Welcome to Cleveland Rock and Roll - Your Concert Connection chronicling the North Coast's rich concert history along with who's playing here today. It's our goal to share memories with you - the memories of concerts that helped shape each of our lives!

Feel free to look around, and don't hesitate to share your memories from any of the shows listed!

Help us keep the memories we've all had alive in the greatest rock and roll place on the planet - NORTHEAST OHIO!!

Photo - Blue Sky Riders at The Kent Stage 2012 (Courtesy Of Scott Alan)

Upcoming Concerts

Are you going to one of these concerts?  Don't forget to visit CLEVELAND ROCK AND ROLL after the show and give us the full review.

Mar 20th - Michael Stanley (Tangiers)

Mar 27th - Into The Blue (Musica)

Mar 31st - Leon Russell (Kent Stage)

Apr 9th - Little River Band (Tangiers)

Apr 10th - The Clarks (Musica)

Apr 17th - Brian Auger (Tangiers)


  • CYO & Graham Nash

    CYO and Graham Nash June 5th

    Legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash is pleased to announce an evening with Contemporary Youth Orchestra (CYO) for a shared concert on Friday, June 5, 2015. The event will take place at 8:00pm at Severance Hall in Cleveland, Ohio as part of the CYO's Rock the Orchestra Concert Series. Tickets go on sale March 7, 2015 at 10am Eastern Standard Time through www.cyorchestra.org/tickets.

    Graham Nash will perform with the 115-member CYO and 65-member Chorus filled with musicians ages 14-18 from 64 school districts throughout Ohio. Nash will be the 15th participant in the Rock The Orchestra series which has featured many notable past performers, including Ben Folds, Jon Anderson (Yes), Styx, Pat Benatar, Jefferson Starship, and Bootsy Collins.

    This year, CYO - the only youth orchestra in the country devoted to contemporary music - is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. CYO founding music director Liza Grossman says she sought Graham Nash because 'Graham's passionate voice has supported peace and social justice for decades. His music transcends generations, and the musicians in CYO want to be part of his powerful messages."

    For more information go to www.cyorchestra.org


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  • CD Review: John Garcia - John Garcia

    John Garcia


    For many of you, the name John Garcia doesn't mean a whole lot. I get that. For some of us - people that have long loved the world of Stoner Rock and Metal, John Garcia is every bit the musical God that people like Ronnie James Dio, Rob Halford and Bruce Dickinson are in the world of "classic metal". With Kyuss alone, Garcia quite literally defined exactly what this genre is supposed to sound like. His post-Kyuss projects all ventured in slightly different directions and showcased an uncanny ability to add more and more to an already brilliant musical style. For the first time since Kyuss, Garcia seemed to truly put every creative thing together perfectly with Vista Chino. Much like artists do though, he immediately ventured away from that to do something again a bit different and much more personal to him. That project is the simple, self titled JOHN GARCIA. While it's not quite as accessible as Vista Chino was to the every day fan, this might just be his best work yet. The legend continues.

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  • CD Review: Black Label Society - Catacombs Of The Black Vatican

    Black Label Society


    When Zakk Wylde decides to release new music, the metal world definitely stops for a moment and listens. They may not like it all, but they do listen. It's a testament to how unbelievable the man is on guitar; a true legend who stands shoulder to shoulder with the Eddie Van Halen's and Dimebag Darrell's of the world of guitar playing. If Zakk has a habit though, it's to release an album that's dull every once in awhile. It doesn't happen all the time, but it certainly has been known to happen. SHOT TO HELL was pretty lame, and 1919 ETERNAL was a little too full of concept instead of substance. Still, the last two releases, ORDER OF THE BLACK and the acoustic THE SONG REMAINS NOT THE SAME left me thinking that Wylde was back to his creative best, and caused a lot of anticipation for his latest. Unfortunately, CATACOMBS OF THE BLACK VATICAN just doesn't measure up. Slow, plodding and mid-tempo, the word that comes to mind throughout is boring.

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  • CD Review: Various Artists - Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life

    Various Artists


    As much as I want to take this at face value, it's hard to not at least wonder just how many times Wendy Dio is going to visit the Dio well and mine more material culled from his past work. There's already been multiple live releases, deluxe reissues, an officially sanctioned band playing the music of Dio...and now second tribute collection of music from people other than Dio performing his work (the first being Jorn Lande's DIO release). I'm almost expecting a release of special rare interviews or voice mails to come at this point. Still, it's their business what they put out, and ours to merely judge it. So that said, we now have RONNIE JAMES DIO: THIS IS YOUR LIFE. While it has some real heavyweights performing on it, it's pretty much like every other tribute album you'll get. It's a hodge podge of covers. Some are good. Some aren't. Big surprise, right?

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  • CD Review: Boston - Life, Love & Hope



    Boston is one of those bands that, as a fan, has just been one of the most frustrating to follow. Their career has been so sporadic musically and so infrequent release-wise that they literally tanked their career for the sake of the creative musings of their leader, guitarist Tom Scholz. To be pretty honest, they haven't done anything that's been that great since the THIRD STAGE release, which came back in 1986. Following the death of vocalist Brad Delp, they seemed like they may just be over, but were resurrected in the live setting by Stryper vocalist Michael Sweet. Sweet has since left, but new vocalist Tommy DiCarlo seems to be a pretty good clone of Delp sonically. So, onward does the Boston spaceship sail.

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Happening At The Kent Stage

  • Happening At The Kent Stage

    175 East Main Street  Kent Ohio  

    330-677-5005    www.kentstage.org

    March 7th - Peter Yarrow

    March 9th - Justin Townes Earle

    March 10th - Altan

    March 11th - Robert Cray Band

    March 21st - Asleep At The Wheel

    March 23rd - Leon Russell

    March 27th - Carbon Leaf

    March 28th - Donna The Buffalo

    April 8th - Robert Earl Keen

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