2020 Wedding Trends

While we highly encourage each couple to cater their wedding to their personalities and style, it never hurts to include a few trends. Of course, you want the details of your wedding to be timeless –especially when you’re looking at photos 10 years later. These popular 2020 wedding trends can be easily manipulated to fit your wedding and will look stunning next decade, too!

Vibrant Colors

Wedding Uplighting (Photo courtesy of New Image Photography)

Say goodbye to pastels and millennial pink, and say hello to bright and vibrant colors! Pantone’s color of the year is classic blue, which pairs nicely with a wide array of colors. We recommend sticking to the “classic” description by looking for colors on the elementary color wheel. These are colors in their purest form!

Wedding Uplighting (Photo courtesy of New Image Photography)

Instead of blush pink or maroon, choose hot pink and red. Some of our favorite combinations are: green and white; blue, yellow, and gray; and pink, orange, and red. Bright colors make such a loud statement that you won’t need as much decor. Less decor means more money saved!

Statement Lighting

Wedding Lighting & Chandeliers (Photo courtesy of Genevieve Nisly Photography)

Leave dull, overhead lighting for the office! One of the easiest and most powerful ways to wow your guests is with statement lighting. Every entry will be a grand entrance if you light your venue with unique lighting options. Consider uplighting, monogrammed gobo projections, moving spotlights, dramatic chandeliers, or an LED dance floor.

One new trend we’re in love with is tube lighting – like our Astera Titan Tubes. You can adorn your bar, create a geometric design above the dance floor, hang them from the ceiling, or create one killer entranceway. Your guests’ first impressions will be lasting, and it’s something your guests will talk about long after the wedding is over!

Pro Tip: Save on décor needs and add flexibility by using projected patterns and colors to decorate the walls, ceilings, and dance floor! Click to check out all our lighting options.

Maximum Décor

Ceremony Lighting & Audio (Photo courtesy of Genevieve Nisly Photography)

For 2020, it’s all about maximalism. One gorgeous way to do this is with florals and greenery – whether with breathtaking flowers adorning your ceremony chuppah or by turning your reception into a garden with an abundance of colorful arrangements. Try a flower chandelier or “cloud,” overflowing centerpieces, and beautiful arches.

Wedding Lighting & Custom Gobo (Photo courtesy of Making the Moment)

Make a wall display with custom gobo projections, hoops or geometrics, wood, flower wall, or linens. If there’s one day where it’s ok to be a little dramatic and over-the-top, it’s your wedding day!

Pro Tip: Go big and majorly memorable by adding an enhancement like Sparkular, a confetti drop, or more – check them all out here!

Video Memories

Still photos are so last decade. From GIFs to Boomerang to IGTV, 2010-2019 saw an undeniable progression and obsession with video. Wedding videography isn’t meant to replace still photography, but to supplement it! But this isn’t your mama’s wedding video. You can do a 60-minute film, perfect for sitting down with your spouse each year and watching on your anniversary. Or, opt for a 30-minute video that shows your favorite parts of the day. Finally, there’s the oh-so-popular highlight reel, which is 5-10 minutes and edits together the “highlights” of the day. This can include getting ready, your vows, parts of the toasts, your first dance, and shots of your guests. Rock The House Entertainment has videography options that fit your vision!

Upgraded Photo Booths

Photo booths have always been romantic – they’re classic first date activities. It only makes sense that they should be part of the most romantic day of your life – your wedding day! While close-curtain photo booth kiosks are fun in their own way, an open-air photo booth can be even more fun! You can create a custom backdrop or use a green screen; your guests can write a message or share them on social media; they can leave well-wishes in the form of a video, pose in large groups, and use fun props.

Aside from our Classic Booth, Mirror Booth, and Photo Kiosk, we also offer a Custom Photo Station and Photo Magic. They’re the PERFECT upgrades to your wedding. Not only will your guests have a blast posing for them, but you’ll love looking through the photos of your guests making memories.

