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  Tri-C JazzFest : 1 pair of tickets giveaway!

Hello CLE friends. Is everyone as crabby about this rainy weather as I am? I was at Trader Joes, at the check out when the other customers were also complaining about the weather…but then the guy at the register said: “I guess it could be worse…it could be snowing!” TOTALLY! I had to laugh about this one! He is so right…thank goodness it is ONLY rain!

I love it when I have something fun to giveaway here at “IHeartCLE!” and today is a really good one. One lucky reader/follower will win a pair of tickets to his or her choice to any of the shows at this years Tri-C JazzFest. We are looking forward to seeing one of my personal faves; BellaFleck on Friday night.

This summer’s 40th anniversary of Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland, presented by KeyBank — takes place June 27-29 at Playhouse Square — and will celebrate Cleveland’s contributions to jazz over the decades while presenting a mix of iconic and emerging artists.

The main event includes a lineup that features nine ticketed concerts in Playhouse Square’s historic theaters. Headliners for the shows include Tower of Power, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, Dianne Reeves, Christian McBride, Regina Carter and more.

Tri-C JazzFest also features nearly 24 hours of live music showcasing the best of Northeast Ohio with eighteen exciting acts promise to keep the music pumping from the Strassman Insurance Stage on Euclid Avenue at East 14th Street. The free outdoor performances run 3 p.m. to midnight June 28-29 when JazzFest overtakes Playhouse Square.

Full schedule of outdoor performances & events

A happy hour with discounted drinks starts on the plaza at 5 p.m. Friday, June 28. The night will also feature street performers, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Parade the Circle puppets and line dancing.

Other free outdoor activities at the festival include the U.S. Bank Kids Club; cooking demonstrations; food trucks and vendors; games; the Chemical Bank Jazz Talk Tent with artist interviews; and a Saturday morning yoga session.

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.

To win a pair of tickets to any of the performances that weekend, go on over to my Instagram page @charity216, follow along, tag a friend who you would take to the JazzFest …bonus points for telling me which show tickets you’d like. Winner to be selected Friday, June 21st…head on over to Instagram and enter now!

SPONSORED POST : Thank you to Tri-C JazzFest for inviting me to explore their weekend music festival happening in Cleveland. Thanks for supporting this new organization, while allowing me to create special content like this for iheartcleveland!

  Giveaway : Tri-C JazzFest

Good morning CLE & happy TAX Day! Hope everyone got by without owing too much to “the man” this year. Perhaps you’ve even received a refund…time to shop! :)

Did you know that this week kicks off the JazzFest? Last year I had the pleasure of attending the Tri-C JazzFest for the very first time. I saw the very talented, stunning and engaging artist Diana Krall at one of the many concerts during the week of live music presented by the JazzFest.

Now is your turn to win a pair of tickets and experience for yourself just how great this annual event really is.

Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland features jazz performances, classes, lectures, and many other concert and community outreach activities. Local and national artists teach, compose, arrange, and perform. Concerts take place at PlayhouseSquare, the Metropolitan Campus of Cuyahoga Community College, and the new MOCA Cleveland. This year, the show is running from April 19 thru May 4.

In addition to the show, there is an Opening Night Party on April 19 to kick off the festival! The party will be held at Playhouse Square in the State Theatre Lobby from 5-7pm and is sponsored by Great Lakes Brewing Company. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature live music by Detroit’s Nadir & Distorted Soul. After the party, the fest will kick off with performances by Aaron Neville and Dr. John at 8pm!

So you want in? Want that free pair of tickets? Visit the festival site to explore the performers, then tweet me @iheartclev  which artist you would like to see at this years  #TriCJazzFest. Winner to be chosen by  Wednesday, April 17th! Good luck.

  Rock hall romance : giveaway

Morning all you CLE lovebirds. Did you all watch the grammy’s last night? Best part? When the Black Keys gave Akron, Ohio a big shout out….So cool.

Do you LOVE rock n roll? Is your idea of a great date an afternoon of milling around the neighborhood record store or even better the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum? Have you heard about all the fun Valentines Day events and special offers? The Rock Hall “#LoveRocks” is an official five days of love and specials at the museum. Visit their site and you can discover a free pass to see U2 3D for FREE, get your photo taken at the sharp shooter counter when you visit, come in on February 14th at 1pm and experia curator-guided Love Notes gallery talk, get free shipping on all merchandise orders over $35 online using promo code “VALENTINE13” ..I mena what girl wouldn’t love a I HEART rock and roll baby tee!!

Even better, I have a Duet Rocker Membershoip to giveaway to a lucky hopeless rock and roll romantic. This memebrship includes
• Unlimited free admission for one year plus one guest each visit
• Members-only t-shirt and decal
• Collectible membership card
• Invitations to members-only events and exhibit previews
• 10% discount on Museum store and online purchases (excludes sale and memorabilia merchandise)
• Subscription to Liner Notes, the official Museum publication
• Members-only email updates
• One Parking Voucher
• Member’s Express Entry

To win, tweet me @iheartclev “#loverocks here in the CLE!” Winner will be chosen randomly by Friday, February 15th!

  Pink Martini to play Severance

If you haven’t seen them what better time that at the holidays! Tuesday, December 18th and Wednesday, December 19th join the Cleveland Orchestra as they welcome Pink Martini to Severance Hall to celebrate the magic of the holiday season.

I’ve seen Pink Martini a few times, and every time it is a delight of incredible talent and inspiring music making. I welcome all of you to grab a ticket or two for this wonderful holiday experience. Hope to see you there.

  Music Monday : ticket giveaways (2 shows!)

Happy Trick or Treat Cleveland! Hope you were able to get your spooky  party on this past weekend. I attended a rockin Halloween Party at Redstone and it was full on crazy cool. So many amazing costumes, so much effort and yes, in true adult Halloween fashion, lots of sexy zombies, school girls and cheerleaders. I had no idea that Redstone even had an upstairs area capable of such a dance party, very cool space.

Anyhow, if you missed this past weekends Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings sold out show at the Beachland, I have two upcoming shows you don’t want to miss, PLUS I have TWO free pairs of tickets to giveaway! (one pair to each show)

This week kicks off a series of events for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s, 2011 American Music Masters series honoring the queen of soul, Aretha Franklin.

There is actually an entire weeks worth of workshops, lectures and smaller concerts (some FREE!) cumulating with a day of learning at the annual conference and a star studded tribute concert on Saturday night, November 5th. For information on any of these events make sure to go visit the special Rock Hall site dedicated to this week of celebration!

The second music happening to tell you about, while not quite as big as Ms. Aretha is AM & Shawn Lee. Making their Cleveland debut Tuesday, November 8th at the Beachland Tavern this LA indie pop group will “whoo” you with tunes. Their sound is very 60’s groove, Rolling Stone calls them “hypnotic” and if you are like me and love Thievery Corporation, AM & Shawn Lee have been touring with them so you know they are good! Seattle Weekly even called them one of the “BEST Live Shows of the Year,” and we all know how many good shows past through that rainy city. (Also, visit their site for a FREE mp3 download of their first single, “Dark into Light”)

To win a pair of tickets to either the Saturdays Aretha Tribute concert at the State Theatre or the November 8th,  AM & Shawn Lee show at the Beachland Tavern, either leave a comment below including which show you are interested in & your email (need to contact the winner) OR follow me and tweet the following about the contest “I want to win tickets to (Aretha or AM Shawn Lee) @iheartclev”

Winners will be notified by Friday, November 4th around lunchtime! Happy Music Monday yall. :)