October 3rd: Hingetown Hoedown
The Hingetown Hoedown is the brainchild of Brendan O’Malley and Adam Reifsnyder. The two were inspired after their band Honey Bucket preformed at the Duck Creek Log Jam in Hocking Hills. They loved the continuous flow of music and musicians coming together over their love of bluegrass and folk music. Hoedown aims to promote bluegrass and related genres in the Cleveland area. They’ve kept it Cleveland by having local food trucks, Great Lakes Beer, local vendors and plenty of events for the whole family. Flower the clown will make an appearance and the Bop Stop will hold a music discovery program. Music will be split between two stages. The main stage will headline the Wayfarers, an Old-time Mountain Music group from Zanesville, Ohio. While bands from the main stage will be setting up and tearing down the second stage will be pickin’ and strummin’. Buskers are encouraged put a hat out to add to the environment and bluegrass community. The event starts at 1:00pm and music starts at 2:00pm until 10:00pm.
October 25th: Halloween Spooktacular
The Cleveland Orchestra does a marvelous job of appealing to all ages. The Family Concert Series hosts a Halloween show every year encouraging everyone to dress up and enjoy the haunted orchestra. Severance Hall will be decorated to match the spooky themed music. The Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra will be performing music from Star Wars, Superman, and Harry Potter by John Williams along with Saint-Saëns’s Danse macabre and Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Activities begin at 2:00pm with a costume contest, instrument discovery, and dancers. The show starts at 3:00pm. The Cleveland Orchestra also has a student advantage program so college students can enjoy the orchestra at a more affordable rate.
October 30th: Beachland Halloween Show
Each year the Beachland Ballroom and Tavern asks local bands to play a night of covers. Often bands will put their own twist on popular songs. Ken Janssen started the event nine years ago when he was working at the Beachland as a booker. It has since been taken over by Dave Paolucci who will be covering Van Halen. The event started off being just 4 or 5 bands but has grown to 10 bands using both rooms. People are encouraged to wear costumes, as PBR will be providing prizes. The Beachland will be partnering with Park View where a party bus will be running from Park View on W 58th to the Beachland. The doors open at 7:00pm and the show starts at 8:00pm.