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Cleveland Museum of Art announces 2019 Summer Solstice performers, ticket info

Posted at 1:54 PM, May 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-03 13:54:37-04

CLEVELAND — One of the hottest events of the summer will take over a portion of University Circle. The Cleveland Museum of Art released details of its 11th annual Solstice — a night when art, music and entertainment come together under a hot summer June night.

Guests can listen to live musical guests from around the world in the Fine Art’s Garden. The big event is on Saturday, June 22 from 8 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Exhibitions and galleries will be open during the event, including Shinto: Discovery of the Divine in Japanese Art and Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950.

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CMA members receive advance access to discounted presale tickets on Monday, May 13 at 9 a.m. The presale continues until tickets have sold out or at 5:00 p.m. If available, tickets for the public go on sale Tuesday, May 14 at 9 a.m. More info on tickets here.

The museum will have vouchers for food and beverages for purchase during the member and public ticket sales and during the event.

New to the event this year is DJ and electronic musician King Britt.

“Contributing to the always groundbreaking festival, on this level, exemplifies the commitment the museum has to continue creative programming for Cleveland’s most progressive audience," Britt said in a news release.

Performers include:

Tribu Baharú: blends champeta of their native Colombia with dance music

Rafiq Bhatia: guitarist and first-generation American son of Muslim immigrant parents who trace their ancestry to India by way of East Africa; draws influences from Coltrane, Madlib, and Vijay Iyer

RJD2: nom de dance floor of hard-hitting DJ (and Ohio native) Ramble Jon Krohn

Sun Ra Arkestra: intrepid space travelers under the direction of Marshall Allen

Forest Management: spacious electronica

Shigeto Live: beat-driven, vividly beautiful electronic music

Turning Jewels into Water: Haitian electronic music composer, percussionist and turntablist Val Jeanty and percussionist and composer Ravish Momin, who together create Afro-electronica warped through jazz and South Indian traditions

Anbessa Orchestra: a staple in New York’s rich Afro-groove scene, this seven-piece band takes the listener from Addis Ababa to Brooklyn, cultivating a unique sound of their own while retaining a deep understanding of the tradition of Ethiopian music

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