Pro Tip: Get inspired! Hop over to our Photo Galleries to check out what other clients have done for their custom photo designs!

Sustainable Weddings

Toast Time! (Photo courtesy of Matt Erickson Photography)

Cheers to Mother Earth! One of our favorite trends in 2020 is that of a green wedding. We’re not talking the color – we mean a sustainable, environmentally friendly wedding. We can all do our part to save the Earth, and weddings can be extremely wasteful. There are ways to combat this, and 2020 couples are doing their best to minimize their footprint. Ask for donations to charity rather than gifts; let your bridesmaids wear dresses they already own; rent decor rather than buy; choose a local venue to limit your guests’ travel; choose local foods and flowers; and use paperless signage like wood, slate, chalkboard, acrylic, or glass.

Pro Tip: After your wedding, consider reselling items at an event like the Recycled Wedding Boutique, hosted by our friends over at Beloved Ohio!

We’d say these guests look “wowed”… (Photo courtesy of Making the Moment)

It’s impossible to include each of these trends in your wedding, but including one will ensure that your guests are wowed, impressed, and recall your wedding as one of the best parties they’ve attended! The many options available at Rock The House Entertainment can help bring one of these trends to life and make your wedding day truly spectacular!

ROCKstar of the Month of January: Stephanie Rose

January’s ROCKstar of the Month is Stephanie Rose! Stephanie began her career with RTH as our Director of First Impressions and in a short amount of time, she moved into the Marketing Assistant role, and then into the Marketing Manager role. Her ambitious attitude and can-do personality have taken her far and it’s no wonder why she’s become such an integral part of the team. After all her hard work in this very busy wedding show season, we’re happy to call Stephanie our ROCKstar of the Month!

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“My favorite part of being on the RTH team? I will gladly join the bandwagon with my teammates and say that it’s the people. This is truly such a hardworking, hilarious bunch. Never in my life have I had coworkers who make me laugh this hard, push me to always be better, let me be my weird self, teach me when I don’t know what the heck lighting fixture I’m talking about, let me snuggle their office dogs when I’m anxious, and high five me when we succeed together… and that’s just in the events of a single day.”  – Stephanie Rose, ROCKstar of the Month

As Marketing Manager, she primarily works trade shows and non-profit events. But the most memorable event she’s ever worked was a celebration of life with the theme “Love is all there is.” Stephanie says, “It was the most beautiful memorial to a much-beloved woman. Our team had the honor of assisting with audiovisual needs and creating a scrapbook of memories from the night. It was a reminder of just how large a ripple can be created through simple love and kindness.” She feels this impactful event will stay with her forever.

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A Few Fun Facts About Stephanie Rose:

  • Favorite song and/or artist? Song: “Moonage Daydream” by David Bowie |  Artist: Real Estate
  • Favorite guilty pleasure song? “Good Vibrations” by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch
  • Favorite movie? Pride and Prejudice
  • Favorite TV show? Veronica Mars
  • Favorite pre-event snack? Usually Uncrustables and/or microwave burritos from home
  • Favorite post-event snack? Probably the classic RTH answer: Taco Bell. As Marketing Manager, I should probably work on a sponsorship deal with them!
  • Where’s the most interesting place you’ve ever traveled to? When I was young, my family and I went to a bioluminescent day in the Carribean. It reminded me of my favorite movie as a child, FernGully. In the movie, a fairy jumps through puddles that light up when touched. It was just like that on our vacation. That day had my sisters and I convinced that magic was real.
  • What gives you energy? Honestly, whenever I’m with my family playing games, throwing darts, and cracking each other up. Laughing with family and friends is what I find most energizing.
  • If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why? I definitely want to be able to fly – I’ve had reoccurring dreams since I was a kid about flying.
  • Favorite pizza topping? I know this is a very Popeye the Sailor answer, but spinach all the way.
  • Do you have any pets? No, I don’t. I wish. I’m very much a dog person and when Steve brings Frank and Blue into the office I just snuggle them and pretend they’re my dogs.

