You’re invited to ¡Pleibol! at League Park!

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¡Pleibol! is a celebration of Latinos and African Americans in America’s favorite pastime with special guests including Carlos Baerga, Davey Nelson and Luis Mayoral! This unique event includes guest speakers, a private dinner reception and more! ¡Pleibol! will take place on Friday, September 30 at historic League Park, located in Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood.

This event(s) will take place on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1.


Friday night consists of a private dinner reception with anticipated guests, Carlos Baerga, Dave Nelson and Luis Mayoral, with ticket packages available from $50 – $100.

Friday’s schedule:

VIP Meet and Greet – 6 – 6:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6 – 7 p.m.
Program: 7 – 8 p.m.
Tour of Facility and Park: 8 – 9 p.m.

Sponsorships are also available.

Saturday is an entire day of softball games that are free and open to the community.

Games and Clinics (with guest players) 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

For more information, call 216-789-1083 or 216-894-5664.

To purchase tickets for Friday night’s event, go to: http://www.juliadeburgos.org/

Cleveland Police Reform Roundtables Sep 15th & 20th: Proposed Use of Force Policies

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The City of Cleveland, Cleveland Division of Police, the Department of Justice, the Monitoring Team, and the Cleveland Community Police Commission have now come to the point in the police reform process where it is time for community feedback on the CPD’s revised Use of Force policies. We are collectively hosting two community roundtables, one on the Eastside and one on the Westside, each covering the same content. You are invited to attend one of the roundtables:

  Eastside Roundtable RSVP                          Westside Roundtable RSVP

5:30- 8:30pm, Thursday, September 15th        5:30-8:30pm, Tuesday, September 20th

Jerry Sue Thornton Center                                Urban Community School

2500 East 22nd Street                                       4909 Lorain Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44115                                        Cleveland, OH 44102

If you are interested in attending a community roundtable, pleas use the RSVP links above or send an RSVP to the Monitoring Team at info@clevelandpolicemonitor.com. The roundtables will include an overview of the Use of Force policy, with an opportunity for small group discussions for community members to inform the policies.

The policy is not complete or finalized.  It reflects CPD’s efforts to date to create a policy that conforms to the requirements of the Consent Decree.  None of the Court, Monitor, City, or Department of Justice have yet approved the policies.  The policies are likely to change further as community feedback is incorporated.  Regardless, the development of the policies is far enough along that community input is timely and necessary.

You are invited to read the policy by going to the Monitoring Team’s website. You may also engage in the process by using our online community feedback form to submit any thoughts on the policy by visiting the Monitoring Team’s website.

We hope you strongly consider being part of this important conversation about how we can work together to create a Use of Force Policy consistent with the goals and interests of the Cleveland community.

This outreach is a part of our ongoing effort to engage the Cleveland community in the police reform process. Earlier this year, we sought community input on the Cleveland Division of Police body-worn camera policy, the mission statement, and several other key policies.  On behalf of the Cleveland Police Monitoring Team, We want to thank everyone who participated for their engagement with and contributions to the discussion surrounding police reform under the federal Consent Decree in Cleveland.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the Use of Force Policy and seeing you at one of the community roundtables.

Cleveland Police Monitoring Team

History on Tap | What’s Your Cause? A History of Organizing, Community Change, and Social Enterprise

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History on Tap | What’s Your Cause? 

at the Cleveland History Center on Thursday, September 8th from 5pm-8pm.


 

Reflect on periods of unrest in the city of Cleveland. This event will feature stories, activities, and crafts designed to make you think. What’s your cause? What can you do to support issues that matter to you? Draw inspiration from places where past and present intersect in the fight for justice and equality.

 

As an added bonus, enjoy happy hour libations, light hors d’oeuvres, trivia, rarely-seen artifacts, photo ops, hands-on activities and other special guests.

 

$7 in advance | $10 at the door

$5 for WRHS Members & Students with ID

 

You don’t want to miss this event!

