Yestival

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 8:00pm

YESTIVAL celebrates new inductees YES and prog rock

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Klipsch Audio and PNC Bank will celebrate the music and influence of prog rock giants and 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees YES with a week of live music, interviews and films August 15-20. The weeklong celebration will culminate with the August 20 YESTIVAL at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica.

YESTIVAL features special guest Todd Rundgren and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy. The details for YESTIVAL were initially revealed live on SiriusXM in conjunction with their April 7 Induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

As part of the Cleveland YESTIVAL date, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will host a series of events to celebrate the legacy of YES and the passion and commitment of their fans:

Tuesday, August 15:

7pm: Film Screening of Yessongs (1973, 76 minutes)
Foster Theater
Free for members with RSVP, $5.50 for non-members
Tickets will be available on ticketing.rockhall.com at 10AM on Monday, August 7.

Recorded in 1972 at London’s Rainbow Theatre, this concert documentary featuring Yes at the height of their popularity during the 1970's. The film features performances of classic Yes songs including “All Good People,” “The Clap,” “Roundabout” and “Yours Is No Disgrace.” 

Thursday, August 17:

4pm: Album Spotlight: Yes, Close to the Edge
Foster Theater
Free with Museum admission. Reservations are not required. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Listen to Yes’ Close to the Edge album like never before! Yes’ classic 1972 album will be played in its entirety on Rock Hall’s the state-of-the-art theater sound system. Rock Hall experts will introduce the album and audience members are encouraged to share their Yes memories following the listening.   

6-8pm: Rock Hall Live! Powered by PNC presents Prog Nation
Rock Hall Live! Stage
Free
In addition to live music, enjoy drink specials and rock trivia contests.

Friday, August 18

On loop all day: Film Screening of Yes, Songs from Tsongas (2005, 2 hr 58 minutes), courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment 
Foster Theater
Free with Museum admission. Reservations are not required.  Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Filmed in May of 2004, the classic YES line-up of Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman and Alan White joined forces once again to celebrate their historic 35 years of creating music and memories together.

11:00am: Stories of Rock: 2017 Inductee Trivia Contest
Main Exhibit Hall
Free with Museum admission

Think you know about Yes and the rest of the great Inductee Class of 2017?  Stop by our Rock Hall trivia show and prove it!  Find the Rock Hall team in the main exhibition hall on Level 0. This show will last between 10-15 minutes. Prizes will be awarded to winners.  

3-5pm: Rock Hall Live! Powered by PNC presents Going for the One
Rock Hall Live! Stage
Free

Going for the One is a group of talented musicians who strive to preserve and continue the tradition of classic Yes performances. The band's goal is clear: a celebration of Yes music.

7pm: “The Word is Yes!”  A discussion of Progressive Rock and the music of Yes
Foster Theater 
Free with RSVP.  Fans can RSVP starting at 10AM on Monday, August 7 at ticketing.rockhall.com.
Co-sponsored by The Center for Popular Music Studies at Case Western Reserve University 

Panelists include: John Covach (Director of the University of Rochester Institute for Popular Music), Steve Waksman (Smith College), Daniel Goldmark (Director of the Center for Popular Music Studies at Case Western Reserve University), Mandy Smith (Rock Hall), and Jason Hanley (Rock Hall).

Saturday, August 19

On loop all day: Screening of complete, uncut Yes' 2017 Rock Hall induction
Foster Theater
Free with Museum admission. Reservations are not required.  Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  

On loop all day: YES music as the Rock Hall official soundtrack

Sunday, August 20

On loop all day: Screening of complete, uncut Yes' 2017 Rock Hall induction
Foster Theater
Free with Museum admission. Reservations are not required.  Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  

On loop all day: YES music as the Rock Hall official soundtrack

Due to the band’s travel schedule, the Yes artifact donation will not be taking place on Sunday, August 20. A limited number of premium seating and VIP packages and pre-show meet & greet are available now by contacting the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s development office at (216) 515-1201 or [email protected]

4:30pm: VIP pre-concert experience 
Windows on the River, a limited number of premium seating and VIP packages and pre-show meet & greet are available now by contacting the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s development office at (216) 515-1201 or [email protected].

Yestival with YES, Todd Rundgren & Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy

Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, tickets available at ticketmaster.com