NEO’s Stellar Setlist

Akron - Lock 3 Concert

Billy Joel

Coldplay

Lady Gaga

Bruno Mars

John Mayer

Idina Menzel

Luke Bryan

Just to name a few of the incredible and notable artists that will be making stops in Northeast Ohio this spring and summer. Everyone knows that Cleveland is the home of Rock and Roll – but it’s not just because of the iconic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

The Greater Cleveland area is home to many concert venue gems, and this setlist proves it. 

Between Quicken Loans Arena and Blossom Music Center, Northeast Ohio pulls some big names to the region. But, it doesn’t stop there. There are concert venues tucked around town that deserve recognition for their ability to rock out and attract big talent names.

Agora Theatre & Ballroom

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Photo Credit: Joe Banker

This Cleveland landmark is truly an intriguing place to see a show. On the Euclid Corridor, is an unsuspecting yet beautiful building. You can’t miss the iconic Agora sign. When you enter, you transform into a world consumed by music and culture. You are surrounded by a music-loving crowd, that’s just there to see a good show.

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Photo Credit: Joe Banker

Upcoming shows at the Agora Theatre & Ballroom

Beachland Ballroom

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The Beachland Ballroom is another Cleveland staple to make the list. It combines history with music at a venue you’ll want to add to your bucket list.

“The Beachland Ballroom was built in 1950 as the Croatian Liberty Home, with the ballroom and tavern comprising the original structure. In 1976 the kitchen and back bar area were added. The Liberty Home was active on many social and political fronts and was a true Cleveland landmark before becoming Cleveland’s most eclectic music club in the year 2000.”

Upcoming shows at the Beachland Ballroom 

Blossom Music Center

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Perhaps the most popular on this list, and rightfully so, is Blossom Music Center. Deep in Cuyahoga Falls is Akron & Cleveland’s notable amphitheater. Blossom not only attracts some of the largest names to come through town, it is the summer home of the Cleveland Orchestra. Bring a blanket, or a chair, to claim your spot on the lawn, sit back and enjoy the show!

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Photo Credit: Instagram @blossommusicctr

Upcoming shows at Blossom Music Center

Grog Shop

Make a stop in Coventry for an evening of treats and tunes. It’s worth it to venture to Coventry a few hours before the show to grab a bite at Tommy’s, and who doesn’t want one of the best milkshakes in town before a concert?

“We strive to showcase live music 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Grog Shop has played host to countless local, national, and international touring acts for over twenty years, booking all ranges of indie rock, hip-hop, hardcore, jam, reggae, metal, electronic, comedy… You get the idea.”

SEE ALSO: A Sunday in Coventry

Upcoming shows at the Grog Shop

House of Blues

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As you arrive on the ever-bustling East 4th Street, and enter the HOB (either through the restaurant or off of Euclid Ave) you are immediately immersed in the eclectic vibe of HOB Cleveland. House of Blues is a one stop shop for dinner and a show. And, if you’re lucky, you might just score a trip to the exclusive Foundation Room.

Upcoming shows at the House of Blues

Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

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In the flats, in the heart of Downtown Cleveland, Jacobs Pavilion is the ultimate outdoor concert location. I absolutely love going to Blossom Music Center, but Jacobs Pavilion has an unbeatable view of the river and downtown. You’ll catch an incredible view of the sunset, and enjoy the beauty of Cleveland into the night. There isn’t much better than an amazing concert, outside, in great weather.

Upcoming shows at Jacobs Pavilion

Lock 3 Live

Akron - Lock 3 Concert

As Lock 3 shifts from winter to warm mode, I couldn’t be more excited. I LOVE the ice skating rink, and everything that surrounds Winter Fest in Akron, but I’m partial to summer and can’t wait for the summer concert schedule to be released and see who will be stopping in Akron this summer!

Upcoming shows at Lock 3 Live (coming April 15th)

Pack your calendar this spring and summer with concerts around town. Visit a venue you haven’t been to before, see the band you’ve never heard of, spend an afternoon in The Flats or Coventry for dinner and a show. You’ll see a new side of Cleveland and beyond that you may not know existed!

For a full concert calendar, click here.