Backstage with Rock n’ Roll Legends


Kevin Dugan & Buddy Maver

  • Venue:Supper Club
  • Showtime:7:00 pm
  • Doors open:5:00 pm
  • All Ages, Free Admission, Table Reservations Required
  • Free Entry



Doors open at 5:00pm, with the storytelling beginning promptly at 7:00pm

  • Weekly series combining great food with great stories about Cleveland’s past
  • Prix Fixe 3-course dinner option just $20
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Story topic this week…

Backstage with Rock n’ Roll Legends
When it comes to rock and roll, these guys have seen and done it all! Musician, roadie, manager, producer, label owner, you name it and one of these two have done it. Tonight, they’ll share some of their unique stories about a side of rock n’ roll you don’t hear much about.

Kevin Dugan Bio


Kevin Dugan worked for various Cleveland bands including Rainbow Canyon, The James Gang, and The Raspberries. He also worked as part of the production crew at The Cleveland Agora (pre-Rowdy Roadies). In late 1975, he moved to California and began working out of the Los Angeles area. Throughout the next few years, Kevin worked for a variety of bands, covering the entire spectrum of music and learning to work as a stage manager.

In 1978, he started working in the Fleetwood Mac camp. He has also worked with Bob Welch, Michael Anthony of Van Halen, Great White, Sammy Hagar, The Cult and too many others to mention. Kevin was also the stage manager for the show which included the “topping off” ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was the fourth individual to be inducted into The Roadie Hall of Fame. In 2016, he was given the Tech of the Year Award and inducted into Rock Godz. In the course of his career, he has earned over 25 Gold and Platinum records. Over the last decade he has been the Production Manager for the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp. Kevin has worked for Van Halen for thirty some years.

Buddy Maver Bio


Rock ‘n roll was Buddy Maver’s life for many years. He has a unique perspective on Cleveland rock and roll history having seen it from both sides… from the creative side as a musician/singer, and from the business side working with agents, managers and record companies as a concert producer and club owner. He spent years making records on four different labels including major record companies like Epic and Capitol records. He had many amazing experiences which included playing on the pilot to the Upbeat TV show, to opening for the Rolling Stones on their first Cleveland show in 1964, and also… playing in the nude at the Miss Nude America Pageant in 1973. While playing with Rainbow Canyon he recorded an album at the famous Caribou Ranch recording studio in Colorado while Elton John’s producer Gus Dudgeon looked on.

Later as Hank LoConti’s partner and vice president at the Agora Ballroom, he produced hundreds of legendary concerts at that venue for years. Those shows included the first Cleveland appearances of over 50 acts who are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame today as well as superstars like Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon and David Bowie. After that he moved to LA where he put on rock shows at the Country Club, the biggest rock club in Los Angeles for several years.

The goal of the Cleveland Stories Dinner Party is to bring to life some of the fun, interesting stories about Cleveland’s past – from sports, to rock ‘n roll, to Millionaire’s Row, — the series will focus on tidbits from Cleveland’s past that will really thrill the audience. The Music Box is presenting this series in partnership with the Western Reserve Historical Society’s new Cleveland History Center. We think the Cleveland History Center is one of the most important museums in Cleveland. An unknown gem that Clevelanders should know more about, and support. It is the only museum in Cleveland dedicated to preserving and documenting the history of Cleveland. The Cleveland History Center includes two mansions, the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum, Chisholm Halle Costume Wing, Research Library, Kidzibits Hands-On Gallery, rotating exhibitions, and the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel.

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