 

Join Mayor Jackson for the 33rd Annual “Mayor’s Night Out Against Crime” — Straight from City Hall

Cleveland residents are invited to join Mayor Frank G. Jackson in the 33rd annual “Mayor’s Night Out Against Crime.” This event is an opportunity for Clevelanders to join the fight to strengthen their communities. “Mayor’s Night Out Against Crime” events will occur in each of the city’s five police districts with the main event taking […]

via Join Mayor Jackson for the 33rd Annual “Mayor’s Night Out Against Crime” — Straight from City Hall

CLEVELAND 2016 HOST COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES “A COMMUNITY THANK YOU PARTY” FOR NORTHEAST OHIO RESIDENTS AND VOLUNTEERS

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The Cleveland 2016 Host Committee recently announced that it will host a post-Convention community-wide weekend celebration July 29-31 on the newly renovated Public Square and throughout Downtown Cleveland to recognize Northeast Ohio residents and volunteers for their contributions to Cleveland’s hosting of the 2016 Republican National Convention. The primary elements of the weekend programming will be “A Community Thank You Party,” on Saturday, July 30, from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Public Square, as well as free admission to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. for residents of Northeast Ohio.

The party and the free admission to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame are made possible through the generous support of JobsOhio, The City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, The Kulas Foundation and theJohn P. Murphy Foundation.

Those who attend the party, which is open to all, can enjoy family-friendly live entertainment, kid’s activities, giveaways, including Mitchell’s Ice Cream, and snacks for purchase from many of Cleveland’s great food trucks. Local visitors can also enjoy live music at the Rock Hall’s new outdoor beer garden and experience the museum’s featured summer exhibit “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power & Politics” – an experience of exclusive video interviews, interactives, photography and never-before-seen artifacts that explore how music has shaped and reflected our culture through the lens of rock music. Rock Hall admission on July 30 is free for Northeast Ohio residents who live in ZIP codes beginning with 440, 441, 442 or 443 and have a valid ID.

“Hosting this Convention requires an immense amount of collaboration, support from our community leaders, thousands of man hours from the Host Committee’s 8,000 volunteers and cooperation and patience from the residents of Northeast Ohio,” said David Gilbert, president and CEO, Cleveland 2016 Host Committee. “We hope people from across Northeast Ohio will come Downtown throughout the weekend to commemorate the unprecedented effort that is going into hosting this Convention. Its impact far exceeds the economic benefits. It validates the strength of this community and what we can achieve when we come together in support of our beloved city.”

In addition to the Host Committee’s party, another highlight of the weekend celebration includes the return of The Cleveland Orchestra’s Star Spangled Spectacular concert to Public Square, which is scheduled to kick off the weekend of festivities on Friday, July 29, at 9 p.m. The Orchestra’s annual, free community concert in Downtown Cleveland will mark the first major activation of the restored space and is emblematic of the future programming that will occur in the heart of Downtown Cleveland.

In addition to The Cleveland Orchestra’s performance, many other activities will bring a vibrancy and excitement to the city’s core following the Convention:

  • Friday, July 29:
    • VeloSano Kickoff Party on Mall B, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics, 7:10 p.m. (with post-game fireworks)
    • The Cleveland Orchestra Concert on Public Square, 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 30:
    • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame open to public for FREE, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Cleveland 2016 Host Committee’s “A Community Thank You Party” on Public Square, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics, 7:10 p.m. (with post-game fireworks)
  • Sunday, July 31:
    • Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics, 1:10 p.m.

Those attending each of these events Downtown during the celebration weekend are encouraged to take the RTA Rapid; trips can be planned using www.riderta.com. Riders can park for free and buy a $5 All-Day Pass.

The Host Committee would like to thank The Cleveland Orchestra, the Group Plan Commission,Cleveland Clinic, RTA, the Cleveland Indians and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for their partnership in creating a cohesive and exciting weekend for Clevelanders.


To learn more about Cleveland 2016 Host Committee or to keep up-to-date on new developments, please visit www.2016cle.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Cleveland Cavaliers Championship Parade Details

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In partnership with the City of Cleveland, the 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers Championship Parade & Rally will take place this Wednesday, June 22rd beginning at 11:00 a.m. Cavs fans across THE LAND and everywhere are invited downtown to celebrate Cleveland’s first NBA Championship!

The Cavaliers Championship Parade and Rally is presented by theCleveland Clinic, KeyBank, Phantom Fireworks and KIA, and strongly supported by Sherwin-Williams, Medical Mutual, FirstMerit, FirstEnergy and Toyota. The Cavaliers Playoff Season was presented by Discount Drug Mart.

The community victory celebration will feature a 60+ unit parade complete with floats, specialty vehicles, the OSU Marching Band, and of course, the much anticipated appearance of the 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers.

The parade will start near Quicken Loans Arena and travel through the streets of downtown Cleveland that will be followed soon after by a rally on Mall B. The rally will feature a special program of celebration with an array of entertainment, special presentations and celebrations from the Mountain Dew Stage.

