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To celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will once again open its doors to the public FREE of charge on Monday, January 17 in a celebration of community spirit and civic pride during its Rock the Dream festival. *Visitors can expect to celebrate alongside record crowds as the festival is touted as one of the busiest days of the year at the Museum. This marks the 10th straight year that the Museum offers FREE admission to the public. The Rock Hall’s Community Festivals are presented by Ohio Natural Gas and sponsored by KeyBank and Amtrak.

The festival will feature an array of musical talent throughout the afternoon on the Museum’s Main Stage, including Grammy Award winning R&B and soul singer Chrisette Michele, as well as local performers Antioch Spiritual Arts Choir and the Terry Macklin Entertainment Experience.

New York native Chrisette Michele released her debut album I Am in 2007 and spawned four singles, including the hit “If I Have My Way,” which charted at number four on Billboard’s Hot Adult Contemporary chart. Her second album, Epiphany, released in 2009, sold more than 80,000 albums in its first week, debuting at number one on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Michele’s list of accolades includes a Grammy in 2009 for her song “Be OK,” a BET award and nominations for a Vibe Music Award, NAACP Image Award and a Soul Train Award. In addition, Michele has also recorded with other acclaimed hip-hop musicians including the Game, Jay-Z, Nas, Kanye West, Ghostface Killah and the Roots.

Performances times (subject to change)

11:00 am – Antioch Spiritual Arts Choir

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Terry Macklin Entertainment Experience: Various acts, including:

-Mike Calhoun of the Dazz Band

-J Hope and the Champion Sound

-TUT (spoken word)

-Hardstone (international hip hop and pop)

 plus interactive and inspiring activities in tribute to Dr. King!

3:00 pm – Chrisette Michele

*Please note that folding chairs, coolers, food and beverage are not permitted in the Museum. As always, photography is not permitted inside of the exhibit areas.