The Empire Strikes Cleveland

The Empire Strikes Cleveland was just the first of what hopes to be a long running event in northern Ohio put on by myself (Josh Vardous ) in collaboration with Hardcore Marketing Inc (a band management / marketing / promotions firm in Cleveland). Earlier this month, Star Wars came to town and did a ‘number’ or two on the Odeon Concert Club on the West Bank of the Flats in downtown Cleveland. Local rock bands and Star Wars fan club/groups from Ohio and neighboring states were the main attraction for this show bringing in quite a diverse crowd of fans for both. Vendors from the surrounding area were also on hand to set up shop and sell their Star Wars goodies. Another note of interest was the Star Wars video gaming area that held various Star Wars games throughout the past couple decades for all to enjoy. While the ‘Empire’ was out in force and generally causing a disturbance, local rock bands covered 6 hours of music entertainment on the main stage making their presence felt as much as Darth Vader did. Thanks to all who had helped out in any shape or form and to everyone that came out and made this event such a success. Hope to see each and everyone of you out the next time the Empire comes to town! May the Force be with you! – Josh Vardous