Event Calendar

Events for Saturday, August 21, 2021

Cleveland Rocks to End Alzheimer's - Gaetano's Underworld Blues Band
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Join us listening to the smooth sounds of Gaetano's Underworld Blues Band to benefit the Walk to End Alzheimer's in a beautiful unique setting at Cavotta's Garden Bar at Cavotta's Garden Center. Good food/beverages available for purchase. 50/50 and Cleveland Browns Tickets raffles. Have fun - do good.
Cavotta’s Garden Bar at Cavota’s Garden Center
19603 Nottingham Rd. Cleveland, Oh 44110

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Old Music for a New World outdoor picnic concert series: Chris Coles, with Ava Preston
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Our Old Music for a New World outdoor picnic concert series will have all the wonderful folk music and time in community that we love and miss, in a social (but safe!) gathering while following COVID guidelines. So please join us for one or more of these shows from some of Northeast Ohio’s most talented traditional musicians. There’s something here for every music lover!

Born and raised in Cleveland, saxophonist Christopher J. Coles is based in the Greater Akron area. He serves on the faculty of Kent State University and Tri-C Creative Arts Academy. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in performance from Youngstown State University, where he studied extensively with James Umble, Kent Englehardt, and David Morgan, and a master’s degree in performance from the University of Akron.

At the 2015 Banff Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music, Chris had the distinct honor of studying with many influential jazz pioneers, including Vijay Iyer, Mark Turner, Imani Izuri, Tia Fuller, Billy Hart, Ingrid Jensen, Zakir Hussain, Somi, Vosany Terry, and Miles Okazaki, among others. In 2017, Coles won Akron’s Knight Arts Challenge for his multimedia suite Nine Lives which pays homage to the victims of the Charleston Church Shooting in 2015.

Ava Preston is a 16-year-old vocalist and songwriter from Cleveland, Ohio. Ava has been a featured headliner at Nighttown, BluJazz, The Hermit Club, The Standard, Bar 107, and Brothers Lounge to name a few. She is a five-time National Downbeat Student Music Award Winner for Best Vocal Jazz Soloist and Best Pop/Rock/Blues Vocalist and Outstanding Performance between 2018 and 2020.

Ava has also performed as a guest singer at number of national venues including Birdland Jazz Club (New York), Bluebird Café (Nashville), The Commodore Grille (Nashville), Monty Alexander Jazz Festival (Easton, MD), and Andy’s Jazz Café (Chicago) among others.

Ava draws inspiration from jazz legends including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday, and Carmen McRae as well as more contemporary artists like Diana Krall, Jazzmeia Horn, Jean Baylor, Nora Jones, Sarah Bareilles, and Alanis Morissette. Ava believes music is a universal language that can unite people around the world. Her goal is to spread world tolerance and the acceptance of differences through her music.

PICNICKING starts at 5 p.m.

MUSIC runs 5:30 – 8 p.m.. Sept. 18 event starts and ends an hour earlier.

This OUTDOOR PICNIC CONCERT SERIES is entirely BYOB – no food or drink will be provided at the venue, but please feel free to pack something delicious to enjoy during the show! NO FOOD OR DRINK SOLD AT CONCERT. Plan to leave your circle clean – We are a Leave No Trace event!

Lawn may be wet! If there is rain mid-week, make sure to bring lawn chairs and waterproof ground covers/blankets.

Masks are no longer required for vaccinated patrons.

Service dogs only, thank you.

WHERE: All performances take place on the back lawn of the First Baptist Church, 3630 Fairmount Blvd, Cleve. Hts OH 44118– at the corner of Fairmount and Eaton.

QUESTIONS? Contact artistic director Will Craig, willRcraig@gmail.com or call 216-316-0068. Concert can be wheelchair accessible – contact Will to arrange.

TICKETS: Each ticket is for one concert, not the entire series. Tickets are sold both singly and in circles that can seat up to four people, so you can bring those close friends or family members and have lots of space on our lawn while staying socially distanced from other circles. Tickets are available singly for the back section; patrons can self-space. Come early, bring your picnic dinner and enjoy an opening act.

Tickets can be ordered now for the Saturday, June 19 David Mayfield Parade/Joe Wunderle concert. Online ticket sales end 3pm Saturday.

TICKET LEVELS: We let you choose how close to the music you want to be. Pick your seating space from these levels:

Front section: $200 circle seats up to four people for a single concert
Middle section: $90 circle seats up to four people for a single concert
Back section: $40 circle seats up to four people for a single concert
Back section: $10 single ticket, self-spaced
(Infants are not included in the four-counts and are welcome to join your circle at no additional charge.)

Rain date is the Sunday immediately after the Saturday concert date. In the unlikely event that the concert’s original date and rain date are both cancelled due to inclement weather conditions, your ticket is not refundable, and your purchase will be considered a donation to our nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Please save your receipt for a possible tax deduction.

Thank you for your understanding and support of our local arts and culture.
First Baptist Church
3630 Fairmount Blvd
Cleve. Hts OH 44118
(at the corner of Fairmount and Eaton)
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7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Justice for Tamir: Roxarts art supply drive for the Tamir Rice Foundation

Featuring Live Music by Grandview!

$25 per person
$15 per person + an art supply donation

Adults only please. Beer, wine and light snacks will be provided.

Tamir Rice was one of our own – a former 4th grade student of Roxboro Elementary, a part of the Tiger Nation. In 2014, he was struck down at the young age of 12, by overpolicing.

On Saturday, August 21, RoxArts partners with the Tamir Rice Foundation and SPACES to host an intimate backyard event supporting the mission of the foundation named in his honor: investing in the growth and enrichment of all children through after-school programs in arts and culture by allowing them to express their truth to improve their lives as they grow into young adults.

We invite donations of clean, new or gently used art supplies and other materials for creative endeavors. Donated items will go to incarcerated youth at the Cuyahoga County Detention Center and the Tamir Rice Afrocentric Cultural Center. They will be used to support the artist-in residency of SPACES and the Tamir Rice Foundation partnership in the Downtown Education Center located inside of the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Justice Detention Center.
Ambler Heights neighborhood, Cleveland Heights. Address revealed when ticket purchased.
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