Here's the full schedule
The concert should be pretty awesome...'Retha is scheduled to appear but not perform...we'll see.
From the desks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
FREE - Monday, October 31 at 7 p.m. - Rock and Roll Night School: A Spotlight on Aretha Franklin in the Rock Hallâs Foster Theater on the 4th floor.
Rock Hall educators will examine the scope and impact of Aretha Franklinâs career, while focusing on select songs that represent the diversity of her music. This event is free and reservations are not required. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. This event will also be streamed live on rockhall.com.
Tuesday, November 1 at 7 p.m. â An Evening with the Blind Boys of Alabama on the Rock Hallâs Main Stage.
This event will feature a live performance from the Blind Boys of Alabama as well as an interview with founding member Jimmy Carter. Tickets are $15 and are available through the Rock Hall website at https://tickets.rockhall.com or at the Rock Hall Box Office.
FREE with RSVP - Wednesday, November 2 at 4:30 p.m. â Teachers Rock with Summer of Sisterhood: The Soul of Cleveland Girls in the Rock Hallâs âEat to the Beatâ on the 3rd floor.
Join us for a special workshop celebrating the legacy of Aretha Franklin with special guests from the West Side Community Houseâs Summer of Sisterhood program. Learn more about the programâs work to empower adolescent girls by inspiring them to reflect on their identity and community through poetry, songwriting and dance. This workshop is designed for teachers and educators around Northeast Ohio. This event is free with a reservation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216.515.8426 to RSVP.
FREE with RSVP - Wednesday, November 2 at 7 p.m. â Hall of Fame Series with Spooner Oldham in the Rock Hallâs Foster Theater on the 4th floor.
Dewey Lyndon âSpoonerâ Oldham is a linchpin of the Southern soul and R&B sound. The Alabama-born musician was part of the prolific crew that made records at Rick Hallâs FAME (âFlorence Alabama Music Enterprisesâ) Studio and Muscle Shoals Sound Studios. Oldham played keyboards on Aretha Franklinâs first five albums for Atlantic Records: I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, Aretha Arrives, Lady Soul, Aretha Now and Soul â69. He can also be heard on such seminal soul songs as Percy Sledgeâs âWhen a Man Loves a Womanâ and Wilson Pickettâs âMustang Sally.â This event is free with a reservation. Seating is limited. Reservations can be made through the Rock Hall website at https://tickets.rockhall.com or at the Rock Hall Box Office. This event will also be streamed live on rockhall.com.
FREE - Thursday, November 3 at 7 p.m. â "Rolling in the Deep": Aretha Franklin and the Makings of Modern Black Womanhood - Keynote Lecture by Daphne Brooks, Professor of English and African-American Studies, Princeton University at Case Western Reserve Universityâs Ford Auditorium, 10900 Euclid Ave.
This lecture explores the rich and diverse complexities of Aretha Franklin's musical artistryâfrom her early recording career at Columbia Records in the early 1960s to her pop breakthrough later that decade. It examines new ways to read Ms. Franklin's virtuosity as both a vocalist and instrumentalist as a form of sonic black feminism. Through the work of Aretha Franklin, this talk aims to consider how classic soul music and the politics of modern black womanhood are indelibly linked to one another. This event is free and reservations are not required. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Friday, November 4, Doors at 8 p.m. - Jump to It: DJs pay tribute to Aretha! At the House of Blues, 308 Euclid Avenue.
DJs Mick Boogie, MC Lyte and DJ O-Dub will dig through Aretha Franklinâs deep catalog to spin an incredible mix of soul, funk, jazz and dance tracks. Tickets are $8 in advance ($10 at the door) and are available at www.LiveNation.com, www.HouseofBlues.com, the House of Blues Box Office, charge-by-phone (800-745-3000), or any Ticketmaster location.
Saturday, November 5 from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. â American Music Masters Conference in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fameâs Foster Theater.
A reflection on the career of Aretha Franklin and her impact on rock and roll music. The conference will feature rare film footage presented by documentary filmmaker and archivist Joe Lauro of Historic Films, as well as interviews with Cissy Houston and Bernard Purdie, both long-time friends and collaborators of Ms. Franklinâs. Tickets are $25 ($10 lunch voucher included) and are available through the Rock Hall website at https://tickets.rockhall.com or at the Rock Hall Box Office. Admission to the Museum is free with the purchase of a conference ticket. Portions of this event will be streamed live on rockhall.com.
Saturday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. Tribute Concert at PlayhouseSquareâs State Theatre
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Jerry Butler, Dennis Edwards (of the Temptations) and Ronald Isley (of the Isley Brothers) will join 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominee Chaka Khan, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Patti Austin, Kris Bowers, Carla Cook, Melinda Doolittle, Mike Farris and Cissy Houston and Spooner Oldham. Tickets are $30, $40 and $50. Tickets are available at the PlayhouseSquare box office, by calling (216) 241-6000, or by visiting www.playhousesquare.org. A limited number of Rock Hall VIP event packages starting at $250 are available by calling (216) 515-1207.