Click here to view a map of the parade route and rally location.

Fans can expect a fun day and celebration the likes of which Cleveland has never seen before! Visit Cavs.com for the official complete, updated information about the Cleveland Cavaliers Championship Parade & Rally.

As the television home of the Cleveland Cavaliers, FOX Sports Ohio will provide extensive coverage of the Parade and Rally from start to finish. The network will be working with FOX affiliate WJW Channel 8, WOIO Channel 19, WKYC Channel 3, and WEWS Channel 5 to partner on coverage. WTAM 1100 and WMMS 100.7 and the Cavs Radio Network with Mike Snyder, John Michael and Nick Camino will also provide complete parade coverage. Rafa Hernandez Brito will provide live reports from the parade and rally in Spanish for La MEGA 87.7 FM.
CHAMPIONSHIP PARADE ROUTE presented by GE Lighting
Fans are invited to line the parade route that will start in front of the Q on Huron Road to (left) Ontario Street, to (left) Carnegie Avenue, (left) on East 9th Street to (left) Lakeside Avenue ending at East 6th Street.
Street Closures

The following STREET CLOSURE will be in place for the Cleveland Cavaliers Championship Parade & Rally on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. This restriction will be in effect until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2016

  • St. Clair Avenue between East Mall Drive and West Mall Drive

The following STREET CLOSURES will be in place for the Cleveland Cavaliers Championship Parade & Rally on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. These closures will be in effect until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

  • Huron Road at West 2nd Street
  • Huron Road at West Superior Avenue (local access only).
  • Ontario Street at Prospect Avenue, southbound.
  • Huron Road at Prospect Avenue
  • Lorain-Carnegie Bridge at West 20th Street
  • Orange Avenue at East 14th Street
  • Sumner Court at East 14th Street
  • Erie Court at East 14th Street
  • East 3rd Street between Superior and Rockwell
  • Rockwell from East 6th Street to Public Square
  • Prospect Avenue at East 14th Street
  • Prospect Avenue at Huron Road east of East 9th Street, westbound
  • Euclid Avenue at East 12th Street, westbound
  • Euclid Avenue at East 6th Street, eastbound
  • Chester Avenue at East 12th Street, westbound
  • Walnut Avenue at East 12th Street, westbound
  • Vincent Avenue at East 6, eastbound
  • Superior Avenue at East 12th Street, westbound
  • St. Clair at East 12 Street, westbound
  • Lakeside Avenue at East 12th Street, westbound
  • Lakeside Avenue at Ontario Street, eastbound
  • St. Clair Avenue at Ontario Street, eastbound
  • Superior Avenue at West 3rd Street (local access only)
  • Superior Avenue at East 6th Street, eastbound
  • Commercial Hill at Canal (local access only)

Parking Bans
The following parking bans will be in place for the Cleveland Cavaliers Championship Parade & Rally on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. These bans will be in effect until 9:00 p.m.

  • East 9th Street in its entirety
  • Vincent Avenue in its entirety
  • Walnut Avenue in its entirety
  • Huron Road from 800 Prospect Avenue to Ontario Street
  • Huron Road between Prospect Avenue and Euclid Avenue
  • Carnegie Avenue from East 14th Street to Ontario Street (both sides of the street)
  • Sumner Avenue and Erie Court from East 14th Street to East 9th Street
  • Bolivar Road from East 7th Street to East 14th Street
  • Prospect Avenue from East 14th Street to Ontario Street
  • Chester Avenue from East 9th Street to East 12th Street
  • Superior Avenue from East 9th Street to East 12th Street
  • Rockwell Avenue from East 9th Street to East 12th Street
  • St. Clair Avenue from East 12th Street to West 3rd Street
  • Lakeside Avenue from East 12th Street to West 3rd Street
  • East 6th Street from Lakeside Avenue to Superior Avenue
  • West Prospect from West Superior Avenue to West 2nd Street
  • West 2nd Street between West Prospect Avenue to West Huron Road
  • West Huron Road from West 2nd Street to west Superior Avenue
  • East 12th Street from Lakeside Avenue to Superior Avenue
  • East 13th Street from Lakeside Avenue to Superior Avenue

Transportation and Parking
RTA is your winning ride to the Cavalier’s Championship Parade and Rally set for Wednesday, June 22. Park for free at many of the Rapid transit stations, and ride the train to Tower City.

