Celebration & Support of Live Music in Cleveland, Ohio Ohio

In 2022, Cleveland Rocks accomplished so much. Here are some of our amazing highlights from a busy year:

Music Incubator Program: Cleveland Rocks, in collaboration with Neighborhood Connections, launched this Incubator to support new creative projects from local musicians. In 2022, we funded six local projects including mixing and mastering a record, a tour from Cleveland to Texas and back, logo/web design and equipment, video production, apparel and recording needs and creation of a physical map highlighting locations in Cleveland for music creation, venues, etc.

Cleeland Rocks Shop: The Cleveland Rocks Shop will be the future home of local music – a retail space showcasing local music and honoring its past, present and future with curated products that represent Cleveland music history as well as current music. At year end, we have raised more than $13,000 through fundraising efforts, record sales and a generous donation from the 10,000 Watts of Holy Light fund bringing us to 44% of our goal. 

Waterloo Makes Music: Our free concert series and livestream music presentations, grew from 2021’s three live events to 2022’s fifteen live events featuring thirty bands and solo artists.  A total of 89 musicians were engaged for these performances.  We also cultivated more performance spaces in the Waterloo Arts District in 2022, engaging audiences in Praxis Fiber Workshop, on The Tower Stage, The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern stage, and our newly opened Cleveland Rocks Shop Stage. 

Professional Development Workshops: The Professional Development Workshop series offers resources for artists to help move them forward in their career by programming educational sessions with professionals in the music industry or related field. In 2022, we held 4 free workshops at the Beachland Tavern, which were also livestreamed through the Cleveland Rocks Facebook page.

If you celebrate live music, or love someone who does, now is the time to support your local music community.

Upcoming Events:

Cleveland Rocks Shop Auction

Cleveland Rocks: Past, Present, Future is hosting an online auction to help raise the remaining funds needed to open the doors of the Cleveland Rocks Shop – a retail store for local music and community event space – located at 15801 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland. 

We are collecting music memorabilia, posters, prints, books, CDs, merch and more to raffle off in an online auction, to be held May 15-25th.

Donations are being accepted now through Sunday, April 30th.
To donate, contact Lisa Paul Sierk at 216-926-1702 or by email,  development@clevelandrocksppf.org 

Cleveland Rocks Shop Auction

Call for Donations!

Sign-Up for a 2×4 Songwriter Showcase!

The 2×4 is a short-form songwriter showcase held in the Cleveland Rocks Shop once a month on the third Monday of the month.  The name comes from 2 songs by 4 artists, so each event will feature four different local artists sharing two songs apiece.  Our stage is small and our listening room is intimate.  Acts will primarily be solo artists, with the occasional duo or trio.  Each month we will also present a workshop for an hour prior to the songwriter showcase.  Workshop topics will include music technology, music business, networking, and professional development.  For more information join our mailing list at http://eepurl.com/gYGeML

To apply to perform the 2×4 Songwriter Showcase, email 2×4@clevelandrocksppf.org


Mental Health Fund

We are pulling together mental health resources for our music community and collecting funds to put towards programming coming in the Fall. 
Send us an email to share your recommendations and resources and/or donate below to help the cause. Let’s help each other build a stronger, healthier community. 
Mental Health

Music Support Programming in Northeast Ohio

Cindy Barber

ClevelandMagazine.com – March 1, 2023 – These Women-Owned Venues Lead Cleveland’s Arts Scene

As Women’s History Month begins, we turn our attention to those who have pushed boundaries, smashed stereotypes and created a path for future generations of artists and creators — and all right here in Cleveland. The conversation wouldn’t be whole without hearing from those women who fight for the arts both on and off stage. Here, we look behind the curtain at the owners of many of Northeast Ohio’s biggest venues: the women carving out safe spaces for performance and culture in every corner of the city.

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The Cleveland Verses Foundation is a generous supporter of Cleveland Rocks programs and initiatives. Learn more about their mission.

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