(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — As part of the grand opening celebration of the new House of Blues Cleveland this fall, the venue has put together a top talent line-up, including a reunion of Raspberries original members (Eric Carmen, Wally Bryson, Jim Bonfanti and Dave Smalley) for a special performance on November 26.
Beginning November 19, the celebration kicks off with a line-up of top artists ranging from Bob Weir's RatDog, country music star Dierks Bentley and Al Green to Marilyn Manson, George Thorogood, comedian Lewis Black and the legendary guitarist Les Paul & His Trio will perform in the intimate state-of-the-art venue.
"House of Blues is committed to providing Cleveland with the ultimate live music experience. I wanted to introduce our community to the wide array of talent House of Blues books on a regular basis throughout the country," said Anthony Nicolaidis, the House of Blues talent buyer credited with crafting the eclectic lineup. "Cleveland is well represented in the history book of rock and roll and I think reuniting the Raspberries in Cleveland is a perfect way to celebrate that history!"
In addition to the scheduled shows, a grand opening extravaganza will be held on November 28, with details to be announced at a later date.
House of Blues Cleveland Grand Opening Lineup:
Nov. 19-20 RatDog with The Neville Brothers
Nov. 21 Better Than Ezra with Mindy Smith and Pat McGhee
Nov. 22 Dierks Bentley with Cross Canadian Ragweed
Nov. 23 Ministry with My Life With Thrill Kill Kult
Nov. 25 BPM Magazine presents 'America's Favorite DJ' tour featuring DJ Dan and Christopher Lawrence
Nov. 26 Raspberries
Nov. 27 Les Paul & His Trio
Nov. 28 Grand Opening Night (Details TBA)
Nov. 29 Marilyn Manson with Special Guest TBA
Nov. 30 George Thorogood and The Destroyers with Tom Hambridge
Dec. 1 Lewis Black
Dec. 2 Alkaline Trio with Special Guest TBA
Dec. 3-4 Al Green
Dec. 6 Edwin McCain
— Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner