The Beat UPTOWN, the summer concert series on Toby’s Plaza at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Mayfield Road, continues tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 7. This week’s concert features Maura Rogers and the Bellows, selected by the Beachland Ballroom. Rogers, a Clevelander, writes feel-good songs that symbolize her ongoing triumph over the ravages of illness, which were recently captured in the July issue of Good Housekeeping. Through the help of friends and family, Rogers has fought off kidney failure and written powerful, life-affirming tunes that amaze and delight.
WRUW–FM 91.1 deejays will kick off the night’s entertainment at 6 p.m., followed by live music at 6:30 p.m.
Food trucks will also be on site, featuring DonutLab, Wholly Frijoles and Pig Lickin’ Good BBQ.
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 remaining performance schedule includes:
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—Japanese-American punk rock band and artist from New York City.
Case Western Reserve, 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 thebeatuptown.com for more information, and share the beat using hashtag #UptownCLE.