Rock Out in Cleveland

Roam, if you want to...and you do, because The Land is alive with the sounds of rock, bop, jazz, classical and everything in between

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (21st Century) by Nathan MigalDestination Cleveland

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Seven floors of exciting exhibits, films and music history plus periodic shows and pop up concerts. A must-see inside and out, it's the diamond on the north shore.

Alan Freed’s gravesite, Lake View Cemetery (21st Century) by Luicina Antoinette GaiserDestination Cleveland

Alan Freed’s gravesite, Lake View Cemetery

Cleveland is the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll thanks to local DJ Alan Freed, who rests at Lakeview Cemetery with other famous folks who put our city on the map.

Michael Stanley mural (21st Century) by Eric SosinskiDestination Cleveland

Michael Stanley mural

One of Cleveland’s newest public art installations pays tribute to a beloved rock ‘n’ roll icon, Michael Stanley. The 2,200-square-foot mural in Midtown was painted by artist WRDSMTH and includes lyrics from Stanley’s 1980 hit “Lover.”

Agora Theatre & Ballroom (21st Century) by Nathan RogersDestination Cleveland

Agora Theatre & Ballroom

A mainstay of the Cleveland music scene for over 50 years, the Agora is etched into Cleveland’s music history. The refurbished space hosts well-known rockers, new acts and touring comedians on the regular. 

Beachland Ballroom (21st Century) by Nathan RogersDestination Cleveland

Beachland Ballroom

Kings of Leon, Mumford & Sons and even Akron’s own The Black Keys have played at the nationally acclaimed club that's also known for a lively brunch. 

The Grog Shop (21st Century) by Mika HäkkiDestination Cleveland

The Grog Shop

An iconic venue offering music fans a super casual hang in an intimate atmosphere, with a wide variety of live music most days.

Mahall’s 20 Lanes (21st Century) by Nathan RogersDestination Cleveland

Mahall’s 20 Lanes

It's got everything...a 20-lane bowling alley, vintage pinball machines, a concert stage, no frills bar and food...oh, and crazy good retro vibes.

House of Blues Cleveland (21st Century) by Nathan RogersDestination Cleveland

House of Blues Cleveland

HOB on East 4th Street is the heart and soul of touring Cleveland music performances. Satisfy your live music cravings with so much around you to see, do, eat and shop for.   

Music Box Supper Club (21st Century) by Nathan MigalDestination Cleveland

Music Box Supper Club

Music Box brought back the intimate dinner show experience and offers the chance to see big-name touring artists in its upstairs Concert Hall.

Happy Dog (21st Century) by Destination ClevelandDestination Cleveland

Happy Dog

Indie music plus hot dogs and tater tots? Yep. It is true, and it is awesome. 

Bop Stop (21st Century) by Nathan MigalDestination Cleveland


BOP STOP is part of The Music Settlement, which began as a way to welcome immigrants to Cleveland and unite them through music. See what's playing — there's live music most nights by new and established musicians.

The Cleveland Orchestra (21st Century) by Roger MastroianniDestination Cleveland

The Cleveland Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra was named “America’s finest” by the New York Times. Regarded by many as one of the world’s most beautiful concert halls, Severance Hall is a treat for the eyes and for the ears.

VOSH (21st Century) by @limeliteshinesDestination Cleveland


Whether you’re attempting the tango to a Latin band or jam to an 80s cover band, you’ll have a total blast at VOSH in Lakewood.

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