Venue notes: Empire Club, Cleveland

Defunct rock club that lasted a few years (1990-1992) in downtown Cleveland, across the stret from Jacobs Field. According to this article: "The club was owned and operated by John and Tony Ciulla who had managed the shows at Peabody’s DownUnder, one of the pre-eminent concert clubs of the 80s in the Flats. The club had a seating capacity anywhere from 350 to 800, depending on the act, and would often exceed that limit much to the ire of the local Fire Department. Unfortunately, the club’s ability to "pack them in" would prove their downfall...."

Bob managed to play there three times during its brief lifespan. The owner went on to book the summer shed Blossom Music Center for MCA Concerts. (Thanks to Chris Klasa.)

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