House of Blues Cleveland Opens This Week

When House of Blues Cleveland hosts its grand opening party November 28th, one of the many artists performing will be HoB co-founder Dan Aykroyd as his alter ego, Elwood Blues. And he couldn’t be more excited. “I basically got to pick who I wanted (to perform),” Aykroyd told Pollstar. “The Lamont Cranston Band from Minneapolis, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown. I personally made a call to Ronnie Hawkins’ people to bring him in. Paul Shaffer’s coming in, [and] Skunk Baxter.”

HoB is currently on track to open three more clubs next year in San Diego, Atlantic City and Detroit. The Cleveland venue officially opens for business November 19th with a two-night stand by The Neville Brothers. A wide range of artists will perform throughout the week including the reunion of Raspberries original members Eric Carmen, Wally Bryson, Jim Bonfanti and Dave Smalley.

Source: pollstar

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