Heights Music Hop returns in September
The seventh annual Heights Music Hop festival will take place Sept. 12-14, in three Cleveland Heights districts: Sept.12 in Coventry Village, Sept. 13 in Cedar Fairmount, and Sept. 14 in Cedar Lee.
Heights Music Hop showcases local live musical talent, performing in local businesses and unique locations 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 great quality of life.
The 2019 festival will showcase new musical talent from all genres, including jazz, rock, R&B, classical, rap, indie, Americana and folk.
"We sent out a 'Call for Musicians' and received more than 100 applications from area musicians," said Deanna Bremer Fisher, executive director of FutureHeights. "More than 50 percent of the bands that applied have not performed at the Hop before. We are very excited to bring new music to the festival this year."
FutureHeights, a nonprofit community development corporation, presents the event to inspire community collaboration and promote a vibrant and sustainable future for the Heights.
Each unique district features a variety of businesses, restaurants, bars and open spaces that will participate. Participating locations in Coventry Village include Mac’s Backs, Panini’s Bar and Grill, Grog Shop, Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Campus, and the Coventry Village Branch of Heights Libraries. In Cedar Fairmount, Luna Bakery & Café, Pavilion Home and Floral, Parnell's Pub, Green Tara Yoga and The Fairmount will participate. In Cedar Lee, locations include Boss Dog Brewing Company, The Tavern Company, Stone Oven, Rudy's Pub, New Heights Grill, Best Gyro, Rib Cage, Dewey’s Pizza, CLE Urban Winery, Heights Arts, Blank Canvas CLE, Mitchell's Fine Chocolates, and The Social Room. Look for a complete festival guide later this summer.
Heights Music Hop 2019 sponsors and partners include Cuyahoga Arts & Culture; Cedar Fairmount, Cedar Lee and Coventry Village special improvement districts; the city of Cleveland Heights; Heights Observer; Keller National; Small Organizational Solutions; and Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Campus.
Ann Koslow is the Heights Music Hop coordinator for FutureHeights.