Inner Bliss Studios on Mondays in June, July and August
Live shows with local and touring bands from School of Rock