Food Truck Season in Public Square Returns!

Food Trucks in The Square

The 2018 Food Truck Season in Public Square kicks off TODAYTuesday, May, 22ND. Food Trucks will roll into The Square every Tuesday through October 16th this year.

Each week will feature a new group of your favorite local Food Trucks. The trucks will park along Rockwell Avenue, just north of the Gund Foundation Green.

You can check Cleveland Public Square’s events calendar to find out which trucks will be serving up food during the lunch hour.

Each week will also feature live musicians, as well as the “For the Love of Cleveland” Speaking Series hosted by The City Club.

Here’s the lineup for the 1st week:

Slammin’ Sammys BBQ
Boca Loca Burrito Factory
216 Bistro
Superhero Food Truck
Krav Food Truck
Smooth Rider

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TURNING YOUR ART INTO A BUSINESS WORKSHOPS!

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Cleveland Public Library is offering free workshops for creative artists in music, publishing, TV & film, digital media and the visual arts. This series of ten workshops provides artists with a better understanding of the legal and business aspects of five creative disciplines and empowers them to monetize their art. This program is being coordinated by Leah Lewis, of Three Butterflies Entertainment, LLC.

FINE ARTS

June 2: Business & Legal Affairs- Katie Steiner, Esq.

June 9: Creator- Steven Day, Esq.

PUBLISHING

June 16: Business & Legal Affairs- Kim Sadler

June 23: Creator-

DIGITAL ARTS

June 30: “Reality Is Her Canvas: Opportunities and Liabilities in the Digital Arts”

With an an unprecedented array of expressive technologies at their disposal, digital artists have never been freer to shatter the line between fantasy and reality as they bring their imaginations to life. But with great power comes great liability. Art should provoke, but not lawsuits, and digital mediums present unique concerns about ownership and censorship. First Amendment Lawyer Patrick Kabat will discuss the use of digital raw materials, appropriation art, and digital manipulation. It is intended that digital artists will leave better-informed to avoid costly disputes, and also to stand firm on their expressive freedoms.

July 7: Creator- Prof. Jared Bendis

TV & FILM

July 14: Business & Legal Affairs- Janell Coles-English, Esq.

July 21: Creator- Ricky Volante, Esq.

MUSIC

July 28: Business & Legal Affairs- Anna Kelberg Kim, Esq. & Andrea Liguore, Esq.

August 4: “Artist Development in the Music Business”

Professor John Latimer helps prepare music artists for their career launch. In the music business, many artists will face two types of development in their careers–Artist Development, or the pre-release creating, planning and preparing, and Product Development, or the implementing and producing. Learn how art is no less important than commerce for today’s developing musician.

Register HERE.

 

Contribute Your Voice to the Cleveland & Akron Theme Song!

TSFAC_header_image-new5It’s your time to shine! If you had the chance to write a theme song for Cleveland and Akron, what elements would you include? What is your favorite thing about the region? Food…Beer…Music…Lake Erie? The time is now! Voice your opinion and contribute to the newest theme song for Northeast Ohio.

The Theme Song for Cleveland and Akron is a commission with FRONT International in partnership with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The song will be written by the citizens of Northeastern Ohio via this survey and will be performed by local musicians. The lyrics and music will be compiled by filmmaker/writer Jonn Herschend and musician/composer Silas Hite. The song will then premiere as a music video at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this July and run through the end of September. Take the survey and pass it on!

Deadline to submit is May 21.

2018 Euclid Beach Live Schedule!

EUCLID BEACH LIVE PRESENTED BY SPRINT

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JUN 01 – AUG 03, 2018

Cleveland Metroparks Friday night concert series returns in 2018. Listen to live music, take a photograph at the Cleveland script sign, pack a picnic or sample fare from local food vendors.

Visitors can also catch a glimpse of the ongoing improvements, the new Euclid Beach Pier anticipated completion is fall 2018. Curved west towards the city, the new pier will offer views of the Cleveland skyline never experienced from this location before. The pier will be ADA accessible, have permanent seating and offer great opportunities to bird watch, take in the sunset and more.

EUCLID BEACH LIVE LINEUP 

June 1 – Faith & Whiskey | Classic Rock/Country
June 8 – Spirit Plus Band | R&B
June 15 – Ovation Band | Dance/Disco/Motown
June 22 – Sending up Songs of Praise | Gospel
June 29 – Kinsman Dazz Band | R&B
July 6 – Forecast | Jazz
July 13 – Aretifex | Motown/R&B
July 20 – Angel P and the Creative Players | Jazz/Neo-Soul
July 27 – Celebration Band | Doo-Wop/Oldies
August 3 – Jah Messengers Reggae Band | Reggae

Visit Cleveland Metroparks for more details.

