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St. Patrick’s Day Events 2012

Discover and celebrate that Irish heritage you always knew you had on Saturday, March 17th. Downtown Cleveland and the surrounding area are known for loving St. Patrick’s Day, and this year promises to bring another festive celebration. With Cleveland’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, concerts and lots of Irish food and drink, everyone can be Irish for the day in Cleveland.

2012 St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Downtown Cleveland
Continuing the tradition as one of the only cities that hosts its parade on March 17th, Cleveland will once again celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by throwing a spectacular parade. The parade begins at 1:04pm and runs from East 18th Street and heads west on Superior Avenue. With over 10,000 participants and hundreds of thousands of spectators, Ohio’s oldest St. Patrick’s Day parade is a sight definitely worth checking out.

100th Bomb Group Restaurant and Special Event Center
Celebrate with dinner and a show at 100th Bomb Group Restaurant and Special Event Center on the evening of March 15th, where Enchante Cabaret is presenting O’Malley’s Irish Pub. This classic Irish play is set on New York’s Lower East Side and focuses on the troubles of Widow O’Malley as she hands over leadership of her pub to her son. There will be plenty of good food and opportunity to sing along. Tickets are just $39 per person and include dinner and the show. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the show starts at 8pm.
www.100thbgrestaurant.com; 216.267.2819

AJ Rocco’s
It’s become a St. Patrick’s Day tradition, and this year is no different. AJ Rocco’s in Downtown Cleveland hosts the 10th Annual St. Baldrick’s Charity Shave-Off. Stop in for a bite to eat, and shave your head for childhood cancer research. With more than $1.5 million raised so far, this year promises to do another world of good. Register now at www.stbaldricks.org.
www.ajroccos.com; 216.861.8358

The Barley House
The Barley House boasts one of Cleveland’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parties, and they have the beer, music and food to prove it. It’s so big, in fact, it has to start a day early. Barley House kicks off the festivities on March 16th with an extended happy hour from 3:16-8pm, and Irish music by Folktic from 7-9pm. The party continues with DJ Nyce and DJ Nova until 2am. On St. Patty’s Day, the party only gets bigger, with live Irish and Rock music by Green Blossom Special and Vegas Baby. Gates open at 10am.
www.barleyhousecleveland.com; 216.623.1700

The Children’s Museum of Cleveland
The Children’s Museum of Cleveland celebrates the Luck o’ the Irish with $1 admission for anyone wearing green. The museum is open from 10am until 4:45pm, and has tons of activities every kid will love.
www.clevelandchildrensmuseum.org; 216.791.7114

Cleveland Metorparks Zoo
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is putting a new spin on the “green tradition” of St. Patrick’s Day. At the zoo, you can show your green side by helping the environment. Bring an old cell phone to the box office on March 17th and receive one free admission to the zoo and rainforest. Also, wear green and receive $2 off a ticket to the zoo, making it just $6 per person, $3 for children ages 2-11 and free for children younger than 2 plus zoo members.
www.clemetzoo.org; 216.661.6500

CLE Clothing Company
You’ll need the proper attire to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day, and CLE Clothing Co. is here to help. Unveiled just this year are all-new tee shirt and sweatshirt designs, both with lots of Irish and Cleveland pride! Check out their store, located at the corner of Euclid Ave. and East 4th or order online at www.cleclothingco.com.

East Side Irish American Club
The Irish American Club of the East Side of Cleveland has a full day of activities planned for March 17th. The day begins at 10:00am with a St. Patrick’s Day Mass, and continues from 12-6pm with food and music by Neil Jacobs. After the kids are asleep, come on down for even more. From 7:30-11:30, The Whiskey Island Ramblers will be sharing their music and continuing the entertainment well into the evening. Members are free and guests are just $5.
http://www.irishamericanclubeastside.org; 216.731.4003

Geneva on the Lake

Come celebrate your St. Patrick’s Day at Geneva on the Lake and Sportsterz Bar in beautiful Geneva on the Lake, Ohio. With music from ALB starting at 8:30pm and Guinness on tap all day, this is the perfect way to party the day away.
www.sportsterz.com; 440.466.2631

Grand River Cellars + Restaurant
Grand River Cellars + Restaurant in Madison begins the celebration on Friday, March 16th this year. Enjoy Irish pub music from 7:30-10:30pm, as well as Irish dancing by the Zeimba Family Dancers from the Leneghan School of Traditional Irish Dance.
www.grandrivercellars.com; 440.298.9838

