Tri-C JazzFest Takes It to the Street
July 09, 2015
John Horton, 216-987-4281 firstname.lastname@example.org
Food, family-friendly fun and free outdoor music round out festivities
CLEVELAND — Playhouse Square is the place to be in Cleveland this week, as the 36th annual Tri-C JazzFest brings live music, great food and kid-friendly fun to the theater district.
In addition to nine indoor concerts July 9 - 11, Tri-C JazzFest presents two long days of free outdoor concerts to the Scene Stage on Euclid Avenue between East 13th and East 14th. streets. Neighborhood restaurants will have a wide variety of grab-and-go meals at tents along Huron Avenue, and they will be open for pre- and post-concert indoor dining. Tri-C’s Hospitality Management program will have its own tent on Euclid Avenue, where chef-instructors and special guests will present cooking demonstrations.
The festival makes a fine family destination. From 3 to 6 p.m. Friday and 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, children can enjoy crafts, music workshops and storytelling sessions in the U.S. Bank KidBop station inside The Galleries @ CSU at 2121 Euclid Ave. The Rust Belt Monster Collective, a troupe of artist and illustrators, will be at work on Huron Road near Euclid Avenue Saturday creating an improvised painting.
A few highlights: Friday, July 10 3 p.m. to midnight: Music and dancing outdoors at the Scene stage 3 -5:30 p.m.: Crafts with the Children’s Museum of Cleveland at the U.S. Bank KidBop 6:10 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.: Second Line Celebration with Parade the Circle puppets, stilt-walkers and the Revolution Brass Band 7:25 p.m.: JazzFest artist-in-residence John Clayton shares his salmon recipe at the Tri-C culinary tent 8:25 p.m.: Record producer Tommy LiPuma shares his tomato sauce recipe at the Tri-C culinary tent
Saturday, July 11 9 a.m.: ALL IN Yoga under the GE Chandelier on Euclid Avenue 3 p.m. to midnight: Music and dancing outdoors at the Scene stage 3:30 p.m.: Steel drum workshop at the U.S. Bank KidBop
Food: All Playhouse Square bars and restaurants will be open during JazzFest. Several restaurants will set up tents near U.S. Bank Plaza and offer food that is easy to eat while enjoying the outdoor activities. Bar and restaurant patios will be open (weather permitting), and several restaurants will feature entertainment inside and outside their establishments.