“January is a very busy time for the Marketing Department as on top of their normal responsibilities, they plan and execute the beginning of Wedding Show season. As Stephanie’s second year with these responsibilities, she has taken what she learned and applied it to provide the best possible experience for our clients. Stephanie continues to innovate and doesn’t rubber stamp any responsibilities. She has taken every effort to not only grow professionally but also personally and I’m very proud of her and her achievements so far!” – Amy Van Duyne, Partner & Vice President of Operations

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Stephanie credits Rock The House in helping her grow in courage and build connections throughout the Cleveland community. “When I started, I was working at the front desk, assisting with sales, and not quite sure what the future would hold. The leadership team must have seen something I didn’t and opened the door for me to grow into my current role. As someone who is always “my own worst critic,” it has meant the world to have teammates that believe in and support me through new challenges and growing pains.”

When Stephanie is not at RTH leading the Marketing Department, she can be found exercising, working on her web coding skills, and taking care of her 30 house plants. She also enjoys spending time with her friends and family, especially playing board games together. 

Congratulations to Stephanie on being January’s ROCKstar of the Month! Interested in working with ROCKstars like Stephanie to produce your next event? Contact our team of event professionals today to get started! Photos courtesy of the Rock The House Photo Archive.

ROCKstar of the Month of December: Roger Davis Jr.

Congratulations to last month’s ROCKstar of the Month, Roger Davis Jr.! If you haven’t met Roger yet, that’s probably because he’s fairly new to RTH. He has now been a part of the team for 5 months as our Accounting Specialist. In this short amount of time, he has positively affected our team in spirit and efficiency. We are proud to call him December’s ROTM for all his hard work!

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“My favorite part about being on the RTH team is the energy this team has. There’s always something fun happening in the office and the warehouse at any point and it’s contagious. I work in accounting, which is usually pretty drag, but in this industry, everything is fast in all facets. I love that because it’s helped me to be efficient and push the envelope in a short amount of time. Seeing this growth in myself has been really cool.” – Roger Davis Jr., ROCKstar of the Month

As an avid music lover, Roger was attracted to the live events industry for its entertainment and musical elements. From collecting vinyls, to going to concerts, it’s always been a huge part of his life. Being in an environment where that’s such a big part of the everyday is perfect for him.

A Few Fun Facts About Roger Davis Jr.:

  • Favorite song and/or artist? Song: “Dead Presidents II” |  Artist: Jay-Z
  • Favorite movie? The Departed
  • Favorite TV show? New Girl
  • Favorite snack? Mini Kit Kats and Talenti gelato
  • Where’s the most interesting place you’ve ever traveled to? Savannah, Georgia because it’s such a historic city. I had no idea before I got there, but it’s known for being very haunted. There’s a lot of spiritual stories surrounding the city and you can do ghost tours and all that. It was such a cool place to be!
  • What gives you energy? Podcasts; I’m a big fan and have been for about 5/6 years. Being able to listen to a good story, no matter the subject, really gives me energy for the day.
  • If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why? The ability to breathe underwater, like Aquaman. Mainly because it would be cool to just have the ability to hang out in the ocean for a long period of time.
  • Favorite pizza topping? Banana peppers
  • Are you a dog or cat person? Cat person; they match my personality very well. They’re low maintenance and chill like me.

“Roger has become a full extension of the Accounting department in ways that have impressed and continue to impress those around him. He’s kept open lines of communication and continues hitting deadlines which has not only created an environment that is efficient, but has also allowed the train to continue moving while his supervisor Steve is spending time with the new addition to their family. And more than anything, he continues to provide efficiencies for us to win the race together! ” – Amy Van Duyne, Partner & Vice President of Operations

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Though Roger hasn’t worked any events as of yet, he is excited to change that in this new year. “I’m not really hands-on with our events, but hearing the evaluations from all the happy clients in our Monday morning meeting makes me want to be involved as soon as possible. Being able to really make someone’s day in the way we do is just amazing!”

