The Beat UPTOWN concert series continues tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Mayfield Road on Toby’s Plaza next to MOCA Cleveland. The event features the Mayfield Strings and Uno Lady, selected by the Beachland Ballroom.
The Mayfield Strings’ members perform with the Akron Symphony, the Cleveland Pops, the Erie Philharmonic and the Ohio Philharmonic Orchestra. Cellist Tara Hanish has performed with Kanye West, the Foo Fighters, Smokey Robinson and on the Grammys, and is a member of Cleveland indie rock band Seafair.
Uno Lady is a one-woman choir who creates soundscapes built from melodic loops. Her innovation and good-humored music recently earned her a Creative Workforce Fellowship.
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 this week, featuring Chef Grey Wolf Grill, Boca Loca Burrito Factory and MotorMouth.
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 performances include:
Aug. 21: Fiscal Spliff—A 10-piece Afrobeat band featuring some of Cleveland’s finest players.
Aug. 28: Peelander-Z—A 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.