Heights Music Hop is Sept. 13-15
The sixth annual Heights Music Hop, a free music festival that attracted 7,500 people last year, has been scheduled for Sept. 13-15. This year’s festival takes place in three Cleveland Heights districts: Sept. 13 in Coventry Village, Sept. 14 in Cedar Fairmount, and Sept. 15 in Cedar Lee.
Heights Music Hop showcases live musical talent in local businesses to promote the Heights as home to the arts, while also helping to support the local economy and celebrate the community’s diversity, walkability and quality of life.
FutureHeights, a nonprofit community development corporation, presents the event to inspire community collaboration and promote a vibrant and sustainable future for the Heights. This year, FutureHeights is partnering with Heights Arts to administer the festival.
Each district features a variety of restaurants, bars and other local businesses that will participate. In Coventry Village, participating businesses are The Grog Shop, B-Side, Mac’s Backs, Panini’s Bar and Grill, and the Coventry Village Branch of Heights Libraries. Cedar Fairmount locations include Luna Bakery & Café, Appletree Books, Pavilion Home and Floral, Parnell's Pub, and The Fairmount. In Cedar Lee, locations include Heights Arts, New Heights Grill, Rudy's Pub, Washington& Lee Service, Rib Cage, Dewey’s Pizza, Heights Music Shop, Lopez, CLE Urban Winery, and The Social Room.
“Heights Music Hop offers as much diversity in its locations as it does in its performers,” said Ann Koslow, Heights Music Hop coordinator. “As always, we'll offer a wide array of musical genres, such as blues, jazz, rock, classical, hip hop, and more,and a variety of artists, including bands, a capella groups, rap artists and instrumentalists.”
Heights Music Hop 2018 sponsors and partners include: Cuyahoga Arts & Culture; Cedar Fairmount, Cedar Lee and Coventry Village special improvement districts; city of Cleveland Heights; Heights Arts; Heights Observer; Keller National; The MarketFarm; Mitchell's Fine Chocolates; Bruce Hennes; and Zagara’s Marketplace.
Emily Benson is a summer intern at FutureHeights and is currently a sophomore at Loyola University in Chicago.