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Brite Winter Fest 2021 goes virtual with episode-style format

Embrace the cold with Brite Winter Fest
Posted at 2:12 PM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 14:13:40-05

CLEVELAND — One of Cleveland’s annual festivals embracing winter with light, fire, art and music will be different this year due to the pandemic.

Brite Winter Festival usually happens every February in the Flats. Last year, it was one of the last big events in the city before the coronavirus pandemic shut everything down.

This year, the show goes on—virtually.

Instead of a one-day event, it will be four events, all virtual.

Each episode will have a theme, celebrating things Cleveland has missed out on in 2020.

The first livestream airs Friday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. The theme this year is beach party.

"We miss having people live in person, we miss the magic that happens during live performances and communal events like that, so we're hoping that this livestream will give people a piece of that. It's not going to be a replacement but we're hoping it will be a piece of that,” said Brite Winter co-founder Emily Hornack.

The episodes will be once per month and they will feature live bands as well as performances by actors and visual artists.

You can watch the episodes here.

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