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Rock Hall reopens Garage thanks to donations from Minoff Brothers

Paul Krasinic

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CLEVELAND, OH — On July 1, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is reopening its interactive Garage exhibit as summer heats up. After a long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Garage exhibit reopens with a substantial leadership contribution from Barry and Roy Minoff in support of the Rock Hall’s mission to engage, inspire and teach through the power of rock & roll.

The ample contribution works as an incentive for people to continue to support the Rock Hall’s transformative work, as well as to highlight The Garage performance space’s power to supply visitors from all over the world the ability to see and hear how music connects us, while allowing fans to compose music on their own.

Barry and Roy Minoff are longtime patrons of the museum, both serving as museum Trustees. They are also lifelong musical performers and fans. The brothers were moved to make this extraordinary contribution to promote more live music in Cleveland and to support Rock Hall's unique educational programs.

The museum's second level is now named "Minoff Family presents The Garage" and has signage at the entrance to commemorate the gift.

“We are thrilled to reopen our interactive Garage for fans and celebrate its return with a generous gift from the Minoff brothers, who are longtime supporters and share our passion for music,” said CEO and President of Rock Hall, Greg Harris. “The Minoffs’ gift advances and supports our strategic initiatives that continue to focus on bringing people together through music.”

The Garage reopens with several newly added artifacts. Inductee Roger Taylor of Queen's drumsticks, Inductee Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd's 1959 Gibson Les Paul used to perform "Free Bird," and Inductee Ginger Baker of Cream's Ludwig snare drum are among the recently added artifacts. Fans can even play the cherished organ of The Replacements' Bob Stinson. These legendary items join instruments by Bikini Kill, Buddy Guy, Public Enemy and Kim Deal, among others, on display at the show, which span all eras.

The Garage is part of the Rock Hall's multi-year development plans, which included the Minoff brothers' expertise as members of the expansion committee.

The Rock Hall is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, with Saturday hours extended to 8 p.m. EST in July. Reserve your ticket now at rockhall.com.

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