Since 2004, the Ravari Room in Clintonville has been home to one of the most anticipated Halloween events of the year. Musicians from all corners of the local music scene channel the spirits of famous groups and performers, both dead and alive. It is truly a musical and visual experience in both attitude and execution. On Friday, October 28th, they take on The Cure, Cyndi Lauper, Smashing Pumpkins, The Pixies, and The Go-Go’s.
Ravari Room has hosted this popular event for the last seven years. Costumes and prizes are in full effect and an official emcee and DJ keep the party going long past the witching hour.
Humor and surprises are fixtures at this event. Each band takes the show far past just the songs and many construct elaborate props for their 20-30 minute set. Past show’s included the likes of The Beastie Boys with both DJ and live band, The Zombies dressed as…Zombies, Roth-era Van Halen, complete with replicas of Eddie’s famous “Frankenstrat” guitar and Alex Van Halen’s gong. KISS has also performed in full make-up including giant platform boots and “pyrotechnics.” Previous years have seen such acts as Bob Marley, Pink Floyd, U2, ZZ Top, Dolly Parton, Ozzy Osbourne, Blondie, Green Day, Michael Jackson, Red Hot Chile Peppers, AC/DC, Johnny Cash, Billy Idol, and Prince. To view videos and pictures from years past, go to www.ravarihalloween.com.
The doors open at 9:00 p.m., with live music starting promptly at 10:00 p.m. and going throughout the night.
Who’s going to win the “cute” prize, Cyndi Lauper or The Go-Go’s? Who’s going to win the “sad” prize, The Cure or The Smashing Pumpkins? Will the Pixies spread a little more of their Pixie dust, as always? Come dressed for Halloween and find out.
8th Annual Halloween Event
October 28th, 2011
2657 North High Street