Inductee Ricky Byrd to Participate in Rock Hall's Upcoming Rock & Resilience Event


  • Leland Bobbe
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has just announced the details of its Rock & Resilience community event that takes place from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, on the plaza.

Inductee Ricky Byrd, formerly of Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, will be on hand to perform and talk about “the power music has to help people cope with challenges, heal from trauma, and connect with those around them.”

The schedule of live performances is as follows: Guitars for Vets performs at noon; Angie Haze Project plays at 1 p.m.; David Smeltz and the Smeltztones take the stage at 2 p.m.; and a songwriters circle featuring Byrd, Kathy Valentine (musician, songwriter and member of the Go-Go’s), Liberty DeVitto (formerly a part of Billy Joel’s recording and touring band) and Genya Raven (of Goldie and the Gingerbreads, and current SiriusXM DJ) brings the event to a close at 3 p.m. The group’s performance features an intimate conversation and songs that address both addiction and the recovery process. Following the songwriters circle, fans can meet Byrd, Valentine, DeVitto, and Raven.

The event is free, but a separate admission ticket must be purchased to tour the Rock Hall exhibits. Museum admission is free for Members and Cleveland residents. Food and drinks are available for purchase from Rock Hall food trucks and the All Access Cafe.

Rock & Recovery (91.3 The Summit), Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, LGBT Community Center, Guitars for Vets, Clean House Inc., FrontLine, Providence House, Community Assessment and Treatment Services, Life Act, Recovery Resources, ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County, Edna House for Women, Glenbeigh, Portage Path Behavioral Health, Cleveland Treatment Center, Bikers Against Child Abuse and CommQuest will be onsite with resources and educational materials.

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