Waterloo Makes Music

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

Our Waterloo Makes Music series of concert 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 eighty-nine 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.  

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The Waterloo Makes Music series expanded in 2022 from a summer concert series held on the first Friday of the month during Walk All Over Waterloo Art Walk to a year long program, offering more opportunities to showcase local talent within the community. Your support allows us to again pay musicians and the production team needed to mount our Waterloo Makes Music series.

The 2023 Waterloo Makes Music series is made possible with support from

Sun, February 5, 2023

Songwriters in the Round:

Morgan Mecaskey, Clare Feorene, Taylor Lamborn

2-4pm • Cleveland Rocks Shop (15801 Waterloo Rd)

Sun, March 5, 2023


2-4pm • Cleveland Rocks Shop (15801 Waterloo Rd)

2022 Waterloo Makes Music artists:
January 22: J.Wolfe, Jacob Boardman
April 2: Maura Rogers & The Bellows, Chris Allen
May 6: Shirley Cook, Ava Preston Trio
May 21: Jackie Warren and Sammy DeLeon, Moises Borges
June 3: Birth, Ryan Fletterick and Nolan Covano (Oregon Space Trail of Doom)
• June 18: Apostle Jones, 1800-SOS
July 1: Nancy Redd and the Sounds of Jazz, Erin Neal & the Chill Factors
• July 16: Martini 5-0, Michael Eric Schirch
August 5: Rust Belt Riviera, MOSSOM
August 20: Anita Keys, Blues Chronicles
September 2: Non Bruises, Aaron Civil War
September 17: DLHR, The Burnished
October 7: Maíra Vianna, Sarah Arafat
November 4: Ray Flanagan, Kevin McCarthy
December 2: Anthony Taddeo

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

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