Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Has a Weeks Worth of Events to Salute Chuck Berry as an American Music Master

This year, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has selected Chuck Berry as their honoree as an American Music Master, an event that will be saluted for a full week from Monday, October 22 to Saturday, October 27.

While some events are still being put together, the highlights happen on the weekend starting on Friday night with a show by the Rick Derringer Trio on the Rock Hall's Main Stage.

Then, on Saturday starting at 10:30 AM, it's the American Music Conference in the Hall's Foster Theatre which will be a reflection on the career of Chuck Berry and his 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 Marshall Chess and more.

Finally, on Saturday night, Berry will be saluted at PlayhouseSquare's State Theatre by a long list of performers including:
  • Joe Bonamassa
  • Rick Derringer
  • Rose Flores
  • John Fulbright
  • Ronnie Hawkins
  • Merle Haggard
  • Ernie Isley
  • David Johansen
  • Lemmy Kilmister
  • Darryl DMS McDaniels
  • J.D. McPherson
  • Chuck Prophet
  • Vernon Reid
  • Duke Robillard
  • Ray Sharpe
  • Earl Slick
  • M. Ward
Berry will be on hand to accept the award and is scheduled to perform. 

The series is sponsored by Republic Steel, Panasonic Automotive and ELS Surround.

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