History of CLE’s Best Music Venues – Deanna Adams & Mike Olszewski


Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties

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


Doors open at 5:00pm, with the storytelling beginning promptly at 7:00pm

  • Weekly series combining great food with great stories about Cleveland’s past
  • Prix Fixe 3-course dinner option just $20
  • This week’s menu:
    • Front Row Chowder
    • Blossom Beef
    • Agora Pie


    Story topic this week…

    History of CLE’s Best Music Venues
    4x winner of Cleveland Magazine’s Best Live Music Venue, the Music Box is excited to welcome Deanna Adams and Mike Olszewski to talk about the history of Cleveland’s many great venues and memorable concerts!

    Deanna Adams Bio

    RockAndRollVenuesDeanna R. Adams is a writer, speaker, instructor, award-winning essayist, and author of both fiction and nonfiction works. Deanna’s first book, Rock ’n’ Roll and the Cleveland Connection (Kent State University Press, 2002), was a finalist for the Ohioana Award, and the ARSC Award (Association for Recorded Sound Collections) for excellence in research. Other books include Confessions of a Not-So-Good Catholic Girl, Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Roots, Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Venues, and novels including Peggy Sue Got Pregnant and Scoundrels & Dreamers. See her website at www.deannaadams.com

    Mike Olszewski Bio

    SmokySweatyRowdyLoudMike Olszewski is a veteran Cleveland TV and radio reporter who has won many local and national journalism awards. A local broadcast-history buff, he scored the famous last interview with Ernie Anderson, Ghoulardi himself. Mike (and Janice) Olszewski are authors of the recently published Smoky, Sweaty, Rowdy and Loud: Tales of Cleveland’s Legendary Rock and Roll Landmarks.

    The goal of the Cleveland Stories Dinner Party is to bring to life some of the fun, interesting stories about Cleveland’s past – from sports, to rock ‘n roll, to Millionaire’s Row, — the series will focus on tidbits from Cleveland’s past that will really thrill the audience. The Music Box is presenting this series in partnership with the Western Reserve Historical Society’s new Cleveland History Center. We think the Cleveland History Center is one of the most important museums in Cleveland. An unknown gem that Clevelanders should know more about, and support. It is the only museum in Cleveland dedicated to preserving and documenting the history of Cleveland. The Cleveland History Center includes two mansions, the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum, Chisholm Halle Costume Wing, Research Library, Kidzibits Hands-On Gallery, rotating exhibitions, and the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel.

    See all Cleveland Stories dates here.


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