CLEVELAND — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be joining in on a citywide celebration of Michael Stanley.
Cleveland City Council announced March 25 will be Michael Stanley Day.
As part of the celebration, fans are invited to join Michael Stanley’s family and members of The Resonators.
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“The energy of his music and its ability to bring people together helped to make Cleveland the Rock & Roll Capital of the World, and it galvanized the community to rally together and make our city the home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,” said Rock and Roll Hall of Fame CEO Greg Harris. “His contributions to rock & roll and our region will not be forgotten, and we are honored to preserve his legacy and tell his story forever at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.”
“On behalf of the citizens of the City of Cleveland, I extend my condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Michael Stanley. In celebration of his impact to the world of music near and far,” said Mayor Frank Jackson. “I am pleased that Cleveland City Council declared March 25 as Michael Stanley Day.”
Radio stations throughout Northeast Ohio will be celebrating Stanley's legacy all day. They will commemorate Stanley by playing his hit song “My Town” in unison at 10:35 a.m.
Throughout the day, Stanley’s music will be heard inside the museum and played on the Rock Hall’s Rock Boxes located downtown along East 9th Street.
Artifacts from his career will be on display in the Rock Hall's In Memoriam exhibit. Items include his Jon Hill custom guitar and new items from his collection, including handwritten lyrics and setlists.
Fans can stop by Voinovich Atrium to view footage of Stanley from the Rock Hall's vault, featuring memorable moments and interviews from his career that spanned five decades.
The Michael Stanley ceremony will take place on the Rock Hall plaza and is free to the public.
Michael Stanley Day takes place on what would have been his 73rd birthday.
Stanley died earlier this month.