RICH CELENZA is someone who was born into the fashion / entertainment industry. His father’s family can claim almost a century in the fashion industry. Originating in the town of Vasto in Italy, they came to eventually own and operate the largest garment shop in the city of Chicago. As a little boy RICH spent a great deal of time at his aunt and uncle’s clothing factory learning about the garment industry, in fact, most of his immediate family members were tailors, designers and models.
Even though RICH’s family was in the garment industry his father wasn’t interested in the business so he opened his own nightclub / restaurant. RICH went on to learn about his father’s business from watching him run and manage the club, and saw at first hand how he booked talent and organized events. Rich grew up checking out acts of the likes of Frank Sinatra, Elton John, James Brown, Madonna, Prince, Lionel Richie, Barry Manilow, Carole King, Tower of Power, Michael Bolton, Bernie Mac, Sam Kinison, Andrew Dice Clay and hundreds of others.