Events

Every Single Outdoor Concert and Festival in Cleveland This Summer

Published On 04/14/2016 Published On 04/14/2016
Luke Bryan
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For those few sweet, short months known as summer, Clevelanders want to make the most of those mild 75-degree days. But there’s only so many times you can go on a hike, sit on the same bar patio, or take a book up to Edgewater. Cleveland, being the great music town that it is, has booked some fine lineups this summer, some at venues that'll be without a roof over your head. Here are all of the outdoor music events around the city (and beyond) that'll get you out the door, soaking up every ray of sun you can before fall rolls around.

Ellie Goulding | Flickr/Thomas Hawk

Date

Event

Location

May 7 Sat

Ellie Goulding This English singer has been steaming up the Top 40 charts with club anthems and dance floor ballads since her debut, Halcyon, in 2012.

Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

Ellie Goulding Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica This English singer has been steaming up the Top 40 charts with club anthems and dance floor ballads since her debut, Halcyon, in 2012.

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May 18 Wed

Boston You’ll be having "More Than A Feeling" of nostalgia this summer if you see the '70s era rock band on their 40th Anniversary Tour.

Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

Boston Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica You’ll be having "More Than A Feeling" of nostalgia this summer if you see the '70s era rock band on their 40th Anniversary Tour.

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Event

Location

May 19 Thu

Hookahville 2016 É™koostik hookah, John Kadlecik Band, Carlos Jones, Dixon Violin, and many more 420-friendly bands will really make this show go up in smoke. Camping is encouraged.

Nelson Ledges Quarry Park

Hookahville 2016 Nelson Ledges Quarry Park É™koostik hookah, John Kadlecik Band, Carlos Jones, Dixon Violin, and many more 420-friendly bands will really make this show go up in smoke. Camping is encouraged.

Date

Event

Location

May 31 Tue

Rooms to Let Part development initiative, demolition celebration, community art project, and live music festival, Rooms to Let celebrates Slavic Village’s rich cultural heritage while inviting artists to create installation artwork in abandoned houses that will soon be demolished.

Slavic Village at E 54th & Fleet Ave

Rooms to Let Slavic Village at E 54th & Fleet Ave Part development initiative, demolition celebration, community art project, and live music festival, Rooms to Let celebrates Slavic Village’s rich cultural heritage while inviting artists to create installation artwork in abandoned houses that will soon be demolished.

Date

Event

Location

May 21 Sat

Dave Matthews Band Bros in drug rugs rejoice! But seriously, fans of the early-'90s American rock group are fiercely loyal to their wild-eyed front man.

Blossom Music Center

Dave Matthews Band Blossom Music Center Bros in drug rugs rejoice! But seriously, fans of the early-'90s American rock group are fiercely loyal to their wild-eyed front man.

Date

Event

Location

May 21 Sat

Cleveland Asian Festival A K-pop dance competition and live music by traditional Asian instrumentation are lined up for the seventh annual celebration of Cleveland’s Asian community.

Asia Plaza

Cleveland Asian Festival Asia Plaza A K-pop dance competition and live music by traditional Asian instrumentation are lined up for the seventh annual celebration of Cleveland’s Asian community.

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Event

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May 21 Sat

Hessler Street Fayre This free two-day street festival features hippie jam bands and Cleveland cultural staples such as JiMiller Band, Lost State of Franklin, Brent Kirby, Hybrid Shakedown, Revolution Brass Band, and Carlos Jones & The P.L.U.S. band, among many more.

Hessler Street

Hessler Street Fayre Hessler Street This free two-day street festival features hippie jam bands and Cleveland cultural staples such as JiMiller Band, Lost State of Franklin, Brent Kirby, Hybrid Shakedown, Revolution Brass Band, and Carlos Jones & The P.L.U.S. band, among many more.

Date

Event

Location

May 26 Thu

Kenny Chesney: Spread the Love Tour No one loves Kenny Chesney quite like my mom... except maybe Chesney's ex-wife, Renee Zellweger (what is it with actresses and country singers?).

Blossom Music Center

Kenny Chesney: Spread the Love Tour Blossom Music Center No one loves Kenny Chesney quite like my mom... except maybe Chesney's ex-wife, Renee Zellweger (what is it with actresses and country singers?).

