CLEVELAND, UNITED STATES: This 06 February, 2002 photo shows an exterior view of Gund Arena in Cleveland, OH, the home arena of the Cleveland Cavaliers. AFP PHOTO/David MAXWELL (Photo credit should read DAVID MAXWELL/AFP via Getty Images).
That’s the big question this year – what events will be held in person, and what events will be moved to virtual? Similar to 2020, event organizers have some big decisions to make. It’s hard to tell, because nobody has a crystal ball. Nobody knows what exactly the second half of 2021 will bring. But one thing is for sure – live events, if they are going to happen, will need to be meticulously planned, like never before.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is a perfect example. In 2020, the Ceremony was moved to virtual, for obvious reasons. Now in 2021, organizers announced today that the 2021 event will be held in person on October 30th in downtown Cleveland at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse (home of the Cleveland Cavaliers).
Just Announced: The 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will return to Cleveland, Ohio on October 30, 2021, and for the first time, will be held at @RMFieldHouse. Read the full release here: https://t.co/gOI8gxqevI pic.twitter.com/4Ps2QtRdOm
— Rock Hall (@rockhall) March 2, 2021
The venue has a capacity of over 20,000, but the number of seats that would potentially be used on October 30th has not been confirmed yet. It’s an ambitious goal, and only time will tell how this story ends! The nominees for 2021 include: Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, LL Cool J, Rage Against the Machine, Foo Fighters, Iron Maiden, and several others.
Fingers crossed that an in-person event can be held safely.