When Roger isn’t at the office, you can almost always find him running. He will likely be training for the next half or full marathon he’s competing in. You can also find him at a record store collecting vinyl, attending a concert, or at a comedy club. He also spends a great deal of time with his daughter and girlfriend because he values family above all else.

Congratulations to Roger on being December’s ROCKstar of the Month! Interested in working with ROCKstars like Roger to produce your next event? Contact our team of event professionals today to get started! Photos courtesy of the Rock The House Photo Archive.

ROCKstar of the Month of November: Josh Wilson

November’s ROCKstar of the Month is Josh Wilson! Josh wears many hats here at RTH, but his main role is that of our awesome Warehouse Manager! He’s been a valuable member of our team for 8 years now and has a lot of experience, expertise, and memories to show for it. During our peak season, the team relies heavily on Josh to keep the warehouse neat, organized, and ready to ROCK every single day. That’s why we’re so happy to call him this month’s ROCKstar of the Month!

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“My favorite part of being on the RTH team is the environment and the people. I come to work everyday and I don’t hate my job. At work I build these amazing relationships with my coworkers and it’s the best!” – Josh Wilson, ROCKstar of the Month

When he was in high school, he’d often go to concerts and think, “I would love to do this as a career one day.” Though he took a slightly different path, he ended up in relatively the same place. Today, you can find him chasing that dream by helping produce some of the area’s biggest events that entertain people of all ages. He also added, “And who doesn’t love making brides’ and grooms’ dreams come true?” 

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A Few Fun Facts About Josh Wilson:

  • Favorite song and/or artist? Song: “Donald Trump” by Mac Miller  |  Artist: Bowling for Soup
  • Favorite movie? Fast Five
  • Favorite TV show? Big Mouth
  • Favorite pre-event snack? Chipotle
  • Favorite post-event snack? Taco Bell and adult beverages
  • Where’s the most interesting place you’ve ever traveled to? Vegas; the landscaping was awesome! We went hiking in Red Rock Canyon which was incredible, and then at night we went downtown and had a lot of fun!
  • What gives you energy? Coffee and Red Bull
  • If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why? Flying, because I could go wherever I want. I wouldn’t have to drive anywhere so I could avoid traffic. I’d have more time for things and get more of my life back because I wouldn’t waste it in traffic.
  • Favorite pizza topping? Green peppers and onions, with (of course) crushed red pepper on top
  • Do you have any pets? I have a dog named Khloe and a cat named Cheese

“Josh has continued to push himself and our team towards excellence while helping to maintain a positive culture within our tech team at RTH. He has been thrown new obstacles every day and always looks for ways to improve and streamline our systems. He is always learning and trying to better himself at everything he touches.” – Ryan Durfee, Production Manager

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One of the coolest events that he’s been a part of with Rock The House was the release party for Machine Gun Kelly’s album at Red Space. There was a small concert, and he was able to meet MGK as well. Josh and his best friend, Joey, worked it together which made it an even more memorable event for him.

When Josh isn’t at RTH keeping our warehouse in tip-top shape, you can find him racing or working on cars. You can also find him around a campfire, joking around with friends, and enjoying adult beverages. 

Congratulations to Josh on being November’s ROCKstar of the Month! Interested in working with ROCKstars like Josh to produce your next event? Contact our team of event professionals today to get started! Photos courtesy of the Rock The House Photo Archive.

ROCKstar of the Month of October: Brandon Pulliam

October’s ROCKstar of the Month is Brandon Pulliam! Brandon started at RTH about a year ago and since then he’s been ROCKing many of our events as one of our incredible dancers. If you don’t see him on the dance floor, you can also find him broadening his skills as an Activity Host and/or DJ Assistant. In whichever role he plays, he’s made strides to be a leader both on and off the dance floor. We are so proud to call him this month’s ROTM!

