Everything You Need to Know About Cellar Door Rendezvous (News, Additions, Details)


Rendezvous 6Well folks, it’s time. Rendezvous is RIGHT around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited. We’ve got a lot of updates and a lot to talk about so let’s dive right in.

DAY 1  – Tuesday, August 4 – Music Mixer – Opening Night Party – Powered by PechaKucha

Where: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
When: 7:00pm
Cost: Free but please REGISTER HERE

RSVP on Facebook HERE

Join us for our opening night party. This free event is a perfect excuse to just get together and hang out! If you’ve never been to a PechaKucha event, here’s how it goes down: 10 – 12 speakers give mini-talks about their craft. This particular event is focused solely on Cleveland music and we’ve got some great people from the community that will be sharing their stories and insights with us.

Kathy Simkoff – Owner of the Grog Shop
Cindy Barber – Owner of the Beachland Ballroom and founder of Cleveland Rocks: Past, Present and Future
Ra Washington – Founder of DIY hiphop label Cleveland tapes and Owner of the Guide To Kulchur bookstore
Vince Slusarz – Owner of Gotta Groove Records
Lamont Bim Thomas –  Musician – Obnox
Mark Check – VP of Technology at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Barry Gable – Senior Vice President of Live Nation
Emily Hornack – Founder of Brite Winter
Justin Markert – Founder of Cellar Door
and more…

Day 2 – Wednesday, August 5 – Anatomy of a Song featuring: Tom Evanchuck, Megan Zurkey, Steph Trivison, John Kalman and Josh Voland

Where: Brother’s Lounge
When: 8:00pm
Cost: $8

RSVP on Facebook HERE

Anatomy of a Song is a program we do where we take musicians and singers from various genres who don’t normally do songwriter-in-the-round type formats and have them do just that! Five musicians on stage together, talking about and playing their songs.

Day 3 – Thursday, August 6 – The Beat Uptown featuring Midnight Passenger and Cities & Coasts

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art
When: 7:00pm
Cost: FREE

RSVP on Facebook HERE

Part of Uptown and MOCA’s free summer series, join these two great bands outside on the plaza in uptown for a great night of music.

Day 4 – Friday, August 7 – Seafair and the Querencia Orchestra, The Modern Electric, The Moxies and Ottawa

Where: House of Blues
When: 7:00pm
Cost: $10/$12

RSVP on Facebook HERE

This is the big one. 4 heavy hitter locals on stage at the House of Blues. Seafair will be closing things out when they perform with backing from a 40 piece orchestra that they put together and wrote all the charts for! Every single one of these bands is headliner worthy so you don’t want to miss this one.

Day 5 – Saturday, August 8 – Back home at the Beachland with Obnox, Nights, Teddy Boys, The Commonwealth, So Long Albatross, Jivviden, By Light We Loom, Ageless Males and Sammy Slims

Where: Beachland Ballroom
When: 7:00pm
Cost: $10

RSVP on Facebook HERE

Back to the Beachland for a jam packed bill of bands playing in both rooms. Teddy Boys and Jivviden added to the lineup!

Day 6 – Sunday, August 9 – Hip Hop at the Grog Shop with Smoke Noises, Archie Green, Common Ave and Laroi Da Moor and the Fannon

Where: Grog Shop
When: 8:00pm
Cost: $10

You have no idea how great the Cleveland hip hop scene is. Come and get just a little taste.


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Justin is the co-owner of Cellar Door. A man of many hats.