Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Honors The Everly Brothers

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Case Western Reserve University are pleased to announce the lineup of artists honoring the Everly Brothers at the 19th annual Music Masters tribute concert on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at PlayhouseSquare’s State Theatre. Don Everly will appear to accept the Annual Music Masters honor.

Tribute concert performers scheduled to appear include:
•       Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Graham Nash 
•       Peter Asher 
•       Vince Gill 
•       Emmylou Harris
•       Shelby Lynne
•       The Secret Sisters
•       Additional guests will be announced soon.  

Two-time Grammy Award winner Rodney Crowell will serve as musical director for the tribute concert. The house band will feature Grammy Award winning guitarist Albert Lee, who served as musical director for the Everly Brothers’ 1983 reunion concert.

Tickets to the October 25th tribute concert range from $30 – $100 and are available to Rock Hall members beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 10 at www.playhousesquare.org. Tickets for the General Public will be available beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 12 at the PlayhouseSquare box office, by calling (216) 241-6000, or by visiting www.playhousesquare.org. A limited number of VIP packages beginning at $300 are available by contacting the Rock Hall’s development office at (216) 515-1201 or development@rockhall.org.

In memory of Phil Everly, who passed away in January of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the 2014 Annual Music Masters will create awareness for the disease, which affects an estimated 24 million individuals in the United States. The progressive lung diseases include emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis. Despite being the third leading cause of death in the United States, there is very little research funding for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. COPD is a preventable and treatable disease but the lack of research, awareness and education has resulted in millions of unnecessary hospitalizations, complications and even deaths of patients. The COPD Foundation’s mission is to prevent and cure COPD and to improve the lives of all people affected by COPD. To make a contribution to the Phil Everly Memorial Fund, visit www.copdfoundation.org/PhilEverlyMemorial.aspx.

The weeklong celebration begins on Monday, October 20, and will feature interviews, panels, films and educational programs throughout the week. The series is sponsored by ELS Studio (Acura).

Additional events include:

FREE with RSVP – Wednesday, October 22 at 8 p.m. – Songwriters to Soundmen with Rodney Crowell and special guests in the Rock Hall’s Foster Theater on the 4th floor. Crowell (the musical director for the October 25 tribute concert) will be interviewed in front of a live audience by Jason Hanley, the Rock Hall’s Director of Education, and will answer questions from the audience.  They will discuss the music of the Everly Brothers and the arrangement of the house band for this year’s tribute concert.  This event is free with a reservation. Seating is limited.  Reservations can be made through the Rock Hall website at https://tickets.rockhall.com or at the Rock Hall Box Office.  Rock Hall Members can RSVP starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 22.  General public can RSVP starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 23. This event will be streamed live athttp://rockhall.com

FREE – Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. – Keynote Lecture “Brand New Heartache: The Everly Brothers and the Exquisite Reveal of the American Teen Heart” by Ann Powers at Case Western Reserve University’s Wolstein Auditorium, 2103 Cornell Rd, Cleveland.


One of the nation’s most notable music critics, Ann Powers has been writing for The Record, NPR’s blog about finding, making, buying, sharing and talking about music, since April 2011. She can also be heard on NPR’s newsmagazines and music programs. 

Ann Powers’ keynote will examine how the Everly Brothers became guides for teenagers moving into the fullness of their lives with America’s eyes upon them. In the 1950s, the teenager became a folk demon of great allure and notoriety. But what did it actually feel like to inhabit adolescence, a new life stage defined by existential uncertainty and exhausting emotions? The Everly Brothers’ lyrics dwelled on moments of discovery and doubt, their rhythms shows how rock and roll’s wildness could be slyly managed, and their harmonies embodied the process of learning how to feel new things and then act upon them. 

This event is free and reservations are not required.  Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. This event will be streamed live at http://rockhall.com

Saturday, October 25 from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. – Annual Music Masters Conference in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Foster Theater
The conference will feature rare film footage presented by documentary filmmaker and archivist Joe Lauro of Historic Films, a presentation by renowned author Colin Escott, as well as interviews with musicians and others who worked with the Everly Brothers. 

Tickets are $25 ($10 lunch voucher included) and are available through the Rock Hall website athttps://tickets.rockhall.com or at the Rock Hall Box Office.  Rock Hall Members can purchase tickets starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 22.  General public can purchase tickets starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 23. Admission to the Museum is free with the purchase of a conference ticket.  Portions of this event will be streamed live on rockhall.com.

Saturday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. – Annual Music Masters Tribute Concert at PlayhouseSquare’s State Theatre
Tickets to the October 25th tribute concert range from $30 – $100 and are available to Rock Hall members beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 10 (online only), and to the General Public beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 12 at the PlayhouseSquare box office, by calling (216) 241-6000, or by visiting www.playhousesquare.org.

Special programs for students:

Monday, October 20 at 1:00 p.m. – Classroom Conversations: Understanding the Everly Brothers’ Musical Legacy

Join the Rock Hall’s award-winning education team for a special distance learning program for students to be streamed LIVE on the Rock Hall’s website at www.rockhall.com/education.  This program features a round-table discussion about the life and music of the Everly Brothers – from their contribution to the first wave of rock and roll, to their skill as musicians and songwriters, and their connections to current popular music.  There is no cost to connect.  The program is appropriate for middle and high school classrooms.  Teachers interested in taking their students on a more in-depth exploration of the Everly Brothers’ music can be part of the pre-connection activities hosted on Google’s Connected Classrooms starting on Monday, September 29th.  Visithttp://www.rockhall.com/educationfor more information on how to participate.