The Great Lakes USA
- 2019 marked the 60th anniversary of the Motown sound. For 2020 the museum is planning a $50 million expansion that will add 50,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, a performance theatre, recording studios, meeting space and expanded retail space. It will be designed and built around the current museum space and the historic Hitsville USA house.
- Ryder Cup 2020
Every two years, 24 of the best golfers from Europe and the United States go head-to-head in match play competition. Drama, tension, incredible golf, camaraderie and sportsmanship are served in equal measure, captivating an audience of millions around the world. Next year, the open, rugged and windswept terrain of Kohler’s Whistling Straits will be the backdrop for this pre-eminent golf event, taking place Sept. 22-27.
- Springfield - Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum Celebrates 15th Anniversary
In honor of ALPLM’s 15th anniversary in 2020 the museum will feature a special exhibit entitled “Art of Leadership.” This exhibit will showcase artistic creations of U.S. Presidents & world leaders including Theodore Roosevelt, Ellen Wilson, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Winston Churchill, and Prince Charles. The exhibit runs March 20, 2020 through January 10, 2021.
- Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary and 2020 Induction Ceremony
The world’s only Rock & Roll Hall of Fame celebrates 25 years on the shore of Lake Erie in 2020. During this milestone year the annual induction ceremony will also be held in Cleveland, bringing rock’s greatest stars and biggest fans to the city to celebrate the legends of this pioneering genre. While in Cleveland, visitors can pay homage to music’s masters and enjoy museum updates that include the Power of Rock Experience, which provides a front row seat to performances from 25 years of Induction Ceremonies with an immersive film by Academy Award-winner Jonathan Demme. And, opened on July 1, 2019, The Garage lets visitors bring their dream of being a rock ‘n’ roll star to life. The hands-on exhibit fills the museum’s second floor with more than 15 drums, bass, guitars, keyboards and mixing boards, where visitors can play, mix and record their own hits.
- 100th Anniversary of Professional Football in 2020. It started in Ohio and celebrations will be in Autumn 2020
Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio (about 1 hour from Cleveland about 2 hours from Detroit)
- 2020 is 150th anniversary of the Cedar Point amusement park, the roller coaster capital of the world!
- A new 1500+ seat, $3 million dollar theatre space in the heart of Amish County, to open January 2020 at Blue Gate Performing Arts Centre in Shipshewana www.bluegate.com
- Dayton’s Project is a cool new building opening in Minneapolis in Spring 2020. It’s a multi-use facility, but the highlight will be a new food hall in the space. Celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern is overseeing the project. www.thedaytonsproject.com