Uptown to launch Thursday night summer concert series

uptownCleveland’s newest cultural neighborhood will launch The Beat UPTOWN, a free Thursday night summer concert series. The concert series will run each Thursday, from 6 to 9 p.m., July 10 through Aug. 28, with live music selected by the Beachland Ballroom, food trucks and shopping.

The Beat UPTOWN entertainment schedule is as follows:

  • July 10 – Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers—One of the strongest new female voices in Americana from Austin, Texas.
  • July 17 – Bobby Selvaggio Quintet—Smoldering jazz, led by a young local saxophonist who is stretching the art form.
  • July 24 – Thaddeus Anna Greene—A blues rock force fronted by Collinwood grad, TJ Maclin, dubbed Cleveland’s young Jimi Hendrix.
  • July 31 – Meridian—Strong folk rock, penned by Heights native Max Stern, his brother, Jake, and friends.
  • 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—A Japanese-American punk rock band and artist from NYC.

WRUW–FM 91.1 deejays will kick off each night’s entertainment at 6 p.m., with the live music at 6:30 p.m.

UPTOWN establishments will offer specials coordinated with the dates of the series, including:

  • MOCA Cleveland: $5 general admission after 5 p.m.
  • ABC the Tavern: An evening happy hour.
  • 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 Beat UPTOWN is presented by Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Foundation, Toby Devan Lewis, Skylight Financial Group, MOCA Cleveland, Cleveland Institute of Art and MRN LTD.

Free event parking in designated Uptown lots will be available after 5 p.m. every Thursday of the series.

For more information and updates about The Beat UPTOWN, visit thebeatuptown.com and share the beat using hashtag #UptownCLE. Follow the neighborhood on Twitter at twitter.com/UptownCle, like them on Facebook at facebook.com/UptownCLE and interact on Instagram at instagram.com/uptowncle.