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Rock Hall, Cleveland prepare for boon
Induction events kick off Wednesday
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will induct its newest class April 14th
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This week Cleveland begins its build-up to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Public Hall downtown. And area businesses are hoping this year’s event is an even bigger economic boon than it was when it came to town in 2009.
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On Wednesday, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction events begin with the unveiling of the plaques honoring this year’s inductees which include The Crickets, The Miracles and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. That’s followed by more than a week of special concerts and dedications leading up the Saturday, April 14th ceremony. 

When the event was in Cleveland three-years ago, an estimated 35,000 visitors came to take part. And they pumped more than $13 million into the local economy, spending money on hotels, transportation, restaurants and other entertainment.

Based on those figures, Lexi Hotchkiss of “Positively Cleveland,” the city’s tourism bureau in 2009, the average visitor spent nearly $670 a day during their stay. This year’s induction ceremony and associated events is expected to bring about 20-million dollars into the local economy. The event honoring rock and roll’s elite comes to Cleveland every three-years.                                                                                                          


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