Working Backstage for the World’s Greatest Bands – Kevin Dugan


Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties

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




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
  • Pre Fixe 3-course dinner option just $20
  • This week’s menu:
    • Shroom Soup
    • Pot Roast
    • Cosmic Brownie


    Story topic this week…

    Working Backstage for Rock’s Greatest Bands
    Kevin Dugan – The Man, The Myth, The Legend. Bass Technician Extraordinaire and Mad Anthony’s Right Hand Man. From The Raspberries and Eric Carmen to Fleetwood Mac, Van Halen and Chickenfoot, Kevin has seen and done it all as only he can! Come out and hear some great stories about life on the road and behind the stage.

    Kevin Dugan Bio

    Kevin Dugan worked for various Cleveland bands including Rainbow Canyon, The James Gang, and The Raspberries. He also worked as part of the production crew at The Cleveland Agora (pre-Rowdy Roadies). In late 1975, he moved to California and began working out of the Los Angeles area. Throughout the next few years, Kevin worked for a variety of bands, covering the entire spectrum of music and learning to work as a stage manager.

    In 1978, he started working in the Fleetwood Mac camp. He has also worked with Bob Welch, Michael Anthony of Van Halen, Great White, Sammy Hagar, The Cult and too many others to mention. Kevin was also the stage manager for the show which included the “topping off” ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was the fourth individual to be inducted into The Roadie Hall of Fame. In 2016, he was given the Tech of the Year Award and inducted into Rock Godz. In the course of his career, he has earned over 25 Gold and Platinum records. Over the last decade he has been the Production Manager for the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp. Kevin has worked for Van Halen for thirty some years.

    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.