After years of being snubbed, prog rockers YES were finally inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year. Earlier this year, the group announced a tour to celebrate their induction. Dubbed YESTIVAL, it includes an Aug. 20 stop at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica.
The concert will also feature special guest Todd Rundgren and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy.
At some point, YES will dedicate its 2017 inductee exhibit and add new items including their silk drummer suits and iconic “Topographic” bass drums designed by Michael Tait. Details regarding that event will be announced on rockhall.com.
Courtesy of a Rock Hall press release, here is the schedule for the other events happening at the Rock Hall in advance of the concert:
7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15:
Film Screening of Yessongs
in the Rock Hall’s Foster Theater. The event is free for Rock Hall members (advance RSVP required) and $5.50 for non-members. Tickets will be available at ticketing.rockhall.com at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 7.
4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 17:
Listen to the Yes album Close to the Edge in the Rock Hall’s Foster Theater. Rock Hall experts will introduce the album and audience members are encouraged to share their Yes memories following the listening. This event is included with paid Rock Hall admission and reservations are not required. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17:
Rock Hall Live! Powered by PNC presents Prog Nation on the Rock Hall Live! Stage on the plaza. Admission is free.
Friday, Aug. 18: Yes, Songs from Tsongas
will screen all day in the Rock Hall’s Foster Theater. This event is included with paid Rock Hall admission and reservations are not required. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 18:
The Rock Hall team will host Stories of Rock: 2017 Inductee Trivia Contest: Yes Edition in the main exhibition hall on Level 0. The event will last between 10-15 minutes and is included with paid Museum admission. Prizes will be awarded to winners.
3 to 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 18:
Going for the One, a group of musicians who strive to "preserve and continue the tradition of classic Yes performances," will perform on the Rock Hall Live! Stage. Admission is free.
7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18:
“The Word is Yes!,” a discussion of progressive rock and the music of Yes takes place in the Rock Hall’s Foster Theater. This event is free with RSVP. Fans can RSVP beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 7, at ticketing.rockhall.com.
Saturday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug. 20:
The complete, uncut YES 2017 Rock Hall induction will screen all day in the Foster Theater. Admission is included with paid Rock Hall admission and reservations are not required. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20:
A YES VIP pre-concert experience takes place at Windows on the River. A limited number of premium seating and VIP packages and pre-show meet and greet are available. Contact the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s development office at 216-515-1222 or [email protected]