Straight from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, come out and be part of the first stop of the nationwide tour of the Stay Tuned: Rock On TV exhibit. Walk through the wild world of rock history — from American Bandstand to the heyday of MTV — and snap a selfie with everything from Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” costume to ZZ Top’s epic Eliminator car.
Start Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
End Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020
Time: varies by date
Location: Museum of Broadcast Communications – 360 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60654
Cost: $7.50 (Ticketing processing fees apply.)
Additional dates and times may be available. Times and prices vary by date. Please view ticketing page for details.
In the multi-sensory, and multimedia Stay Tuned: Rock On TV exhibit, visitors will also see the birth of the music video, how it reached its pinnacle with the launch and domination of MTV and its sub-brands and used its technology to push music and artistry to new heights. Since exploding onto the scene in the post-war 40s, television and rock & roll have reflected social values, shaped the youth culture and created icons. In its early days, they sat at opposite ends of the table, with tv showcasing the normalcy of nuclear family and strong moral lessons, while rock & roll questioned the establishment with a rebellious attitude. But as television sets became a household fixture, advertisers sought to reach the booming youth and teenage demographic and their expendable pocket money, cracking the door for rock & roll’s acceptance into the mainstream.
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