September is upon us and there’s a lot to cheer about in Cleveland! The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is celebrating its 21st birthday and the City is taking great pride in a successful Republican National Convention, the Cavs Championship, and all the momentum and positive energy downtown. It’s a great time to be a Clevelander and the Rock Hall’s recent transformations – from the addition of Rock Boxes and an updated store to seasonal stage, beer garden, and more – are reflective of this great city.
As a way of extending the love, building on that civic pride and reminding visitors that Cleveland still rocks, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame curated a September playlist with local media outlets. Here are the tunes, described as those that best represent Cleveland right now, which will be heard on the Rock Boxes along E. 9th Street (aka Rock & Roll Blvd.), daily at the top of the hour from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST now through September 23, 2016.
Curated by WNCX
- Blue Oyster Cult: “Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll”
- Creedence Clearwater Revival: “I Put a Spell On You”
- James Gang: “Funk #49”
- Bruce Springsteen: “Born to Run”
- Michael Stanley: “In the Heartland”
- Glenn Frey: “Partytown”
The Rock Box project is a public art project of bigger-than-life speakers that capitalize on the city’s rock and roll identity and extend it throughout Downtown. These speakers are a collaboration between the Rock Hall, the City of Cleveland, LAND Studios and Cleveland-born artist Mark Reigelman. They were built to add color, promote the City’s rock and roll legacy and add music to the downtown soundscape.