Sahara Cebar's

Sahara Revisited... with Time Machine Party!                                                                                          

By: Trenda Jones, Feb. 2011                                         

The Sahara Club Reunion was held September 12, 2010. Club goers from the eighties joined friends and musicians from "back in the day" at the VFW in Willoughby Hills for a day of memories and great rock-n-roll. Five of the old Sahara’s favorite bands proved "they still got it" while author Deanna Adams signed books and greeted fans. Sahara Club owner, Jim Cvelbar graciously trucked in a couple of the original Sahara palm trees that he has kept in pots for the last 19 years. Wearing his famous turban, Jim was full of smiles visiting with old friends and Sahara patrons.

Perhaps the star of the show was Rupert the camel. Rupert made a two hour appearance standing along side the Sahara sign, posing for photographs. It really added that something special along with the shimmering gold camel silhouette that once looked over the bands on the Sahara stage seven nights a week. Greatly appreciated were the donations made by Superior Beverage, KFC-Willowick, Capelli’s in Mentor and all of the local merchants who contributed raffle items.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Sahara fans are gathering once again, Sunday Feb. 20, at Cebar's Euclid Tavern on 185th St. Proceeds from the event will be donated to WomenSafe and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. a $5.00 cover charge will include Cebar's famous dinner buffet and 5 great bands. Memorabilia, photo's from the old days and the recent reunion will be on display. Photo's from September's reunion can be viewed on the Photos page at, and some can be purchased at  The following are courtesy of Jeff Hace.

Many thanks to Tom Cvelbar and the staff at Cebar's, all the bands & volunteers, and everyone who came out and had a great time supporting

The Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame and WomenSafe.

                                                                                       Rock On,