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“I’ve always had a love for dancing ever since I can remember; line dancing, Spanish dancing, you name it. Getting to do that for my job is awesome! When I heard about the job at RTH I knew it was tailor-made for me. Getting to spread the love of dance to people of all ages is super rewarding and one of the best parts of working here.” – Brandon Pulliam, ROCKstar of the Month

His journey at RTH began with auditions just like all of our entertainers, but his story is a little different than most. “I was actually sick on the day of auditions, but I knew I had to go because this role was perfect for me.” So he went, auditioned, and ended up getting a call that he got the job just a few days before his birthday. It was the perfect birthday present for this aspiring entertainer.

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A Few Fun Facts About Brandon Pulliam:

  • Favorite guilty pleasure song? “Bye Bye Bye” by *NSYNC – Nobody wants to admit it, but who doesn’t like that song??
  • Favorite song and/or artist? Chris Brown – I love music I can dance to and you can pretty much dance to any song he makes.
  • Favorite movie? Step Up or The Fast & the Furious
  • Favorite TV show? Shameless or The Walking Dead
  • Favorite pre-event snack? Spicy Nacho Doritos
  • Favorite post-event snack? Burgers or hot dogs back at the Warehouse
  • Where’s the most interesting place you’ve ever traveled to? L.A. – there’s always something to do there no matter the time or the day! Between beaches, clubs, and walking around in general, you’re never bored.
  • What gives you energy? I get my energy from the people I’m on the event with! Especially when I’ve worked with them before or they’re my good friends. We hype each other up and make the event fun for everyone involved! Monster Energy helps too.
  • If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why? The ability to teleport – I’d never be late to anything ever! 
  • Favorite pizza topping? Jalapeños
  • Do you have any pets? I have a 2-year-old Siberian Husky named Bones and a 5-month-old Pit-Bull/German Shephard mix named Zeus! I’m definitely a dog person.

“Brandon is a greatly talented dancer that quickly grew from a new face on the team to a leader on the dance floor. He continuously shows up with a positive attitude and is always willing to lend an extra hand to help out. He is a great asset to every team, and does a fantastic job interacting with guests and clients!” – Kelly Clymer, Entertainment Manager/Lead Entertainer

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Brandon feels that working at Rock The House has helped him gain confidence and improved his communication skills in so many ways. He loves working with all our guests, especially little kids. While entertaining at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo for their event, Boo at the Zoo, he’s had the opportunity to show little kids how fun dancing can be no matter your skill level! It’s a part of the job that fuels him in his chosen career path and makes the hard work worth it.

He really loves the comradery between himself and his fellow ROCKstars as well. “I started last August [2018] and everyone has worked with me to bring me up to speed with dancing. Now I’m training to be a DJ! I’ve always thought it was cool, but I never thought I’d get the opportunity to actually be a DJ one day!”

Congratulations to Brandon on being October’s ROCKstar of the Month! Interested in working with ROCKstars like Brandon to produce your next event? Contact our team of event professionals today to get started! Photos courtesy of the Rock The House Photo Archive.

Rock The House on Inc 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies

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Rock The House is proud to announce that we have ranked on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years — WOW!

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

ROCKstar of the Month of September: Monica Peck

September’s ROCKstar of the Month is Monica Peck! In just 4 months, Monica has become an integral part of the team. She brings her positive attitude and eagerness to learn to her position as Office Administrator. Her focus is primarily on the ROCKstars that work here. Today though, we’re focusing on Monica and the awesome job she’s done so far with RTH!

