America's Got Talent? Pssshh… More like Yelp Cleveland's got talent! Especially after hearing over 50 Elites and guests belt out their favorite tunes, decked out in rocker-gear at Yelp CLE's Rock-tober Fest, hosted by the Beachland Ballroom and Tavern.
Hardcore air guitar shredding while channeling your inner rock star can really make a yelper's stomach growl like a heavy metal song. It's a good thing Beachland put out a spread debuting delicious, house-made items from their brand new dinner menu, including: freshly prepared corn tortilla chips and roasted tomato salsa, hummus with warm pita and house-pickled veggies, hand-cut, buttermilk breaded chicken tenders with whole grain honey mustard and finally, crunchy, creamy arancini with marinara sauce. Resident 50 Cent wanna-be, Cami T thought the food "was pretty spectacular. I mean, not as good as my singing, but close."
As if the feast wasn't enough, Beachland was also nice enough to offer up complimentary pints of Heineken drafts (AKA, liquid courage) to all the guests. What better way to prep your karaoke singing voice than to ice it down with a cold brew or two?
Ackey+Z Photography captured our stage presence and bad-ass costumes, while the karaoke machine was spitting out tunes from yesterday and… well, yesterday. Or, as Habby H put it, "awesomely outdated." So, check out those rockin' pics here.
We also had two winners of the evening who brought home gift baskets full of Rock-tober goodness! Congrats to Amy T for winning "best costume" and Habby H for winning "best performance" with her rendition of Crazy by Patsy Cline! The prizes were Halloween lanterns filled with spooky knick-knacks like, pumpkin decals, skull flasks, glow necklaces, DVD copies of Rocky Horror Picture Show and lots more.
Many thanks to Beachland Ballroom, Cindy, Julius, Dave, Chef John and staff who made the night amazing! Also, Angie and Heineken—you guys rock! And let us not forget about the gorgeous Katie Cutshaw of Ackey+Z Photography, who always provides us with killer pics and memories of our parties!
And don't forget to check out all the event reviews here, or write your own if you were there! I'd love to hear your feedback.
Until the next one, SYOY!
Cleveland Community Manager