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RTH Signature Event: MOCA Cleveland Art Gala

Each year, the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) holds an annual fundraiser in which elite members of Cleveland’s community come together to support the arts. This affair, also known as the MOCA Gala, is a night full of laughter, conversation, and delicious food provided by Marigold Catering. Returning as proud production partners for the past 3 years, it was our distinct pleasure to provide audio, video, and lighting services for this year’s MOCA Gala!

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As event professionals who know the impact lighting can make on an event, Rock The House Audio Visual aspired to design a clean look associated with the gala’s main theme; “LEAP”. Led by Founder/CEO Matt Radicelli, the RTHAV team wasted no time designing a sky-like atmosphere, illuminating the normally-white room with light blue accent lighting, dabbled with the occasional cloud or two. This was accomplished using uplighting and gobos mounted from overhead support beams, and the final look left the white room appearing to have painted walls, with no distinguishable lighting sources viewable from the entrance.

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In addition to lighting, Rock The House Audio Visual also provided audio and video services, allowing key speakers to present with ease, as an overhead projector displayed visuals that may be relevant to any of the presentations throughout the gala. Truly a night to remember, RTHAV would like to thank all guests in attendance who came to show their support, as well as the staff of the Cleveland MOCA, and everyone else who made the event possible.

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Interested in Rock The House’s production services for your next corporate, non-profit, or social event? Contact our team of #EventProfs today to visually stun your guests at your next event!

AAble Rents After Party Gets Rocked

AAble Rents, known for its elaborate tent and event rentals, pulled out all of the stops (with a little help from Rock The House) for its unveiling of LOFT1365 in Cleveland.

The AAble After Hours Party showcased a multi-million dollar renovation of AAble Rents headquarters. The event all went down after the WOW Awards, with more than 250 special event industry friendors in attendance.

The theme of the night was a Miami nightclub, and that’s exactly what was created. Rock The House brought in 25,000 Watts of sound and provided a stunning and vibrant light show, video projection mapping, a Mirror Photo Booth, SocialCast, and a club-style DJ. You’d have to see it to believe it. Check out the video below!

Guests couldn’t even tell they were in a warehouse once the lights went down and the music started. The rest of the night, guests enjoyed food, including Barrio Tacos, a food truck, drinks, and plenty of music and dancing.

A big shout out to our colleagues and friends who made the night a huge success: L’Nique, DonutLab, David Corey Photography, Event Source, Superior Speedie Portable Services, Barrio Tacos, and Piccadilly Artisan Creamery!

Keep Guests Engaged at Your Corporate Event

From audio options to staging selections, planning a corporate event is no easy task for even the most seasoned professional. Obstacles like acoustics, inclement weather, and those ever so frequent technical issues shouldn’t get in the way of wowing your guests and giving them more than what they expected at your next corporate event!

With modern event technology and audience participation products, corporate events have the ability to become once-in-a-lifetime experiences for guests.

Here are a few ways to give your next corporate event all you’ve got.

Be Socially Acceptable.

Give your guests a voice of their own with products like SocialCast!

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High Tech Meets Text

Allow guests to interact straight from their SmartPhones with Text Live!

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Set the Scene

Your guests won’t be able to look away when you utilize with show-stopping staging and lighting options!

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A Surprising Photo Op

Your guests can take their selfie-game to a whole new level by incorporating a mirror booth!

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Incorporate Snapchat’s GeoFilters

Give your tech-savvy guests an opportunity to show-off where they are and what event they’re attending! We can create custom media based on your organization’s branding that’s unique and fun for your guests.

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For even more ideas about how to keep your guests engaged at your next corporate event, see what our experts say below:

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How To: Throw The Best Sports Viewing Party… EVER.

With our very own Cleveland Cavaliers marching their way through the NBA playoffs, families and friends all over Greater Cleveland are coming together to cheer on our team.

As we all know, a night out at any sporting event can be VERY costly. From tickets, to transportation, food, and beverages, a simple night out can turn into a credit card on a respirator with a hole burnt in your pocket (and soul).

All of that “moolah” spent on a night out for two? Why not allocate and relocate the fandom and host a viewing party that ALL your friends and family can enjoy?

RTHAV is seasoned in the art of throwing parties. Let us tell you how to throw the BEST sports viewing party EVER that the neighborhood will never stop talking about.

Light Up The Night

Illuminate your home with your team colors. That way, there is no room for misunderstanding where the party is. Your guests will not only arrive at your party with no problems but also feel the team spirit even before walking in!

The Bigger, The Better

Turn your home into your own personal viewing theater and rent a huge LED monitor for your guests. Your once “average” viewing party with a 40-inch TV is taken to a whole new level when your home turns into a professional theater with a 70-inch viewing screen.

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Let’s Get Loud

Blow your guests’ minds (and not your speakers) by having a team of professionals install top-of-the-line surround sound in your home for the game. The sound system will bring the “just walked into the stadium” feeling straight to your home. You’ll get to feel as if you are at the game while enjoying the comfort of sitting on your own couch. Seems like a win-win in our book!

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Take Things Outside

Don’t want to mess up the entire house with people trafficking in and out? That’s ok. Set up your watch party in a tent in your yard. Your guests will enjoy themselves in a new and exciting setting and you won’t worry about footprints tracking through your home from travel throughout the house.

