by Jeff Niesel
Cleveland is about to get another concert venue. When the Hard Rock Rocksino in Northfield opens on Dec. 18, it will feature a stage that will play host to rock bands and comedians. Live Nation will assist the facility in bringing in national acts. As part of the grand opening celebration, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts perform at 8 p.m. on opening night. Formerly of the punk act the Runaways, Jett had a successful solo career in the ‘80s and has just released a new solo album. The Rocksino also has booked ’80s acts Nigh Ranger (Dec. 27) and Huey Lewis and the News (Jan. 24). Tickets for all the shows go on sale at Ticketmaster tomorrow at 10 a.m.