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Home of The
Labatts and Labatts Lite-the BIG BOYS - 16oz-Yea just 2 bucks too!
FireBalls are just $4  & so are  shots of Jameson.
Where everything is homemade Fresh and down right delicious!
1/2 Slab of Ribs with hand cut Fries and a Salad - JUST $9.99 (HH)
The BEST Homemade barbeque sauce- It's Sweet-Smokey-Spicy!!!
We pride ourselves on having the
Best Service
Best Food
at The Best Price in the neighborhood
+ Awesome Music! = Home of over 80+Grammy Winners!
So see us before during and after the tribe games.
In the Historic Caxton building just north of the stadium off Bolivar and east 9th;
WILBERTS-Bringing you over 120 years of Miller Hospitality to Cleveland!


Wilbert's Food & Music
812 Huron Avenue E.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115


All shows are all ages. 

Weekend shows (Fri.&Sat.)

start at 9:00 p.m. and

weekday shows start at

8:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted, with doors 2 hours

before show time. 

Dinner reservations are suggested. You can make

them by calling or texting me @ Text> 2163755966

If you leave a message make sure you leave your phone #, and we'll call you back with a reservation conformation, or better yet,-you can e-mail

us at


Dinner reservations must be made for at least an hour or more before show time. By 7pm week days and 8pm week ends

Thanks MM!

A website helping fans of concerts and events find hotels close to the
venues →




Great Place for

a Party!

We'll cater to all your wants & needs!

Special Menus,

Open Bar/Cash Bar

Holiday & Cocktail Parties,

Receptions & Rehearsal Dinners, wakes weddings

Retirements, Farewells, Etc…… We've done them

All (Jane Scott's 75 B-Party!)

Mike Millers

Cell 216.375.5966

e-mail wilberts812@sbcglobal.net

Delta Zeta Formal →

Thank you so much for all

of your services on

Saturday night. Everyone

had a blast and said the

food was amazing!! This

was the perfect place to

have our fall formal. Everything you have done

is greatly appreciated. Hopefully we can hold another event there soon.

I will definitely keep in

touch with you


DRAFT beer

Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Rye Of The Tiger IPA

A: dark golden orange; substantial head after a vigorous pour, with slight foamy lacing

S: light rye spice and some maltiness; faint pine

T: malty upfront with nice spice from the rye; segues and becomes quite bitter; finishes nice and dry

M: medium-bodied; leaves a pleasant dry bitterness on the tongue

O: A crisp and refreshing rye IPA. Pretty mild, but this is overall a very enjoyable beer and one of Great Lakes's better beers.

Bodhi DIPA Columbus Brewing Company

Appearance - Golden orange. A little hazy. Nice white head, but settles enough to really fill up this snifter. Thin pillow of foam on top. Some lacing sticks inside.

Smell - Tropical fruits. Lots of tropical fruits. Doughy pale malt. The background has more of a grapefruit hop.

Taste - Less intense on the tropical fruits. More prominent grapefruit. The doughy sweetness is replaced by a more cracker malt and some caramel. A little bit of spicy bite in the back end, too.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, but pushing heavy for a DIPA. Never too sweet. Medium carbonation. Pretty boozy.

Overall - This is really good. Solid in every way.

Malt: Pale, Carapils, Chocolate, Crystal, Wheat
Hops: Cascade, Bravo, Tettnang

Flying Dog Brewery Raging Bitch Belgian

A - Thick white head, took a while to reduce and left some white lacing on the glass.

S - Hemp, Citrus

T - Malty and Caramel, Bitter hop finish, not too dry on the aftertaste and the high alcohol content is hard to detect until a lot after

M - As I said, not a dry aftertaste. The strength of the alcohol does come along after a while but only as an afternote. It's actually quite a supreme aftertaste and the belgian method and yeast comes through.

All in all a really good beer. .


Brooklyn “Pennant” Ale

Appearance: Poured into a pint glass. The color is pale copper and a finger of dense, buttery, off-white head dissipated slowly and a little unevenly.

Smell: Wow. A chewy and enticing blend of bready, grassy malts (reminiscent of Czech pilsner) and caramel. As the beer warms, scents of toffee, molasses, and peat emerge.

Taste: Though the smells is more pilsner-like, the taste is much like a Scotch ale. Toasted malts, caramel, toffee, peat (which may just end up being a handful of smoked malt — or the Scottish Maris Otter malt mentioned on the beer's webpage), a little molasses, and licorice.

Drinkability: This beer is solid. It offers great flavor and is very drinkable.


Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider

This crisp and refreshing cider mixes the sweetness of the apples with a subtle dryness for a balanced cider taste. The fresh apple aroma and slightly sweet, ripe apple flavor make this cider hard to resist.


Brooklyn Pumpkin Ale

Appearance: Pours a deep copper amber orange with a moderate amount of rising bubbles. About two fingers of off white head that slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.
Smell: A sweet and toasty aroma of caramel malt, pumpkins, and fall spices. Big hints of pumpkins upfront. Bready toasted malts with hints of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, yeast, nuts, and some tea like hints. Mix of fall spices including hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, clove, and allspice. Slight hint of candied sugar. Background hints of earthy and floral hops. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a toasty and nicely sweet pumpkin taste with a big malt presence and spices. Solid upfront vegetal taste of pumpkins. Toasted malts with notes of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, tea, grains, nuts, and yeast. Solid mix of fall spices with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and clove. Light notes of brown and candied sugar. Solid hop backing with some floral and earthy notes. A very solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, fairly spicy, and pretty smooth.

Overall: A pretty good pumpkin ale. Good balance of pumpkin, toasty malts, and spices with a decent hop backing

Southern Tier 2x Milk Stout

Pours a completely opaque black with a short beige head that dissipates quickly, leaving fine rings of lace on the glass.

S: Wowee, milk chocolate, toffee, coffee, barley, malts, hickory smoke, has a very rich, roasted, aroma to it

T: Man this is good, I can really tastes those lactate sugars as mentioned on the bottle, makes me crave a herheys bar so bad. Rich, thick, roasted coffee flavor, hints of vanilla, it is quite sweet, has earthy, smoky tones to it, twang of hops at the finish

M: Rich, full body with ample amounts of carbonation and balances well with the flavor. Very rich, robust, complex, hoppy, bitter finish towards the end.

O: Overall this was what I was hoping for, the smell of it was astounding, love that early morning coffee smell. All around this was great and I recommend

Black box Cucumber Belgian White Wheat

One of the most unusual beers produced in Ohio back. Black Box Brewing Co. in Westlake hasl release the first new batch of Cucumber Belgian White Wheat in three

Leinenkugel SUMMER Shandy

I was surprised at how perfect this beer was.

It tasted amazing and had the nicest cloudy unfiltered wheat beer coloring.

Just the perfect consistency all around.

And the sugar content wasn't too heavy either. I know a lot of summer beers like to load up on the sugars and fruit additives, but this one is just perfect from the keg.

Had it from a bottle later on in the night and it just didn't taste the same.

If you can find this on draft, go for it. You won't be disappointed.

It's just a very smooth drinkable beer and it really packs a punch in the flavor department. I tasted cardamom, orange peel and some other unique spices.

Columbus IPA - Columbus Brewing Company

A: Pours a murky golder orange, 2 finger head that lasts with excellent lacing on the glass ware.

S: Dank aroma that is similar to Sucks, citrus, and pine. Airfreshner

T: Bitter hop bomb, some surprising sweetness and pine. Hop forward.

M: Medium body, little thinner than I anticipated based on color. Dry sweet finish.

O: Excellent beer, one of if not the best best single IPAs.

Samuel Adams OctoberFest

A - Amber and copper color with an off white head
S - the smell is malty
T - I get mostly malts. noticing a good amount of sweetness and a a little bit of hops
M - Medium body and a little carbination. goes down smooth
O - The first seasonal Sam Adams in awhile, Its one of the better ones I have had.


Irish Setter Red

Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a hazy consistency. There was a huge, creamy, long-lasting head. Not much lacing.

S: A typically malty aroma with some traces of caramel.

T: Tasted of malt, caramel, and some hops in the finish. Not exactly what I'd call a groundbreaking flavor, but very enjoyable nonetheless.

M: A nice amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Overall, this is a solid, well made, drinkable beer.

