CLE Rocks Presents…Live Podcast Recording – Stories from Tina Turner’s Legendary ‘80s and ‘90s Cleveland Shows

Wednesday
27
Oct

Live Podcast Recording

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

Be part of a live podcast!

Heads up! ALL ticket holders will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test (time stamped, and no older than 72 hours), to attend this concert.

 

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…

CLE Rocks Presents… is a live recording of cleveland.com’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 cleveland.com 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.

With Tina Turner set to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Oct. 30, what better way to kick things off. CLE Rocks Presents… revisits the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s most memorable stops in Cleveland, including her comeback tour opening for Lionel Richie at Richfield Coliseum in 1984, her return as a global superstar to Richfield Coliseum in 1985 and the record setting Break Every Rule tour in 1987 with those who were there. Whether you were at one of the contents or simply wish you had attended, CLE Rocks Presents…Tina Turner & The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will reaffirm why Tina is being inducted into the Rock Hall and how she became an artist like no other.
 

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, Tupac Shakur and Tina Turner.

“I was really getting into narrative-style podcasts at the time. I liked the way they told the story of something I already knew about in a unique and compelling way,” says Smith. “I knew there was a wealth of material put that format towards Cleveland’s music history, between the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Belkin Productions, WMMS and these other iconic entities.”
In taking CLE Rocks live once a month, Troy hopes to bring the fans deeper into the storytelling.

“With a live audience, the fans become an integral part of the podcast,” he says. “The interactions between the diehard fans and our panelists are going to create a nostalgia trip for the ages. In the process, I’m sure we’re all going to learn something.”
 

Panelists

BarryGabel

Barry Gabel

(SVP Marketing and Sponsorship Sales, Live Nation Cleveland)
Those who know Barry Gabel know him by his well-deserved nickname “Barry on the Run.” He earned that moniker because he’s always on the move working in the regional concert industry for more than 40 years.

A native of Long Island, N.Y., Barry moved to Ohio in 1979, where he began working for legendary concert promotion company Belkin Productions. Side by side with Jules and Michael Belkin, Barry helped produce some of the biggest concerts in the region throughout the 1980s and 1990s and into modern day.

Currently, Barry serves as senior vice president of marketing and sponsorship sales for Live Nation Cleveland working on many major concerts throughout Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and various other venues around the country. Barry has also worked in marketing and promotion for Trans-Siberian Orchestra for over 20 years, producing shows for one of the most prolific touring acts in the world.
 
JanetMacoska

Janet Macoska

(Photographer, Writer, Artist, and Communications Specialist)
Janet Macoska has been photographing rock’s greatest legends since 1974. Among the publications that have used her photos are The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Rolling Stone, People, US, Vogue, American Photo, Classic Rock, 16, Teen Beat, MOJO, NY Times, and London Times.

Janet’s work has been featured at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, The Smithsonian Museum of American History, The National Portrait Gallery in London and in Hard Rock Café restaurants, hotels and casinos all around the planet. David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, The Clash, Devo, Heart, AC/DC, and The Kinks are just some of the artists who have used her work on their CDs.
Janet was inducted into The Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame in 2017. Presently, she is the house photographer for MGM Northfield Park and has worked as a photographer for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for 11 years. Janet published her latest book Bruce Springsteen: Live in the Heartland, a retrospective of The Boss’ various shows in Northeast Ohio throughout his career, in July 2021 via ACC Art Books.
 
MichaelGallucci

Michael Gallucci

(Managing Editor, Ultimate Classic Rock)
Few people in the journalism industry know more about classic rock than Michael Gallucci. For the past eight years, he has served as the managing editor at Ultimate Classic Rock, the largest classic rock website in the world. Michael’s work ranges from reviewing the latest releases from Bob Dylan, and Metallica to ranking the 25 greatest soul albums of the 1970s.

He previously was the music editor and managing editor at Cleveland Scene. A graduate of Kent State University, Michael has spent two decades writing for All Music Guide, American Songwriter, the A.V. Club, Goldmine, M Music & Musicians, Paste, Spin, The Village Voice and various other publications and websites. Prior to becoming managing editor of Ultimate Classic Rock, Michael was editor-in-chief of Diffuser.fm and managing editor for his hometown publication Cleveland Scene.

 
NwakaOnwusa

Nwaka Onwusa

(Vice President and Chief Curator, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame)
Nwaka Onwusa joined the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s curatorial staff in 2019 with an impressive pedigree in the entertainment industry. Nwaka previously served as an associate curator at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles where she helped lead several of the museum’s educational initiatives while working on projects with music visionaries like LL Cool J, Stevie Nicks and Jermaine Dupri.

The Rock Hall jumped at the chance to bring Nwaka on board as director of curatorial affairs in 2019. She was named vice president and chief curator in September 2020, making one of the most prominent leaders in Cleveland’s arts and culture community. And she’s still in her 30s.

In her brief time at the museum, Nwaka has helped the Rock Hall helped produce some of its biggest exhibits ever, including “Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll” in conjunction with The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

 

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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