RTH and Selective Sound…a marriage made in heaven!

Cleveland Wedding DJ JayR Rich

One of Cleveland’s Best Wedding DJs, Jay R Rich

2011 has been a record year for Rock The House.  One of the most exciting reasons for that has been the addition of Jeremy Rich (Jay R) and the acquisition of his company, Selective Sound – specializing in Cleveland Wedding DJs. Selective Sound, which has also had a record year in 2011, is known in the region for unparalleled Disc Jockeys for weddings and passion for once in a lifetime events. Jay R is not satisfied with meeting your expectations; His goal, every time, is to produce a custom-designed reception that exceeds everyone’s expectations of wedding entertainment can be.

Jay R has 22 years of entertainment experience in the region. His commitment to fun is something that his clients have raved about for years. Not only will your event reflect your unique tastes, but you also can expect everyone on the dance floor having the time of their lives. It’s like Jay R says, “You’re paying us because you want a professional. We do what you want, however, our experience will help guide you to do it right.”

The addition of Jay R and Selective Sound has already had a large impact on the entire Rock The House team. His knowledge of the logistics of area venues & his long-standing relationships have been real assets. Because of his extensive event knowledge, Jay R has been mentoring and training the team at Rock The House to reach new levels of excellence.

Selective Sound has also benefitted from becoming part of the Rock The House Team. Jay R and his team now have many new and exciting services to offer clients to enhance their event experience; such as wedding lighting, wedding videography, and photo booths & green screen systems. The demo room or “fun room” at the Rock The House / Selective Sound offices is a great example… a 1,000sf space dedicated to showing customers how lighting and technology can be used to make their event, stunning, beautiful, and perfect. Selective Sound clients now have a much larger team of talented event professionals making sure their event is a success.

Jay R joining the team and bringing the Selective Sound brand to the RTH family has positively impacted the lives of both companies’ clients.  Each brings many complementary skills and talents, which result in more organized planning and the best events possible. Let us show you what we can do together.

Contact Jay R at Rock The House or Selective Sound today to find out more about what his knowledge and experience can do for your next special event.

Cleveland Culinary Challenge Nov 3rd, 2011

Rock The House is once again excited to have been chosen as the event production partner for the upcoming Cleveland Culinary Challenge on November 3, 2011 at the Cuyahoga Community College Hospitality Management Center in Public Square.

This is a once in a lifetime culinary event! The combination of up and coming chefs and local creative masters will raise the bar for your subsequent dining experiences. Talented Tri-C students will be paired up with Chef Dante Boccuzzi of Dante, Chef Doug Katz of fire food and drink, Chef Karen Small of Flying Fig and Chef Eric Williams of Momocho Mod Mex.

This year’s Culinary Challenge judges include Susie Heller, author, television producer and recipe taster and Michael Ruhlman, author, journalist and Next Iron Chef judge.

The Cleveland Culinary Challenge takes place Thursday, November 3, 2011, 5:30–9pm at the Cuyahoga Community College Hospitality Management Center at Public Square (180 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113)

Rock The House Fights M.S. with Cleveland’s Imagine Gala Fundraiser

On October 1, 2011, Rock The House was proud to be chosen by Momentum Marketing and Event Planning to help produce the 2011 Imagine Gala – Cleveland’s Crusade to Cure MS. This is the second annual event to benefit the Nancy Davis Foundation for MS.

State Theatre at Playhouse Square provided a very unique venue for this memorable event for such a worthy cause. The venue provided a great backdrop for many Rock The House custom concepts such as gobo logo lighting, Photo Magic green screens, microphone equipment for speakers, high definition screens, dancers and a lot more.

Our talented team can create any look at any venue.

Preston’s Hope Fundraiser Raises 130K for Important Playground

The Rock The House Team couldn’t be more excited about the success of the  “Drive It Home for Preston’s H.O.P.E.” fundraiser. Preston’s Hope is such a unique concept that benefits the 26,000 children with disabilities in Cuyahoga County. Offering a state of the art playground where any child would be able to play with their friends is something that has far-reaching effects.

Rock The House is proud to be the official audio, video, and lighting company for this prestigious event.

Click here for more information on how you can help.

Welcome to the Team: Nick Borelli

Rock The House announces the addition of a new member to our team: Nick Borelli. Nick is coming on board as the Marketing & Communications Director. Originally hailing from Erie, Pennsylvania, Nick moved to the Pittsburgh area in 2005 and then to Cleveland in 2009. He has a variety of event planning and production experience with a focus on weddings and themed events.

