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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!

  CLE in Cali @ CAMP

Happy Friday everybody. Looks like it’s gonna be another wonderful weekend in Northeast Ohio. Lots of fun stuff to do around town, from those great (food themed) road races, to checking out the Cleveland flea, to perhaps some friend time and maybe even a bit of beach time depending if the weather warms up a bit.

For me, I am currently in Big Bear CA attending a creative conference/CAMP experience. My Seattle-sister and I thought this years annual meet-up needed a bit more than cocktails and shopping (gasp!) so we decided to gain some business and social media insight with a touch of archery, tie-dyeing and camp dances.

The theme for the long weekend is “Cultivate Ambition, Map Possibilities,” I can’t wait to come back to CLE with all sorts of ideas of how to enhance our design client project work, give back creative ideas to my community, perhaps have a few new camp pals on my twitter feed (including photographer & camp workshop instructor Bonnie Tsang nd textile designer, Erin Dollar also a camp instructor) and maybe even perfect my rope climbing skills.

While I am sleeping in a cabin, parent trap-style I hope everyone has a wonderful June weekend. Looking forward to connecting next week as for now I have NO cell reception…dying slightly inside but trying to find the beauty in the quiet!

XO from CLE in Cali, peace

  Martins Deli

Morning everybody. Surviving this humidity patch okay? Looks like they say the weekend will cool off in the high 60’s low 70’s…perfect for planting flower, yard work, cleaning out the garage as well as a long bike ride/bar hop and picnics with good friends. Can you tell I have lots planned for the three days off?

Today I just wanted everyone to know about Martin’s Deli in Rocky River…in case you’ve never been in there. It’s a little deli that sits off of Detroit Rd near the high school field. The other day when I was prepping for a road trip so I stopped in to pickup a handful of made to order deli sandwiches and some snacks but to my surprise found a wonderful wine shop as well.

Such assortment, very helpful staff and even a row of chilled wines…perfect for the last minute summer party. If you’ve never been into Martin’s plan to swing in this weekend for some picnic supplies… and when the Heinen’s parking lot looks just too much to bear you can get your malbec fix just up the street! :) Happy Tuesday everybody.

 

  giveaway : Ohio City Home Tour Tickets

It’s Wednesday folks and that means we are halfway to the weekend…hip hip horray! Lots of fun happenings on the books for this weekend? It’s supposed to be a stunning weekend weather wise.

One thing going on around town this weekend is the annual Ohio City Home Tour. The trolley tour consists of six historical, chic, unique designed home of the OC. You can choose to take Lolley the Trolley around while exploring the neighborhood or wander on foot to discover small details you may have overlooked if by car. It really is a wonderful late morning/afternoon Sunday happening. Pair it with a bubbly brunch at Market Garden, Flying Fig or Le Petit Triangle (get a reservation now!) and your are in for a sure Sunday funday!

Want to win a pack of FOUR tickets to the home tour for you and 3 friends? Tweet me @iheartclev and let me know you want the 4pack to Sunday’s @ohiocitytweets home tour. Winner to be announced Friday, plenty of tie to make a brunch reservation! If you don’t want to wait, get your tickets TODAY here! Good luck.

Also, the winners of last weeks promotion @PatCatans@Prizm_stores for the 2; $50 gift cards are @KellyBrouse (can’t wait to see some new comics!) and @McCarthyGarland (for your summer garden sign!) Congrats you two and thanks for playing! email me at editor@iheartcleveland.com with your mailing details and we will get those gift cards out to you…Let the crafting begin!

  Happy Superman Day!

In honor of the 75th Anniversary of Action Comics SUPERMAN Mayor Frank Jackson has declared April 18th, National Superman Day!

Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound this guy has stole the heart of not only Clevelanders but children and adults all over the globe.

For activities throughout the city that “heart” and promote our superhero check out this nice article that The Plain Dealer published. Some of the activities and events include comic book readings, free comic books and a not-to-be-missed a convention. Check it out!