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Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame expanding, becoming more interactive and engaging

The Rock Hall plans to break ground in a few months on a $100 million expansion.

CLEVELAND — The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will soon break ground on a $100 million expansion to bring engaging and interactive displays for visitors.

Museum President and CEO Greg Harris told 3News the expansion will be built between the current building and the Great Lakes Science Center. He adds there will be a performance space for live concerts and more interactive activities like "The Garage."

'The Garage' is a new display inside the Rock Hall where visitors can play their favorite musicians instruments including guitars, pianos, and drums.

"In 'The Garage' visitors can play instruments and jam with each other," Harris said.

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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame had a busy Memorial Day weekend following a difficult two years with the coronavirus pandemic.

"Memorial Day weekend for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was off the charts," Harris told us. "We had over 7,000 visitors through here over the weekend."

The museum has a unique exhibit on The Beatles that's drawing a lot of attention because of its exclusivity.

"We have this Beatles exhibit that's the only place in the world," Harris said.

The Rock Hall will have more than 30 live concerts this summer in their plaza to attract new visitors. Officials say the expansion will bring more entertainment and more interactive displays for fans to enjoy.

Harris told 3News they're thinking about the future and how they can help visitors enjoy their time at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Construction for the expansion will take place in a few months, with visitors interacting with displays in a couple of years.

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