This was supposed to be the plan all along, but it at least got another vote of confidence Saturday night. Rock Hall CEO Terry Stewart said the plan is to still have the 2012 Rock Hall inductions in Cleveland. They went reasonably well in 2009 over at Public Auditorium — the crowd was packed, the mood amped up with the live crowd as well as the stodgy VIP dignitaries of rock — but one always has to wonder if the Rock Hall would go along with the plan to return the inductions to Cleveland once every three years.
That seems to be the case still. According to WKYC:
"We plan to return Induction Ceremonies to Cleveland in 2012," said Rock Hall CEO Terry Stewart to the crowd gathered at Public Hall. "It will take a lot of community support, so spread the word. We want to return the induction here as a public event again so all of northeast Ohio has the chance to be a part of it."
The benefit dinner and concert is a fundraiser for the Rock Hall's award-winning educational programs.