A commemorative Championship $5 All-Day, round trip pass will be on sale at all the Rapid transit stations on the Red, Blue and Green lines.
Please have a $5 bill ready to make your purchase. Keep the card in a secure place – you will have to show the pass on your trip home. Trains will operate every 10 minutes, and RTA staff will be on hand to assist customers.

Read more about using the RTA in the full release here. 

Statement from Mayor Frank G. Jackson

Mayor Jackson released the following statement on the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Championship: “I want to congratulate the Cleveland Cavaliers organization, coaching staff, players, and fans on an unprecedented NBA finals victory. It was against all odds and done in historic fashion. The strength and determination displayed throughout the season, post-season, and championship game are truly the embodiment of our city and its people. A city and a people with heart.”

Vendor Rules and Regulations
The Mayor’s Office of Capital Project Vendor Rules and Regulations are in effect for The Cleveland Cavaliers Championship Parade and Rally Celebration. A City-issued permit and identification badge is required for each person vending on the designated parade day. This is a one (1) day permit that is valid for only the designated parade day. On this designated day, vendors can begin to vend three (3) hours before the parade, during the parade and remaining two (2) hours after the parade.

Vendors are prohibited from setting up prior to three (3) hours before the parade. Vending is permitted only on sidewalks within the parade route.
Click here for the applications as well as vendor rules and regulations that includes guidelines for vending devices and setup.

Spectator Information
Arrive early to allow time to find a spot and watch the parade anywhere along the route.
This is a family friendly event and fans are reminded that public consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited. It is best to travel light, bring drinking water and sunscreen.


See you there!!

GIVEAWAY: Win Two Tickets To The 37th Annual Tri-C JazzFest! + Giveaway

his year marks the 37th for Tri-C JazzFest, presented by KeyBank. Over that time, the festival has seen its share of luminary performers, from Miles Davis to Aretha Franklin, from Ella Fitzgerald to Dave Brubeck. This year is no exception. Look for Diana Krall, Dr. John, Leon Russell and Chick Corea, among many others, on the stages of Playhouse Square. Combine that with performances by local musicians on the outdoor Strassman Insurance Services Stage, food and family-friendly activities, and you have one of Northeast Ohio’s premier summer destinations. Get your tickets and passes while you still can!


37th annual festival offers nine ticketed concerts June 23-25

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Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) has announced that individual tickets will go on saleApril 8 for the full lineup of power-packed shows at this year’s Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland, presented by KeyBank.

The 37th annual Tri-C JazzFest will be held June 23-25 at Playhouse Square, with nine ticketed concerts inside the theater district’s historic venues. Musical offerings range from traditional jazz to sounds grounded in urban funk, blues and Latin flair.

The shows promise to build on the energy created at last year’s festival, which brought more than 28,000 people to Euclid Avenue at East 14th Street.

“That number says it all: Tri-C JazzFest has grown into a true downtown destination for music fans,” said Terri Pontremoli, the festival’s director. “Whatever your taste, there’s a must-see show in the lineup.”

Concerts, show times, locations and ticketing information is as follows:

Thursday, June 23
Tommy LiPuma’s Big Birthday Bash — 7:30 p.m., Connor Palace, $125/$95/$75/$45
Legendary music producer Tommy LiPuma, a Cleveland native, will celebrate his 80th birthday with performances from acclaimed artists whose careers he helped shape. Taking the stage will be Diana Krall, Al Jarreau, Dr. John and Leon Russell. The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra will back the all-star lineup. Look for special guest appearances, too.

Friday, June 24
Chick Corea — 6 p.m., Ohio Theatre, $60/$50/$32
Pianist Chick Corea is the fourth-most-nominated artist in Grammy Award history with 63 nominations and 22 wins. He has performed with Miles Davis, Bela Fleck, Herbie Hancock and others in a celebrated career spanning half a century.

David Sanborn/Maceo Parker — 8 p.m., Connor Palace, $60/$50/$30
Saxophone players David Sanborn and Maceo Parker bring notable pedigree to the stage they’ll share. Sanborn is a six-time Grammy winner, while Parker helped shape the history of funk through collaborations with James Brown, George Clinton and Prince.

Big Sam’s Funky Nation — 10:15 p.m., Outcalt Theatre, $25
The funk force that is Big Sam’s Funky Nation is led by trombonist Big Sam Williams, who refuses to let the audience sit still. That’s why this show is in the Outcalt Theatre, where dancing is not only allowed; it’s encouraged.