Great Lakes Brewing Company
Mark your calendars to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Great Lakes Brewing Co. The party features Irish-inspired cuisine and beer, along with Irish bands, such as Ceud Mile Failte, CRAIC and the Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipes and Drums. The bar opens at 10am and the kitchen opens at 10:30am. Head downtown on the free shuttle running two hours before and after the parade.
www.greatlakesbrewing.com; 216.771.4404

Greenhouse Tavern
Noodlecat and The Greenhouse Tavern are hosting two rocking St. Patty’s Day parties, with whiskey, Victory Brewing Co. kegs and tasty street food. Noodlecat boasts an Irish Ramen Special, and The Greenhouse Tavern celebrates with a three-course lunch special. Snag your rooftop party tickets here: www.whiskeybells.eventbrite.com.

www.noodlecat.com; 216.589.0007

The Greenhouse Tavern
www.thegreenhousetavern.com; 216.443.0511

Happy Dog

Rock out at Happy Dog in the Gordon Square District of Cleveland. Performances begin at 9pm on Saturday night and include local favorites Prisoners, Tinko and Shitbox Jimmy. The Irish music adds to the already lively atmosphere at Happy Dog.
www.happydogcleveland.com; 216.651.9474

House of Blues
House of Blues hosts their 8th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Doors open at 8am and the celebration includes musical acts like Boys from County Hell and a $12 Irish inspired buffet.
www.houseofblues.com/cleveland; 216.523.2583

Market Garden
How about some local Irish history? Head to Market Garden in Ohio City to watch the film “Kill the Irishman” about local gangster, Danny Greene while sipping on a limited edition “Danny Greene Enforcer” bourbon barrel-aged stout. The fire and heaters will be on for those who’d rather be out on the patio.
www.marketgardenbrewery.com; 216.621.4000

McNulty’s Bier Markt
Even though it’s a Belgian bar, it’s still got “McNulty’s” in the name. This is the center of all things green in Ohio City. The party gets going at 11am and continues through the day and night. Stop on in for the widest selection of beer in the region.
www.bier-markt.com; 216.274.1010

Oberlin Inn
And you thought murder mysteries were only for Halloween. Head to the Oberlin Inn with your detective hat to solve an Irish Murder Mystery. This $79 package includes overnight accommodations, an Irish feast and a chance at solving the crime.  A cash bar is available and reservations are required.
www.oberlininn.com; 440.775.111

Quaker Steak and Lube
Take advantage of all-day specials at Quaker Steak and Lube in Valley View. Nosh on some traditional Irish fare and wash it down with $1 Jell-O shots, $2 green domestic pints, $3 Killians and $4 Irish car bombs.
www.thelube.com/valley_view_oh; 216.986.9464

Wonder Bar
Wonder Bar, located on East 4th Street, kicks things off at 11am. The Jameson and good times will be flowing all day long. Fill your stomach with freshly carved corned beef and rueben sandwiches and rock your heart out with a performance from Pants on Fire at 4pm.
www.wonderbarcleveland.com; 216.298.4050

- Nate Klein, Marketing Intern 

Headlining in 2012

Hi everyone. We’re getting excited for the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony being held in Cleveland on Saturday, April 14. To celebrate we’re giving away tickets, talking about all things Cleveland music and tweeting with the hashtag #ClevelandRocks to share event details, celeb sightings and more.

We’re kicking things off this week by highlighting famous CLE musicians who made it the main stage and some of this year’s major headliners headed to Cleveland.


It’s not just headlining national acts making all the noise these days.  The local Cleveland music scene has always been known to belt out iconic bands onto the mainstream radio waves.  Take a look at some of Cleveland Plus’ favorite musicians that made it to the main stage:

Bone Thugs N Harmony
Eric Carmen
Tracy Chapman
James Gang
Macy Gray
Nine Inch Nails
Pere Ubu
The Pretenders 
Robert Lockwood, Jr.


Cleveland, Ohio, the birthplace of rock and roll is often a “not-to-miss” stop on concert schedules. And with a variety of concert venues, and travel costs 30-40 percent less than competitive first tier cities, visitors can rock out to their favorite headliners on a starving artist budget. The following bands and festivals have already announced their tour dates in Cleveland, providing the perfect opportunity to start planning that once-in-a-lifetime concert getaway.

