Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction 2019: Everything you need to know
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Author: Ryan Haidet
Published: 11:43 AM EDT March 25, 2019
Updated: 11:35 AM EDT March 27, 2019
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CLEVELAND — It’s almost time for one of music’s biggest nights as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame prepares to host their 34th annual induction ceremony.

It all goes down Friday, March 29, 2019 -- and we've got the must-know info for you to soak in...


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction 2019: Everything you need to know

Chapter 1

When and where is the ceremony taking place?

Hello, New York

The sold-out event is being held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. It starts at 7 p.m. Red carpet arrivals begin at 5:30 p.m.

HBO will air an edited version of the induction ceremony on Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m.

CLICK HERE to see the complete list of inductees dating back to the first ceremony in 1986

Chapter 2

Where to watch?

We have you covered

Tickets to get in the ceremony itself have been sold out for weeks. That means the only other place in the world to see the full uncensored induction is the live simulcast held at the Rock Hall here in Cleveland.

Can't make it there, either? Don't worry about it. We will have crews at the simulcast and in the press room posting live updates and behind-the-scenes photos all night long on as induction night unfolds.

Also be sure to check our Facebook and Instagram pages throughout the night and join the conversation with Channel 3 on Twitter, too, using #3RockHall.

Chapter 3

Who's being inducted?

Meet the 2019 class

There are seven fresh inductees joining rock ‘n’ roll’s hallowed halls this year. They are Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, The Cure, Janet Jackson, Radiohead, Roxy Music and The Zombies.

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These seven inductees were selected from 15 total nominees. Those nominees who didn’t make the cut this year include DEVO, John Prine, Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, MC5, Rage Against the Machine, Todd Rundgren and Rufus & Chaka Kahn.

CLICK HERE to read more about each of this year's inductees. See photos of each inductee:

Chapter 5

Star power

List of special guests

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is always a star-studded event. Here are some of the celebrities expected at the ceremony in New York this year:

- Harry Styles presenting for Stevie Nicks

- Brian May of Queen presenting for Def Leppard

- Janelle Monáe presenting for Janet Jackson

- Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails presenting for The Cure

- David Byrne presenting for Radiohead

- John Taylor & Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran presenting for Roxy Music

- Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles presenting for The Zombies

There will be many more special guests and A-list performers in attendance, so stay tuned...

Chapter 6

Looking ahead

What's coming in 2020

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies switch between Cleveland and New York. Since NYC is hosting this year's induction ceremony, that means 2020 will be back here in Cleveland.

The 2020 induction nominees will likely be announced at some point in October.

Previously, the ceremonies rotated between Cleveland, New York and Los Angeles.

Chapter 7

Rock Hall rewind

Looking back at last year's induction

The 2018 induction ceremony was hosted at Cleveland's iconic Public Hall as Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Cars, Nina Simone and The Moody Blues were officially given their place in rock 'n' roll history.

We have all the highlights in our time-stamped updates HERE.