CLEVELAND — As the 2021 NFL Draft in Cleveland approaches, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is ready to celebrate.
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On April 23, the Rock Hall will open a new exhibit honoring "the dynamic history of the Super Bowl Halftime Show and its legendary performers." The exhibit, called "The Biggest Show on Turf: 55 Years of Halftime Shows," presented by Pepsi, will run through September 2021 and feature props and artifacts from the Super Bowl Halftime Show's history.
“The Super Bowl is always the most watched television event of the year – and more fans watch the Halftime Show than the game – a massive cultural moment!” Greg Harris, President & CEO, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, said in a statement. “The modern halftime show has served as a massive platform for these amazing artists, including numerous Hall of Fame Inductees. Rock & roll and sports are intertwined, and we are excited to celebrate this shared moment and the legendary artists, creatives and crews who delivered these memorable performances.”
Included in the exhibit will be performance outfits, instruments and set pieces from the halftime show's history, including:
- The Weeknd's "mirror infinity room" from this year's Super Bowl 55 halftime show in Tampa.
- Bono's flag-lined jacket from U2’s 2002 performance, which marked the first Super Bowl halftime show after September 11, 2001.
- Prince’s turquoise suit from his purple-rained performance in 2007.
- Katy Perry’s beach-ball inspired costume and the viral sensation “Left Shark” from her 2015 performance.
- Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer's drumhead from the band's 2001 performance, which marked the first time ever in a Super Bowl Halftime Show that fans stood on the field around the stage.
Additionally, the Rock Hall will be featuring some of its football-related items, including Roger Daltrey of The Who’s football helmet worn on the cover of the 1974 Who album, Odds & Sods, and Joe Walsh of the Eagles University of Texas football jersey worn on the Eagles Long Run tour.
On Thursday, April 29, the Rock Hall will only be open to NFL guests as a part of the draft's red carpet event. The Rock Hall will then have extended hours from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 30th and Saturday, May 1st, the second and third days of the 2021 NFL Draft.