5 Totally Different Music Acts to See This Fall in Cleveland

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Music and Cleveland go hand-in-hand, and if you've ever encountered our insurance agency, you know we’ve got a lot for music lovers.

Part of being a fully-rounded music lover is exposing yourself to as many different genres as possible.

Well, this autumn there will be lots of opportunities for music lovers to get out and see an array of great, musically diverse shows. There are too many to list, but we’ve selected five of the big ones for you, in case you want to explore or expand your tastes.

Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows – Sept. 20, Blossom Music Center

This double feature of soulful bands from the ‘90s and ‘00s is going to be so packed full of fantastic radio hits you probably won’t stop singing all night.

Either one of these bands could be worth a trip on their own, but both of them playing together? That’s a show worth getting out for.

Olivia Newton-John – Nov. 12, Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park

She still sounds great after all these years. From Grease to her big #1 hits, she’s going to put on an all-star show of favorites that both old fans and new fans alike will enjoy.

This is sure to be a fun show that is going to bring back great memories of our youth!

Jay-Z – Nov. 19, Quicken Loans Arena

Are there any hip-hop stars bigger than Jay-Z? Probably not. He’s sold over 100 million records, won 21 Grammys, and has had 14 records go to #1. That’s amazing!

Even more amazing is that he’s still doing it and doing it as well as he ever did. He’ll be hitting Cleveland in November. Are you going?

Joe Bonamassa – Nov. 25, Connor Palace - Playhouse Square Center

This modern blues legend has played with B.B. King, Stephen Stills, Eric Clapton, Foreigner, Buddy Guy, Steve Winwood, Derek Trucks and more – and he’s only 40 years old!

If you enjoy seeing what a blues great can do on the guitar, this is a show you won’t want to miss.

Katy Perry – Dec. 10, Quicken Loans Arena

She’s one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, and one of the most provocative. This fall she’s bringing her huge stage show to Cleveland.

No doubt the venue will be loaded with screaming fans waiting to hear Roar and California Gurls. She’s touring to support her newest album, Witness.

It’s a music town, so don’t be shy about getting out there and taking advantage of it. And don’t forget the smaller venues, too. There are dozens of shows coming up. (Check with Craig on Twitter for all the details you could ever want.) Guaranteed at least a few will interest you.

12 Cool Things I Just Learned About Cleveland

We’ve combed the Internet for some cool Cleveland facts we think you’ll enjoy. We ended up finding WAY more than that. Here are 12 of our favorite discoveries:

 
 

• Cleveland is known as a rock n’ roll city, but it also plays host to the Cleveland Orchestra, widely considered one of the top 10 best orchestras in the world.

• “Cleveland” is spelled wrong. The city is named after Moses Cleaveland. The “a” was dropped by the Cleveland Advertiser newspaper, which didn’t have room in the masthead for the whole word, so they purposely misspelled it to make it fit. The misspelling stuck, and now we have a city with a misspelled name.

• The city’s official anthem is not “Cleveland Rocks,” it’s “Hang on Sloopy” by The McCoys.

• Cleveland’s Coburn Haskell invented the rubber core golf balls in use today. Prior to his invention, golf balls were filled with boiled feathers.

• Superman was invented in Cleveland by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, who created the character while they were still in high school.

• Cleveland was the first city in the United States to get free mail delivery. It also the first city with postal uniforms.

• The Care Bears, the colorful bears from the 1980s, were created right here in Cleveland by American Greetings.

• Cleveland is a bigger theater town than you realize. The city’s Playhouse Square is actually the largest performing arts center in the U.S. outside of Manhattan.

• When the Terminal Tower was completed in 1930 it was the second tallest building in the world. By the time it was officially dedicated, though, it had dropped to #4.

• The 1899, Cleveland Spiders were one of the worst baseball teams in history, going 20-134.

• Lake Erie is the most biologically productive of the Great Lakes, producing more fish than any of the others and boasting more fish than all the other Great Lakes combined.

• Live Savers candy, called that because they look like little life preservers, were invented by Clevelander Clarence A. Crane. He created them so he could have candy that wouldn’t melt in the summer.

Come See The Goonies for $1

Please RSVP to our Facebook event

The Goonies is an all-time classic and we wanted to present it in a theater so families could experience it together as it was meant to be seen. Please come out and enjoy this great movie with us for just $1 per ticket. Every dollar collected will be donated to the Chagrin Valley Jaycees Charitable Foundation.

This special screening is brought to you by Lyndall InsuranceHenry Real Estate Group - Chagrin Valley Real Estate, and the Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA 

Why those local businesses? All the principals - Craig Lyndall, Mike Henry, and Alex Gertsburg - wanted to create this fun family event for our own families as well as yours.

In addition to the movie, we'll be giving away Goonies prize packs and other goodies before the movie begins.

THERE WILL BE NO PRESALES. 

All admittance will be on a first-come, first-served basis, BUT between RSVPing to our Facebook Event (click/tap that link or the button toward the bottom of this page) and signing up below, we'll be sure to remind you ahead of time and let you know how crowded it looks like it could get.

 
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