CLEVELAND, Ohio– A new visual and audio feature highlights Cleveland as the Rock and Roll Capital of the World. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Destination Cleveland, LAND Studio along with local artist Mark Reigelman teamed up for the Rock Box Project.
Seven custom speakers are being placed from the Rock Hall to Progressive Field on East 9th Street — which is also known as Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Boulevard.
The rock boxes are not only vibrant pieces of public art. They will also play music in tribute to Rock Hall of Fame inductees. “Our curators have put together a list from iconic songs from rock and roll hall of fame inductees that we will play at the top of each hour. Snippets of songs — really the iconic moment of the song or iconic phrasing of the song, And, it will change. It will evolve with currents events, with different anniversaries, different elements related to inductees — to really have some fun with it and change it up,” said Todd Masek, VP of Marketing and Communications for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Mary Champo of Lyndhurst saw the rock boxes being installed outside the Rock Hall Tuesday and thought they are going to be a great addition to the city. “It really keeps the energy up, keeps people moving. Downtown Cleveland is an exciting place to be,” she said.
While, the rock boxes are to be in place in time for the RNC, they will remain permanently after the convention is over.