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House of Blues® Cleveland Foundation Room® Newsletter
In This Edition:
Concierge Corner
Meet Rickie Walters
IHOBF Announcement
Meet the Member: Rich Greco
Signature Gold Corner
Upcoming Events
Photos from Past Events
Concierge Corner Return to Top

Ian Atwood Dear Foundation Room Members,

Summer is officially over in Cleveland (how about that two weeks!) and it's time for one of my favorite times of year in Northeast Ohio. Red wine, dark beer, pumpkin bread, spiced lattes, and football are back in season.

Outdoor concerts have wrapped up for the year and I hope you were able to attend some of the amazing summer concerts House of Blues and Live Nation had to offer, but if not, have no fear, as the shows have moved back indoors and the calendar at House of Blues is full of amazing acts.

It's the perfect segue to remind you to stay on top of our weekly Tuesday e-blasts, which will not only inform you of awesome Member events happening each month in Foundation Room ranging from Gourmet Dinners to Happy Hours, but also all the new acts coming to House of Blues. Also be aware that our Gold and Silver Memberships will continue to get amazing presale offers for Live Nation shows coming to Quicken Loans Arena, Playhouse Square, Nationwide Arena, E.J. Thomas Hall, ect. via email and that those presale offers are time sensitive. Bronze Members please contact your Sales Manager, Nicole, at (216) 274-3329 for further details on how to receive this excellent benefit.

I look forward to seeing many of you in Foundation Room and a reminder that I am here for any dinner, access, or ticketing requests at (216) 274-3366 or by e-mail. You can also reach the Foundation Room podium after office hours at (216) 274-3370.

All the best,
Ian Atwood

Meet Rickie Walters Return to Top

Rickie Walters

Rickie Walters is our new Senior Foundation Room Operations Manager but she's no stranger to House of Blues. Enjoy this Q&A with Rickie.

How long have you been with House of Blues & what did you do prior to this position?
I have been here at the Cleveland House of Blues since we opened in November, 2004. I started as a Restaurant Server and after a year and a half of working in that capacity, I had the opportunity to move up and join the management ranks. While I was not looking to make a career here, that is exactly what happened. I managed the Restaurant for several years and even had a two year stretch of managing the Music Hall as well. The building, our guests and our staff have absolutely become my family, my friends, my home...and I could not be happier with that.

What was the first concert you ever attended and where?
My first concert is slightly up for debate as I am too old to remember. It was either, Michael Stanley Band at the Front Row or Ronnie James Dio at the Public Auditorium? My second (or third) concert was King Diamond. I was only 12 years old and boy was that great! I remember that like it was yesterday.

What are your hobbies?
Some of my favorite hobbies are traveling (I have been all over the States and eleven countries in Europe) reading History books, listening to music (Classic Rock, Metal and Classical music are my faves), anything relating to UFC and MMA (I am trained in Muay Tai so watch out!) and I enjoy volunteering my time and money to several different women's health organizations and cancer causes as well. I also like to try to give back and pay things forward.

What is your favorite thing about working at House of Blues?
It's hard to say what my favorite thing is about House of Blues. Can I just say everything? The guests, the art work, the venue, the staff, my wonderful boss Scott (who has afforded me too many opportunities to list) it is all of the above. It makes my hour commute here all the more worth it.

What do you most look forward to as our new Senior Foundation Room Operations Manager?
I look forward to building relationships with our Members and having a blast while doing it. I look forward to leading my team in a positive direction to enhance your experiences. I look forward to the challenges, trials and tribulations as well as all of the great times that I know we are going to have. I promise that you are in good hands and I will do my very best for you at all times. By the way, if you have not heard yet, people call me "Rickie Rocks" because well, without sounding vain, I do! Just wait, you will see!

IHOBF Announcement Return to Top

Marjorie Gilberg IHOBF is pleased to welcome Marjorie Gilberg as the foundation's new Executive Director. A dedicated changemaker and activist, Marjorie has steered the strategic development and communications for a variety of organizations with the common thread of improving the lives of at-risk youth. She has combined an unrelenting passion for social justice with keen business savvy to forge unparalleled partnerships between the nonprofit sector and powerful brands, including Nike, Crest, Mary Kay and Verizon.

"I am so excited to join the amazing team at IHOBF. It is my hope that we will significantly increase the impact and profile of the foundation by meaningfully engaging the House of Blues and Live Nation family, our partners and our vendors – simultaneously promoting success for the communities we serve and our network of supporters," said Marjorie.

Thank you for your ongoing support of IHOBF. Fall programming begins soon – visit for more information.

Meet the Member: Rich Greco Return to Top

Rich Greco

When did you join & what level are you?
5/11/05 & Corporate Gold

What company do you work for?
Ernst & Young

Can you provide any services to your fellow Members?
EY provides Tax, Transactions, Assurance and Advisory services to businesses around the globe.

What kind of music do you like?
Electric Blues, Classic Rock, New Orleans Music and Jam Bands will get me on my feet most nights.

What hobbies do you have?
I like to travel, cook and almost anything that brings me outdoors.

What is your favorite memory at House of Blues since the inception of your Membership?
Between sets on the porch overlooking 4th Street on a Cleveland summer night is a time to be savored.

What would you say to a new Member who joined today?
Why did you wait so long to join? There are a lot of ways to enjoy a House of Blues Membership. The local shows and Foundation Room top my list. But, don't neglect the rest of the benefits including access to House of Blues venues around the country.

Meet the Members "last words":
Joe in the Foundation Room bar is a friendly face and always ready with whatever you need.

Signature Gold Corner Return to Top

Visit Reinvented Clubs Nationwide
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Check our most recent reinventions:

  • Center Club, Costa Mesa, CA
  • Knollwood Country Club, Granger, IN
  • City Club of Washington, Washington, D.C.
  • Morgan Run Club & Resort, San Diego, CA
  • Columbia Tower Club, Seattle, WA
  • Piedmont Club, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Eagle's Landing Country Club, Stockbridge, GA
  • Shadowridge Golf Club, Vista, CA
  • Gleneagles Country Club, Plano, TX
  • Stonebriar Country Club, Frisco, TX
  • Ipswich Country Club, Ipswich, MA
  • The Houston Club, Houston, TX

Upcoming Events Return to Top

10/24 Everything Cleveland Gourmet Dinner
10/25 Zen Monthly DJ Party
10/30 Wine & Gold Social Hour
10/31 Classic Halloween Movie Night

11/01 Halloween Dance Party
11/06 Classic Steak House Night
11/08 Zen Monthly DJ Party
11/12 A Night of Giving
11/14 Annual Holiday Wine Bazaar
11/15 Fitz & The Tantrums After Party with Special Guest DJ
11/19 Speakeasy
11/21 Gold Member Mixer
11/26 Member Mixer

12/04 Ugly Holiday Sweater Party
12/11 Winter Member Mixer
12/21 Winter Solstice Party with Special Guest DJ
12/31 NYE Party

Photos from Past Events Return to Top

Hot Havana Nights

Bill Jairrels
Bill Jairrels


Accordion Player
Accordion Player

Mary Ann and Lyle Cox
Mary Ann and Lyle Cox

Steve Tanruther, Matt Radicelli & Guest
Steve Tanruther, Matt Radicelli & Guest

Ian Atwood

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