From a few hundred people the first year, WOW has gone on to attract more than 5,000 people on popular band nights.
2016’s WOW series will include food trucks, and you can also bring a picnic and enjoy a night on the lawn at no cost.
There are three movie nights this year, including “Tomorrowland,” “Zootopia” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” and with the museums also open late, it’s safe to say Wednesdays are the new unofficial start of the weekend in Cleveland. WOW!
2016 WOW schedule:
- June 15: Justo Saborit – Latin Jazz
Theme: Donate Life / Transplant Games; recognition for Transplant House
- June 22: Seafair – Indie Rock
Theme: Buy Local / WOW! Neighborhood Connections & Uptown Business Association Night
Plus Bubblepalooza, a tribute to Dr. UR Awesome and his Guinness World Record last June at Cleveland Botanical Garden
- June 29: Carlos Jones & The PLUS Band – Reggae
Theme: Wear Your Tie-Dyed T-Shirt Night
Nehemiah Project’s dance performance at intermission
- July 6: Forecast – Jazz, Funk, Rock
Theme: Family Picnic Night
NuLife Fitness will get the crowd moving at Iitermission
- July 13: Spazmatics – Dance Party
Theme: Thank You Night for UCI Donor/Sponsor Night
NudgeFitness and Masala Bhangra Dance will continue the dance party through intermission
- July 20: Rock (Special Act To Be Announced)
Theme: All American City — Red, White & Blue Night
Motorcars Solar Car Day for kids, chalk art, ice cream and hot dogs
- July 27: Mo Mojo – Zydeco
Theme: Healthy WOW! Night; enjoy activities from University Hospitals, the Cleveland Clinic and ADA Cleveland
Huge zumba party at intermission
Movie Night: “Tomorrowland,” 9 p.m.
- Aug. 3: Son Gitano – Latin/ Salsa
Theme: Summer Olympics and the vibe of Rio de Janiero
Intermission features salsa dancing
- Aug. 10: Councilman Conwell & The Footprints – Motown Jazz/Blues
Catch up with the Cleveland Indians’ Hot Dog mascots
The PNC Grow Up Great Mobile Learning Adventure returns
- Aug. 17: SpYder Stompers and Sugar Pie & Hot Djang – Roots Rock
Theme: Roots Of American Music Night
- Aug. 24: Honey Bucket – NewGrass Pop
Theme: Welcome Back Students Night!
Enjoy the Cleveland Zoo Street Team and stay for
Movie Night: “Zootopia,” 9 p.m.
- Aug. 31: Brent Kirby & His Luck – Rock/Pop/Jazz
Theme: Bike Cleveland Night/NeoCycle
Wear your “Star Wars” costume and stay for the movie!
Movie Night: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” 9 p.m.
See http://www.universitycircle.org/ for more details.