Rock and Roll Hall of Fame unveils new Power of Rock Experience: First look

The new 'Power of Rock Experience' at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame takes puts guests in the middle of a makeshift concert with highlights from previous induction ceremonies. The seats even rumble as lights dance around. Photo: Ryan Haidet, WKYC-TV
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CLEVELAND -- Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes have arrived at one of Cleveland’s most iconic spots.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has unveiled a series of upgrades to the lakefront music mecca.

Here’s what to expect from the new features:


These 12 minutes will shake your rock ‘n’ roll bone to the core.

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Opening July 1, "Power of Rock" is a new short film playing at the Connor Theater directed by Academy-Award winner Jonathan Demmee.

Rock Hall officials describe the film as “the adrenaline-fueled centerpiece” with “arena-quality sound, larger-than-life video screens and fan interactivity.”

The seats even rumble beneath you to recreate that feeling of being at a live concert.

See photos of the "Power of Rock Experience" here:

"Power of Rock" features a highlight reel of previous induction ceremonies on five screens mixed with a concert vibe as lasers and smoke fill the theater.

Upon exiting the show, guests walk through a dark tunnel filled with flashing lights in the same spiral hallway previously held by the glowing signatures of each inductee.

CLICK HERE to see the full list of Rock Hall inductees.

There's also a 10-minute pre-show to watch before entering the "Power of Rock."



Cleveland isn’t just a music city, it’s a foodie town.

Locally famed chefs Jonathon Sawyer, Fabio Salerno and Rocco Whalen have teamed up to deliver new food options at the Rock Hall’s “All Access Café.”

“The café offers fresh food, a gourmet coffee bar and grab-and-go items,” Rock Hall officials say. Wine and beer are also available.

Another cool feature? You don’t have to buy Rock Hall admission to eat here.

You’ll find the eatery on Level 1.

The 2018 Rock Hall induction ceremony will take place in Cleveland on Saturday, April 14.