Cleveland's Rock Hall Brings Music And Free Events All Summer Long

Rock Hall Live! Powered by PNC features live concerts, festivals, and events till Labor Day. While some of the events require paid admission, many of them are free and make it easy for someone on a budget to enjoy music on the plaza. There will be more than 50 local artists performing during the summer.

Free Series

Lunch by the Lake

Live music by local artists on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from noon - 2 pm in June, July and August.

Sun Sets

Offered on Thursdays and Fridays from 5 - 7pm in July and August, the series features live music, trivia and craft beers from Great Lakes Brewing Company, Fat Head’s Brewery and Magic Hat Brewing Company.

Summer in the City - 5 weeks of Women Who rock

The series will showcase exceptional female-fronted bands running Wednesday nights 7 - 9 pm, July 25 through August 22. The bands include: FreshProduce, Bully, Punch Drunk Tagalongs, Forager, Screaming Females, Sister Smirk, A Giant Dog, The Whiskey Hollow, and Sarah Shook and the Disarmers. Must RSVP at

Featured Events

July 17 - Taylgate with The Accidentals

Live music with eclectic, multi-genre band The Accidentals. Come enjoy trivia, food and drinks before the Taylor Swift concert at the stadium.

August 1 - Free Live Music with Bully and Punch Drunk Tagalongs

Come listen to local openers Punch Drunk Tagalongs and the rock icon in the making, Bully. Must RSVP at

August 4 - Drummer Spotlight with Sum 41's Frank Zummo

Zummo will perform music from his bands (Sum 41, Krewella) as well as play drum solos and answer audience questions on the plaza. For event registration, go to

August 29 - Michael Jackson Anniversary Birthday Bash

Come celebrate king of pop with trivia, contests, dance party, and more.

CLE VIP Ticket Program

Along with these events, thanks to the Rock Hall's $10 million historic gift from KeyBank Foundation, there will be FREE access to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for 10 years for all Cleveland residents. All the details about the program can be found at

The full lineup and event details can be found at

Will you be attending any Rock Hall events this summer? Let us know!