2018 Edgewater Live Schedule

EDGEWATER LIVE PRESENTED BY TRI-C

MAY 31 – AUG 02, 2018

Edgewater LIVE presented by Cuyahoga Community College will kick off May 31 at 4:30 p.m. on the Centennial Plaza at Edgewater Beach House with performers from the Tri-C Creative Arts Program. Then, from 6 to 9 p.m., the region’s favorite headlining acts will perform on the Dollar Bank Stage. Visitors can grab a bite to eat from a rotating lineup of more than a dozen local food trucks each week and enjoy happy hour and local made-to-order fare from the Beach House, featuring spectacular views of Lake Erie and Cleveland’s skyline.

New this year is the Edgewater Nature Shop that will enhance beach and recreational offerings for visitors throughout the summer season. Beach goers will be able to rent standup paddleboards, umbrellas and chairs and purchase towels, sunscreen, Cleveland Metroparks branded merchandise and more.

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Tri-C Opening act
May 31 – Threat Level Midnight
June 7 – Distracted
June 14 – Legion of Lyricists (Tri-C Show Case)
June 21 – 8 Days Late
June 28 – The Drifters
July 12 – Filler
July 19 – 89th Key
July 26 – Cousin Simple
August 2 – People in the Daytime

Edgewater LIVE lineup 
May 31 – Yachtly Crue | Yacht Rock, ’70s & ’80s
June 7 – Old Skool | ’90s Hip Hop
June 14 – Radio Tokyo | Modern Pop
June 21 – Front Porch Lights | Indie Rock
June 28 – Wanted: The Bon Jovi Tribute Band | Pop Rock
July 12 – Carlos Jones and the PLUS Band | Reggae
July 19 – Disco Inferno | ’70s
July 26 – John King | Country
August 2 – The Hot City Symphony | Classic Rock

 

Visit Cleveland Metroparks for more details.

2018 Wade Oval Wednesday Schedule!

Make your weekend start on Wednesdays!

Enjoy a FREE concert each Wednesday night in Wade Oval from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in the heart of University Circle. Food trucks, vendors, theme nights, and activities vary each week and are all family-friendly. Bring a picnic or purchase delicious treats from vendors on site*. Select museums are open late on Wednesdays.

*No tents or umbrellas allowed. No open flames allowed.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2018 – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2018
WADE OVAL
10820 EAST BOULEVARD 
CLEVELAND, OHIO 44106

Live Music Lineup:

June 13 – Wesley Bright & The Honeytones (Soul)

June 20 – Hubb’s Groove (R&B, Blues, Jazz)

June 27 – Carlos Jones & The P.L.U.S. Band (Reggae); Fireworks at 9 p.m.

July 11 – Lost State of Franklin (Rockabilly)

July 18 – Son Gitano (Latin, Salsa)

July 25 – Otis & The Shoreway Saints (Rock); “Coco” screening at 9 p.m.; 5th Annual Healthy WOW Night with free health screenings by University Hospitals and the Cleveland Clinic.

August 1 – Ruby’s Fun House (Motown, Rock, R&B)

August 8 – Tricky Dick & The Cover-Up (Dance); “Hidden Figures” screening at 9 p.m.; PNC’s Mobile Learning Adventure on site, including “When I Grow Up” photo station

August 15 – The Benjaminz (Old School Funk, Soul, R&B); Uptown Business Association’s WOW Market Night featuring local vendors; PNC’s Mobile Learning Adventure on site

August 22 – Red Light Roxy (Jazz, Blues, Swing)

*Please note that professional photographs and video may be taken during the concerts and used for promotional purposes in both online and in print formats.

 

See University Circle for more details.

Joe Thomas places a full-page ad in Friday’s (3/17) Plain Dealer to say, “Thank you, Cleveland.”

Thomas, 33, played every snap for the Browns since he was the third overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft until he suffered a triceps injury in October 2017. The streak was ended at 10,363 snaps when he was forced to leave in the third quarter of a loss to the Tennessee Titans. The injury forced him to miss the remainder of the season.

“This was an extremely difficult decision, but the right one for me and my family,” Thomas said in a statement. “Playing in the NFL has taken a toll on my body and I can no longer physically compete at the level I need to.”

The Browns announced plans to enshrine Thomas’ streak of 10,363 snaps in the team’s Ring of Honor in 2018.