“What I find rewarding about working at RTH is getting to know all the team members. I just really like the people here; every time you turn around someone has something funny to say. And I love learning new things! For example, the different programs we use and how RTH functions; I feel more knowledgeable. In the past, at the places I worked, I felt like I stopped learning. Here, I feel like I’ll never stop!” – Monica Peck, ROCKstar of the Month

Monica’s favorite memory so far has been a Monday Morning Meeting in which Matt, our CEO, gave each person lottery tickets. He had everyone scratch them off and gave them this message: “Your attitude affects everything you do. Win or lose, at least you had the chance to play, much like these lottery tickets.” It made a lasting impact on Monica and stays with her through her work.

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A Few Fun Facts About Monica Peck:

  • Favorite guilty pleasure song? “Haven’t Met You Yet” by Michael Bublé
  • Favorite song and/or artist? Artist: Tom Petty
    Song: “Drops of Jupiter” by Train
  • Favorite movie? What movie can’t I turn off if it’s on? Oh, definitely Titanic!
  • Favorite TV show? This Is Us
  • Favorite pre-event snack? Water
  • Favorite post-event snack? Ice Cream
  • Where’s the most interesting place you’ve ever traveled? Nashville, Tennessee because it’s my favorite place to travel to. I love the atmosphere and the music environment.
  • What gives you energy? Iced coffee
  • If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why? I really like the idea of flying. Awesome views, getting places fast, and you can go up there to get away and enjoy some comforting solitude. But, you can still come down and be with friends and family!
  • Favorite pizza topping? Pepperoni and bacon
  • Do you have any pets? Yes! I have a German Shepherd named Sadie. She’s 10 months old and she’s HUGE. She has to be over 90 pounds I think. She loves to jump and swim in our pool. We had to close it down for the summer and she was sad, so we went and bought her a little plastic pool. I love her, I could go on and on about her but I’ll stop. 

“Monica has been with the company for four months; during that time, she has shown tremendous growth as she continues to learn about RTH and offer solutions to provide our internal clients (ROCKstars) with what they need to be successful. While the tasks take place behind the scenes, it’s the foundation being set that will continue to help us grow and scale as a company.” – Amy Van Duyne, Vice President, Operations

Monica says some of the best things she’s gained working at Rock The House have been knowledge and some friends too! “And most importantly, something to look forward to coming into every day. I’m excited to come to work!”

When Monica isn’t ROCKing her administrative duties, you can often find her performing with her cover band. She’s been drawn to the entertainment business in both her personal and professional life for as long as she can remember, which is why working at Rock The House Entertainment was a no brainer. You can also find this singer/performer spending a lot of time with her pup, Sadie! 

Congratulations to Monica on being September’s ROCKstar of the Month! Interested in working with ROCKstars like Monica to produce your next event? Contact our team of event professionals today to get started! Photos courtesy of the Rock The House Photo Archive.

ROCKstar of the Month of August: Nick Alder

August’s ROCKstar of the Month is Nick Alder! You can find Nick’s friendly face at many of our events as a Photo Host! He’s always ready to help our guests celebrate their special days, and we couldn’t be happier to call him this month’s ROCKstar.

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“I know this is a frequent answer amongst my RTH teammates but my favorite part of working at RTH is truly the people. Working with so many awesome people and making events ROCK the way that we do is what I enjoy most. I find it so rewarding making our clients happy. It’s a great feeling, as a photo host, to hand over the scrapbook at the end of the night and see the smiles on their faces as they look at the memories from the night.” – Nick Alder, ROCKstar of the Month

Nick began working at Rock The House about 4 years ago. He had gone to high school with both Sean Tyrrell and Jeremy Guffin, two of our awesome tech ROCKstars. They kept telling Nick that with his theater background he would be a great asset to the team and he’d really love working in the live events industry. It took him about two years, but he finally joined the Rock The House team. And, as he says, the rest is history!