Saturday, June 25
Melissa Aldana/Somi — 1 p.m., Hanna Theatre, $25
At age 24, Melissa Aldana became the first female instrumentalist to win the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. Often referred to as a modern-day Miriam Makeba, JazzTimes magazine describes Somi’s live performance as “the earthy gutsiness of Nina Simone blended with the vocal beauty of Dianne Reeves.”

Terence Blanchard’s E-Collective — 3 p.m., Ohio Theatre, $32/$25
Trumpeter Terence Blanchard has scored more than 50 soundtracks and recorded more than 30 albums, covering everything from traditional acoustic jazz to Champion: An Opera in Jazz. With the E-Collective, he makes his first foray into straight groove-land. Blanchard is also the JazzFest artist-in-residence for 2016-17.

Dominick Farinacci album release concert — 4:45 p.m., Hanna Theatre, $32
Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci, a former Tri-C music student, returned to campus last year with LiPuma and a star-studded group of musicians to record his newest album, Short Stories. Celebrate the album’s release by Mack Avenue Records and hear the music that will soon have the jazz world buzzing.

Lalah Hathaway, BWB and Brian Culbertson — 7:15 p.m., Connor Palace, $75/$65.50/$55/$35
This “Contemporary Jazz Extravaganza” features three acts. Vocalist Lalah Hathaway is the two-time Grammy-winning daughter of soul singer Donny Hathaway. Established solo artists Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown form BWB, a group whose groove defines contemporary jazz. Brian Culbertson is a funk, R&B and jazz musician who has released more than 15 albums.

¡Cubanismo! — 10:30 p.m., Outcalt Theatre, $30
Dancing is encouraged at this performance by ¡Cubanismo!, an Afro-Cuban jazz band led by Jesús Alemañy. The band’s powerful percussion section is uniquely and authentically Cuban.

Individual tickets will be available through the Playhouse Square Box Office at 216-241-6000

Festival passes — which offer VIP seating to all nine ticketed concerts, plus other perks — are also available. Cost is $250. Call 216-640-8800 or visit www.tri-cjazzfest.com to purchase.

Tri-C JazzFest is made possible by Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®), the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, Strassman Insurance Services Inc. and a growing list of donors and members.


Eighteen bands will play on two outdoor stages at this summer’s hottest downtown music festival, the 37th annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland, presented by KeyBank.

Tri-C JazzFest Outdoor Stage“The streets at Playhouse Square will feature wall-to-wall music for nearly 24 hours over two days,” said Terri Pontremoli, festival director. “I know the dance floor under the chandelier will be jumping.”

The free performances will take place between 1 p.m. and 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, June 24-25, at U.S. Bank Plaza at Playhouse Square. The artists will play on the Scene Stage and Strassman Insurance Stage.

Festival organizers expanded the number of performers and hours of music this year. A jury of music industry experts considered a variety of genres while vetting more than 100 bands.

Look for the following acts on the stages, listed by day of performance. A full schedule with performance times will be posted on the JazzFest page closer to the event.

Friday, June 24

TCJF SoundWorks: Founded by Tri-C JazzFest in 2009, this collective of Northeast Ohio musicians reimagine the jazz of our time. This year they celebrate the music of Chick Corea.

International Orange: From the slide guitar of the American South to the rhythms of India, Africa and Brazil, the band marries a jazz sensibility to innovative, funky originals.

Witness Protection: The band is an eclectic, acoustic trio that plays memorable cover tunes audiences aren’t sick of hearing.

One World Tribe: Considered by many critics to be one of North America’s premier world music groups, the band combines world music with funk and jazz that makes dancing a must.

Blue Lunch: This band of eight is a blues/jump/swing band with tight horn arrangements.

Ernie Krivda’s Fat Tuesday Big Band: The 19-piece group and its legendary front man have a well-earned reputation as one of the region’s hardest-swinging big bands.

Red Light Roxy: With veteran musicians from Cleveland’s jazz scene, the band plays a mix of swing, jump blues and boogie-woogie that makes it a favorite among the swing dancing scene.

Wesley Bright: This Akron performer brings freshness to the timeless R&B sound of the ‘60s.

Saturday, June 25
Paul VornHagen Quartet: The quartet led by Paul VornHagen — a saxophonist, flutist and vocalist — has been a fixture on the Detroit-area jazz scene for more than two decades.

Sam Blakeslee Quintet: The experienced group led by trombonist and composer Sam Blakeslee recently toured the Midwest and plans to record its debut album in the fall.