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Event

Location

May 27-30

Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off There’s nothing quite like the smell of smoked meat and a live band playing to the grandstand to kick off a Midwest summer. Eagles tribute band Fastlane performs Friday night, with the bulk of ethnic and local entertainment on Memorial Day, including The Chardon Polka Band and The Clayton Brothers Band.

Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds

Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds There’s nothing quite like the smell of smoked meat and a live band playing to the grandstand to kick off a Midwest summer. Eagles tribute band Fastlane performs Friday night, with the bulk of ethnic and local entertainment on Memorial Day, including The Chardon Polka Band and The Clayton Brothers Band.

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May 28 Sat

Catch Meaning Music Festival The Cleveland Foundation puts together a new music festival featuring A$AP Ferg, Tony Lanez, Joey Bada$$, and New Breed Brass Band to honor classmates Alex Doody and Josh Weil who died in a tragic accident last year.

Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica

Catch Meaning Music Festival Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica The Cleveland Foundation puts together a new music festival featuring A$AP Ferg, Tony Lanez, Joey Bada$$, and New Breed Brass Band to honor classmates Alex Doody and Josh Weil who died in a tragic accident last year.

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Location

Jun 3 Fri

Badfish NEO’s premiere Sublime tribute band is presented, along with Tropidelic, SHRUB, Drunken Funk, FigureHead, and more reggae-influenced bands TBA; camping is encouraged.

Nelson Ledges Quarry Park

Badfish Nelson Ledges Quarry Park NEO’s premiere Sublime tribute band is presented, along with Tropidelic, SHRUB, Drunken Funk, FigureHead, and more reggae-influenced bands TBA; camping is encouraged.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 3 Fri

Dixie Chicks A trio of pop-country’s first ladies who aren’t afraid to speak their minds (remember when they told off George Bush?) and write songs for other feminist-minded followers.

Blossom Music Center

Dixie Chicks Blossom Music Center A trio of pop-country’s first ladies who aren’t afraid to speak their minds (remember when they told off George Bush?) and write songs for other feminist-minded followers.

Zac Brown Band | Flickr/22860

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Event

Location

Jun 4 Sat

Florence + the Machine Hailed as one of the best new vocalists combining rock and soul, vocalist Florence Welch was nominated for seven Grammy Awards in the past five years.

Blossom Music Center

Florence + the Machine Blossom Music Center Hailed as one of the best new vocalists combining rock and soul, vocalist Florence Welch was nominated for seven Grammy Awards in the past five years.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 4 Sat

Cage the Elephant This '90s alt-influenced American rock band with a Grammy nod recently worked with Ohio’s own Dan Auerbach on its newest release, Tell Me I’m Pretty.

Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

Cage the Elephant Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica This '90s alt-influenced American rock band with a Grammy nod recently worked with Ohio’s own Dan Auerbach on its newest release, Tell Me I’m Pretty.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 7 Tue

Death Cab for Cutie and CHVRCHES This is the closest you’ll ever feel to being part of a live taping of The O.C. in Cleveland in 2016.

Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

Death Cab for Cutie and CHVRCHES Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica This is the closest you’ll ever feel to being part of a live taping of The O.C. in Cleveland in 2016.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 10-11

Canton Blues Festival Celebrating its 15th year, Brandon Santini (Friday night) and Samantha Fish (Saturday night) will headline the festival. Music starts at noon each day and offers 18 blues acts on two outdoor stages.

Market Square

Canton Blues Festival Market Square Celebrating its 15th year, Brandon Santini (Friday night) and Samantha Fish (Saturday night) will headline the festival. Music starts at noon each day and offers 18 blues acts on two outdoor stages.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 10 Fri

Classic Fest Many of the best classic rock tribute bands in the area will gather to play Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and many more; camping is encouraged.

Nelson Ledges Quarry Park

Classic Fest Nelson Ledges Quarry Park Many of the best classic rock tribute bands in the area will gather to play Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and many more; camping is encouraged.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 10 Fri

BĂ©la Fleck & the Flecktones Primarily an instrumental bluegrass, fusion, and post-bop band for those favoring PBS and contemporary jazz.