Dales Pale Ale

One of the quintessential American hoppy Pale Ale of our time! beeradvocate.com

Top U.S. Pale Ale
New York Times

Gold Medal – 2010
World Beer Championships

World's Best Canned Beer
Details Magazine

Top Five American Pale Ales
Ratebeer.com, 2005-2009

Gold Medal
Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival


Victory Summer Of Love

Appearance: Pours a clear golden with a modest head that leaves just a few dots behind
Smell: Slightly grainy with a hint of citrusy hops
Taste: A hint of bread up front with a developing grainy aspect; in the middle, a hint of citrus balances the malt flavors; surprisingly peppery on the finish
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with crisp carbonation
Overall: For a Blonde, this is a tasty beer and would be a treat on a hot Summer day


Young's Double Chocolate Stout

The taste is a mix of Hershey/milk

chocolate, roasted

grain, light bitter coffee roast, and vanilla



A classic. Mainly

roasted malt, with a

touch of cream and

milk to it


Labatt Blue

Light golden color. Head fizzes quickly, then dissipates with good lacing.

Not much of a smell going on here. Really can't pick up anything.

Taste is refreshingly mild. Not overly sweet, not bitter. And surprisingly not extra corn-filled. It is pleasant.

Mouthfeel is thin, with the proper amount of carbonation. Not overly bubbly, which is a good thing.

Overall, this is a quality Canadian Lager. Anyone who appreciates a simple, yet refreshing brew can appreciate this. No need at all to bash it, as it does indeed have its place in the beer world.


The paradox of our

time in history is that

we have taller

buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways,but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less.

We buy more, but

enjoy less.

We have bigger

houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less

sense, more

knowledge, but

less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more

medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much,

spend too recklessly, laugh too little,drive

too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much,

and pray too seldom.


have multiplied our possessions, but

reduced our values.

We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate

too often. We've

learned how to make a living, but not a life.

We've added years

to life not life to years.

We've been all the

way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor.

We conquered outer space but not inner space.

We've done larger

things, but not better things. We've cleaned

up the air, but polluted

the soul. We've conquered the atom,

but not our prejudice.

We write more, but

learn less. We plan

more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait.

We build more

computers to hold

more information, to produce more copies

than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These

are the days of two incomes but more

divorce, fancier

houses, but broken homes.

These are days of

quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway orality, one night

stands, overweight bodies, and pills that

do everything from

cheer, to quiet, to kill.

It is a time when there

is much in the

showroom window and nothing in the

stockroom. A time

when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you

can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit 'delete'.

Remember, spend

some time with your

loved ones, because

they are not going to

be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone, who looks up to you in awe, because that little

person soon will grow

up and leave your side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one

next to you, because

that is the only

treasure you can give

with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember, to say, "I

love you" to your

partner and your loved ones, but most of all

mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from

deep inside of you.Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday

that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak and give time to share the

precious thoughts in

your mind.

A Message by

George Carlin


We're always  open

before all Indians/Cav's home  Games with $2-Domestics-Labatt blue,Budweise, .Bud

Light, Bud Select, Coors light MGD, Miller Lite,

Miller high life,Rolling

Rock, PBR

$3- Microbrews-Killian's Red, Michelob Ultra,

Bud Lime, Landshark, Great Lakes


Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Blue Moon,

Samuel Adams

Cherry, Grape, Jagger, Orange Bombs $3

$4 Irish



Right On!

-Tell your Friends!


Get It ToGo!!!


Monday September 1

Tribes Back-open at 1pm

With The Best Specials in The Neighborhood


$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad = $9.99


After the game check out

Erica Russo

and The Good Sport

Folk / Indie / Soul from Bklyn NY

Erica Russo's poetic delivery and shifting rhythms give her songs a unique sound


"from poetic flourish to bedrock reality, steadily hypnotic guitar and a wide-eyed sense of place, she nails a feeling"

Sounds Like: Ani DiFranco, Joanna Newsom, Laura Marling


Tuesday September 2

Tribes Back-open at 1pm

With The Best Specials in The Neighborhood


$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad = $9.99


After the game check out


" A monster guitar player . Reminds me of my good friend Jimi " .....Stephen Stills


