Wade Oval Wednesdays
Free Mid-Week Concerts at University Circle
By Denise Koeth, Image © Downie Photography
We've got a winning combination for you: beer + food + live music = the perfect summer evening.
It happens nearly every week, from June through August, in Cleveland's University Circle neighborhood at Wade Oval Wednesdays. Grab a blanket or lawn chair and park yourself in Wade Oval - the green space between the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Botanical Garden and Cleveland Museum of Natural History - from 6-9 p.m. each Wednesday for live music, local grub, craft beer, wine and kids activities.
Each concert features Cleveland-based restaurants and food trucks serving up everything from tacos to gyros to snow cones. You can score some Cleveland swag from local vendors or hit up the farmers market to add some flair to your picnic. Kids will enjoy free activities, bounce houses and other fun surprises. Certain weeks feature theme nights, movie screenings or fireworks.
It's truly an event for everyone, which is fitting since good music and good food have a way of bringing people together.
2018 Entertainment Lineup
Mark your calendars for the following music acts and activities:
June 27 - Carlos Jones & The P.L.U.S. Band (reggae); fireworks at 9 p.m.
July 11 - Lost State of Franklin (rockabilly)
July 18 - Son Gitano (Latin, salsa)
July 25 - Otis & The Shoreway Saints (rock); "Coco" screening at 9 p.m.
Aug. 1 - Ruby's Fun House (Motown, rock, R&B)
Aug. 8 - Tricky Dick & The Cover-Ups (dance); "Hidden Figures" screening at 9 p.m.
Aug. 22 - Red Light Roxy (jazz, blues, swing)
Take the RTA's HealthLine, Red Line, or eight bus lines to University Circle. Or, parking is available for a fee at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland History Center and The Cleveland Museum of Art. Rates vary.
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