This coming Saturday the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is facilitating an event that will consider the impact of Janis Joplin. Rock and Roll Retrospective: Kozmic Blues: The Life and Music of Janis Joplin will take place at Case Western Reserve’s Wolstein Auditorium this Saturday from 9AM to 4PM. Participants include Joplin’s sister and brother, musicians Country Joe McDonald, Bob Neuwirth and Jerry Ragovoy as well as journalists Ann Power, Holly George-Warren and Lucy O’Brien.
Later that night a concert will take place at Cleveland’s PlayhouseSquare’s State Theatre. Performers scheduled to appear include: Bettye LaVette, Lucinda Williams, Susan Tedeschi, Roky Erickson, Nona Hendryx, Carolyn Wonderland, Guy Clark, Nick Gravenites, Ray Benson, Michael Carabello, McDonald and Neuwirth.