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.
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!