Cain Park

BĂ©la Fleck & the Flecktones Cain Park Primarily an instrumental bluegrass, fusion, and post-bop band for those favoring PBS and contemporary jazz.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 11 Sat

Barenaked Ladies: Last Summer on Earth 2016 with O.M.D. and Howard Jones It’s been... a long time since you’ve thought about this Canadian one-hit wonder, but they're back on the tour docket for more. Pinch me.

Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

Barenaked Ladies: Last Summer on Earth 2016 with O.M.D. and Howard Jones Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica It’s been... a long time since you’ve thought about this Canadian one-hit wonder, but they're back on the tour docket for more. Pinch me.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 11 Sat

Parade The Circle A free, interactive, outdoor parade melding world music and artwork to celebrate the vibrant cultural institutions within walking distance of live music and food.

University Circle

Parade The Circle University Circle A free, interactive, outdoor parade melding world music and artwork to celebrate the vibrant cultural institutions within walking distance of live music and food.

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Event

Location

Jun 11-12

LaureLive Forty acts from five countries on four stages over two days at Laurel School: we’ve never been very good at math, but it feels like it’s going to add up to a lot of fun. O.A.R., Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness, Ra Ra Riot, and Elle King will perform.

Laurel School’s Butler Campus

LaureLive Laurel School’s Butler Campus Forty acts from five countries on four stages over two days at Laurel School: we’ve never been very good at math, but it feels like it’s going to add up to a lot of fun. O.A.R., Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness, Ra Ra Riot, and Elle King will perform.

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Location

Jun 12 Sun

Taste of Chaos Tour Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, Saosin (ft. Anthony Green), and The Early November are all here for this 2000s-era emo nostalgia fest.

Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

Taste of Chaos Tour Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, Saosin (ft. Anthony Green), and The Early November are all here for this 2000s-era emo nostalgia fest.

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Location

Jun 15-Oct 1

Wade Oval Wednesdays (W.O.W.) Every Wednesday from now until the end of August, eclectic musicians ranging from indie rock bands to Latin funk, play this free park event series in the heart of University Circle with a movie to follow each performance; line-ups are still TBA.

Wade Oval

Wade Oval Wednesdays (W.O.W.) Wade Oval Every Wednesday from now until the end of August, eclectic musicians ranging from indie rock bands to Latin funk, play this free park event series in the heart of University Circle with a movie to follow each performance; line-ups are still TBA.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 18 Sat

Imagination Movers Music for kids and parents that sounds more like Red Hot Chili Peppers or Beastie Boys than The Wiggles.

Cain Park

Imagination Movers Cain Park Music for kids and parents that sounds more like Red Hot Chili Peppers or Beastie Boys than The Wiggles.

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Event

Location

Jun 18 Sat

The Claypool Lennon Delirium Primus’ Les Claypool and Sean Lennon are releasing a debut album together and will be touring in support of the new project.

Nelson Ledges Quarry Park

The Claypool Lennon Delirium Nelson Ledges Quarry Park Primus’ Les Claypool and Sean Lennon are releasing a debut album together and will be touring in support of the new project.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 18 Sat

Larchmere PorchFest Larchmere PorchFest ("30 bands on 30 porches") is a cornerstone event showcasing the best in local music from a variety of genres, including Americana, funk, hip-hop, rock, and world music.

Larchmere

Larchmere PorchFest Larchmere Larchmere PorchFest ("30 bands on 30 porches") is a cornerstone event showcasing the best in local music from a variety of genres, including Americana, funk, hip-hop, rock, and world music.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 23-25

Tri-C Jazz Fest A bastion of the NEO jazz community, Tri-C brings big name musicians to Cleveland to play outdoor stages and indoor music halls alike.

Various Locations

Tri-C Jazz Fest Various Locations A bastion of the NEO jazz community, Tri-C brings big name musicians to Cleveland to play outdoor stages and indoor music halls alike.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 24 Fri

Melissa Etheridge Singer, songwriter, and activist, Melissa Etheridge plays a blend of heartland and roots folk rock, and does everything a little old-school, appealing to a mature group of fans.

Cain Park

Melissa Etheridge Cain Park Singer, songwriter, and activist, Melissa Etheridge plays a blend of heartland and roots folk rock, and does everything a little old-school, appealing to a mature group of fans.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 24 Fri

Zac Brown Band: Black Out the Sun Tour One of the bigger country/Southern rock bands to grace huge labels like Atlantic and Republic record labels in their time together.

