CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is now about more than other people’s music. Visitors will soon be able to make their own music inside the museum.
Visitors will be able to physically pick up instruments on the second-floor of the museum and play for whoever’s in the room.
Nora McCool says, “That sounds pretty cool.”
John Goehrke has worked at the museum for about 13 years. He said the second-floor’s new “interactive garage will be fun for visitors whether they are novices or experienced musicians.
“It’s a very empowering thing,” he said. “The idea that we can provide guests the ability to make some noise here at the Rock Hall is going to be really cool.”
That’s one part of several exciting announcements the museum made Monday.
Along with that, the Rock Hall told Cleveland 19 about the new exhibits coming in 2019.
The museum is extending its hours this summer, it will be open until 9 p.m. to accommodate guests.
The museum wants locals to experience everything the museum has to offer.
Since the Rock Hall received it’s biggest donation ever last year, Cleveland residents are now allowed in for free.
Goehrke said he’s seen nearly 9,000 residents take advantage of the free admission.
“I love seeing residents of Cleveland in the house,” he said.
One of the most anticipated new exhibits coming in 2019 celebrates a milestone for one of the most famous music festivals in the country.
“It’s a pretty massive national story that it’s the 50th anniversary of Woodstock,” the museum’s CEO said. “We’re going to be participating in that.”
And it’s not all happening right here in Cleveland.
The Rock Hall is expanding its digital platform this year.
They’ve created an online curriculum to teach more people about the history of Rock and Roll.
The museum just launched an online store, so you can buy that shirt that caught your eye, after you leave the building.