The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is currently gearing up for their annual induction ceremony in Cleveland later this month on April 14. Now it appears that the popular Cleveland museum and tourist attraction will be throwing its hat into the festival circuit, as it will be teaming up with AEG to produce the inaugural InCuya Festival this summer.
According to local news publication The Plain Dealer, the two-day festival will take place at Malls B and C in downtown Cleveland on Aug. 24-25 this summer, and will hope to “celebrate the origins, diversity and evolution of rock.” The report goes on to explain that InCyua won’t look to book artists of only one specific genre, but rather acts who represent fans across generations, styles and popularity. Local artists are also reported to be in the process of joining the event’s inaugural as well. As of Monday morning, the InCuya Music Festival website only provides a sparse landing page with lineup and event details yet to be announced. The festival draws its name from the Cuyahoga County which the city of Cleveland presides.
This year’s Rock Hall induction class includes classic rock bands Dire Straits, The Cars, The Moody Blues and Bon Jovi, in addition to gospel singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe and iconic pianist/singer Nina Simone, who probably could have received her own induction class based on talent and artistic/cultural influence alone. Last week the event organizers revealed the special guests who will be in attendance for the 33rd annual ceremony to help honor this year’s inductees including, The Killers’ frontman Brandon Flowers, Mary J. Blige, Ann Wilson, Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard, Andra Day, Stevie Van Zandt and Howard Stern.
Fans can tune into this year’s ceremony when a televised recording of the night’s events air on HBO on May 5.