"Devil Boy"


blues guitarist born in Cuba / raised in Chicago

→A former member of the Otis Taylor band

Eddie "Devil Boy" Turner is a blues guitarist who was born in Cuba, and raised in Chicago. Ill. He currently lives in Denver, CO. A past member of the 'OTIS TAYLOR' band, having made five albums with Mr. Taylor, he also held membership with Tracy Nelson's 'Mother Earth', as well as being a guitarist for the Colorado based 'Zephyr' band., After playing with OTIS TAYLOR, Turner was signed with the NorthernBlues Music label. Turner has released three albums; in 2005 RISE; 2006 THE TURNER DIARIES; and 2010 MIRACLES and DEMONS. In 2006 he was listed as a nominee among the ‘Best New Artist Debut Album' by The Blues Foundation.
Turner now performs with his own band, as singer/songwriter/guitarist. He was the winner of the 6th annual INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS Vox Pop vote for best Blues Album THE TURNER DIARIES. His song "MR. BLUES”, was nominated for the 8th annual INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS Blues Song of the Year. In January 2011, his song "MIRACLES and DEMONS II”, was nominated for The 10th Annual INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS. He is currently a Nominee 2011 BLUES BLAST MUSIC AWARDS in “Best Contemporary Blues CD” for his 2010 release, MIRACLES and DEMONS.
Eddie Turner does not so much as play his instrument, (he studied piano as a youngster), as he coaxes it to glide over the notes and fill the air with an otherworldly mystic. Yes, he certainly plays the blues but with chording of a jazz feel. The textures of any one of his songs, “DANGEROUS”, “I'M A MAN”, “WIND CALLED MARY”, “MR. BLUES” ,”BOOTY BUMPIN”, “SO MANY ROADS”, along with others, or his instrumental “STRATUS” are all presented with such easy charm that the audience cannot help but be drawn under the spell of this progressive ‘in-the-moment' musician. He has often said that each performance is different, depending on the mood of both player and audience. “If you want to hear my records, fine, buy them, take them home. I believe in giving my fans something more, something special, each time they come and see me. That way, they are never bored and neither am I.”
Creating musical experiences has been at the forefront of this artist for decades. Even when he took up another career, this one in Denver real estate, he continued to play. He found that after more than twenty years as an agent he missed the interaction as well as weaving his magic ways in the recording studio.
On his three albums there has been a tight collaboration with his musical counterpart, the talented bassist/keyboardist KENNY PASSARELLI, of Joe Walsh, Hall & Oates, Elton John, Brain Wilson fame. Yes, Passarelli has toured extensively with all these star acts, and more. Because of the unique gifts both these players bring to the studio the end products set benchmarks. This is why Eddie Turner continues to satisfy the most discriminating of listeners. With every play of a tune, with every live presentation, you get to hear and experience far more than you had ever hoped to expect.
©2011 Suzanne Swanson

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2011 Blues Blast Nominee " BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES CD "
2006 BMA " BEST NEW ARTIST " Nominee
10th Annual Independent Music Awards Nominee " BEST BLUES SONG "



Wednesday September 3rd

Tribe vs Tigers

With The Best Specials in The Neighborhood


$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad = $9.99


After the game check out

Little War Twins

Alternative / Mystic / Soul-Rock from Boston

"For those apt to bop a little harder than the average indie showgoer, Little War Twins serves as a sanctuary." (Metroland)
Brown's unique vocals and hypnotic guitar swells merge with James' unapologetic percussion and electronic samples - creating a distinctly new recipe for power pop. Their first tour in 2013 took them to over eighty cities, performing over 170 shows nationwide, and in 2014 they have begun another six month journey across the states.

Live, on stage and in person is where the band really shines:

"…upbeat and adrenaline-driven, and absolutely pulsating with energy. Brown, particularly, is a tremendous performer, and has a way of effortlessly commanding attention from behind a microphone." - Victor D. Infante, Worcester Telegram

“The music of Little War Twins ... switches from being aggressive to soulful. The energy Little War Twins' exudes on stage is electrifying and seems to be endless.” - Kristen Fiandaca, UNRegularRadio.com

Little War Twins has been featured on NECN News Television, and is currently played on WNPR 90.5, UnRegularRadio.com and has performed live on CityWide Blackout, The Boston Local Music Show, and Three Strange Women.

LWT will be continuing touring the Nation through 2014 spreading their message of Love, Respect and Gratitude.

Sounds Like: Fleetwood Mac, Tool, Led Zeppelin Official, Kate Bush, Nick Drake


Clevelands own →


Experimental, Jam, Soul, Blues, Funk from Cleveland OH

Awards ~ Best Dudes 2013


Thursday September 4

Tribe vs Tigers

With The Best Specials in The Neighborhood


$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad = $9.99


After the game check out

primary colors

Alt/Progressive/Funk/Rock ~ CLEVLAND/ Macedonia/ Northfield


Friday September 5

Sox vs Tribe

With The Best Specials in The Neighborhood


$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad = $9.99


A Happy Hour set with

Myah Evans

Folk, Pop, Singer/Songwriter from Indianapolis, IN.

