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Dates set for 12th annual Suits That Rock benefitting the Carnegie; events have raised more than $1M

Suits That Rock is back for its 12th year, and will reach a major milestone – more than $1 million raised for to youth arts education at The Carnegie.

On Saturdays, June 22 & 29, 40 local business and community leaders will take to the Otto M. Budig stage at The Carnegie for Suits That Rock: Thanks a Million. 

Each year, Suits performers leave the boardroom behind to take the stage in support of The Carnegie’s arts education programming. This one-of-a-kind fundraiser supports programming at over 60 schools and organizations around the region and allows thousands of students to participate in music, art, and drama activities.

“We are so incredibly grateful for the continued support of the Suits That Rock,” said Kim Best, Executive Director of The Carnegie. “Their hard work and dedication to putting together exciting concerts to raise money for our education programming has been inspiring. From everyone at The Carnegie, and all of our students, I want to say thanks a million!”

 To celebrate this feat, and thank fans and sponsors for their continued support, the Suits will perform songs like We are the Champions, I Thank You, and Taking Care of Business. The set list will be rounded out with some of their favorite songs like Mambo no. 5, Devil Went Down to Georgia, and medleys honoring Led Zeppelin, Aretha Franklin, and the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. 

“When we started Suits That Rock twelve years ago, we had no idea it would grow to be this successful, or continue this long,” said Suits that Rock co-founder John Domashcko. “We thought we’d have a one-night-only concert and raise some money for The Carnegie. Twelve years later the excitement continues to grow, and we’re amazed at the impact the concerts have had on education programming. We want to extend our immense thanks to our friends, family, sponsors, and supporters for continuing to come out and see us each year. They are truly the rock stars. Without them none of this would be possible.” 

While the core roster of Suits remains the same from year to year, each year a handful of guest Suits join the lineup.

Joining this year are Katie Chadwell (Director of Operations at Knowledgeworks), Chris Clements (Manager of Web Engineering, Kroger Co.), Al Early (VP and Principal at CBTS (Cincinnati Bell)), Steve Eklund (President of Witheos), Fernando Figueroa (President of Gateway Community and Technical College), Freidoon Ghazi (Cardiologist at Tri-Health Heart Institute, Griffin Hatfield, Rick Marksberry (Retired Inspector for the Health Department) ), and Tamara Scull (Assistant Public Advocate, at the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy).

Suits That Rock lineup. Click to enlarge

Excitement for this year’s performances resulted in seated tickets selling out within minutes. A limited number of Standing Room Only tickets are available for $30. All tickets include a commemorative Suits That Rock mug, light bites, and of course a rockin’ good time. A cash bar and valet parking will be available. Doors open at 7pm each evening with performances kicking off at 8pm.

Tickets are available by calling The Carnegie Box Office at (859) 957-1940 (Tues – Fri, noon – 5pm) or online at www.thecarnegie.com.

When: Two Performances – Saturday, June 22 & Saturday, June 29
Doors open at 7:00 p.m., Concert begins at 8:00 p.m.

Where: The Carnegie
1028 Scott Boulevard, Covington, KY, 41011

Cost: $60 Mezzanine, $85 Orchestra, per show (reserved seat)
Includes light appetizers and a Suits That Rock commemorative mug
Tickets: Tickets go on sale Tuesday, May 14, and are available through The Carnegie Box Office, open Tuesday through Friday, Noon – 5:00 p.m., online at www.thecarnegie.com, or by phone at (859) 957-1940.

The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center.  More information about The Carnegie is available here,  or by calling (859) 491-2030.

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from Cincinnati International Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, the Kentucky Arts Council and the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr. / US Bank Foundation. The Carnegie is also supported by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign.

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