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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame reopens its doors after closing due to pandemic

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Posted at 12:51 PM, Jan 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-17 21:09:08-05

CLEVELAND — Get ready to rock because the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is reopening its doors to the public.

The museum has been closed since November because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Sunday they began welcoming visitors back.

The Rock Hall is even offering free admission on Monday as they celebrate music, its role in the Civil Rights movement, and of course Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The celebration highlights how people use music to find their voice and create a sense of community.

Guests can also learn about how African American artists have used music to respond to racism, fight for equal rights, and promote social justice through Rock and Roll.

The pandemic has robbed music fans of things like concerts and festivals so the Rock Hall hopes the reopening can help bring people together in a socially distant setting.

‘People have been staying at home and not getting as many meaningful rock and roll experiences as they normally get in the year,’ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Education Director Mandy Smith said. “They're dying to go to concerts and things like that. So we can help bring some of that meaning back to their lives.”

If you do plan on utilizing the free admission on Monday, the Hall of Fame asks that you receive an entry time online so they can manage capacity and ensure COVID-19 protocols can be followed.