The Beat UPTOWN concert series continues tomorrow with folk rock band

The Beat UPTOWN summer concert series continues tomorrow, Thursday, July 31,at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Mayfield Road, next to MOCA Cleveland on Toby’s Plaza, from 6 to 9 p.m. The concert, selected by the Beachland Ballroom, features Meridian, which wraps the passion of punk in the rural campfire feel of folk.

WRUW–FM 91.1 deejays will kick off the night’s entertainment at 6 p.m., followed by the live concert at 6:30 p.m.

UPTOWN establishments will offer specials each Thursday:

  • MOCA Cleveland: $5 general admission after 5 p.m.
  • ABC the Tavern: Full happy hour in the evening.
  • Cleveland Yoga: Happy hour yoga from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. for $5.
  • Wrapz Pita Bar: $5 wraps all day.
  • Anne van H. Boutique: Stop in to see the new fall collection.

The performance schedule includes:

  • Aug. 7: Maura Rogers and the Bellows—Intense soul-baring songs and delivery, softened with her accordion.
  • Aug. 14: Mayfield Strings Trio & Uno Lady—Cellist Tara Hanish brings a hybrid classical trio and Uno Lady joins with her unique solo rock/opera style.
  • Aug. 21: Fiscal Spliff—A 10-piece Afrobeat band featuring some of Cleveland’s finest players.
  • Aug. 28: Peelander-Z—This Japanese-American punk rock band and artist from New York City is just plain fun.

Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Foundation, Toby Devan Lewis, MOCA Cleveland, Cleveland Institute of Art, Skylight Financial Group and MRN LTD. present the Beat UPTOWN.

Free event parking in designated Uptown lots is available after 5 p.m. every Thursday.

Visit for more information, and share the beat using hashtag #UptownCLE.