Blossom Music Center

Zac Brown Band: Black Out the Sun Tour Blossom Music Center One of the bigger country/Southern rock bands to grace huge labels like Atlantic and Republic record labels in their time together.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 24 Fri

Night Market Cleveland This outdoors pop-up by Night Market offers food and retail vendors in addition to live Asian cultural music and contemporary Cleveland bands.

AsiaTown District

Night Market Cleveland AsiaTown District This outdoors pop-up by Night Market offers food and retail vendors in addition to live Asian cultural music and contemporary Cleveland bands.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 25 Sat

Waterloo Arts Fest Pop-up music performances find local indie, reggae, and world bands playing on outdoor stages, from the Beachland’s parking lot, to inside record shops, and even on the sidewalk.

Waterloo Arts District

Waterloo Arts Fest Waterloo Arts District Pop-up music performances find local indie, reggae, and world bands playing on outdoor stages, from the Beachland’s parking lot, to inside record shops, and even on the sidewalk.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 25 Sat

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble They also call themselves "The Bad Boys of Jazz" and "Yo Favorite Band," and they're one of the liveliest street brass performances outside of New Orleans.

Cain Park

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Cain Park They also call themselves "The Bad Boys of Jazz" and "Yo Favorite Band," and they're one of the liveliest street brass performances outside of New Orleans.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 25 Sat

Rascal Flatts: Rhythm & Roots Tour It wouldn’t be CMT without Rascal Flatts as one of the leading country-pop groups on the charts today.

Blossom Music Center

Rascal Flatts: Rhythm & Roots Tour Blossom Music Center It wouldn’t be CMT without Rascal Flatts as one of the leading country-pop groups on the charts today.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 25 Sat

CMA Summer Solstice An annual celebration of world music and dancing into the night on the grounds of the Cleveland Museum of Art; full schedule TBA.

Cleveland Museum of Art

CMA Summer Solstice Cleveland Museum of Art An annual celebration of world music and dancing into the night on the grounds of the Cleveland Museum of Art; full schedule TBA.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 26 Sun

Joe Walsh and Bad Company After playing guitar for many years in the Eagles, this Kent State alum is on the road with a venerable assortment of "bad boy" rock 'n' rollers.

Blossom Music Center

Joe Walsh and Bad Company Blossom Music Center After playing guitar for many years in the Eagles, this Kent State alum is on the road with a venerable assortment of "bad boy" rock 'n' rollers.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 29 Wed

Journey and The Doobie Brothers Do your dad a favor and get him these tickets for Father’s Day; he never stopped believing in you.

Blossom Music Center

Journey and The Doobie Brothers Blossom Music Center Do your dad a favor and get him these tickets for Father’s Day; he never stopped believing in you.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 30 Thu

Ray LaMontagne: The Ouroboros Tour 2016 This singer/songwriter has been compared to Otis Redding, Nick Drake, and Tim Buckley after stints at American music festivals across the country.

Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

Ray LaMontagne: The Ouroboros Tour 2016 Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica This singer/songwriter has been compared to Otis Redding, Nick Drake, and Tim Buckley after stints at American music festivals across the country.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 1 Fri

AWOLNATION and Death From Above 1979 Popular electro-rock band AWOLNATION takes the stage with synthy Canadian rock duo Death From Above 1979.

Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

AWOLNATION and Death From Above 1979 Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica Popular electro-rock band AWOLNATION takes the stage with synthy Canadian rock duo Death From Above 1979.

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Event

Location

Jul 1 Fri

Grateful Fest with Willie Nelson A four-day extravaganza weekend featuring Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Rusted Root, and tons of other groovy bands with which to celebrate the red, white, and blue (and green).

Nelson Ledges Quarry Park

Grateful Fest with Willie Nelson Nelson Ledges Quarry Park A four-day extravaganza weekend featuring Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Rusted Root, and tons of other groovy bands with which to celebrate the red, white, and blue (and green).

Matisyahu | Flickr/Justin Wise

Date

Event

Location

Jul 2 Sat

"1812 Overture" performed by The Cleveland Orchestra Just in time for the Fourth of July, go back in time with a performance of this historic classical piece inspired by times of conflict in American history.

