If your musical tastes run toward genres besides rock 'n' roll, Cleveland still strikes the right chord — a fact that is agreed upon across the country and around the globe.
You can find talented singer-songwriters pouring their hearts out at open mic nights and experimental jazz shows at the Bop Stop, as well as energetic hip-hop nights and blues guitarists providing a cry-in-your-beer soundtrack.
During the summer months, Cleveland music moves outdoors for funk, jam band and reggae dance parties, as well as folk and bluegrass under the stars at places like Jacobs Pavilion and Cain Park.
Multiple venues book classic jazz and soul sounds both you and grandma can enjoy. The Cleveland Orchestra, meanwhile, plays at both the very Instagrammable Severance Hall and summer outdoor retreat Blossom Music Center.