Legendary rock pioneer Chuck Berry is set to be honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this coming fall as part of its American Music Masters series.
The hall will put on a week-long celebration in honor of Berry at the Case Western Reserve University form October 22 to October 27. While several performers will perform during the event, only Berry has been confirmed.
In a statement released Tuesday, 85-year-old Berry, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, said he is, “looking forward to reelin’ and rockin’ in Cleveland.”
“Chuck Berry created the language of rock and roll,” said Terry Stewart, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. “We stand on his foundation, and we are thrilled to honor him and welcome him to Cleveland.”
Past honorees include Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin and Woody Guthrie.