LIVE ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE
Join us on Special nights and most
Saturday evenings as we book the best local entertainment in
Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.
2014 ALL-STAR LIVE ENTERTAINMENT LINE-UP AT THE
SEE FULL ENTERTAINMENT LIST (IN ORDER BY DATE) ON HOME PAGE
Wednesday September 17th
..... Returns 12/17
DUSSAULT'S ACOUSTIC SIDE PROJECT
Colin Dussault Acoustic Side Project is
comprised of three of Northeast Ohio's busiest and most
accomplished band leaders. This trio features harmonica
player/vocalist Colin Dussault, guitarist/vocalist Jim Tigue
(whose credits include Tye Dye Harvest/Wish You Were Here &
Sugar Magnolia) and bassist/vocalist Eroc Sosinski (Michael
Stanley Band, Wish You Were Here, Tye Dye Harvest Midlife
Chryslers & Sugar Magnolia). With over 65 years combined
experience on stage as professional performers these three
artists perform acoustic versions of classic rock, blues,
country and folk tunes with a strong emphasis on three part
harmonies. Colin Dussault Acoustic Side Project is perfect for
any occasion where great music is called for.
Catch The Colin Dussault's
Blues Project or the Colin Dussault's Acoustic Side Project Live in Northeast Ohio at the Eastland Inn.
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Singer / Songwriter
to The Eastland Inn"
A Solo Acoustic Performance featuring
songs from the CD "Shades of Gray"
If You catch Tribe Fever during the week,
we have just the cure!
Steve Simmons spent nearly two decades as the front man for
Ohio's premier rock act, the Easy Street Band, and another 20
years as a solo act favorite in the Midwest party capital,
never wanted or needed a proverbial Plan B. In smoky bars, TV
studios & arena stages from Quebec to Key West, he's logged
road time like a vaudevillian and had more brushes with
stardom than Heidi Fleiss. Steve is now widely known as the
Skipper of the Lake Erie Booze Patrol.
He can be found daily
in the summer months performing on or
around the Lake Erie Islands.
His quick wit, encyclopedic song list of country, classic rock
and Irish pub standards have made him
a Island & inland favorite.
The Front Porch, comprising four Baldwin Wallace College
teachers (from left, Mark
Mattern, Steve Hollender, Kelly Coble and Beth Hiser),
has been forging its own brand of traditional music since
about 2003, and it is finding broad appeal. The band plays
standards like the mountain ballad “Old Joe Clark” and
“Wildwood Flower,” made famous by the Carter family. Front
Porch also brings a staple of original music to shows, much of
it composed by Hollender, though all members contribute
writing. Don’t be surprised by an occasional curveball,
though. Front Porch recently introduced a Beatles tune to its
Returns 10/18 &
Playing songs from 1965 - 1975
Remember when cars came standard with an AM radio? All the
songs were two to three minutes long. There was only one
station to listen to for top 40 music in Cleveland between
1965 and 1975 while driving. That was Super Station, WIXY
1260 AM. Let us take you back to a time before iPods. Before
Satellite radio. Before CD's. Vinyl records and 8-track
tapes were the preferred media forms. Some of the records
were known as 45's or singles and for a while they outsold
albums. The WIXY 1260's pay tribute to the music of that era
in Cleveland history with nostalgic hits rarely heard today
but are etched in the minds of anyone over the age of 40.
waves of British Invasion bands are covered as well as the
long-haired, peace loving American hippy music of that
decade. So, put on your bell bottom jeans, your smiley face
t-shirt or paisley long sleeve, and your peace sign
necklace. Load up the gang in the VW bus with shag carpet on
the inside and the "Keep on Truckin" bumper sticker and join
us for a trip back in time. You can't help but tap your feet
to the beat and sing along with the WIXY 1260's.
"PRIMITIVE ROCK AND ROLL FROM THE 50'S AND 60'S."
Clayton Brothers Band consider themselves the luckiest band anywhere
because they have the greatest, most hip (perhaps
craziest) folks who come out to have fun with them;
becoming their extended Clayton family.
