Cleveland Music Scene

Music Venues & Clubs in Cleveland

Know what Dean Martin, Doris Day, The Isley Brothers, Marilyn Manson, and Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders all have in common? All are popular singers who came from Ohio. Many other singers are right now making their start in C-town. Check out the following popular music venues where you can glimpse the next stars.

Barking Spider Tavern


The Barking Spider Tavern serves up an eclectic assortment of imported and domestic beers along with LIVE entertainment seven days a week. You can hear a wide variety of musical styles down at the Spider – anything from folk, rock, and blues to bluegrass, jazz, reggae, and gospel.

Beachland Ballroom

15711 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, OH 44110

Nationally acclaimed concert club, Beachland’s the real Cleveland experience with two venues (tavern and ballroom) in a former Croatian social hall, great beer selection and awesome jukebox.

Mayans Belindas Latin Night Club

9613 Madison Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102

Belinda’s Night Club offers the only things that matter to true music lovers: great live bands and plenty of room to dance. Most dj’s at clubs start the night playing salsa and merengue, then shift into harder-sounding bachata, latin rap, reggaeton, etc…

Blossom Music Center

1145 W Steels Corners Rd, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

This well known music venue was built as an outdoor center for entertainment, including a stage, restaurant, art gallery, outstanding gardens and beautiful picnic areas. Blossom Music Center has provided an inviting and gracious summer home for The Cleveland Orchestra since it opened in 1968.

The Brother’s Lounge

11609 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102

Brother’s Lounge has a legacy of live music that stretches back to 1959. Blues legends such as Buddy Guy and B.B. King have played the place over the years. A mid-2000s renovation updated the club a little, but at its heart is still an old-style blues club.

Agora Theater & Ballroom

5000 Euclid Ave #101, Cleveland, OH 44103

Located in the heart of Cleveland’s Midtown district, the venue as it stands today, first opened its doors to the public in 1985 and is now widely regarded as one of the premier live entertainment venues in the country. Indeed, its commitment to excellence has been recognized by industry powerhouses, Billboard Magazine and the Editor of Rolling Stone magazine, both naming the Cleveland Agora “the number one rock club in the country.”

Cleveland Institute of Music

Since its founding in 1920, CIM has offered a world-class education to students from age 3 to 93 and provided concerts for the community. Located in University Circle, Cleveland’s cultural hub, CIM is easily accessible to all music lovers – providing hundreds of concerts annually, most free of charge.

Happy Dog

5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102

Cleveland’s gourmet hot dog emporium, with 50 house-made toppings for their quarter pound all beef hot dogs, vegan sausages, french fries & tater tots. Live music Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights by Cleveland’s best local bands and cool regional and national touring acts – plus, Polka Happy Hour on Fridays!

Hard Rock Café


If you’re in Cleveland, why not eat at Ohio’s only Hard Rock Cafe? Offering music streaming from their exclusive Hard Rock music network. Check out a live music schedule to hear some of Cleveland’s hottest up and coming bands play on their in-house stage. Cafe offers unique memorabilia.

House of Blues

308 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114

House of Blues Cleveland opened in 2004 and is located in the East 4th St. entertainment district in the heart of downtown Cleveland. Retrofitted into the old Woolworth’s department store building and spanning 61,000 square feet, entrances open to the newly beautified and historic Euclid Avenue. House of Blues Cleveland pays homage with numerous pieces of local art done by artist Peter Wood and iron work throughout the venue in honor of Cleveland’s strong manufacturing history. In keeping with tradition, the House of Blues Cleveland displays the “Crazy Quilt” and keeps a metal box of mud from the Delta Mississippi underneath its stage.

Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

2014 Sycamore St, Cleveland, OH 44113

Jacobs Pavilion plays host to some of the summer’s hottest concerts and special events in the Cleveland area. Nautica Entertainment Complex has attracted millions of people annually. Superstar artists including Ringo Starr, Paul Simon, Britney Spears, John Legend and The Black Keys have performed at this 5,000 seat entertainment venue. Enjoy concerts on Cleveland’s Riverfront at Jacobs Pavilion.


12383 Cedar Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106

NightTown has been operating as a supper club with live music to much success and popularity since the mid 60’s. Originally conceived as a one room restaurant, NightTown eventually took over all four store fronts in their historic 1923 building, and further added two fabulous year round outdoor patios, making them the oldest and largest restaurant in Cleveland, which will always remain young at heart.

Prosperity Social Club

1109 Starkweather Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113

Prosperity Social Club is truly a Cleveland experience; a retro style atmosphere, cool vibe, eclectic clientele and an unpretentious attitude! Prosperity Social Club offers a sophisticated, tavern-style menu that is vegetarian friendly, an array of craft beers and libations, and live music from time to time.

Severance Hall

11001 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106

The hall, located in University Circle, has been the home of the Cleveland Orchestra since its opening on February 5, 1931. The Cleveland Orchestra continues to set standards of performing excellence and imaginative programming that serve as models for audiences and performers alike. Severance Hall, designed to resemble a Greek temple and constructed with Indiana limestone, is hailed as one of America’s most beautiful concert halls.

Tri-C Jazz Fest

2900 Community College Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115

The Tri-C JazzFest, held in Cleveland each spring, honors the work of jazz legends as well as showcases the work of a broad spectrum of jazz artists. In addition to performances, the ten-day event features jazz workshops, clinics, and educational programs.

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