Blossom Music Center

"1812 Overture" performed by The Cleveland Orchestra Blossom Music Center Just in time for the Fourth of July, go back in time with a performance of this historic classical piece inspired by times of conflict in American history.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 4 Mon

A Salute to America Patriotic overtures performed by the Blossom Festival Band.

Blossom Music Center

A Salute to America Blossom Music Center Patriotic overtures performed by the Blossom Festival Band.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 4 Mon

Red, White, and Brew Music Festival Right by the water on the west bank of the Flats, a sampling of the best local bands will play with scenic views of the Cuyahoga river and a fireworks display to wrap up the night.

The Greater Cleveland Aquarium

Red, White, and Brew Music Festival The Greater Cleveland Aquarium Right by the water on the west bank of the Flats, a sampling of the best local bands will play with scenic views of the Cuyahoga river and a fireworks display to wrap up the night.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 6 Wed

The Portersharks Traditional Irish music will be played at the Stinchcomb Summer Concert Series.

Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation

The Portersharks Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation Traditional Irish music will be played at the Stinchcomb Summer Concert Series.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 8 Fri

Cain Park Arts Festival Craft vendors set up shop for this three-day art extravaganza, complemented by music from Cats on Holiday, Lost State of Franklin, and more.

Cain Park

Cain Park Arts Festival Cain Park Craft vendors set up shop for this three-day art extravaganza, complemented by music from Cats on Holiday, Lost State of Franklin, and more.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 9 Sat

The Cleveland Orchestra: Beethoven’s Heroic Symphony It's the Cleveland Orchestra’s outdoor season opener conducted by Franz Welser-Möst, and followed by fireworks (weather permitting, but fingers crossed).

Blossom Music Center

The Cleveland Orchestra: Beethoven’s Heroic Symphony Blossom Music Center It's the Cleveland Orchestra’s outdoor season opener conducted by Franz Welser-Möst, and followed by fireworks (weather permitting, but fingers crossed).

Date

Event

Location

Jul 9-10

Music in the Valley Folk & Wine Festival Local musicians coalesce with guitars, fiddles, and banjos for folk performances sponsored by Folknet and Barking Spider Tavern.

Hale Farm and Village

Music in the Valley Folk & Wine Festival Hale Farm and Village Local musicians coalesce with guitars, fiddles, and banjos for folk performances sponsored by Folknet and Barking Spider Tavern.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 10 Sun

Gather in Glenville A new urban brunch series inspired by Southern cooking with gospel, soul, hip-hop, R&B, and traditional Afro-beat music performed on two stages in Glenville.

Superior & E 105th Street

Gather in Glenville Superior & E 105th Street A new urban brunch series inspired by Southern cooking with gospel, soul, hip-hop, R&B, and traditional Afro-beat music performed on two stages in Glenville.

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Jul 13 Wed

FireSide An acoustic classic rock band from Lakewood playing hits from Simon & Garfunkel, Peter Gabriel, and The Beatles.

Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation

FireSide Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation An acoustic classic rock band from Lakewood playing hits from Simon & Garfunkel, Peter Gabriel, and The Beatles.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 13 Wed

Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin, Alter Bridge, and Saint Asonia A showcase of nu-metal hard rock talent gathered on one stage for NEO metal fans.

Blossom Music Center

Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin, Alter Bridge, and Saint Asonia Blossom Music Center A showcase of nu-metal hard rock talent gathered on one stage for NEO metal fans.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 13 Wed

311 and Matisyahu Stoners, white dudes, Jewish people, and reggae lovers will all want to be at this show.

Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

311 and Matisyahu Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica Stoners, white dudes, Jewish people, and reggae lovers will all want to be at this show.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 15 Fri

Keith Urban Australian-born country music star who's lent his services to the Aussie spin-off of The Voice.

Blossom Music Center

Keith Urban Blossom Music Center Australian-born country music star who's lent his services to the Aussie spin-off of The Voice.

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Event

Location

Jul 15 Fri

Agumboot Music Festival Details are still TBA, but the festival promises to be the newest premiere national music festival in the Midwest, with a highly curated lineup of popular bands, similar to Bunbury.

Edgewater

Agumboot Music Festival Edgewater Details are still TBA, but the festival promises to be the newest premiere national music festival in the Midwest, with a highly curated lineup of popular bands, similar to Bunbury.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 15-17

Party in the Park Touted as the "largest free music festival in Ohio," it features 30 bands on three stages from every imaginable genre in downtown Painesville.

Veterans Park

Party in the Park Veterans Park Touted as the "largest free music festival in Ohio," it features 30 bands on three stages from every imaginable genre in downtown Painesville.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 16 Sat

A London Symphony Elgar, Mozart, and Vaughan Williams’ "A London Symphony" will be performed at this classical music concert.

Blossom Music Center

A London Symphony Blossom Music Center Elgar, Mozart, and Vaughan Williams’ "A London Symphony" will be performed at this classical music concert.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 17 Sun

The Cleveland Orchestra: "An American in Paris" Gershwin’s "An American in Paris" will be performed after an array of other piano concerto favorites, with pianist Javier Perianes.

Blossom Music Center

The Cleveland Orchestra: "An American in Paris" Blossom Music Center Gershwin’s "An American in Paris" will be performed after an array of other piano concerto favorites, with pianist Javier Perianes.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 20 Wed

Vans Warped Tour What was once a fest for teenagers seems to be catering to an aging pop-punk audience, with New Found Glory, Saves the Day, Sum 41, Reel Big Fish, and Good Charlotte playing.

Blossom Music Center

Vans Warped Tour Blossom Music Center What was once a fest for teenagers seems to be catering to an aging pop-punk audience, with New Found Glory, Saves the Day, Sum 41, Reel Big Fish, and Good Charlotte playing.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 20 Wed

Cats on Holiday A Texas-Louisiana inspired swamp-pop Zydeco group out of Cleveland encourages attendees to take a load off and just come dance.

Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation

Cats on Holiday Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation A Texas-Louisiana inspired swamp-pop Zydeco group out of Cleveland encourages attendees to take a load off and just come dance.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 22 Fri

Midwest Mardi Gras For fans of zydeco, brass, and everything NOLA, performances will include sets by The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Wild Magnolias, and The Mardi Gras Indians.

Nelson Ledges Quarry Park

Midwest Mardi Gras Nelson Ledges Quarry Park For fans of zydeco, brass, and everything NOLA, performances will include sets by The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Wild Magnolias, and The Mardi Gras Indians.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 23 Sat

Summer of Love A celebration of songs from the Woodstock era that changed an entire generation; Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones, among others, will have songs performed by musicians of the highest caliber, note for note.

Cain Park

Summer of Love Cain Park A celebration of songs from the Woodstock era that changed an entire generation; Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones, among others, will have songs performed by musicians of the highest caliber, note for note.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 23 Sat

Jean-Yves Thibaudet This internationally renowned pianist will perform Grieg and Sibelius piano concertos, conducted by Jahja Ling.

Blossom Music Center

Jean-Yves Thibaudet Blossom Music Center This internationally renowned pianist will perform Grieg and Sibelius piano concertos, conducted by Jahja Ling.

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Event

Location

Jul 24 Sun

Yanni A contemporary new-age pianist and composer, Yanni, originally from Greece, will produce a mĂ©lange of jazz, soft rock, and classical music.

Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

Yanni Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica A contemporary new-age pianist and composer, Yanni, originally from Greece, will produce a mĂ©lange of jazz, soft rock, and classical music.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 24 Sun

The Cleveland Orchestra: Magic of the Movies A blockbuster tribute to the most memorable music in the movies; a medley of Star Wars, the Bond films, Titanic, and more, performed by The Cleveland Orchestra.

Blossom Music Center

The Cleveland Orchestra: Magic of the Movies Blossom Music Center A blockbuster tribute to the most memorable music in the movies; a medley of Star Wars, the Bond films, Titanic, and more, performed by The Cleveland Orchestra.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 27 Wed

Erie Heights Brass Ensemble A popular local brass band, this band's show is part of the scenic Stinchcomb Summer Concert Series.

Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation

Erie Heights Brass Ensemble Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation A popular local brass band, this band's show is part of the scenic Stinchcomb Summer Concert Series.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 28 Thu

Miranda Lambert A girl-power country music artist with big boots and a personality to match.

Blossom Music Center

Miranda Lambert Blossom Music Center A girl-power country music artist with big boots and a personality to match.

