Cle Rocks . . . Michael Stanley’s Record-Setting Blossom Concerts

Thursday
25
Aug

Personal Stories of Michael’s historic Blossom concerts!

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

One member of your party must make a table reservation to ensure we seat you together.

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Why you should see this show…

From August 25-31, 1982, Michael Stanley Band put on a showcase at Blossom Music Center that has yet to be matched in Northeast Ohio. The band drew 74,404 people to the venue over the course of four concerts — an attendance record that still stands.

It is, perhaps, the crowning achievement in an accomplished career that made Stanley one of the most beloved musicians in Ohio history. “CLE Rocks Presents…Michael Stanley’s Record-setting Blossom Concerts” is a storytelling event that will relive those epic shows — August 25, 26, 30 and 31, 1982. It’s the story of how Michael Stanley Band defied the odds and continued to produce memorable, sold-out concerts in the Midwest for multiple decades.

The event will feature two men who were on stage as members of the Michael Stanley Band – drummer Tommy Dobeck and guitarist Gary Markasky — telling their stories of what went into the production and how it turned into a spectacle like no other. The event, hosted by reporter Troy L. Smith, will be recorded live as part of cleveland.com’s CLE Rocks Podcast.

Michael Stanley passed away in 2021, but his legacy as an award-winning musician, performer and media personality lives on. Join us to look back on a historic career and a landmark moment in Northeast Ohio history.

 

Host

TroySmith

Troy L. Smith

(Life & Culture Reporter, Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer)
Troy L. Smith has spent the past 15 years covering local, regional and national music for publications throughout the Northeast and Midwest. Currently, Troy serves as the lead music critic cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer, covering the local concert scene and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Troy launched CLE Rocks in 2020 as a way to reflect on Cleveland’s rich musical history. Episodes so far have looked back at legendary concerts in Northeast Ohio featuring The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Pearl Jam, KISS, Prince and Bruce Springsteen.
 

Panelists

Tommy Dobeck

Tommy Dobeck

(Cleveland music legend/Drummer – Michael Stanley Band)
Tommy Dobeck spent five decades playing drums in bands fronted by Michael Stanley, from the Michael Stanley Band to The Ghost Poets to the Resonators. A lifelong Cleveland area resident, Dobeck has spent more than 60 years as an integral figure in the Northeast Ohio music scene, starting with the legendary Cleveland power pop Circus in 1972. The band’s single “Stop, Wait, And Listen,” released on Metromedia Records, charted on the Billboard Hot 100. Dobeck would go on to serve as Michael Stanley’s primary studio and concert drummer from 1974 on.
 
 
 
 
Gary Markasky

Gary Markasky

(Cleveland music legend/Guitarist – Michael Stanley Band)
Youngstown native Gary Markasky has been a key figure in the Ohio music scene for over 40 years, remaining active to this day in acts like In The Heartland and The Gary Markasky Project. Markasky is known for his time as the lead guitarist in the Michael Stanley Band. Markasky was on stage when the band set attendance records at multiple venues including Richfield Coliseum and the four-night stand at Blossom Music Center in 1982.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dining Option

Purchase of a ticket to a show in the Supper Club ensures you will have a seat for the concert. However, if you intend to dine before or during the performance, you also need to make a dining reservation. To make a dining reservation, click here or call our Box Office at (216) 242-1250. Click here to see the menu.

If you are attending a concert in the Supper Club with a party of two or more, please have one person make a reservation for the whole group to ensure you are seated together. If you are attending with a party of eight or more, you must call the Box Office to make your reservation at (216) 242-1250.

To better serve all our customers, we require that you arrive on time for your dining reservation. Arriving more than 15 minutes after your reserved time will result in the cancellation of your reservation. You will be seated for the concert, but you may be put on a waiting list for dining.
 
 
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