Pete Rose to host fundraiser for Incline Theater

On March 30, Pete Rose will be hosting an event at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts to raise money for East Price Hill’s Incline Theater. Rose, a former Cincinnati Red, grew up on the West Side of the city and wants to help raise money for the theater.
Currently, 90 percent of the $5.6 million has been raised for the 220-seat performing arts center. Cincinnati Landmark Productions hopes Rose’s event will help them reach their goal.
In the fall, city council voted to issue up to $1.7 million in economic development revenue bonds to help pay for the project, which also includes a 140-space public parking garage. New market tax credits through the Cincinnati Development Fund will give the project $2.1 million, and $750,000 has been promised from private donors.
The event is being held on the eve of Opening Day, and Rose will share stories from his baseball career and tales of growing up on the West Side. Each person who attends will also get an autographed copy of "4192: The Crowning of the Hit King," which is a documentary about Rose.
The Incline Theater plans to offer 112 individual shows per year, plus a subscription season that is designed to complement the Covedale Center’s season. There will also be a short summer season and one-night-only concerts, comedy events and cabarets.
Construction is slated to begin on the theater in the spring, with the grand opening set for spring 2015.
Tickets range from $65-125. For tickets, call 513-241-6550 or visit
By Caitlin Koenig
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