I’m Wishing for a Cleveland Christmas


UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital Fundraiser

Nostalgic Cleveland Christmas experience starring IN THE HEARTLAND featuring former members of the Michael Stanley Band with special MSB guests. The PopTarts opening.

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Why you should see this show…

This year, the 10th annual “I’M WISHING FOR A CLEVELAND CHRISTMAS” event fundraiser for UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital featuring the popular retro 60’s girlgroup, The PopTarts, welcomes back the Ultimate Michael Stanley Band Experience, IN THE HEARTLAND featuring former members of MSB and a celebrity “Friends of MSB” autograph table.

This nostalgic trip down Cleveland Christmas memory lane will be presented at the MUSIC BOX SUPPER CLUB on Sunday December 4, 2022. Doors open at 4:30pm for a nostalgic holiday experience. You will be greeted by Mr. Jingeling who has a lucky “key” for you. Visit with Halle’s Santa Claus where you don’t have to be a kid to get a photo!! The Twigbee Shop Elves will surprise you with treats as you enter into the concert hall. Browse the MSB memorabilia and fine jewelry on the auction table….and please BID generously!!

This event is hosted by The American Performing Arts Network, now in it’s 30th year, has raised over $5.5 MILLION dollars for Children’s Hospitals nationwide. Profits from this 10th annual event benefits UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, and was always generously supported by Michael Stanley himself.

Order food and beverages from the special holiday Concert Hall Menu. Drive by the holiday lights on Public Square to top off an enjoyable evening celebrating CLEVELAND, CHRISTMAS, and the music of the MICHAEL STANLEY BAND with some big MSB surprises hitting the stage!

5:30-6:15pm: The Pop Tarts
6:30-8:30pm: In the Heartland
Post Show Meet & Greet for Sponsors and VIP ticket holders



In The Heartland Bio
In The Heartland celebrates Michael Stanley’s musical legacy recreated through a full concert band experience as it was meant to be heard performing all your favorites from MSB.

In The Heartland is hands down the closest thing fans can get to seeing the MICHAEL STANLEY BAND live! With original MSB member Danny Powers featured as a special guest.

In The Heartland is more than just a tribute band, it’s the ULTIMATE MSB experience taking “Tribute Band” to the next level playing ONLY the HITS…..the songs that take the fans right back to the nights at Blossom when MSB played to SOLD OUT audiences over multiple nights.

Danny Powers joined The Michael Stanley Band (MSB) in 1982 where he had the opportunity to tour the country playing on stages with countless rock legends such as Ringo Starr, Heart, 38 Special, Asia, Michael McDonald, Joe Walsh, Eddie Money and Donny Iris to name a few. With MSB he has recorded on 9 albums, performed in music videos and has made many television appearances including Solid Gold and American Bandstand.

For nearly 40 years, Danny has continued to play lead guitar for Michael Stanley playing live on stage, as well as working on all of Michael’s records as lead guitarist and studio technician up until Michael’s death in March of 2021. He also composes music for television series, as well as writing and recording music for his own solo material.

Currently, In The Heartland features Danny Powers and 5 veteran Cleveland musicians including Johnny Sustar, Gary Stulak, Jim Simonian and Mark Rasnick. With attention to every musical detail, the quality of the band takes us back to the best time of our lives.

“We are dedicated to keeping the music of Michael Stanley alive.”



ThePop Tarts Bio
The PopTarts are ultra cool and loads of fun! They are 4 groovy chicks who sing exclusively the most popular hits from the 60’s girl groups. Dressed in matching 60’s outfits, they use the original artists movements, and sing to original sounding tracks using a very sophisticated BOSE system, AudioTechnica mics and Mackie mixer that give perfect balance and top quality sound. Their crowd pleasing favorites sound JUST LIKE THE RECORD!! With a growing fan base and loyal following, their retro look and sound are an addictive blast from the past, sure to delight audiences of all ages!


Dining Option

Our Concert Hall menu is fast to the table and allows you to dine right in your ticketed seat. Tableside food service will start 2 hours before showtime and the kitchen will close approximately halfway through the show. Tableside beverage service will continue throughout the concert.

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