Myah Evans, an only child raised in Indianapolis, IN, has always had a distinct love for music. Her musical education began with the piano, which she began tinkering with at a very early age. By 14, Myah was composing full songs with an acoustic guitar loaned to her by a friend—one she still plays to this day.

Her first project, a 4-track demo entitled "Familiar Things," was released on December  25, 2012. The album was entirely written, recorded, and produced by Myah and it quickly drew attention from popular artists in the Indie music scene. After this release, Myah was invited to open for one of her early musical inspirations— @JosiahLeming 

As a self-taught musician and guitarist, Myah has devoted her life to creating emotionally charged lyrics and melodies. Her dream is to develop a lifelong career in music that will help her to inspire other young artists. Although this young and talented indie/folk/singer-songwriter has come a long way from where she started, Myah feels that she has much more to prove.

After the game/FIREWORKS check out

"The Irish Banshee's"


Sounds Like: THE MAHONES, Flogging Molly, The Mighty Regis, The Tossers, The Fighting Jamesons

The American-Irish Punk Band “CRAIC,” named for the Gaelic term meaning interesting banter & good company including music & good drink, takes traditional Irish music and turns it into an energy driven, fist pumping, “in your face” great time. Biography The American-Irish Punk Band “CRAIC,” named for the Gaelic term meaning interesting banter & good company including music & good drink, takes traditional Irish music and turns it into an energy driven, fist pumping, “in your face” good time. CRAIC is full of a wide diversity of influence which makes the talent of the band stand out, from the beautiful sounds of the tin whistle, to the plucky hollow, bright, incisive clarity of the banjo, to the rich deep sound of the acoustic guitar, all backed up by drums, bass and the distortion of the electric guitar. Topped off with the


Saturday September 6

Tribe / Black Keys Party

With The Best Specials in The Neighborhood


$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad = $9.99


Fireworks after the game

On Our Stage

Big Daddy

& the


Real Deal Blues Band

~Ohio's Priemer~

High Energy Rock'n Blues Band @WILBERTS


Sunday September 7

Opening at 10AM

Tribe Time 1:05

White SOX vs Cleveland Indians

With The Best Specials in The Neighborhood

Starting with

$3 Mimosa's

$4 Award Winning Bloody's

PLUS The Best Specials in The Neighborhood


$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad = $9.99


After The Game

Folk Rock Singer Songwriter

Royal Holland

from Cincinnati Oh / Newport Ky

Royal Holland is a singer-songwriter from Cincinnati, playing dreamy, smooth synth-folk songs about love and loss since 2014. He is desperate to create elaborate, visceral, truthful musical stories in every new song. He stands upon the shoulders of his heroes of the art form; Leonard Cohen, Elliot Smith, Jeff Mangum, Jason Lytle, Suzanne Vega and Mac McCaughin among many others, and draws inspiration from the terribly beautiful and wonderfully horrible events of daily mundane life. He wants us all to feel beautiful and free.

The music you'll hear from Royal Holland is the embodiment of these hopes. You'll hear layers of electronic sounds, booming live drums mingled with thumping drum machine rhythms and eerie string arrangements all topped off with some good old-fashioned acoustic guitar and a voice that has been compared to The Civil Wars and Roy Orbison.

He has shared the stage with the the likes of Smoking Popes, Say Hi, Electropop, Natlie Portman's Shaved Head, We Are Hex, and Stardeath & White Dwarves and has been described in the press as "one of the best rock lyricists in town," (Cincinnati CityBeat) and having "a manifest talent for crafting memorable riffs" (Tiny Mix Tapes).
He is recording an initial 4 song E.P. with Brian Olive (The Greenhornes) and will be hitting the road for the months of September and October to get it in the hands of everyone he meets. Although this project has only begun, he's already cut his first Nashville demo on Music Row and logged over 1000 touring miles. He will be releasing two more E.P.s through early 2015, releasing the 3 E.P.s collectively on vinyl and then recording his debut full-length L.P., a concept album about the tyranny of entropy and inevitability.