Bluelight: Vocalist and keyboardist Phil Anderson sets the tone for this Akron-based experimental quintet, which has strong roots roots in jazz, R&B and hip hop.

Moises Borges Brazilian Jazz: This Brazilian-born guitarist and singer brings the real deal samba and bossa nova from his native land to Cleveland.

Tribe of Eli: Cleveland-based drummer Elijah Gilmore — who leads this funky jazz group — has toured and shared the stage with some of the biggest names in jazz.

Forecast: This Cleveland-based contemporary jazz band celebrates its 35th anniversary with a blend of instrumental jazz, funk, rock, reggae and pop.

Humbly Submitted: The artists in this gospel group have spent more than 20 years composing and arranging music that speaks directly to the souls of listeners.

The Admirables: This soul band is fronted by alto saxophonist Nathan Paul Davis, who engages the crowd like a southern Baptist preacher and gets them up on their feet.

Funkyard X: The band’s groove-loaded performances feature powerful horns and a mighty rhythm section.

Sammy DeLeon y su Orquesta: Percussionist Sammy DeLeon — recipient of the 2016 Cleveland Jazz Legend Award — has performed with some of the world’s greatest Latin musicians and promises to rock the stage with his bandmates.


In addition to the outdoor performances, JazzFest features nine ticketed concerts over three days — June 23-25 — inside Playhouse Square’s historic venues. A full festival schedule can be found here.

Tickets for the indoor shows are available through the Playhouse Square Box Office at 216-241-6000.

Other festival activities include the KidBop children’s tent with crafts, balloons, face painting and appearances by jazz musicians; cooking demonstrations by local chefs and Tri-C culinary instructors; food trucks; and a Saturday morning yoga session.

A special event — Keyed Up for JazzFest – will kick off the first full day of activities on Friday, June 24, with the festivities beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Last year’s festival brought more than 28,000 people downtown.

Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland is presented by KeyBank and made possible by Cuyahoga Community College, the National Endowment for the Arts, Ohio Arts Council and a growing list of donors and members.

The outdoor musical showcase is made possible in part by the George Gund Foundation. Special thanks to Strassman Insurance Services and the Cleveland Federation of Musicians.


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2016 Wade Oval Wednesday Schedule!

 

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.

Photos: Bernie Sanders In Cleveland

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From the looks of things, political season is back in full swing and if you remember the last election, then you know how important Cleveland is to this process.

With that in mind, Democratic presidential hopeful, Bernie Sanders made a stop at Cleveland State’s Wolstein Center last night.

The Vermont senator touched on everything from youth unemployment to marijuana reform during the rally.

Check out photos from the event below!

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Edgewater LIVE Returns to Cleveland Waterfront!

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One of last summer’s most popular events, the weekly Edgewater LIVE Thursday night happy hour concert series on the water, is returning.

This year’s Edgewater Live season will begin June 11. The concerts run through Aug. 13. The concerts at the Cleveland Metroparks beach will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. In addition to the weekly bands, the evening series will include food trucks, yoga, stand-up paddleboarding, cornhole, adult beverages at a cash bar and family activities – and of course, great beach and skyline views.

That’s not all to be offered this summer, according to Cleveland Metroparks spokesperson Joe Yachanin.

The Metroparks’ Euclid Beach weekly Friday concert series is also returning – and expanding.

“We’re expanding the Euclid Beach series to make it as long as Edgewater,” says Yachanin. “We’re also adding food trucks there this year, too. ” The Euclid Beach concerts will run Fridays from June 12 through Aug. 21, except Aug. 7.

Edgewater LIVE Music Schedule

June 11:  The Whiskey Kings

June 18: Billy Likes Soda

June 25:  Easy Glistening

July 2:  Sunset Drive featuring Billy Morris

July 9:  Almost Famous

July 16:  The Spazmatics

July 23:  Thunder Gun Express

July 30:  Rock the House

Aug. 6:  Brigid’s Cross

Aug. 13:  Revolution Pie

Euclid Beach Music Schedule

June 12:  The Ray Bans

June 19:  Second Time Around

June 26:  Mary Glover & The Mighty Golden Echoes, The Prayer Warriors

July 3:  Kinsman Dazz Band featuring Remixx R & B

July 10:  Forecast

July 17:  The Sloppy Joe Band

July 24:  Hubbs Groove

July 31:  Eddie & the Edsels

Aug. 14 : Shout

Aug. 21:  The Benjaminz

Food

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