Eric Church – Blood, Sweat and Beers Tour
Wolstein Center

House of Blues

Boyz II Men
House of Blues

The 5th Cleveland Blues Festival

The Black Keys
Quicken Loans Arena

The Saw Doctors
House of Blues

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Quicken Loans Arena

Hot Chelle Ray: Beautiful Freaks Tour 2012
House of Blues

Tri-C JazzFest
4.19.12 – 4.29.12

Quicken Loans Arena


Lady Antebellum
Blossom Music Center

The Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Quicken Loans Arena

Neil Diamond
Quicken Loans Arena

Vans Warped Tour

Brothers of the Sun Tour featuring Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw
Cleveland Browns Stadium

Madonna World Tour 2012
Quicken Loans Arena

– Submitted by April Ingle, Communications Assistant 

Celebrating MLK Day 2012

A number of Cleveland arts and cultural institutions offer free admission and special programming in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Recital at The Music Settlement
Sun., Jan. 15; 3pm

The Music Settlement in University Circle features works by Hale Smith, Leslie Adams, George Walker, Duke Ellington, the Cleveland Boys Choir and more. The recital will be held in the Glick Recital Hall and is free and open to the public.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Festival at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Mon., Jan. 16; 10am-5:30pm

Each year, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum not only opens its doors to the public for free, but also puts on a day-long celebration to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the Maltz Museum
Mon., Jan. 16; 11am-5pm

Participate in a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. with free admission to the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage along with guided tours of An American Story, a musical performance Unchained: From Slavery to Civil Rights and HATE (Malt Museum’s award-winning short film).

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the Great Lakes Science Center
Mon., Jan. 16; 10am-6pm

Enjoy a free day of exploration at the Great Lakes Science Center. Explore your fears in the special exhibition, Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear!, enjoy “electrifying” Big Science Shows at 11:30am and 3:30pm, tour the NASA Glenn Visitors Center and BioMedTech Gallery and experience hundreds of hands-on, interactive exhibits and live demonstrations.

MLK Day at Cleveland Botanical Garden
Mon., Jan. 16; 10am-5pm

The Cleveland Botanical Garden will be open on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with free admission and special craft making to celebrate African American heritage from 1-4pm.

Cleveland Orchestra Open House
Mon., Jan. 16; noon-5pm

Severance Hall, home of the Cleveland Orchestra, joins the city-wide celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life with a Community Open House offering free instrumental, vocal and spoken-word performances throughout the afternoon.  Admission is free and no tickets are required.  Spend the day at Severance Hall or stop by to see community music ensembles and performances including presentations by the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Western Reserve Historical Society
Mon., Jan. 16; 10am-5pm

The Western Reserve Historical society offers free admission and the opportunity for children and their families to explore museum exhibits including Do You Know Your Lincoln, Rally ‘Round the Flag, Through the Lens of Allen E. Cole and Meet Clio the WRHS Digital Curator. Guests to the WRHS History Center can make a card or flower with an inspirational greeting to be distributed to families who have meals delivered to them by the Golden Age Centers of Cleveland.

Winter Discovery Day at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Mon., Jan. 16; 10am-4pm

In cooperation with Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland’s museums and cultural institutions, The Cleveland Museum of Natural History offers free admission all day in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Explore the Smead Discovery Center, watch a mini-planetarium show for only $1, make a craft project to take home, examine nature’s material with scientists and students from Case Western Reserve University and much more.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the Children’s Museum
Mon., Jan. 16; 10am-4:45pm

Help create a community quilt in honor of Dr. King’s message of peace for all. Decorate a square of fabric and then attach it to our quilt. Explore three permanent exhibits; Big Red Barn, Bridges to our Community, and Splish! Splash! Then explore artifacts from centuries past as you set sail on the ship in Galapagos Sands. Admission is half-price all day.

Reflection of the Dream at the Cleveland Museum of Art
Mon., Jan. 16; 11am-5pm

Bring family, friends and neighbors to this special event and enjoy FREE activities for all ages. Celebrate the day with gallery talks presented by CMA curators; docent-led tours; hands-on art projects; art and twister games designed and presented by Museum Ambassadors; and band, choir, quartet and jazz music performances. Attend a free screening at 11am or 2pm of the soul-stirring film Rejoice and Shout, an uplifting new documentary that traces the history of African-American gospel music.

MLK: Honoring His Legacy in a New Era at Case Western Reserve University
Mon., Jan. 16-22

Each year, Case Western Reserve University honors Martin Luther King, Jr.—the holiday, the man and the legacy—with a week-long celebration that includes workshops, films, panel discussions and speakers.

27th Annual Martin L. King, Jr. Commemorative Day Program at Cleveland Public Library
Mon., Jan. 16; 1pm

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy was a legacy of servant leadership – of giving back. Cleveland Public Library honors the legacy with a panel discussion about the many issues surrounding the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, from concept to construction. A reception follows the event. - Corinne Allie, Social Networking Specialist


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