Nick is an active International Caterers Association member with catering friends and contacts all over the country. He has worked with the ICA at the Las Vegas Catersource convention leading Round Tables on Social Media and Blogging in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Nick has spoken on the topic of Blogging to hundreds of caterers and other event professionals. He has also been to a variety of trade shows and conferences all over the country including The Special Event and the National Restaurant Association’s annual show in Chicago.

While employed at Pittsburgh’s Bella Sera, an off-premise catering and on-premise banquet facility, Nick transitioned from event logistics and execution to sales and management. He was able to pursue a path of creative event design with clients open to innovation, eventually specializing in weddings and themed events.

At the end of 2009, Nick moved to Cleveland, Ohio and joined the Executive Caterers team. As marketing director, Nick increased Executive Caterers web presence by creating and maintaining a number of Facebook pages, a YouTube channel, Twitter account, and a website redesign.

While employed at Bella Sera and later Executive Caterers, Nick’s other role was that of bar manager.  With his passion for mixology Nick has brought cocktail design expertise to Cleveland by creating a variety of signature drinks for his clients. In 2011, while at Catersource, Nick participated in an International Caterers Association Cocktail Competition on the trade show floor.  In addition to his knowledge of sprits, Nick is certified in both the RAMP and T.I.P.S. bar safety courses.

Nick’s unique event planning background will benefit RTH’s clients by adding yet another world-class resource for their event needs. “I’m really excited to work with clients that appreciate creative event design and outside the box thinking”, Nick says with a smile, “Creating once in a lifetime experiences is what gets me up in the morning.”

“We’re really excited about having Nick on board. He has made a great name for himself here in Cleveland and is really well known and respected for his vision, marketing abilities and social media expertise. We’re lucky to have him on our team. He’s going to do great things here. ”  says Matt Radicelli.

If your goal is to put together an event unlike any you’ve experienced, make sure you contact Rock The House. With the ever growing team of diverse and talented people, you will not find a more dynamic and professional group that will exceed all your expectations!

Rock The House Drives It Home for Preston’s H.O.P.E.

cleveland non-profit fundraiser

When Rock The House got the call provide production support & entertainment for the 5 year anniversary celebration of Preston’s H.O.P.E., there was no pause on our part… just a resounding “We’re in!”

“We’ve used Rock The House for all of our kid’s Bar / Bat Mitzvahs & other family & corporate events over the last 10 years. As we’ve watched them grow, we had no doubt they’d make a fantastic addition to the “Drive it Home” for Preston’s H.O.P.E. team.”, says Michael Zweig, qualifying co-chair.

The event will be held on Thursday, September 8 at Jackie Osborne-Fisher’s beautiful home in Moreland Hills and will feature truly exception auction items such as high end cars and motorcycles. There will also be quite a few vacation & experience packages if cars and bikes aren’t your thing.

Preston’s H.O.P.E. is the largest free playground accessible to children of all abilities in Ohio. This special event serves to community in its efforts to raise the more than $50,000 per year that is required to maintain and continuously improve the beautiful facility.

Rock The House is proud to be the official audio, video & lighting company of this year’s Preston’s H.O.P.E. event. Tickets start at just $250 per couple. For more information, to make a donation, or to buy tickets to this amazing event please contact:

Amanda Rodman
[email protected]

Lottery Winning Bride

By: Jen Scott

Growing up, girls dream of their wedding day and all that it brings along: happiness, love, family and big, white dresses. For some, the day of their wedding is the best day of their lives; what could make a woman happier than getting ready to spend the rest of her life with the man she loves? One bride found out when she won the Mega Millions lottery in Ohio just hours before her wedding.

Co-workers at a cabinet making company in Northeast Ohio went in together on a Mega Millions ticket and hit the $99 million jackpot the day before one of the workers weddings. She had been struck with luck and it wasn’t subsiding anytime soon. She was married at the Lodge at Geneva on the Lake, with entertainment by Cleveland DJs from Rock The House. “Their ceremony was outside with Lake Erie in the background. It was very romantic! Actually, it started to rain just as the ceremony had ended. They were very lucky,” Jeff Kutz, one of the DJs, said.

The reception was elegant with light blue and silver décor. The atmosphere was not obviously different because the bride was savoring her luck with only a few close friends and family members in the loop. But looking into the eyes of the bride there was a glimmer of love and hope for what the future may hold.

Either way the bride’s life was going to change that Saturday with the added richness of a forever love in her life. But it doesn’t hurt the celebration that she became $2 million richer as well. Although the bride kept quiet about her winnings during her big day there was no denying the joy she felt for all of the blessings she had been granted.