It's that time again when Cleveland celebrates it's Rock and Roll heritage.
Picture it... March 21, 1952, Cleveland, O*H*I*O. Local DJ Alan Freed, the man that coined the phrase "Rock and Roll", and a concert promoter sold 20,000 tickets to a concert venue that had the capcity for 10,000. Fearing a riot, the concert was shut down by firefighters after the first act. This was America's first rock concert.
Freed was not deterred. Becoming more and more popular with Cleveland teenagers, called by Freed "MoonDogs" and was known for his howl into the micrphone..... The concert became an annual event.
Today, WMJI 105.7, hosts a more gentile event at the Quicken Loans Arena, home of The Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James. Nostaglia reigns for the evening for about 18,000 young and old rockers... just enjoying the sounds of their youth.... just one more time.
Tim and I have gone to this concert each year since we were married 8 years ago. It's a guaranteed date night we look forward to each year. This year we may add a visit to ... Cleveland's own Iron Chef America...Michael Symon's LOLA BISTRO. I can't wait.
Last year, we were entertained by Little Richard, Three Dog Night, Hermans Hermits, Jerry Butler and my very favorite Tommy James and The Shondell's. It was the best!!! MoonDog 2010 will deliver to the stage: Little Anthony, The Turtles, Grand Funk Railroad, and Paul Revere and The Raiders . Sounds like a good show.
Cleveland, the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, invites the world to the MoonDog Coronation Ball 2010.
Blogger friends, if you can come to Cleveland that night, Tim and I would really like to meet you. Trust me Cleveland can be fun and beautiful....there's a lot of history and art in Cleveland and the surrounding areas. Come on give Cleveland a try!
I am selling my Primitive Folk and Fantasy Art Dolls, at my family's store, "Farley's Country Store",celebrating 87 years in the same location. I am the owner and operator of the store for the past 21 years. I am married to Tim. We have 3 "children" with paws!