Cleveland Rocks. Home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and known as the true birth place of rock and roll, Cleveland offers many destinations for live entertainment, no matter what you’re in the mood for. Here’s where to go in CLE to anywhere from nationally known artists to local performers just getting their start.
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Beachland has been a Cleveland landmark for almost 70 years. Originally built in 1950 as the Croatian Liberty Home, it was converted to what we know today as a nationally-acclaimed music venue in 2000. When they don’t have a live show you can play DJ with their jukebox.
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A quintessential neighborhood corner bar, Happy Dog has it all—hot dogs and beer, and a ton of live music of every genre. These aren’t your ballpark franks, either, chef and owner Eric Williams makes everything in house to make sure your food is just as satisfying as your musical experience.
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House of Blues has a reputation all across the United States as a top-tier concert venue. HOB features an outdoor patio, perfect for warm summer nights. Live music is performed on Crossroads Stage every Thursday through Saturday at 9 p.m.
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This club was voted as Cleveland’s favorite live music venue in 2015 by Cleveland Magazine. Hang out with the locals in this two story venue. Enjoy dinner and a show upstairs in the Concert Hall where big name national touring artists will perform, or keep it low-key downstairs with local bands and casual dining. Make sure to get a breath of fresh air on one of the two large outdoor riverfront decks.
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This place goes way back—built in 1938, it’s a Cleveland staple. Enjoy the laidback vibe of Prosperity Social Club with upscale bar food, live music, a patio, bowling, and more.
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Looking for a little privacy? Society Lounge is Cleveland’s top speakeasy lounge. You can expect to drink in craft cocktails and take down premium tapas. Local artists perform about six times a month here, so be sure to check the schedule before you head out for the night.
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Feel the artistic energy at The Big Bang, where live dueling pianos are featured every night—and yes, they take requests. Snack on shareable plates and appetizers at this fun full-service bar.
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Catch big name musicians, musicals, and more at Quicken Loans Arena, home court to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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Nationally renowned artists perform at Wolstein Center, alongside stand-up comedians. Catch a show or check out the university’s women’s and men’s basketball teams.
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Located in the Aloft Cleveland Downtown, you can enjoy live local artists, and grab a craft cocktail at WXYZ Lounge.