The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Announces Special Guests for 33rd Annual Induction Ceremony

CLEVELAND, OHIO– Special guests at this year’s sold-out Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio, on April 14th at Public Auditorium in Cleveland will include:

Mary J Blige presenting for Nina Simone
Andra Day performing for Nina Simone
Brittany Howard presenting for Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Ann Wilson presenting for The Moody Blues
Brandon Flowers presenting for The Cars
Howard Stern presenting for Bon Jovi

The 2018 Ceremony will honor this year's inductees: Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

The Ceremony will once again exclusively premiere on HBO on May 5th at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Red carpet arrivals on April 14th will be live streamed from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on, the Rock Hall’s Facebook page and YouTube page.

The Rock Hall will host a week of events leading up to the ceremony, including the unveiling the all new Hall of Fame, featuring the 2018 Inductee exhibit. The new floor will open on Saturday, April 7th during Celebration Day at the Museum with a performance by 2018 Inductee Richie Sambora, free admission, and a firework show. Visit for a complete schedule of Rock Week events.

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