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Event

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Jul 29 Fri

Night Market Cleveland This outdoor pop-up after dark offers food and retail vendors in addition to live Asian cultural music and contemporary Cleveland bands.

AsiaTown District

Night Market Cleveland AsiaTown District This outdoor pop-up after dark offers food and retail vendors in addition to live Asian cultural music and contemporary Cleveland bands.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 29-30

Midwest Reggae Fest In its 25th year, Canton hosts the largest gathering of reggae lovers and musicians in the region this weekend.

Clay’s Park Resort

Midwest Reggae Fest Clay’s Park Resort In its 25th year, Canton hosts the largest gathering of reggae lovers and musicians in the region this weekend.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 30 Sat

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Clad-in-black swing revivalists from Southern California.

Cain Park

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Cain Park Clad-in-black swing revivalists from Southern California.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 30 Sat

Pinchas Zukerman A solo violinist, Zukerman will perform Mozart’s most loved violin concerto with the help of the Kent/Blossom Chamber Orchestra.

Blossom Music Center

Pinchas Zukerman Blossom Music Center A solo violinist, Zukerman will perform Mozart’s most loved violin concerto with the help of the Kent/Blossom Chamber Orchestra.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 31 Sun

Michael Feinstein and Friends Feinstein appears onstage for an unforgettable evening of Broadway hits and classic songs by artists such as Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, and George Gershwin.

Blossom Music Center

Michael Feinstein and Friends Blossom Music Center Feinstein appears onstage for an unforgettable evening of Broadway hits and classic songs by artists such as Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, and George Gershwin.

Date

Event

Location

Aug 5 Fri

Twilight at the Zoo Party animals will feel right at home among 19 local bands playing pop, rock, reggae, swing, and blues among with wildlife as the background.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Twilight at the Zoo Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Party animals will feel right at home among 19 local bands playing pop, rock, reggae, swing, and blues among with wildlife as the background.

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Event

Location

Aug 5 Fri

Toby Keith Country artist stops by on his Interstates & Tailgates Tour, which will feel just like a real tailgate party once you crack open a cold one out on the lawn.

Blossom Music Center

Toby Keith Blossom Music Center Country artist stops by on his Interstates & Tailgates Tour, which will feel just like a real tailgate party once you crack open a cold one out on the lawn.

Goo Goo Dolls | Flickr/Paul Runyon

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Event

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Aug 7 Sun

Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony The Cleveland Orchestra performs with conductor Nicolas McGegan and Jeffery Rathbun on oboe.

Blossom Music Center

Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony Blossom Music Center The Cleveland Orchestra performs with conductor Nicolas McGegan and Jeffery Rathbun on oboe.

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Aug 10 Wed

Josh Groban and Sarah McLachlan Two celebrated vocalists with pipes so beautiful, they'll make you weep and donate to your nearest animal shelter.

Blossom Music Center

Josh Groban and Sarah McLachlan Blossom Music Center Two celebrated vocalists with pipes so beautiful, they'll make you weep and donate to your nearest animal shelter.

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Aug 10 Wed

Goo Goo Dolls, Collective Soul, and Tribe Society It’s the perfect time for '90s alternative bands to cash in on the millennials who loved them so dearly; why not embrace this guilty pleasure show?

Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

Goo Goo Dolls, Collective Soul, and Tribe Society Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica It’s the perfect time for '90s alternative bands to cash in on the millennials who loved them so dearly; why not embrace this guilty pleasure show?

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Aug 11 Thu

Luke Bryan: Kill The Lights Tour This guy has a country music album called Tailgates & Tanlines, making this possibly the most perfect show to see this summer.

Blossom Music Center

Luke Bryan: Kill The Lights Tour Blossom Music Center This guy has a country music album called Tailgates & Tanlines, making this possibly the most perfect show to see this summer.

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Aug 12 Fri

Feast of the Assumption Clevelanders take the Feast of the Assumption, a traditionally Catholic Italian festival, to a whole other level with DJs, Italian bands, live ensembles, and much more food than one person can handle.

Little Italy

Feast of the Assumption Little Italy Clevelanders take the Feast of the Assumption, a traditionally Catholic Italian festival, to a whole other level with DJs, Italian bands, live ensembles, and much more food than one person can handle.

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