You too can be family. Come on out to the Eastland Inn
and introduce yourself. Bring your dancin' shoes!
November 1st, 2014
is an accomplished singer/songwriter whose style, albeit
unique, is reminiscent of those celebrated folksingers of the
1960s and 70s, like Paul Simon and Harry Chapin (with a
heaping helping of The Beatles thrown in), crafting songs that
catch you off guard with lines like: Don’t
try to reason – a little thought might give you heed/You don’t
need to be wise when pleasing all your wants/By disguising
them as needs... Listening to him perform is like
watching a good magician. When it's over, you can't help but
ask: How did he do that?
quartet of veteran musicians---seasoned players with
uncommon vocal capabilities. Featuring the classic songs of
the pre-Beatle days of the late '50s and early '60s -- the
Golden age of
'n' Roll -- along with improv-style comedy which includes
sight gags, one-liners, skits, bits, and costumes, this band
is a "must see!" Authenticity is the key here. The doo wop
hits of the Skyliners and the Diamonds sound like the
Skyliners and the Diamonds. The Beach Boys tunes sound like
the Beach Boys. The Four Seasons songs sound like the Four
Seasons. And all this is presented in a stage package the
likes of which we know you've not seen before unless you've
seen The Geeze Cats.
Scott Alan - The Island
Hi friends, allow me to
introduce myself.... Most folks know me as the Island Doctor,
but just for the sake of relating, let's assume we've known
each other for sometime now. We’ve weathered a couple of
hangovers, we’ve danced the night away at a few tropical
island parties, we were even shipwrecked once on a deserted
island. On top of that, you told me your most fantastic dreams
and I shared with you my most deep and darkest secrets. Ok ?
So we’re old mates, which means from here on out you can refer
to me as your long
time friend, “The Doc.“
HOLLYWOOD SLIM BAND
The Hollywood Slim Band from Cleveland, OH,
plays "my kind of music". This band just keeps getting better.
John and Slim produce a wide variety of Blues, Jazz, Big Band
and Folk. They can do it all. Louis Jordan to Muddy Waters and
Sonny Boy Williamson - you can hear it all from these
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November 29th, 2014
and Dave Wearsch make up the electric/acoustic duo Half Naked
Monkeys. Rick and Dave have a combined 40 plus years of
playing music and entertaining audiences. "We love playing
music together and joining our audience for a 'holler and a
swoller' from time to time!"
Half Naked Monkeys play various genres of music from rock to
country to motown along with some original tunes.
When Half Naked Monkeys
aren't playing music in the jungle, Rick stays busy teaching
at Lorain High, volunteering as a South Amherst Fire Fighter,
and spending time with his family.
Dave stays busy running his business Dave's Carpet Care, and
spending time with his family.
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Alex Bevan has
been sharing his voice, guitar, music and stories with
audiences for more than thirty years. First known as the
"Skinny Little Boy" from Cleveland, Ohio who came to "Chase
your wimmin' and drink your beer", Alex has made a name for
himself through out the Northern Ohio music scene.
Drawing on his deep skill set of imaginative and honest song
writing combined with an agile, improvisational wit that
dovetail wonderfully with his flawless guitar slinging, Alex
never fails to delight and charm audiences no matter what the
venue. His recordings span the gamut from folk to folk rock
and pop to children's educational music and he has won a
number of awards for his commercial efforts in radio and
television. Alex's creative works have also contributed to
documentary film scores. You need to see him to believe him
and hear him to know him. Alex is truly Ohio's "Great Lakes
December 6th, 2014
"The folk music scene in town is pretty
depressing. There are only two clubs consistently presenting
folk music...The only act creating any excitement is Charlie
Wiener...completely unpredictable. He begins a show with
pretty folk and country music and a half hour later he'll be
immersed in bonzoid idiocy. "Charlie Wiener is the Iggy Pop of
folk music. He's a cross between Johnny Cash and Bozo with a
strong dose of gas station Punk thrown in. He effortlessly
combines serious folk ballads with jack off material. Totally
incomprehensible. "Consistently turns out good original
The 60's 70's & 80's most
Century Beatniks are from Berea, Ohio and book gigs all over
So if you find yourself
looking for a happy fix of 60's and 70's rock and roll, drag
yourself out to a Beatnik gig and have a listen to these
angleheaded hipsters. All members originally hail from Berea,
Ohio or surrounding cities and several members still call
December 27th, 2014
Cross was formed in 1996 as Paul Baker, Peggy Goonan-Baker and
Richie Reece bring an eclectic collection of music to the
stage. From true-to-heritage traditional music to
contemporary pieces, Brigid’s Cross is a never-ending show
from start to finish.
