With summer entering the home stretch, there’s no shortage of things to do around Cleveland. Whether you’re looking to explore the local county fair, sharpen your golf game at a fundraising event or just find out where to grab some free food, WNCX has got you covered. Here’s a look at what’s going on around town this month.
Beats & Eats: Cleveland Public Square — Tuesdays in August 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
In need of a mid-week pick me up? Head over to Public Square Tuesday afternoons this month to check out Beats & Eats. The celebration features live music, food, art and gifts for sale. Tuesday is looking like a great day to take a long lunch, the kind of long lunch where you’ll need multiple co-workers to cover for you. Just make sure you bring them back something nice from the fest! Click here for more info.
WNCX Presents ZOSO: Cuyahoga County Fair – August 11 at 8 p.m.
WNCX is partnering with the Cuyahoga County Fair to bring Zoso, the premier Led Zeppelin cover band, to Northeast Ohio. Decked out in true-to-form 70’s gear, the California based band has spent the last decade mimicking Zeppelin, turning imitation into a true art form. If you never had the chance to see Led Zeppelin live, or weren’t alive some 30 years ago when the band was touring, now is the perfect chance to experience the “Zeppelin experience.” Tickets start at just $9.
Advertised as the “World’s Largest Golf Outing,” the Wounded Warrior Golf outing is a nationwide fundraiser benefiting injured veterans. Golf courses across the country are participating August 13 to raise money for this charitable organization.
Teams of four have chances to win a variety of prizes ranging from a trip for two to the 2013 PGA Championship to Callaway duffel bags and other golf swag. And at the very least you can take solace in fact that you’re raising money for a good cause while you’re slicing balls into the woods and wading into knee-high water to retrieve a Titleist. Click here for more info.
Dukes of September Rhythm Revue: Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica – August 14 at 8 p.m.
When you’re touted as a “supergroup,” you better deliver. The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue does just that by featuring big names like Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs. The band is only a few years old but they bring decades of success and know-how to Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica August 14. Tickets are available starting at $69.
Jackson Browne: Cain Park – August 15 at 8 p.m.
Cain Park continues its stellar summer music season by bringing Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jackson Browne to town August 15. Considered one of the greatest singer/songwriters of the last half century, Browne has captivated audiences with his mastery over both the guitar and piano.
Rolling Stone noted Browne’s stage presence by writing, “Between songs, Browne speaks about his life and music with moving candor…This is Browne at this best, engaging his audience, his own experiences and the world around him, all in songs that will not lose their resonance any time soon.”
Unfortunately, this concert is currently SOLD OUT. So you may have to hop a fence or two, just kidding. Click here for more info.
WNCX Presents Abbey Road: Lake County Fair – August 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Just in case you thought WNCX was favoring Cuyahoga County, your favorite classic rock station is also partnering with the Lake County Fair to bring Beatles tribute band Abbey Road to town. With roots in Northeast Ohio, Abbey Road has two decades of experience covering the world’s most recognizable band. The group even has costume changes to accurately reflect the Beatles appearances from Ed Sullivan to Sgt Pepper. Tickets start at just $8.
It’s incredibly difficult to not use a cliché comparing the “dog days of summer” to an event highlighting dogs swimming, but, well, let’s just leave it at that. For a $5 donation to the Medina County SPCA, dog owners have the opportunity to let their pooches romp through Ledge Pool in Hinckley reservation August 26. In addition to the puppy pool, exhibitors and vendors will be on hand selling all manner of dog treats and accessories. Click here for more info.
Concerts, Wing Bowls, music festivals and now free lunch; is there anything WNCX won’t do for its listeners? The answer is no. We just love you that much. Presented by WNCX, Key Bank and Tri-C Alumni & Friends Association, the free lunch features brats and ice cold beverages from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Willard Park. It’s lunch. It’s free. Enough said. Click here for directions.
- John Milligan / 98.5 WNCX