Suits That Rock

About Suits That Rock

A local music tradition, SUITS THAT ROCK features community and corporate leaders leaving the boardroom in favor of the stage, for three hours of rockin’ music to support The Carnegie’s arts education programs.
As dedicated leaders and volunteers, the Suits work to improve the lives of thousands of area children by bringing music and art into their classrooms.

1,000+ corporate and community leaders, art supporters, music lovers and friends of The Carnegie 
SUITS THAT ROCK is The Carnegie’s annual sell out fundraiser where CEOs and top community leaders gather on stage to perform a rock concert you won’t forget. SUITS THAT ROCK will be returning to  MegaCorp Pavilion!
SUITS THAT ROCK raises funds that enables over 90,000 hours of The Carnegie Arts Education programs serving students who otherwise, may not have access to the arts. In total, the Suits have raised over $1.7 million dollars for area youth! 
THE SUITS: Sheila Baker, Tom Bosse, Steve Brunner, Dan Cahill, Sarah Cameron, Kevin Canafax, John Caulfield, Rick Dews, Elaine Diehl, Jan Diehl, John Domaschko, Chrissy Dunn Dutton, David Ellis, Gregg Fusaro, Matt Godsted, Nancy Grayson, Ed Hughes, Louis Kelly, Melissa Lutz, Bob Mitchell, Susan Morgan, Graeme Murray, Ken Poleyeff, Tim Schigel, Greg Shumate, Gary Wright

Guest SUITS: Mauricio Acosta, Olivia Amlung, Ramona Blaine, Mickey Foellger, Leigh Fox, Ben Lehman, Steve Robbins, Don Simpson, Adam Leisring, Robert Lomax, Rick Marksberry, Tanya Price, Ken Shumate, John Vitucci


We are honored to announce that Suits That Rock 2023 raised over $210,000 for arts education in our region, a new record for the event.

Thank you to everyone who supported SUITS THAT ROCK this year.  This incredible achievement would not have been possible without our sponsors, the Suits, audience members, staff members, friends and family.

In total, the Suits have raised over $1.7 million dollars for The Carnegie Arts Education programs serving students who otherwise, may not have access to the arts


Presenting Sponsor: St. Elizabeth Healthcare


Gold Sponsors

Rich & Lisa Boehne; CIG Communities; Cintas; Corporex; Fidelity; Friends of the Carnegie; HSD Metrics; Mega Corp Pavilion at OVATION, UBS Financial Services; PNC Bank; Qual IT Resources; Ladislas & Vilma Segoe Family Foundation.

Fanzooka Sponsors

Champlin Architecture; Qual IT Resources; CVG International Airport

Silver Sponsors

altafiber; Barleycorn’s; Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine; Deloitte; Lisa & Normand Desmarais; Dinsmore & Shohl; Duke Energy; Frost Brown Todd; Greater Cincinnati Foundation; Hellman Clothiers; Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky; Mariner Wealth Advisors; Refinery Ventures, Rumpke Waste & Recycling; Robert & Dell Ann Sathe; Victory Wholesale Group; Western & Southern Financial Group.

Bronze Sponsors

 84.51; AAA Club Alliance; Adams Law; Aronoff, Rosen & Hunt; Sara & Richard Behrman; BHMK Law; Chris & Valerie Bopp; C-Forward; DBL Law; Encore Technologies; getWITit; Kelly Bros. Lumber + Design Co.; Midland Atlantic Properties; Houchens Insurance Group; Our Heritage Bank; Ken & Beth Shumate; John & Jan Steinman; Jan & Tim Timmel; Union Home Mortgage; The Vories Team; Walt’s Hitching Post; Ward Family Foundation; WesBanco Bank; Westcott & Schaff Picture Framing.

Host Sponsors

 BAIRD Private Wealth Management – The Tapke Tapke & Dammel Team; Fifth Third Bank; The Hughes Group; Insight Enterprises & NetApp; Mazak; Precision Motorcars; Rudler, PSC; Strauss Troy Attorneys at Law; Towne Properties; Pine Gate.

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LANGUAGE: Sexual references, mild obscenities, and homophobic slurs.

ALCOHOL: Alcohol is consumed.

VIOLENCE: There is a boxing match in the musical.

FOR WHICH AUDIENCE: Kinky Boots is a mature musical comedy. The play is best suited for Grade 8 and up.

RATING: If it were a movie, Kinky Boots would be rated “PG-13.”


SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN is a family-friendly production, appropriate for all ages.

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