Fri 4/10-Fri 4/17
With the Rock Hall inductions coming back to Cleveland this year on its every-three-years rotation, everyone’s getting in on the celebration.
That includes the Music Box Supper Club. It’s devoting the entire week prior to the big night (April 18) to “Rock Week Decade by Decade.” Starting the ’50s on Fri 4/10, it will dedicate a series of evenings to each decade of rock music. Sat 4/11 features music from the ’60s, Sun 4/12 is all about the ’70s, Mon 4/13 honors the ’80s; Tue 4/14 looks back at the ’90s and Wed 4/15 covers the ’00s through the present.
On Thu 4/15, the evening will be a tribute to “Ohio’s Greatest Hits” including the James Gang, the Raspberries, Devo. The week wraps up on Fri 4/16 with an evening of music by Rock Hall inductees, with some local star power that includes Michael Stanley, Cobra Verde’s John Petkovich, Dave Smeltz of I-Tal and Alexis Antes, among others, along with house band the Chris Allen Band.
Each evening will feature multiple local performers, along with some guests, performing that era’s greatest hits.
Detroit soul singer Thornetta Davis will be on hand for Saturday’s ’60s tribute, undoubtedly to help pull off some of the era’s great R&B music. Martha Davis of the Motels will perform as part of the ’80s tribute on Monday and the Verve Pipe will help celebrate the ’90s on Tuesday.
We’re particularly intrigued by Tuesday’s ’90s tribute in which the Chardon Polka Band (pictured) will be playing polka versions of some of the cheesiest ’90s music — Vanilla Ice, anyone? — along with a set of their own material.
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Here’s a schedule of the week’s events:
Fri 4/10: The ’50s
Johnny Cash, Everly Brothers, Chuck Berry, Brenda Lee, Roy Orbison & more celebrated by Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, Rachel Brown & The Beatnik Playboys, Ryan Humbert & Emily Bates. Concert Hall. 8 p.m. (Doors at 6 p.m.); $20 advance, $22 day of show
Elvis Presley celebrated by Walt “Elvis” Sanders & The Cadillac Band. Supper Club. 7:30 p.m. (Doors at 5:30 p.m.); $12 advance, $15 day of show
Sat 4/11: The ’60s
The Band, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Gladys Knight, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones & more celebrated by The Band Tribute: The THE BAND Band, Thornetta Davis, Chris Hatton. Concert Hall. 7:30 p.m. (Doors at 6 p.m.); $20 advance, $22 day of show
Sun Apr 12: The ’70s
Limited wristbands that allow attendance for both shows are available for $20 advance, $25 day of show!
Bill Withers, Bob Marley, Grateful Dead, Marvin Gaye, Buffalo Springfield, Pink Floyd & more celebrated by JiMiller Band and Carlos Jones and the P.L.U.S. Band. Concert Hall. 7:30 p.m. (Doors at 6:30 p.m.); $15 advance, $18 day of show
Steely Dan and Muddy Waters celebrated with 2 sets each from Steely Dan tribute The FM Project and Chicago blues icon/Muddy Waters band member John Primer. Supper Club, 5 p.m. (Doors at 4 p.m.); $15 advance, $18 day of show
Mon 4/13: The ’80s
New wave icons Martha Davis & The Motels. Concert Hall. 7:30 p.m. (Doors at 5:30 p.m.); $25 advance, $28 day of show
Celebrate the greatest hits of the ’80s — songs by Hall & Oates, Cameo, Blondie, Men at Work and more — with Chris Hatton. Supper Club. 8 p.m. (Doors at 6 p.m.); $7 includes a craft cocktail du jour
Tue 4/14: The ’90s
Alt-rock hit-makers the Verve Pipe. Concert Hall. 7:30 p.m. (Doors at 5:30 p.m.); $18 advance, $20 day of show
Classic ’90s artists such as Hanson, Vanilla Ice, the Proclaimers and more, celebrated in polka form by the Chardon Polka Band, who will also be doing a set of originals. Supper Club. 8 p.m. (Doors at 6 p.m.); $7 includes a craft cocktail du jour
Wed 4/15April 15: The ’00s—Present
Celebrate the hits of the ’00s through the present day including John Mayer, Matchbox 20, Train, Maroon 5 and more—with Cleav Peavy & Dreadlock Dave Duo. Supper Club. 8 p.m. (Doors at 6 p.m.); $7 includes a craft cocktail du jour
Thu 4/16: Ohio’s Greatest Hits
Celebrate the Buckeye State’s greatest bands and vocalists—including Dean Martin, Black Keys, Devo, The James Gang, the Pretenders, the Raspberries & more with Ryan Humbert, Erin Vaughn and a cast of local all-star musicians. Concert Hall. 8 p.m. (Doors at 6 p.m.); $20 advance, $22 day of show.
Fri 4/17: Inductees’ Greatest Hits
Celebrate the music of Lou Reed, The Clash, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, B. B. King, Sex Pistols & many more with Chris Allen Band & friends (featuring Austin Walkin’ Cane, Tom Prebish and Fred Perez-Stable) and guest vocalists such as Kristine Jackson, Kelly Wright, Doug McKean and others. Supper Club. 8 p.m. (Doors at 6 p.m.); $20 advance, $22 day of show