The concert, set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at PlayhouseSquare's State Theatre, is the capper for a weeklong Roll Over Beethoven: The Life and Music of Chuck Berry celebration honoring the 85-year-old who is the 17th recipient of the honor jointly awarded by the Rock Hall and the university's College of Arts and Sciences.
Berry's hits began with 1955's 'Maybellene', and include such timeless classics as 'Roll Over Beethoven' (hence the name of the week celebrating him), 'School Day', 'Rock & Roll Music' and, of course, 'Johnny B. Goode'.
Tickets to the show, $30 to $80, go on sale to Rock Hall members at 10 a.m. Monday, September 17, only via Playhousesquare.org. Public sales begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday, September 19, at the same address, at the PlayhouseSquare box office and by phone at 216-241-6000. Rock Hall spokeswoman Margaret Thresher said a limited number of Friends of American Music Masters VIP packages beginning at $250 already are at the Rock Hall's development office at 216-515-1201, or online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The weeklong celebration will include panel discussions, films and programs at the Rock Hall and Case.
Check out Motörhead covering Chuck Berry's classic 'Let It Rock' on the Late Show With David Letterman: