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Every Outdoor Summer Concert in Cleveland, in One Calendar

Updated On 05/30/2017 at 03:59PM EST Updated On 05/30/2017 at 03:59PM EST
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Dec 31 Wed

Sam Hunt The country music phenomena Sam Hunt returns to Cleveland with Maren Morris, Chris Janson, and Ryan Follese in tow.

Blossom Music Center

Sam Hunt Blossom Music Center The country music phenomena Sam Hunt returns to Cleveland with Maren Morris, Chris Janson, and Ryan Follese in tow.

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Dec 31 Wed

MOCA Summer Season Celebration To ring in the 2017 summer season, MOCA will host an artist talk with Keith Mayerson, the artist behind current exhibition My American Dream. Glass Traps and Pack Wolf will be playing in the outdoor loading dock stage.

MOCA

MOCA Summer Season Celebration MOCA To ring in the 2017 summer season, MOCA will host an artist talk with Keith Mayerson, the artist behind current exhibition My American Dream. Glass Traps and Pack Wolf will be playing in the outdoor loading dock stage.

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Dec 31 Wed

Badfish & Roots of Creation NEO’s most well-known Sublime tribute band plays Saturday night to top off a hazy weekend of reggae and ska-influenced bands; camping is encouraged.

Nelson Ledges Quarry Park

Badfish & Roots of Creation Nelson Ledges Quarry Park NEO’s most well-known Sublime tribute band plays Saturday night to top off a hazy weekend of reggae and ska-influenced bands; camping is encouraged.

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Dec 31 Wed

Jack Johnson If this event doesn’t scream summer, then singing along to hits inspired by sustainable energy and surfing the waves sure will.

Blossom Music Center

Jack Johnson Blossom Music Center If this event doesn’t scream summer, then singing along to hits inspired by sustainable energy and surfing the waves sure will.

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Dec 31 Wed

Hessler Street Fair This free two-day street festival will feature Cleveland reggae and jazz staples like Carlos Jones & The P.L.U.S. Band, JiMiller Band, FunkyardX, and The Revolution Brass Band.

Hessler Street

Hessler Street Fair Hessler Street This free two-day street festival will feature Cleveland reggae and jazz staples like Carlos Jones & The P.L.U.S. Band, JiMiller Band, FunkyardX, and The Revolution Brass Band.

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Dec 31 Wed

Prince Day Celebrate The Artist's legacy at Prince Day with a costume contest, live DJs, an air guitar competition, and much more. It’s the purplest day of the year in Cleveland.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Prince Day Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Celebrate The Artist's legacy at Prince Day with a costume contest, live DJs, an air guitar competition, and much more. It’s the purplest day of the year in Cleveland.

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Dec 31 Wed

Euclid Beach Live Concert Series This R&B-, soul-, and gospel-centric live music event for friends on the East side takes place every Friday night during the summer, weather permitting. Get a snack from a food truck and enjoy Jah Messengers, Disco Inferno, and Horns and Things (among others).

Euclid Beach Park

Euclid Beach Live Concert Series Euclid Beach Park This R&B-, soul-, and gospel-centric live music event for friends on the East side takes place every Friday night during the summer, weather permitting. Get a snack from a food truck and enjoy Jah Messengers, Disco Inferno, and Horns and Things (among others).

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Dec 31 Wed

Cities & Coasts Local indie band Cities & Coasts kick off a rocking roster of free, outdoor concerts on Coventry throughout the summer.

Coventry Village Summer Series

Cities & Coasts Coventry Village Summer Series Local indie band Cities & Coasts kick off a rocking roster of free, outdoor concerts on Coventry throughout the summer.

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Dec 31 Wed

Zac Brown Band The hard workin’, Americana country jam band led by Zac Brown will play tunes from six studio albums, having landed 16 singles on the Billboard Hot Country chart since forming in 2002.

Blossom Music Center

Zac Brown Band Blossom Music Center The hard workin’, Americana country jam band led by Zac Brown will play tunes from six studio albums, having landed 16 singles on the Billboard Hot Country chart since forming in 2002.

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Dec 31 Wed

Rib 'N Rock Original live music and the county’s best cover bands converge for two days of food and fun in Parma, including everyone’s favorite: polka!

Tri-C Western Campus

Rib 'N Rock Tri-C Western Campus Original live music and the county’s best cover bands converge for two days of food and fun in Parma, including everyone’s favorite: polka!

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Dec 31 Wed

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 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 more; camping is encouraged.

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Dec 31 Wed

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

University Circle

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

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Dec 31 Wed

LaureLive Marketed as “music with a mission,” the two-day festival will bring some of the biggest national names in pop music to the nearby high school campus.

Laurel School’s Butler Campus

LaureLive Laurel School’s Butler Campus Marketed as “music with a mission,” the two-day festival will bring some of the biggest national names in pop music to the nearby high school campus.

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Dec 31 Wed

Taste of Lakewood Live music sets the mood as spectators eat their way through the culinary hotbed of restaurants in Lakewood. Set up across from Mahall’s 20 Lanes, bands will play on and off through the day, including Fireside Lakewood and Where’s Jimmy.

Madison Park

Taste of Lakewood Madison Park Live music sets the mood as spectators eat their way through the culinary hotbed of restaurants in Lakewood. Set up across from Mahall’s 20 Lanes, bands will play on and off through the day, including Fireside Lakewood and Where’s Jimmy.

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Dec 31 Wed

Paul Simon Half of Simon and Garfunkel, Paul's had many solo hits in his own right. The 75-year-old has earned 16 Grammys over his vast career.

Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica

Paul Simon Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica Half of Simon and Garfunkel, Paul's had many solo hits in his own right. The 75-year-old has earned 16 Grammys over his vast career.

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Dec 31 Wed

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds These guys go way back to when Matthews was paying his dues working at a bar in Virginia; Reynolds played on his hit album Crash, among others. Billed together, they normally play an entirely acoustic set.

Blossom Music Center

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds Blossom Music Center These guys go way back to when Matthews was paying his dues working at a bar in Virginia; Reynolds played on his hit album Crash, among others. Billed together, they normally play an entirely acoustic set.

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Dec 31 Wed

Wade Oval Wednesdays (W.O.W.) Every Wednesday from now until the end of August, eclectic musicians ranging from indie rock to Latin funk will play this free neighborhood event in the heart of University Circle. Line-ups are 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 to Latin funk will play this free neighborhood event in the heart of University Circle. Line-ups are TBA.

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Dec 31 Wed

Larchmere Porchfest Thirty local bands camp out on 30 porches throughout the Larchmere neighborhood for a day of lawn chairs, picnic blankets, hip-hop, rock, and soul music.

E127th & Larchmere Boulevard

Larchmere Porchfest E127th & Larchmere Boulevard Thirty local bands camp out on 30 porches throughout the Larchmere neighborhood for a day of lawn chairs, picnic blankets, hip-hop, rock, and soul music.

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Dec 31 Wed

Tri-C Jazz Festival All of the scheduled outdoor programming for Jazz Fest is free to the public, and this year's outdoor events will take place from 3pm to midnight on both days.

Playhouse Square

Tri-C Jazz Festival Playhouse Square All of the scheduled outdoor programming for Jazz Fest is free to the public, and this year's outdoor events will take place from 3pm to midnight on both days.

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Dec 31 Wed

My Morning Jacket The seminal indie band hailing from Louisville has toured extensively on festivals throughout the United States and Europe, this time making a stop with fellow Southern rockers The Record Company.

Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica

My Morning Jacket Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica The seminal indie band hailing from Louisville has toured extensively on festivals throughout the United States and Europe, this time making a stop with fellow Southern rockers The Record Company.

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Dec 31 Wed

Waterloo Arts Festival Pop-up music performances find local indie, reggae, and world bands playing on outdoor stages from the Beachland parking lot to the inside of record shops, and even on the sidewalks. Schedule TBA.

Waterloo Arts District

Waterloo Arts Festival Waterloo Arts District Pop-up music performances find local indie, reggae, and world bands playing on outdoor stages from the Beachland parking lot to the inside of record shops, and even on the sidewalks. Schedule TBA.

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Dec 31 Wed

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic Still one of the funkiest bands around since 1968! Sixteen of the band’s members have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Shake your tail feather to their unique brand of P-Funk.

Lock 3

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic Lock 3 Still one of the funkiest bands around since 1968! Sixteen of the band’s members have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Shake your tail feather to their unique brand of P-Funk.

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Dec 31 Wed

Train Everyone remembers the tune “Drops of Jupiter” -- whether you do so fondly is your own decision. (Also if you’ve never listened to “Meet My Mom,” you’re missing out.)

Blossom Music Center

Train Blossom Music Center Everyone remembers the tune “Drops of Jupiter” -- whether you do so fondly is your own decision. (Also if you’ve never listened to “Meet My Mom,” you’re missing out.)

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Dec 31 Wed

School of Rock Students ranging in age from elementary to high school will perform as a part of their training to become certifiable rock stars, just like in the Jack Black movie.

Coventry Village Summer Series

School of Rock Coventry Village Summer Series Students ranging in age from elementary to high school will perform as a part of their training to become certifiable rock stars, just like in the Jack Black movie.

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Dec 31 Wed

Summer Solstice Dam-Funk, Bayonne, Batida, RAM, Botany, Pedrito Martinez Group and Third Coast Percussion play this year’s Solstice festival in the museum’s garden. Did you get your tickets already? Good, because the event is already sold out.

Cleveland Museum of Art

Summer Solstice Cleveland Museum of Art Dam-Funk, Bayonne, Batida, RAM, Botany, Pedrito Martinez Group and Third Coast Percussion play this year’s Solstice festival in the museum’s garden. Did you get your tickets already? Good, because the event is already sold out.

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Dec 31 Wed

Dead & Company Consisting of former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann, with John Mayer thrown into the mix -- Mayer professed that after listening to a Grateful Dead Pandora station in 2011, he became hooked.

Blossom Music Center

Dead & Company Blossom Music Center Consisting of former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann, with John Mayer thrown into the mix -- Mayer professed that after listening to a Grateful Dead Pandora station in 2011, he became hooked.

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Dec 31 Wed

Night Market Cleveland This outdoor pop-up after dark offers food and retail vendors, in addition to live Asian cultural performances and contemporary Cleveland bands playing through the evening.

AsiaTown

Night Market Cleveland AsiaTown This outdoor pop-up after dark offers food and retail vendors, in addition to live Asian cultural performances and contemporary Cleveland bands playing through the evening.

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Dec 31 Wed

Mourning [A] Blkstar An experimental take on traditional soul and gospel lined with 808 beats, Mourning [A] Blkstar will take you on a thought-provoking spiritual journey in the midst of Coventry Park.

Coventry Village Summer Series

Mourning [A] Blkstar Coventry Village Summer Series An experimental take on traditional soul and gospel lined with 808 beats, Mourning [A] Blkstar will take you on a thought-provoking spiritual journey in the midst of Coventry Park.

Lady Antebellum | Flickr/Larry Darling

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Dec 31 Wed

Cheech & Chong THE timeless Cheech & Chong will perform a live comedy set in the middle of 4th of July Freedom Fest weekend. Bands will play as well, and there'll be swimming, hiking, and biking throughout the park.

Nelson Ledges Quarry Park

Cheech & Chong Nelson Ledges Quarry Park THE timeless Cheech & Chong will perform a live comedy set in the middle of 4th of July Freedom Fest weekend. Bands will play as well, and there'll be swimming, hiking, and biking throughout the park.

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Dec 31 Wed

Megadeath Technically the term for “one million human deaths,” you can’t get more brutal than this American trash metal band of the same name, on tour with Meshuggah this summer.

Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica

Megadeath Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica Technically the term for “one million human deaths,” you can’t get more brutal than this American trash metal band of the same name, on tour with Meshuggah this summer.

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Dec 31 Wed

A Salute to America Featuring Loras John Schissel as conductor, the Cleveland Orchestra will present a star-spangled rendition of patriotic songs, and the evening will end with a fireworks display.

Blossom Music Center

A Salute to America Blossom Music Center Featuring Loras John Schissel as conductor, the Cleveland Orchestra will present a star-spangled rendition of patriotic songs, and the evening will end with a fireworks display.

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Dec 31 Wed

Red White and Brew Festival This Independence Day celebration lets you rock out with local bands on the waterfront, complete with fireworks and craft beer to top off the night. Long live America!

Greater Cleveland Aquarium

Red White and Brew Festival Greater Cleveland Aquarium This Independence Day celebration lets you rock out with local bands on the waterfront, complete with fireworks and craft beer to top off the night. Long live America!

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Dec 31 Wed

The Whiskey Hollow This week's installment of music in the park will feature rock and roll with a country twang, performed by Maddie Finn and Co.

Coventry Village Summer Series

The Whiskey Hollow Coventry Village Summer Series This week's installment of music in the park will feature rock and roll with a country twang, performed by Maddie Finn and Co.

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Dec 31 Wed

Cain Park Arts Festival Featuring Blue Lunch, Charlie Mosbrook with Kate Kooser, Rock and Roll Stew, and Sammy De Leon Latin Jazz Septet, this event blends fine art and finer music for the Cain Park community; Friday is free.

Cain Park

Cain Park Arts Festival Cain Park Featuring Blue Lunch, Charlie Mosbrook with Kate Kooser, Rock and Roll Stew, and Sammy De Leon Latin Jazz Septet, this event blends fine art and finer music for the Cain Park community; Friday is free.

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Dec 31 Wed

Slightly Stoopid The California fusion band will play with reggae groups like Iration, J. Boog, and The Movement. Admission includes music and camping.

Nelson Ledges Quarry Park

Slightly Stoopid Nelson Ledges Quarry Park The California fusion band will play with reggae groups like Iration, J. Boog, and The Movement. Admission includes music and camping.

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Dec 31 Wed

Third Eye Blind w/ Silversun Pickups You might be living a semi-charmed kind of life right now, but this summer you’ll have a reason to step back from that ledge, my friend… And yeah, Silversun Pickups will be there too.

Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica

Third Eye Blind w/ Silversun Pickups Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica You might be living a semi-charmed kind of life right now, but this summer you’ll have a reason to step back from that ledge, my friend… And yeah, Silversun Pickups will be there too.

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Dec 31 Wed

Music in the Valley Folk & Wine Festival Local musicians, many of whom are active Folknet members, join forces with acoustic guitars, fiddles, and banjos for folk music performances through the weekend.

Hale Farm and Village

Music in the Valley Folk & Wine Festival Hale Farm and Village Local musicians, many of whom are active Folknet members, join forces with acoustic guitars, fiddles, and banjos for folk music performances through the weekend.

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Dec 31 Wed

A Night at the Opera Favorite operas including works by Mozart, Strauss, Verdi, and more will be presented by soprano Erin Wall and The Cleveland Orchestra.

Blossom Music Center

A Night at the Opera Blossom Music Center Favorite operas including works by Mozart, Strauss, Verdi, and more will be presented by soprano Erin Wall and The Cleveland Orchestra.

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Dec 31 Wed

Summer in the City Every Wednesday night a new wave of Cleveland rock & rollers will take the outdoor stage outside of the Rock Hall. This year see Mourning [A] Blkstar, Part Time Lover, MIST, Hiram Maxim, Seeress, and many more.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Summer in the City Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Every Wednesday night a new wave of Cleveland rock & rollers will take the outdoor stage outside of the Rock Hall. This year see Mourning [A] Blkstar, Part Time Lover, MIST, Hiram Maxim, Seeress, and many more.

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Dec 31 Wed

Idina Menzel The writer and voice behind Disney’s Frozen, Menzel has made a career for herself singing in Broadway’s Enchanted and on the TV show Glee.

Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

Idina Menzel Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica The writer and voice behind Disney’s Frozen, Menzel has made a career for herself singing in Broadway’s Enchanted and on the TV show Glee.

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Dec 31 Wed

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

Veterans Park

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

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Dec 31 Wed

Best of Broadway The Cleveland Orchestra presents the greatest hits of American Broadway legends, including selections from Oklahoma!, The Phantom of the Opera, The Music Man, Les Misérables, and more.

Blossom Music Center

Best of Broadway Blossom Music Center The Cleveland Orchestra presents the greatest hits of American Broadway legends, including selections from Oklahoma!, The Phantom of the Opera, The Music Man, Les Misérables, and more.

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Dec 31 Wed

Straight No Chaser & Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox A night of nu-swing and jazz re-imaginings of Top 40 hits will have you throwing ‘em back to renditions of tunes from Lady Gaga, The Strokes, and more.

Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica

Straight No Chaser & Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica A night of nu-swing and jazz re-imaginings of Top 40 hits will have you throwing ‘em back to renditions of tunes from Lady Gaga, The Strokes, and more.

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Dec 31 Wed

Vans Warped Tour Throw on your Converse and get your backpack stocked with sunscreen: performers this year include The Adolescents, Alestorm, GWAR, Hawthorne Heights, Stick To Your Guns, and more at this punk rock touring carnival.

Blossom Music Center

Vans Warped Tour Blossom Music Center Throw on your Converse and get your backpack stocked with sunscreen: performers this year include The Adolescents, Alestorm, GWAR, Hawthorne Heights, Stick To Your Guns, and more at this punk rock touring carnival.

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Dec 31 Wed

Lady Antebellum If you’ve ever been all alone at a quarter after one and calling exes on the phone, country music group Lady Antebellum has just the song for you!

Blossom Music Center

Lady Antebellum Blossom Music Center If you’ve ever been all alone at a quarter after one and calling exes on the phone, country music group Lady Antebellum has just the song for you!

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Dec 31 Wed

Drive-By Truckers Enjoy a day of live music, beer, and barbecue, featuring acclaimed country-rockers Drive-By Truckers and special guests Seratones on the Rock Hall’s outdoor stage.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Drive-By Truckers Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Enjoy a day of live music, beer, and barbecue, featuring acclaimed country-rockers Drive-By Truckers and special guests Seratones on the Rock Hall’s outdoor stage.

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Dec 31 Wed

Fire and Rain: Folk Anthems of the 1970’s Included in the Cleveland Orchestra’s summer series, this collection of folk and popular rock hymns from Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and Cat Stevens will be performed live.

Blossom Music Center

Fire and Rain: Folk Anthems of the 1970’s Blossom Music Center Included in the Cleveland Orchestra’s summer series, this collection of folk and popular rock hymns from Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and Cat Stevens will be performed live.

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Dec 31 Wed

Incubus w/ Jimmy Eat World This co-headlining tour pairs two powerhouse 2000’s indie rock groups up for one righteous throwback show. You’ll want to be “In the Middle” of this one!

Blossom Music Center

Incubus w/ Jimmy Eat World Blossom Music Center This co-headlining tour pairs two powerhouse 2000’s indie rock groups up for one righteous throwback show. You’ll want to be “In the Middle” of this one!

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Dec 31 Wed

Dierks Bentley The all-American singer songwriter on Capitol Records comes to town on the “What The Hell World Tour" with Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi.

Blossom Music Center

Dierks Bentley Blossom Music Center The all-American singer songwriter on Capitol Records comes to town on the “What The Hell World Tour" with Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi.

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Dec 31 Wed

Amos Lee + Lake Street Dive After opening for the likes of Norah Jones, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, and Adele, Lee takes his folk rock and soul out on his own headlining tour supported by the Lake Street Dive band.

Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica

Amos Lee + Lake Street Dive Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica After opening for the likes of Norah Jones, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, and Adele, Lee takes his folk rock and soul out on his own headlining tour supported by the Lake Street Dive band.

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Dec 31 Wed

Jack Fords A Cleveland rock supergroup, the Jack Fords have been playing since 2005. Brent Kirby, Ed Sotelo, Bobby Latina, and Greg Campolieti lend their undeniable talents to the band.

Coventry Village Summer Series

Jack Fords Coventry Village Summer Series A Cleveland rock supergroup, the Jack Fords have been playing since 2005. Brent Kirby, Ed Sotelo, Bobby Latina, and Greg Campolieti lend their undeniable talents to the band.

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Dec 31 Wed

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

AsiaTown

Night Market Cleveland AsiaTown This outdoor pop-up after dark offers food and retail vendors in addition to live Asian cultural performances and contemporary Cleveland bands playing through the evening.

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Dec 31 Wed

Rod Stewart w/ Cyndi Lauper Fans of big hair and spandex will rejoice with this lineup of retro-radio hit makers.

Blossom Music Center

Rod Stewart w/ Cyndi Lauper Blossom Music Center Fans of big hair and spandex will rejoice with this lineup of retro-radio hit makers.

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Dec 31 Wed

Grateful Fest The three-day weekend kicks off with David Gans and New Riders of the Purple Sage. Gans is the author of an oral and visual history of The Grateful Dead, so look forward to a psychedelic weekend in tribute to the band.

Nelson Ledges Quarry Park

Grateful Fest Nelson Ledges Quarry Park The three-day weekend kicks off with David Gans and New Riders of the Purple Sage. Gans is the author of an oral and visual history of The Grateful Dead, so look forward to a psychedelic weekend in tribute to the band.

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Dec 31 Wed

Rancid w/ Dropkick Murphys Punk rock legends Rancid are hitting the road alongside Boston’s Dropkick Murphys, and while they may be traveling in a tour bus, their mohawks are as DIY as the old days.

Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica

Rancid w/ Dropkick Murphys Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica Punk rock legends Rancid are hitting the road alongside Boston’s Dropkick Murphys, and while they may be traveling in a tour bus, their mohawks are as DIY as the old days.

nickelback | Antonio Scorza / Shutterstock

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Dec 31 Wed

alt-J English indie rockers alt-J catapulted to stardom after releasing their debut album An Awesome Wave in 2012. A favorite of hipsters, these guys have played on festivals all around the world.

Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica

alt-J Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica English indie rockers alt-J catapulted to stardom after releasing their debut album An Awesome Wave in 2012. A favorite of hipsters, these guys have played on festivals all around the world.

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Dec 31 Wed

Korn w/ Stone Sour Unleash your inner freak with the American nu-metal band that put the genre on the map, alongside Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor with Stone Sour.

Blossom Music Center

Korn w/ Stone Sour Blossom Music Center Unleash your inner freak with the American nu-metal band that put the genre on the map, alongside Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor with Stone Sour.

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Dec 31 Wed

Brantley Gilbert With songs like “Dirt Road Anthem” and “My Kind of Party,” what's not to love about this Southern rock and country singer?

Blossom Music Center

Brantley Gilbert Blossom Music Center With songs like “Dirt Road Anthem” and “My Kind of Party,” what's not to love about this Southern rock and country singer?

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Dec 31 Wed

Twilight at the Zoo Twenty bands will perform at this adults-only evening with the animals, along with a special “Club Twilight” program featuring local DJ’s and dancing that'll have you howling at the moon late into the night.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Twilight at the Zoo Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Twenty bands will perform at this adults-only evening with the animals, along with a special “Club Twilight” program featuring local DJ’s and dancing that'll have you howling at the moon late into the night.

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Dec 31 Wed

Oldboy Multifaceted alt-country homies Oldboy will take the stage in this installment of live music on Coventry, featuring Shelby Sangdahl on cello.

Coventry Village Summer Series

Oldboy Coventry Village Summer Series Multifaceted alt-country homies Oldboy will take the stage in this installment of live music on Coventry, featuring Shelby Sangdahl on cello.

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Dec 31 Wed

Goo Goo Dolls Originally finding success on MTV’s 120 Minutes, The Goo Goo Dolls became an American household name in rock music by 1995.

Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica

Goo Goo Dolls Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica Originally finding success on MTV’s 120 Minutes, The Goo Goo Dolls became an American household name in rock music by 1995.

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Dec 31 Wed

James Taylor It’s not every day you get to see an artist who's sold more than 100 million records worldwide. “You’ve Got a Friend” in Taylor, so celebrate the musician who turns 70 next year.

Blossom Music Center

James Taylor Blossom Music Center It’s not every day you get to see an artist who's sold more than 100 million records worldwide. “You’ve Got a Friend” in Taylor, so celebrate the musician who turns 70 next year.

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Dec 31 Wed

The Family Stone You may have heard of Sly, but what about Phunne Stone? Original members of the group and Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Jerry Martini and Greg Errico will also perform the band's funk and soul hits, capturing the spirit of the '60s and '70s live on stage.

Cain Park

The Family Stone Cain Park You may have heard of Sly, but what about Phunne Stone? Original members of the group and Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Jerry Martini and Greg Errico will also perform the band's funk and soul hits, capturing the spirit of the '60s and '70s live on stage.

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Dec 31 Wed

Florida Georgia Line These two dudes -- one from Florida and the other Georgia -- are responsible for popularising the "bro-country" genre, where they vibe over their combined love of girls, drinking, and cars.

Blossom Music Center

Florida Georgia Line Blossom Music Center These two dudes -- one from Florida and the other Georgia -- are responsible for popularising the "bro-country" genre, where they vibe over their combined love of girls, drinking, and cars.

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Dec 31 Wed

Wildlife Soundz Local adrenaline junkies and hip-hop/reggae extraordinaires create “feel good music” on the east side for this summer series event.

Coventry Village Summer Series

Wildlife Soundz Coventry Village Summer Series Local adrenaline junkies and hip-hop/reggae extraordinaires create “feel good music” on the east side for this summer series event.

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Dec 31 Wed

Die Antwoord Larger than life, the South African duo of Ninja and Yolandi Vi$$er are doing it big this tour, with more of their obscene songs and sexually explicit videos than ever before.

Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica

Die Antwoord Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica Larger than life, the South African duo of Ninja and Yolandi Vi$$er are doing it big this tour, with more of their obscene songs and sexually explicit videos than ever before.

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Dec 31 Wed

National Hamburger Festival Live music from Justin Fabus, Buck Naked, The Rhythm Syndicate and The King Bees in an open-air arena, plus hamburgers.

Lock 3

National Hamburger Festival Lock 3 Live music from Justin Fabus, Buck Naked, The Rhythm Syndicate and The King Bees in an open-air arena, plus hamburgers.

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Dec 31 Wed

Feast of the Assumption Clevelanders take this 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 this 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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The Turtles ft. Flo & Eddie Originally formed in 1965, the surf rock band has been having a modern day revival since 2010.

Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

The Turtles ft. Flo & Eddie Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica Originally formed in 1965, the surf rock band has been having a modern day revival since 2010.

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Nickelback They may be one of those bands that you love to hate, but you can’t deny they wrote some catchy tunes. Take a photograph of Chad Kroeger while he’s in Cleveland, and he might laugh at it afterwards.

Blossom Music Center

Nickelback Blossom Music Center They may be one of those bands that you love to hate, but you can’t deny they wrote some catchy tunes. Take a photograph of Chad Kroeger while he’s in Cleveland, and he might laugh at it afterwards.

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Kings of Leon Hailing from Nashville, the band comprised of Followill brothers has developed their Southern rock through the years into a Grammy award-winning arena style performance.

Blossom Music Center

Kings of Leon Blossom Music Center Hailing from Nashville, the band comprised of Followill brothers has developed their Southern rock through the years into a Grammy award-winning arena style performance.

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Chris Stapleton Stapleton may have “Never Wanted Nothing More” but the American country performer has gone double platinum with his debut solo album Traveller.

Blossom Music Center

Chris Stapleton Blossom Music Center Stapleton may have “Never Wanted Nothing More” but the American country performer has gone double platinum with his debut solo album Traveller.

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Great Lakes Burning River Festival A roster of local and national musicians will perform from Whiskey Island.

Historic Coast Guard Station

Great Lakes Burning River Festival Historic Coast Guard Station A roster of local and national musicians will perform from Whiskey Island.

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Star Wars Tribute Concert Performed by Classical Revolution Cleveland, a collective of working classical musicians will serenade the audience with epic numbers from the Star Wars franchise.

Coventry Village Summer Series

Star Wars Tribute Concert Coventry Village Summer Series Performed by Classical Revolution Cleveland, a collective of working classical musicians will serenade the audience with epic numbers from the Star Wars franchise.

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YES, Todd Rundgren & Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Prog rock band YES present songs from each of their first nine studio albums, in addition to opening guest sets, to curate a festival atmosphere celebrating a long awaited induction into the Rock Hall.

Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

YES, Todd Rundgren & Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica Prog rock band YES present songs from each of their first nine studio albums, in addition to opening guest sets, to curate a festival atmosphere celebrating a long awaited induction into the Rock Hall.

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Green Day From Dookie to American Idiot, you’re not going to want to miss Billie Joe Armstrong’s onstage antics on the Revolution Radio Tour.

Blossom Music Center

Green Day Blossom Music Center From Dookie to American Idiot, you’re not going to want to miss Billie Joe Armstrong’s onstage antics on the Revolution Radio Tour.

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Rubber City Jazz and Blues Festival Featuring Victor Provost and Joey DeFrancesco, this is the second annual free Jazz and Blues Festival.

Lock 3

Rubber City Jazz and Blues Festival Lock 3 Featuring Victor Provost and Joey DeFrancesco, this is the second annual free Jazz and Blues Festival.

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Cleveland Garlic Festival Garlic may be an acquired taste, but the bands performing over the weekend will satisfy all. Past performers include By Light We Loom, Revolution Brass Band, and Get Hep Swing Band.

Shaker Square

Cleveland Garlic Festival Shaker Square Garlic may be an acquired taste, but the bands performing over the weekend will satisfy all. Past performers include By Light We Loom, Revolution Brass Band, and Get Hep Swing Band.

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One World Day Traditional music, food, and dancing from the many ethnicities represented in the Cultural Gardens, which is celebrating its 101st birthday this year.

Cleveland Botanical Gardens

One World Day Cleveland Botanical Gardens Traditional music, food, and dancing from the many ethnicities represented in the Cultural Gardens, which is celebrating its 101st birthday this year.

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John Mayer The indie heartthrob sings summer songs from his solo career. Women everywhere might riot if “Your Body Is a Wonderland” isn’t played (be warned, John).

Blossom Music Center

John Mayer Blossom Music Center The indie heartthrob sings summer songs from his solo career. Women everywhere might riot if “Your Body Is a Wonderland” isn’t played (be warned, John).

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Roar Along the Shore While the majority of this event takes place on the deck of the Goodtime III, local band Poro will kick off entertainment on the Dock stage before the event takes off; Herzog, Goldmines, and newly reunited Seafair also perform.

E 9th Street Pier

Roar Along the Shore E 9th Street Pier While the majority of this event takes place on the deck of the Goodtime III, local band Poro will kick off entertainment on the Dock stage before the event takes off; Herzog, Goldmines, and newly reunited Seafair also perform.

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

AsiaTown

Night Market Cleveland AsiaTown This outdoor pop-up after dark offers food and retail vendors in addition to live Asian cultural performances and contemporary Cleveland bands playing through the evening.

Brad Paisley | Flickr/Larry Darling

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Movie Night: E.T. Watch E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial set to the original score performed live by the Cleveland Orchestra. Weather permitting, fireworks will be shot off at the conclusion of the performance.

Blossom Music Center

Movie Night: E.T. Blossom Music Center Watch E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial set to the original score performed live by the Cleveland Orchestra. Weather permitting, fireworks will be shot off at the conclusion of the performance.

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Kool & The Gang Take a quick trip down to Akron for Ladies Night with Kool & The Gang. The popular '70s funk band melds disco and soul for a groovin’ experience.

Lock 3

Kool & The Gang Lock 3 Take a quick trip down to Akron for Ladies Night with Kool & The Gang. The popular '70s funk band melds disco and soul for a groovin’ experience.

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Heights Music Hop This year, the beloved celebration of music and community in Cleveland Heights has expanded to encompass three business districts over three days. Stroll the street and see hip-hop, classic rock, Americana, and indie bands; line-up TBA.

Coventry/ Cedar Lee/ Cedar Fairmount

Heights Music Hop Coventry/ Cedar Lee/ Cedar Fairmount This year, the beloved celebration of music and community in Cleveland Heights has expanded to encompass three business districts over three days. Stroll the street and see hip-hop, classic rock, Americana, and indie bands; line-up TBA.

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NeoCycle Music Festival National headliners and local bands perform throughout the day at this hybrid cycling/music festival in Edgewater Park. Past headliners have included JR JR and Cleveland’s own Cloud Nothings.

Edgewater Park

NeoCycle Music Festival Edgewater Park National headliners and local bands perform throughout the day at this hybrid cycling/music festival in Edgewater Park. Past headliners have included JR JR and Cleveland’s own Cloud Nothings.

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Deep Purple & Alice Cooper Both acts pioneered heavy metal and modern hard rock, and the years have treated them pretty well considering they've been around since the '60s.

Blossom Music Center

Deep Purple & Alice Cooper Blossom Music Center Both acts pioneered heavy metal and modern hard rock, and the years have treated them pretty well considering they've been around since the '60s.

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Blue Sky Folk Festival Musical clinics and classes covering all folk basics are offered in addition to performances from emerging and established musicians.

East Shore Unitarian Church

Blue Sky Folk Festival East Shore Unitarian Church Musical clinics and classes covering all folk basics are offered in addition to performances from emerging and established musicians.

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Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows Flashback Friday comes early on this co-headlining tour starring '90s indie rockers ripe from Top 40 airplay.

Blossom Music Center

Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows Blossom Music Center Flashback Friday comes early on this co-headlining tour starring '90s indie rockers ripe from Top 40 airplay.

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Brad Paisley Country music star Brad Paisley celebrates his “Weekend Warrior” tour with Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant, and Lindsay Ell. Don your biggest 10 gallon hat and shine up those cowboy boots.

Blossom Music Center

Brad Paisley Blossom Music Center Country music star Brad Paisley celebrates his “Weekend Warrior” tour with Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant, and Lindsay Ell. Don your biggest 10 gallon hat and shine up those cowboy boots.

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Ingenuity Fest In its new home off Superior Avenue, Ingenuity Fest continues to celebrate innovative technology, music, science, and art at its core. Watch bands inside a huge factory space, or outside from two loading docks.

5401 Hamilton Ave.

Ingenuity Fest 5401 Hamilton Ave. In its new home off Superior Avenue, Ingenuity Fest continues to celebrate innovative technology, music, science, and art at its core. Watch bands inside a huge factory space, or outside from two loading docks.

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Rise Against Political punk rockers Rise Against will play on the river with Pierce The Veil and White Lung. Strengthen those neck muscles for some serious head banging.

Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica

Rise Against Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica Political punk rockers Rise Against will play on the river with Pierce The Veil and White Lung. Strengthen those neck muscles for some serious head banging.