Tuesday September 9

Roots Rock Reggae Songwriter, Poet....

from Saint Luci

Taj Weekes & Adowa

unite a vibrant diversity of sounds with thoughtful, lush arrangements and a finely honed penchant for telling poetic tales of hardship and hope. “I don't sit down and write socially conscious songs. I write songs about where I place my focus,” Weekes explains. “I grew up listening to the power of the music, the lyrical content. That's what matters to me.” Though long hailed by reggae fans, Weekes defies simple genre formulas. His intuitive, intense songwriting ties together the many threads of his Caribbean heritage and honors his unflagging engagement with the world as a musician, philanthropist, and lecturer.


Wednesday September 10

singer/songwriter from Nashville, TN

Chris Carpenter

By the time Kentucky native Chris Carpenter entered junior high school, his encyclopedic CD collection featured titles from alternative radio mainstays like Oasis, Counting Crows, Nirvana, and U2 as well as rock architects like Bob Dylan and the Beatles, so when it comes time to cite influences, he has no shortage of guitar-wielding gurus to evoke. But when Chris first picked up a guitar at the ag ... e of eleven, rather than study tab sheets of Noel Gallagher's frenzied arrangements, the first thing he tried to do was write a song of his own. Like countless teenagers, Chris gravitated to the guitar as a means of expression and catharsis. Unlike countless teenagers, Chris focused on emulating his influences instead of imitating them, taking meticulous notes on the nuance and texture of their compositions and performances.

By the time he started working on his own material, Chris was already a freakishly accurate musical mimic, using his pitch perfect ears to pick out chords and cadences with pinpoint precision. Before he was old enough to drive, his voice had the broken-in soulful grit of a rock howler twice his age while keeping the dead-on clarity most would-be male vocalists lose before the onset of facial hair. He immersed himself in high school choir, local theater and anything else that fed his addition for performance. By his sophomore year in high school, Chris was playing in and with numerous local bands, booking shows as theaters and small venues in and around his hometown—Winchester, Kentucky—and logging in hours at recording studios.

After two years in Belmont University's regionally renowned music department, Chris left to focus full-time on his career as an artist. At the age of twenty Chris's musical instincts, technical proficiency, and focused ambition had made him the musician's musician: a consummate singer, a consummate songwriter, a consummate guitarist. He left Belmont with a self-produced album of original songs entitled What Am I Waiting For. After coming back to Winchester, Chris spent months in quiet contemplation and careful self-examination, thinking about Love, Life, and God with the kind of consideration those subjects deserve.

These reflections resulted in the creative outpour that is Chris Carpenter's most ambitious project to date, Falling Out of the Atmosphere, a sharp often gorgeous album that features the rare combination of art house smarts and radio friendly accessibility. From wistful melodies like “Lately” to the black-coffee-barrelhouse of “Ain't Got Nobody,” Falling Out of the Atmosphere is as broad in lyrical scope as it is musical variety. At twenty-two-years-old, Chris wears his musical dexterity as comfortably as an old pair of sneakers. On plangent, willowy songs like “Away She Goes,” Chris's vocal swoops show he can still clear melodic hurdles with engaging ease while the up-tempo anxiety of “Secrets and Lies” reveals a bite in Chris's voice that could only come from the most indelible markers of adulthood: conviction. And conviction is also something Chris Carpenter wears well, because falling out of the atmosphere is too important to do without a safety net.

Currently Chris has been hard at work with the Grammy nominated production team of John Mattick and Rodney Lawson, better known as Crew 22, writing and recording new material for his next record. As Chris continues to create and perform in and around the Nashville area, there's no doubt this upcoming album will be filled with the same heart, conviction and accessibility that you would expect from the young singer/songwriter.


Indie / Alternative from Youngstown, OH

Northern Whale

Nominated for five 2014

Indie Music Channel Awards

Winner of "Band of the Year" and

"Best Alternative Band"

Translating a passionate energy into upbeat and infectious alternative rock jams, Northern Whale draws musical influences from all over the spectrum and fuses them into one unique product. The young Ohio 4-piece has attracted the attention of the media and listeners with their developed characteristic sounds. With pounding drums, ent ... husiastic vocals, and driving guitar tones, Northern Whale sweeps listeners off their feet and carries them with irresistible indie-rock melodies. Though still early in their musical career and having two successful west coast swings, the musicians in Northern Whale clearly have a bright future in store.

Northern Whale has shared the stage with national acts such as Zach Myers, Foxy Shazam, Michael Stanley and the Midlife Chryslers, Attack Attack, Devil Wears Prada, Machine Gun Kelly, Twista, Texas in July, The Nearly Deads


Thursday September 11

singer/songwriter from Nashville, TN

Chris Carpenter

encore accustic performance After the Indians day game around 2:30

Kentucky native Chris Carpenter began his journey in high school; with worn-down sneakers and the opportunity to transform his heart with music.

