Waterloo Makes Music

Waterloo Makes Music is a free summer concert series on Waterloo as a gift to all the music lovers in the community, and a celebration of Cleveland’s amazing musical legacy.

Cleveland Rocks: Past Present Future has been creating free public concerts in the Waterloo Arts and Entertainment district for the past 4 years and we are back at again in 2021, as we all emerge from the COVID shutdown of the past 14 months. The impacts of COVID-19 have been dire for working musicians and the music industry as a whole. In 2020, we had to pivot and do virtual concerts, but we were able to pay our scheduled musicians and actually help expand audiences because of the added online reach. In 2021, we were able to resume live and live streaming.

Waterloo Makes Music Logo

The Waterloo Makes Music series will take place the first Friday of the month June-September as part of the monthly Walk All Over Waterloo Art Walk. Your support allows us to again pay musicians and the production team needed to mount our Waterloo Makes Music series.

The 2022 Waterloo Makes Music series is made possible with support from

Sat, April 2, 2022

Maura Rogers & The Bellows with Chris Allen

Show 7:30pm • Praxis Fiber Gallery • $20

Maura Rogers

Fri, May 6, 2022

Shirley Cook
Ava Preston Trio

Show 7pm • Beachland Ballroom • Free

Shirley Cook

Sat, May 21, 2022

Jackie Warren and Sammy DeLeon
Moises Borges

Show 1pm • The Blue Windmill Stage • Free

The Blue Windmill is an outdoor garden stage located at 15515 Waterloo Rd.
Rain Site: Beachland Tavern

Jackie Warren with Sammy DeLeon

Fri, June 3, 2022

Birth
Ryan Fletterick and Nolan Cavano

(of Oregon Space Trail of Doom)

Show 6pm • Waterloo Tower Stage • Free

The Waterloo Tower Stage is an outdoor stage located at the corner of Waterloo Rd and E.156th St.
Rain Site: Cleveland Rocks Shop at Music Saves (15801 S Waterloo Rd)

Birth

Sat, June 18, 2022

Apostle Jones
1800-SOS

Show 1pm • The Blue Windmill Stage • Free

The Blue Windmill is an outdoor garden stage located at 15515 Waterloo Rd.
Rain Site: Beachland Tavern

Apostle Jones with 1800-SOS

Fri, July 1, 2022

Nancy Redd and the Sounds of Jazz
Erin Neal & The Chill Factors

Show 7pm • Beachland Ballroom • Free

Nancy Redd & The Sounds of Jazz

Sat, July 16, 2022

Martini 5-0
Michael Eric Schirch

Show 1pm • Beachland Tavern • Free

WMM

Fri, August 5, 2022

Rust Belt Riviera
MOSSOM

Show 7pm • Waterloo Tower Stage • Free

The Waterloo Tower Stage is an outdoor stage located at the corner of Waterloo Rd and E.156th St.

Rustbelt Riviera

Sat, August 20, 2022

Anita Keys
Blues Chronicles

Show 1pm • Beachland Tavern • Free

Anita Keys

Fri, September 2, 2022

Non Bruises
Aaron Civil War

Show 6pm • Waterloo Tower Stage • Free

The Waterloo Tower Stage is an outdoor stage located at the corner of Waterloo Rd and E.156th St.
Rain Site: Cleveland Rocks Shop at Music Saves (15801 S Waterloo Rd)

Non Bruises

Sat, September 17, 2022

DLHR
The Burnished

Show 1pm • The Blue Windmill Stage • Free

The Blue Windmill is an outdoor garden stage located at 15515 Waterloo Rd.  
Rain Site: Beachland Tavern

DLHR

Fri, October 7, 2022

Maira Viana
Sarah Arafat

6pm • Praxis Fiber Workshop • Free

Praxis Fiber Gallery is located at 15301 Waterloo Rd.  

Maira Viana

2021 Waterloo Makes Music artists:
June 4: Eddie Baccus, Sr., Eugene Ross
• July 2: Erin Neal and the Chill Factors, Non Bruises
August 6: MoKo BoVo, The Covemen
• September 4: Nancy Redd-Shelton, Mary Martin and the 9th Street Tuna Band

2020 Waterloo Makes Music artists:
• June 19: Erin Nicole NealThe Covemen
• July 17: The Smeltztones, Shawn & Shelby
• August 7: Maura Rogers & The BellowsNon Bruises 
• September 4: anitakeysMoKo BoVo

2019 Waterloo Makes Music artists:
June 7: David Smeltz, John K. McGrail
• July 5: Erin Neal and The Chill Factors, Crazy Marvin
August 2: Shawn and Shelby, MOSSOM
• September 6: Lawrence Daniel Caswell, Goodmorning Valentine

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