Wade Oval just got a little bit louder, more rhythmic and reflective of Cleveland's cultural and artistic institutions.
Wade Oval Wednesdays are back in time to kick off summer in Cleveland. Musical entertainment from almost every genre is represented in the summer-long series. Bring a blanket, a chair and a group of friends to the heart of University Circle for a jammin' time all summer long.
June 21 – Councilman Conwell & the Footprints (Motown, R&B) Listen to them here: Councilman Conwell & the Footprints
June 28 – Carlos Jones & The P.L.U.S. Band (Reggae) Fireworks at 9 p.m. Listen to them here: Carlos Jones & The P.L.U.S. Band
July 5 – Danny Ray & The Boys (Blues, Motown)
July 12 – Mary’s Lane (Irish Folk Rock) Listen to them here: Mary's Lane
July 26 – Son Gitano (Latin, Salsa) Healthy WOW! Night & ADA Cleveland Night |Listen to them here: Son Gitano
August 2 – The Realthing (Jazz)
August 9 – Welshly Arms (Rock) Listen to them here: Welshly Arms
August 16 – Abby Normal & The Detroit Lean (Ska, Rock, Disco, Swing) PNC Grow Up Great Mobile Learning Adventure | Listen to them here: Abby Normal & The Detroit Lean
August 30 – The Ohio Weather Band (Rock) Listen to them here: The Ohio Weather Band
Wade Oval Wednesdays started out as a listener's lunch series in 2004 and grew into an after work concert series in 2006. Music jams have been filling the park for 13 years and counting.
The public can expect more about a dozen food trucks surrounding the circle.
- New to Wade Oval Wednesdays is Danny Ray & The Boys, The Admirables and The Realthing.
The concert runs every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Parking is available at lots for a fee at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland History Center, and The Cleveland Museum of Art. Rates vary. There is free parking for cars only at the Veterans Administration Hospital Patient Garage.
There is also meter parking and the RTA Health Line, Red Line and 8 bus lines.