Cleveland scored big when it landed the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. And you will score big by visiting. Any music lover will be bowled over by the sheer magnitude of the place both in space and content. The large glass pyramid driven design by I.M. Pei stands out on the Cleveland skyline – chasing away the moniker for the city of “Mistake On The Lake”. From the awning for the now defunct (RIP) CBGB’s music club in New York to galleries devoted to acts like the Beatles, the place is a gluttony of riches about contemporary music.
And it isn’t limited to “Rock & Roll” but covers Blues, Bluegrass, Folk and all the factors and influences that rolled up into the “new” sound. There is a theater where you can watch the induction ceremonies from over the years and there is something incredibly moving about watching the Neil Youngs of the world talking about their work and its impact on the world.
Go and absorb. It is awesome.