Cleveland is getting a legitimate weekend festival. Dubbed “Northeast Ohio’s first and only multi-day, multi-stage, multi-act, contemporary music festival,” LaureLive will take place Saturday, June 11 & Sunday, June 12.
The festival will take place at the Laurel School 140 acre campus on Fairmount Road, which spans both Russel and Chester Townships.
Saturday’s Lineup includes national touring acts O.A.R. (headliner), X Ambassadors (check out our interview with frontman Sam Harris from 2013) , (CleveRock favorite) Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness (read our interview with Andrew from 2015), ZZ Ward, Red Wanting Blue, Ra Ra Riot, Civil Twilight, Boy & Bear, Lee Fields & The Expressions, The Accidentals, Austin Plaine, as well as local talent including Brent Kirby, Nate Jones Band, Diana Chittester, Carly Bins, and Clubhouse.
Sunday’s performers include co-headliners Grace Potter & Michael Franti & Spearhead along with 2015 breakout artists Elle King & Andy Grammer. Local reggae sensation Carlos Jones and Cleveland natives (and future national touring act) Welshly Arms (who will be performing with Cleveland’s Contemporary Youth Orchestra), will join Panama Wedding, Eagle Rock Gospel Singlers, Cobi Mike, and Seo Linn on the bill.
The event will be produced by Beachwood based promoter Elevation Group. Executive producer Denny Young said via press release, “This festival did not come together overnight. Laurel approached us nearly a year ago, to brainstorm ways to build its ‘Music with a Mission’ platform. What we announced today is the culmination of months of planning and communication. This is a great opportunity for Laurel, but also the beginning of a tremendous asset for Greater Cleveland. It is something that we are very proud to be a part of.”
Early bird tickets are currently on sale (through January 21) for $50 per day or $95 for the weekend. General admission ticket prices then increase to $65/day $115/weekend, or $75 at the gate (if available). Weekend VIP tickets will set you back $400.
Parking will be FREE at two are schools, with a free shuttle service to the festival grounds.