 

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A Few Fun Facts About Nick Alder:

  • Favorite guilty pleasure song? Not gonna lie, it’s “Baby Shark” or “What Does the Fox Say?”
  • Favorite song and/or artist? Growing up it was always The Hamptons, and now it’s Daft Punk
  • Favorite movie? Depends on my mood; it’s between Fight Club and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Favorite TV show? Agents of Shield
  • Favorite pre-event snack? Apple
  • Favorite post-event snack? A beer
  • Favorite animated character? Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach
  • Biggest fear? Heights
  • Where’s the most interesting place you’ve ever traveled? New York City – the energy the city has! I haven’t traveled out of Ohio much but after seeing NYC on the TV all the time, finally getting to visit was so surreal!
  • How do you take your coffee? Black with 3 sugars
  • If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why? Superintelligence, because I could find my way out of any problem.

“Being dubbed ROCKstar of the Month is overdue for Nick. He wants to work, wants to learn more, wants to be here. He’s the ultimate team player. Nick is always ready to help out the team; if he’s available you know he’ll be there. He’s really grown into the role of photo host and gained confidence in it. I know when he’s staffed on an event he will go above and beyond to make sure everything is done right. He is someone we can depend on.” – Kristen Milius, Photo Manager

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Nick recounts the beginning of his journey with RTH. Around the time he first started, he worked a wedding at Grays Armory in downtown Cleveland. After the event, he handed the bride and groom their scrapbook with all the photos from their photo booth. He says they looked at him and said, “It felt like you belonged here, like we invited you to our wedding.” It’s a special memory he’ll always remember.

When he isn’t ROCKing his role as a photo host, Nick can be found working his full-time job. In between balancing both jobs, you can find him playing video games and/or Dungeons and Dragons. 

Congratulations to Nick on being August’s ROCKstar of the Month! Interested in working with ROCKstars like Nick to produce your next event? Contact our team of event professionals today to get started! Photos courtesy of the Rock The House Photo Archive.

ROCKstar of the Month of July: Garrett Beck

July’s ROCKstar of the Month is Garrett Beck! Garrett is one of the newest members of the RTHAV production team, but he’s quickly become a driving force of positivity throughout the warehouse and brings that energy to everyone he works with, and every event he works on.

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“My favorite part of being on the Rock The House team is the more social atmosphere added to the corporate atmosphere. It’s so much more than speakers in a room; we get to be the hype men for our events. It’s about making sure the guests have a great time and we put on an awesome event for them.” – Garrett Beck, ROCKstar of the Month

Despite only being with RTH for about 6 months, he’s worked many of our more elaborate events and has done an amazing job on all of them. His favorite? A huge “mega-mitzvah” held at the Agora in Cleveland, Ohio. He enjoyed that it brought so many of our team members together for one event. Plus, everyone had a chance to go all out with their performances, costumes, and production elements that night.

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A Few Fun Facts About Garrett Beck:

  • Favorite guilty pleasure song? “Toxic” by Britney Spears
  • Favorite song and/or artist? Blink-182
  • Favorite movie? The 13th Warrior
  • Favorite TV show? Westworld
  • Favorite pre-event snack? Red Bull
  • Favorite post-event snack? Taco Bell
  • Biggest fear? Being stranded somewhere
  • Where’s the most interesting place you’ve ever traveled? Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France. It’s an island that used to be unreachable during certain times of the year because of the water-level covering the causeway. There’s a fortress on top of it, and back in the day soldiers would get stuck in quicksand trying to storm it. It was a virtually impenetrable fortress, and really awesome to see in person.
  • How do you take your coffee? Straight black
  • If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why? Telekinesis, because it would make load-ins and load-outs much quicker.

“Garrett has not only taken on his role of Video Specialist but has also found time to work as an audio engineer and stepped up to assist with some internal audio training. Additionally, he’s been training new and existing team members, making suggestions for equipment to help our team improve, and offering his knowledge to problem solve. He’s willing to share his wealth of knowledge and skills with everyone and we are so happy to have him as part of our team.” – Tricia Adams, Production Assistant

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Garrett and his family have had a long history in the event/entertainment industry. His grandfather was in a band and had a recording studio at his home in Texas. His father was a roadie for that very band and always enjoyed music. He made sure to make music and performance a huge part of Garrett’s life as well. For him, it felt like a natural calling to go into the events industry.

