Elvis is in the building: StoneWater hosts award-winning Elvis impersonator this weekend

Todd Berry was born legally blind, but the 44-year-old Grove City man has never let his disability stop him from doing what he loves—entertaining the crowd by impersonating the King.

“My mom, she played all of Elvis’ records when I was a child,” Berry says of his calling. “I’m legally blind, so God gave me the gift to sing. I don’t let my disability hold be back—I make the best if it and go out and entertain people.”

Berry will become Elvis in Highland Heights this Saturday, March 4 at the Venue at StoneWater’s first Dinner & Show. Todd Berry & Band will shake, rattle, and roll with a show that ranges from Elvis’ early years all the way to his Las Vegas years.

When he’s not channeling Elvis, Berry also takes the stage as Garth brooks and Buddy Holly. He sings with other tribute bands, and performs original tunes as well. He has opened for Country music signers Collin and Neal McCoy. During the World in Ohio, Berry took first place and went on to place third in the world competition in Sacramento.

“I’m just kind of a versatile performer,” he says. Berry’s day job is performing for seniors living in residential facilities.

StoneWater chef Kathryn Neidus created a menu that is fit for The King, so sit back, relax, and enjoy some of his most memorable tunes, while dining on some of his favorite dishes.

“We’ve been wanting to do a Dinner & Show at StoneWater for some time, and Elvis seemed like the perfect kick-off,” says Neidus. “We had fun with the menu and created a cuisine that consisted of some of his favorites and a nod to his Southern roots.”

The menu includes a choice of sugar-glazed salmon or chicken fried steak with gravy. Both entrees come green beans, mashed potatoes, salad, and bread. Dessert will be banana and peanut butter cake.

The experience, which includes dinner and the show, costs $65 per person plus a 22% gratuity. There will be a cash bar and waiter service. To make reservations, email , or call (440) 4653, extension 232. A credit card is required to secure the reservation.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. and the show runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a 15-minute intermission.

Karin Connelly Rice
Karin Connelly Rice

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Karin Connelly Rice enjoys telling people's stories, whether it's a promising startup or a life's passion. Over the past 20 years she has reported on the local business community for publications such as Inside Business and Cleveland Magazine. She was editor of the Rocky River/Lakewood edition of In the Neighborhood and was a reporter and photographer for the Amherst News-Times. At Fresh Water she enjoys telling the stories of Clevelanders who are shaping and embracing the business and research climate in Cleveland.