Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

'Long Live Rock' front of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland. (

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame could take days to fully explore and enjoy. There are dozens of galleries and exhibits in its seven levels of building space. The average stay is a little under three hours.

R & R Hall of Fame, from Lake Erie. (Wikipedia)
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation was formed in 1983, with the physical Rock Hall opening its doors in 1995 on the shore of Lake Erie in Cleveland, Ohio. The "mission is clear: To engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll. We share stories of the people, events and songs that shape our world through exhibits, innovative programs and concerts."

Elvis - the King of Rock and Roll

Elvis Exhibit. (
There cannot be a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame without the "King." In 1986 Elvis Presley was one of the first ten performers to be inducted.

Since 1995 there has been a permanent Elvis exhibit. "Each year new artifacts are sent in from Graceland, a longstanding agreement that keeps the exhibit alive, dynamic, and as unpredictable as the next swivel of his pelvis," according to the Rock Hall officials.

This exhibit takes "a deeper look at the man behind the myth." There is an exclusive film on the artist’s life and impact on pop culture ... along with his custom 1975 SuperTrike motorcycle.

Live performances

2019 Inductees 'The Zombies' perform Aug. 17 at Rock Hall.
One of the extremely popular features of the R & R Hall of Fame are the live outdoor performances.

The Zombies, one of the 2019 Rock Hall Inductees, will perform on the Rock Hall Live stage on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 3 pm ET.

"Innovative arrangements, gorgeous choral harmonies, and impeccable musicianship made the Zombies one of the most admired and influential groups of the 1960s."

Ticket holders will be able to tour the Rock Hall’s exhibits, including the brand new exhibitions celebrating the 2019 Inductees and 'Woodstock at 50'.

Click here for a complete list of Summer Events.

If you go:

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
(216) 781-7625

Summer Hours
July - August
Sunday - Tuesday 10 am-5:30 pm
Wednesday - Saturday 10 am-9 pm

Regular Hours of Operation
Daily 10 am-5:30 pm
Wednesday 10 am-9 pm
Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas

Ticket Prices
General Admission: $26
Senior (65+): $24
Youth (6-12): $16
Ages 5 and under: Free

Box Office Only
College Students: $24*
Military & First Responders: $24*
Northeast Ohio Resident (zip codes 440-443): $21*
*available only at Rock Hall box office; requires valid ID

Motor Coach/RV/Bus parking (April-January Only)
North Port Lot, Dock 32
Contact: Mac Howard at and
Rate: $30 - $42 (subject to change)
Overnight parking is available.

-- Julianne G. Crane
To read more RV lifestyle writing go to 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Summer festivals for family fun in South Carolina, Vermont and Idaho

South Carolina's Lexington County Peach Festival - July 4, 2019

For six decades, folks of all ages have looked forward to the Lexington County Peach Festival in Gilbert, SC.

Lexington County Peach Festival Parade (
"Summer after summer in the 50's, 60's, and 70's, the community was alive with the harvesting, packing, and shipping of peaches," according to "Today, we find only a few peach farms still in operation, however the peach remains (in our minds) the Queen of all Fruits, and worthy of honor in our small town" of Gilbert.

Festivities kick off with a parade and conclude with a dazzling firework show at dusk. Spend Independence Day enjoying arts and crafts exhibits, an antique car show, a Revolutionary War re-enactment, and all the peachy food one can dream of.

Grab the entire family and head to the 60th Annual Lexington County Peach Festival -- it's FREE.

If you go:
Gilbert Community Park
110 Rikard Circle, Gilbert, SC 20954
Time: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Vermont's Franklin County Field Days - Aug. 1-4, 2019

Fun rides for Kids (Franklin County Field Days)
Franklin County Field Days has been hosting fun events for more than 40 years.

Enjoy agriculture, track events, horse shows, amusement rides, a dozen contests, demolition derbies, and a wide range of festival food.

There is something for everyone to love.

If you go:
Franklin County Field Days
Airport Road
Highgate VT 05488

Directions to Franklin County Field Days
Franklin County Field Days it located off I 89, exit 21. Take a right and travel to Airport Road. Take a left onto Airport Road, the fair grounds is on the right.

$10 fee per person, for all ages, every day of the fair. Cash only.

Idaho's Festival at Sandpoint - Aug. 1-11, 2019

Family Concert at (
Jackson Browne and Kool & the Gang are just two of the big-name acts performing Aug. 1-11 at the Festival at Sandpoint.

The nonprofit festival has been going strong since 1983. There are two full bars and 13 vendors, but people are welcome to bring their own food and beverages from home.

"Grab a lawn chair and park yourself in the field or grab a general admission seat in the grandstand. Either way, you're in for 11 days of music, food, fun, culture."

This festival is not just for grown-ups. The Family Concert is musical fun for the young and young at heart on Sunday, Aug. 4. This special event features the Festival Community Orchestra and Studio One Dancers.

"Favorite pre-concert activities include the Instrument Petting Zoo where kids can try out various instruments with guidance from musical mentors, an animal petting zoo, clowns, face painting, games galore and the popular Parents’ Corner where moms and dads can take a break from the chaos for a complimentary mini-massage," states the festival website.

All tickets for Family Concert are only $6. Activities begin when the gates open at 2:30 p.m. and the musical performance starts at 5 p.m.

For more information:
Festival at Sandpoint
525 Pine St.
Sandpoint, ID 83864
(208) 265-4554

-- Julianne G. Crane
To read more RV lifestyle writing go to