The Whole Nine Yards

Can’t find a sitter? Don’t panic. The kids can be entertained by renting giant, interactive games to play with during the big game. That way, mom and dad can enjoy their time and no child is left bored. Seldom can parents drag their kids to an “adult” party that they will enjoy, but life-size tic-tac-toe brings the fun for kids of all ages (including the adults)!

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How do you execute a party to such a degree? Don’t fret, because when it comes to execution, Rock The House always nails it. Let us provide products and assist you while you throw the best viewing party of the season in the comfort of your own home!

To learn more about how Rock The House Audio Visual can partner with you on your next event, visit our website, call us at 440.232.7625 , or email us [email protected]

RTHAV Helps Unveil New JACK Thistledown Racino

JACK Thistledown Racino unveiled some fresh additions at its grand opening event at its North Randall location, and Rock The House had the pleasure of producing this corporate event. The night was a great success as JACK showed off its $70 million expansion, including new restaurants (pasta bar anyone?), a sports bar, and even a plant wall.

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From the custom beach balls and Mardi Gras beads to the rotating gobos featuring the JACK logo on the ceiling, not a detail was missed at this event.

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Rock The House ensured everyone was greeted at the entrance by aerialists and a piano player, along with special red lighting to go with Jack’s new color pallet.

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Throughout the night, guests were anxiously excited to try out the photo section, where they had the chance to strike a pose on a bright red couch while trying on an array of props, including hats, sunglasses and champagne bottles. Guests were able to get creative with their friends, family, and co-workers while our friend, Dale McDonald took their picture to commemorate the fun night!

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The new additions to the JACK are just the first of many. Rock The House was honored to be a part of showing off the new racino and all it has to offer to Northeast Ohio. We can’t wait for more to come!

Vendors who helped make this event ROCK:

Jon Blair (piano player)
Jasmine Dragons (Aerialists)
Dale McDonald (Photography)
The Sand Lovers (Sand Castle)

From our team to yours… THANK YOU!

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RTH Gives Back: Giannathon presented by KeyBank

Rock The House had the privilege to entertain at Giannathon – A family-friendly event which raised $25,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Foundation for childhood cancer research. The event honored the young hero, Gianna Andolina, and her amazing family who discovered Gianna’s leukemia diagnosis when she was only 3-years old.

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Giannathon is the brainchild of Gianna Andolina’s parents, Julie and Adam. Gianna was diagnosed with leukemia on June 30, 2014 and began treatment on July 1, 2014. After making sure their daughter had the proper care at the Cleveland Clinic, Julie and Adam began researching childhood cancer to better educate themselves.”

The event, which was promoted as a “family-friendly dance party,” was packed with youthful energy, love, and support for Gianna and her family. We danced, played, and unapologetically celebrated life – just as Gianna has done through her courageous journey.

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“We honestly could not have asked for more from Matt at Rock the House for our inaugural Giannathon. He was extremely engaging and had so many people on the dance floor throughout the event which is exactly what the event was all about — raising money for pediatric cancer and DANCING!”
– Jenna Zone Tucci (Gianna’s Aunt)

For more information about how to keep up with Gianna and her journey, follow Giannathon on facebook.

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Thank you, Gianna, for the inspiration. Can’t wait til next year!

Photo Credit: Tracy Geagan Photography

Rock The House Adds 4 ISES Wow! Awards

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On Friday, April 17th, the who’s who of the local events industry congregated in Columbus, Ohio to celebrate the 4th Annual ISES Ohio WOW! Awards. Cameron Mitchell Premier Events hosted the assembly, and the Ivory Room of Downtown Columbus provided the illustrious setting. Representatives from more than 20 Ohio based event and entertainment groups and corporations were present.

ISES, which stands for the International Special Events Society, has a Cleveland chapter that’s been active since 2008. The 100 plus member organization hosts events throughout the year designed to help companies like Rock The House grow and expand their reach, all while giving back to the special events community.

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“Our events have allowed our members to learn more about how to market their business in the 21st century, how to explore green and organic options for more sustainable events, how to accommodate different ethnic and cultural traditions into their events, what trends to watch for in the future, and so much more!”ISESCleveland.com

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Also, as with any business, ISES imparts the importance of networking and community outreach. With the multitude of representatives from like minded organizations always in attendance, these events provide a stage for just that. Representing Rock The House was Founder & CEO – Matt Radicelli, COO – Ryan Konikoff, and Executive Assistant to the CEO – Amy Van Duyne.

This year RTH proudly captured four WOW awards, including:

  • 2015 Best Corporate Event with a budget over $150,000
  • 2015 Best Social Event with a budget over $75,000
  • 2015 Best Entertainment Production with a budget between $25,000 – $75,000
  • 2015 Best ISES Event Volunteer Collaboration

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“It was a pleasure to hang out with other members from the ISES Columbus and ISES Cincinnati chapters, and we were proud to bring four awards home for ISES Cleveland!” – Amy Van Duyne of Rock The House

The ISES Event Volunteer Collaboration recognition was bestowed upon Rock The House and some of their associates for an event called ‘A Mammoth Night of Networking.’ Rock The House partnered with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Event Source, Solus Lighting and Executive Caterers to make that night a huge success.

Rock The House also expresses a special congratulations to our sister company, Zone Entertainment, who came home with three additional WOW awards!

Over the years Rock The House has impressively collected 13 total ISES Ohio WOW! Awards. With the company rapidly growing, it doesn’t appear they’ll be slowing down anytime soon.