Think of Ralph and Alice Kramden from the classic TV show the
Honeymooners, meeting the Captain and Tennille. Enough
said! This show draws a lot of inspiration (both musical
and otherwise) from Peggy and Paul's past, as well as their
current everyday lives. Musically, they feature a lot of
the same Irish music that you'd expect to hear, with perhaps
more of a mix of music from different genres and eras,
depending on the venue. Lots of humor and crowd
interaction can be looked forward to, as well as some more
original music. Come out for Brigid's Cross at the Eastland
Swan & Misiak is a two-piece act with
Tad Swan on guitar and vocals.
released four albums, opened for Ambrosia, and have been
featured in the Folknet concert series in Cleveland.
Plug in the toaster and get ready for
those delicious PopTarts...
Luscious Lemon Tart Julie Matthews
Wild Blueberry Tart Laura Farrell
Very Cherry Tart Laurie Angie
Sweet Apple Tart Lisa Sommer
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All Acoustic Show
Wednesday August 13, 2014(8pm)
Matt Miller is a solo vocalist who accompanies himself on
guitar and keyboard. A very popular performer on the outdoor
festival and Berea community concert
circuit, Matt will be moving indoors to Eastland Inn bringing
songs from all walks and decades. With a wide range of
influences, Matt appreciates songs that
“tell a story." Come join Matt for a few stories from favorite
artists of yesterday and today.
Music has played an important role in Ryan’s life since he was
three and would sing every word to songs on the car radio. But
it wasn’t until he had the opportunity to be a part of
something amazing at sevenoseven that he realized just how
much of an impact he could make through his music. Since that
revelation in 2003, Ryan has had the opportunity to record
four albums and play for thousands in shows throughout the
United States. He has also had the tremendous opportunity to
produce records for several artists and bands.
Once a Berea resident, Ryan now lives in Columbus with his
lovely wife, son, and daughters, and hopes to make a positive
impact the local community.
Victor has been performing as a solo instrumental guitarist
inspired by Jazz stylings, Latin, Acoustic rock, Ambient and
World rhythms. Covering artists such as Santana, Jeff Beck,
Eric Clapton, Dave Brubeck, Ottmar Liebert, Craig Chaquico,
Jose Feliciano, George Benson, etc... along with his original
music. Victor also uses digital looping technology which is a
foot-activated device capable of simultaneous recording and
playback in real-time creating a one man band sound.
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into any room where Mallory SanMarco is playing her unique
brand of original music and you’ll never guess what this
talented young singer/songwriter will come up with next. She
can soothe your ear with a haunting version of her original
ballad “Thousand Tiny Pieces”, amuse you with her take on
certain facets of the youth culture with “I'm Emo” or make a
devastating social statement with songs like “Warning Signs
(The Kneecap Song)” or “Bobbi.” Each well crafted tune is
presented with wit, charm and a smile that is both captivating
Since her first solo show in September of 2006, Mallory has
been entertaining audiences at venues as diverse as the
Barking Spider, Mike’s Bar, Baldwin-Wallace College, Phoenix
and Caribou Coffeehouses, Wilbert’s, the Winchester and many
of northeast Ohio’s better-known stages. Quiet and unassuming,
Mallory draws listeners in with simple guitar work and the
ability to tell a story in clear prose and lucid lyrics.
In 2007 Mallory took first place in a songwriter contest
sponsored by Guitar Center and earned a top spot in the Taste
of Tremont Festival along with a place on Apple’s iTunes
store. In 2008 she took second place at the Baldwin-Wallace
College “B-W’s Got Talent” contest. Her award winning songs
and highly entertaining performances have become the core of
her one-woman show and the focal point of her guest
appearances all over town.
