CLE Rocks Presents . . . Live Podcast Recording – A Celebration of David Bowie


Stories from Bowie's Legendary Cleveland Shows

  • Venue:Supper Club
  • Showtime:7:00 pm
  • Doors open:5:00 pm
  • All Ages, Free Admission, Table Reservations Required
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Please note: Proof of Covid-19 vaccination (card or photo is acceptable), or negative test (time-stamped, no older than 72 hours) is required to enter. Masks are suggested except while eating and drinking.


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


Why you should see this show…

CLE Rocks Presents… is a live recording of’s popular CLE Rocks podcast. The series looks back at some of the most historic music events, places and people in Northeast Ohio history. For each live event, host and reporter Troy L. Smith will be joined by an esteemed group of panelists offering their first-hand takes on that night’s subject in front of a live audience invited to interact.

In 1972, David Bowie began a special relationship with Cleveland, launching his Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars Tour at Music Hall on September 22. It was Bowie’s U.S. debut.

Bowie would return to Northeast Ohio numerous times over the next 30-plus years, including legendary stops at the Agora (with Iggy Pop in 1977), Richfield Coliseum and Blossom Music Center with Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails. Cleveland would hold a special place in Bowie’s heart thanks to WMMS being one of the first radio stations in the country to play his music.

“A Celebration of David Bowie” brings together the people who were there right from the start 50 years ago to chronicle Bowie’s relationship with Northeast Ohio and examine the once-in-a-lifetime artist’s legacy. Be there to hear the stories and see rare photographer from Bowie’s early concerts. It will all be recorded as part of’s CLE Rocks podcast.



Troy L. Smith

(Life & Culture Reporter, 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 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.



Billy Bass

(Legendary Cleveland radio personality)
Billy Bass built one of the most versatile careers in the history of Cleveland radio. One of the first black DJs on the airwaves, he worked at WIXY and became one of the station’s Supermen. Billy went on to help launch progressive-rock radio as a DJ and programmer at both WMMS and WNCR. During his time at WMMS, BILLY coined the phrase, “Cleveland: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Capital of the World” and was among the first DJs in the country to put Bowie’s 1971 album “Hunky Dory” into heavy rotation. Billy worked a variety of record-industry jobs after radio, becoming senior vice president of marketing at Chrysalis Records during the 1980s. He also managed Grammy-winning R&B superstar Luther Vandross. He returned to Cleveland radio in 1997, working at both WMJO and WZJM before embarking on a photography career.

Thomas Mulready

(Creator of Cool Networks)
As the creator of Cool Networks LLC, Thomas Mulready leads an influencer-driven multimedia content network utilizing sites, podcasts, videos, and e-blasts to promote economic development, arts, culture and technology in Northeast Ohio. After creating the Performance Art Festival + Archives, he co-founded the Ingenuity Festival of Art and Technology and has served as Senior Vice President of National City Bank, and worked at Management Recruiters International, Richardson-Vicks, and Campbell Soup. He’s played drums with Cats on Holiday and Vanity Crash, presented his performance art in New York and Paris, and served as a Senior Research Consultant in the United Kingdom. One of Mulready’s first major projects of 2022 was organizing a livestream and multimedia extravaganza in celebration of David Bowie’s 75th birthday.

Anastasia Pantsios

(Esteemed Cleveland rock and roll photographer)
Anastasia Pantsios has been photographing rock concerts since moving to Cleveland in the early ’70s to attend Case Western Reserve University. She’s been a premier historian of the local music scene as well as a collector of local memorabilia and recordings. Anastasia has written for publications such as the Plain Dealer, Scene, The Free Times, U.S. Rocker, The Patrol and The Edition. Her iconic rock photos have appeared in Rolling Stone, Spin, the Village Voice, Esquire, Creem, and The New York Times. One of the many legendary shows Anastasia documented was David Bowie and the Spiders from Mars’ first ever show in the United States at Cleveland’s Music Hall in September 1972. In 2017, Anastasia released her first book, Girls to the Front: 40 Years of Women in Rock, which originated as a popular exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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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