Garrett enjoys working with everyone at RTH because they’re all so appreciative of each other and ready to get the job done and get it done right. When he’s not producing incredible events with the team, you can find him at Medieval combat competitions, working with the animals at his in-laws’ farm, or playing video games.

Congratulations to Garrett on being July’s ROCKstar of the Month! Interested in working with ROCKstars like Garrett to produce your next event? Contact our team of event professionals today to get started! Photos courtesy of the Rock The House Photo Archive.

 

ROCKstar of the Month of June: Anthony Jamison

June’s ROCKstar of the Month is Anthony Jamison! Anthony gives his talents to the Rock The House team in our entertainment division as both a dancer and a DJ. He has worked for the RTH team for about 4 years and always brings energy & passion to his work!

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“I feel like the biggest thing I’ve gained from RTH is confidence. I still have my moments, but my level of confidence is way up. With DJing and dancing, I’ve learned to do it more for the love of it instead of just to impress people. Learning from my teammates at Rock The House has really helped me become more confident as a performer.” – Anthony Jamison, ROCKstar of the Month

Anthony says his favorite thing about being on the RTH team is being able to work with and learn from so many different people with so many unique backgrounds. Every time he works, he learns new dance moves from other dancers. He also learns from DJ Flightz and Nick while they’re DJing by watching them and how they read the crowd. He also loves the friendships and bonds he’s gained at Rock The House.

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A Few Fun Facts About Anthony Jamison:

  • Favorite guilty pleasure song? “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls
  • Favorite song and/or artist? “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran (Jack Wins Remix)
  • Favorite movie? Spider-Man Into the Spider-verse
  • Favorite TV show? Bob’s Burgers
  • Favorite pre-event snack? Fruit snacks – I can eat 5 bags before a show.
  • Favorite post-event snack? Oatmeal cream pies
  • Favorite animated character? Kakashi from Naruto
  • Biggest fear? Water
  • Where’s the most interesting place you’ve ever traveled? Florence, Italy
  • How do you take your coffee? I don’t actually drink coffee; I’m a big apple and orange juice drinker. I’ll always have a couple of those in my bag for shows.
  • If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why? Teleportation – I always have something going on last minute that causes me to be slightly on time or slightly late to everything. So, if I could just pop up and be on time that would be better for everyone.

“Anthony has always been an extremely talented individual and the growth he has shown over the last few years is a testament to the hard work and dedication he’s put into his craft to grow not only professionally but personally as well. At events, Anthony simply knows how to entertain. He is always loved by our clients and is one of our most requested dancers. I’m truly proud to have Anthony on our team and always look forward to having him on the events I work. His abilities and skills are a true asset to the overall quality of the entertainment aspect of our events.” – Nick Duvé, General Manager, Entertainment Division

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His love for dance is what attracted him to the live events industry. Anthony said he once did a performance for a Latin community group of kids and the next year they were asked back to perform. When he came back, some of the children came up to him and told him that after they saw him, they were inspired. Many said they realized that they had to change some of their behaviors in order to work on their talents and pursue a dream of dance too. Anthony said that’s when he decided to pursue dance as a career and loves that this industry gives him a platform to reach out to people in a positive way.

When he’s not at RTH, Anthony enjoys walking his dog Tequila, watching anime, and playing competitive video games. In his own words, he says he’s generally a bit of a homebody.

Congratulations to Anthony on being June’s ROCKstar of the Month! Interested in working with ROCKstars like Anthony to produce your next event? Contact our team of event professionals today to get started! Photos courtesy of the Rock The House Photo Archive.