FISCHER is an amazing vocal impressionist that will make
you feel like Frankie Valli, or members from The
Platters, Hall & Oats or The Eagles are singing right in
front of you! Perfectly supplemented by backing tracks,
you'll enjoy his performance of standards, rock and
roll, disco, country and pop hits from the 50s through
the 80s. Billy is also engaging and enchanting, making
the audience feel like personal friends hanging out for
a great evening.
*summer-fool*,"Sommerfugl" is Danish/Norwegian for butterfly.
And as beautiful as a free butterfly on a summer's day, here
is an eclectic mix of love songs, torch songs, duets,
originals and other surprises. Two veterans of the local scene
and two of the finest vocalists and instrumentalists around
coming together in a synergistic rainbow of sound. Rich,
delicate, precise harmonies; a joyous dance of guitar and
violin; a captivating journey through many emotions and moods.
Holly Overton on violin and vocals & William Drake on guitar
Ragged Glory is Northern Ohio’s Premier
Neil Young Tribute band. In
existence for almost two decades , their shows are a montage
of hits. Recreating the folksier ballads of CSN & Y, traveling
through time to the hard rocking classics of Crazy Horse, and
powering on to present day releases.
Come on out and enjoy the show !
“Like “ them on Facebook to see what’s new and learn where
they will appearing next !
Elvis Tribute Artist Frank
Adam and The Auntacids
by a group of friends whose impromptu jam sessions inspired
them to take it to another level, Adam & the Auntacids have
been steadily working their way through the gigging circuits
of Northeast Ohio. A group with diverse material, they range
from roots rock to classic rock, folk and Americana, punk to
alternative. A typical set list takes listeners from the
1960’s through today with stops in every decade in between.
Known for their clever acoustic adaptations, they’ll play one
you know by heart then one you haven’t heard in years. A band
that puts the emphasis on fun times for all, Adam & the
Auntacids sidestep genres and decades to deliver shows where
the audience is an integral part of the experience. Adam
Koehler – vocals, harmonicas and auxiliary percussion. Darike
Harper – acoustic guitars and vocals. Stanley Martin –
mandolins, guitars and vocals. Stacey Greene – bass and
vocals. Mike Williams – drums and percussion.
An Irish Folk Band and more. Band members, Pat Hoynes, Larry Bachtel and Bob Crawford love to play Irish
Music as well as some of your favorite songs of today and
Saturday February 8th, 2014
the Eastland Inn Restaurant & Tavern
Eastland Road, Berea Ohio
Midnite Groove has been billed as one of the most exciting
small groups in Ohio for their ability to play such a wide
variety of musical styles and due them very well. A diverse
song list that ranges literally from Frank Sinatra to Pink
Floyd including Country, Disco, Motown, Rock, Standards and
Modern Pop as well, this band does it all.
2001 Midnite Groove has been performing for audiences all over
the world and after several years of touring the circuits of
Nevada via Las Vegas, to Arizona, California and three and a
half years of Cruise Ships to exotic locations Midnite Groove
has come home to Cleveland to bring their brand of
entertainment to you.
Cleveland's Best Live
Entertainment Schedule includes a line-up of Hollywood Slim, the New
Century Beatniks, Brigid's Cross, Colin Dussault's Blues Project,
Kranepool, Westside Steve, Ally & Company, The Pop Tarts, WIXY,
Push Blue, Hit List, The Smokey Blue Band, Front Porch (BW Faculty),
Geeze Cats, Kingtuned, Victor Samelot, Ragged Glory, Swan & misiak,
Midnight Grrove, Sommerfugl, Half Naked Monkeys, Charlie Weiner and Alex
Bevin among other local bands performing in and around Northeast
Ohio. Catch these great bands at the Eastland Inn in Berea Ohio.
"Just minutes from Cleveland Hopkins Airport,
next to the Cuyahoga County Fair grounds!"
(Please check back soon
for updates on our Northeast Ohio Live Entertainment Schedule)