Since then the rest is history.

With influences ranging from Oasis to Counting Crows, to the dynamic-storytelling of Bob Dylan, Carpenter has carved out his path since he moved to Nashville in 2009.

Carpenter continues to hold true to himself with a self-produced album from his college days of original songs on, "What Am I Waiting For". He has since released two more CDs available on iTunes, Rhapsody and CD Baby. The first "Falling Out of the Atmosphere" produced by his uncle Paul Martin of both the Oak Ridge Boys and Marty Stuart's Fabulous Superlatives, the second "If I Run" produced by the Grammy nominated team Crew 22 (John Mattick & Rodney Lawson).

Now twenty-five, Carpenter consistently reinvents himself into a greater sense of who he is as a musician, and continues to still fit into melodies as comfortable as an old pair of sneakers.

As an ASCAP songwriter and publisher, his autobiographical song, “One and Only,” was recently in the top 10 most-viewed videos on MTVU.com. Carpenter competed in the “Freshman 5” competition and successfully came in second place -- but still holds the #1 spot of getting the “most plays” for his video.

Carpenter's music is currently featured on MTVMusic.com, CMT.com, GACTV.com and MTVU.com (the college-edition of MTV). Furthermore, “One and Only” has been featured in the soap-opera, “Young and the Restless.” His song, “We'll Never Know” has also made an appearance on “Men of a Certain Age.” To top this off, Carpenter's musical talent landed him an eight-song spot on the online-reality show, “Hallo Hollywood".

The video for his latest single, “Paralyzed”, an up-tempo-anthem, was just released as a new video on youtube.com



Friday September 12

Funky / Blues / Reggae / ROOTS

The Kinsey Report

Donald Kinsey from Bob Marley and Peter Tosh's band

When a blues band works together as long as the Kinsey brothers have, they develop a special kind of musical communication. On stage or in the studio, each member seems to instinctively know where the others are going, and the entire unit responds like a perfectly-tuned Porsche. The Kinsey Report plays scalding contemporary blues with exactly that sort of intuitive teamwork. Brothers Donald (guitar and vocals), Ralph (drums) and Kenneth Kinsey (bass) have been making music together for most of their lives, and their incendiary attack is a product of those years of unity. Ralph has been playing the drums since he was 5 years old and Donald started playing guitar in clubs around their hometown of Gary, Indiana when he was 13, and was 19 when he hit the road with Albert King. Donald later went on tour and recorded with both Bob Marley and Peter Tosh before returning to the blues and reuniting with his brothers in 1984. Big Daddy Kinsey fronted the band and Kenneth assumed his role as bass player. After coming to the attention of Alligator Records in 1988 the brothers released their first solo album (without Big Daddy), "Edge Of The City," and burst upon an unsuspecting blues world leaving fans and critics open-mouthed with amazement. Their remarkable success led to three W.C. Handy Award nominations that same year. With the release of their 1998 Alligator album, "Smoke And Steel," featuring their blistering brand of street smart, modern, funky blues-rock, the Kinsey Report has blazed a modern trail of powerful, original music that grabs both die-hard blues fans and rockers who love supercharged guitar and boneshaking vocals.



R&B,Godspel ,Soul
Legendary singing quartet who sang "Under the Boardwalk" will be in Cleveland on

Saturday September 13

Hollywood Logan's
The Legendary Drifters

have been hailed as the best of its genre on the music scene today! They reflect the entire Legendary Drifters' presence in the music industry, and weave a blend of nostalgic magic with on-stage excitement.
The Legendary Drifters story began with their first Atlantic Records recording "Money Honey" in 1953. From 1959 through 1964, The Legendary Drifters made musical history, setting musical trends for the nation and the world to follow! In 1959, The Legendary Drifters presented their first million record seller, "There Goes My Baby," which was followed by the two-sided Smash hits "Dance with Me" and "True Love." January, 1960, saw The Legendary Drifters hit the charts with the fantastic sounds of "This Magic Moment." In the summer of this same, everyone was humming and singing the song that would become The Legendary Drifters second million record seller "Save the Last Dance for Me."
"Some Kind of Wonderful" and "Up on the Roof," on the same album, became their third million record sellers with the exciting follow-up "On Broadway."
The group's fourth million record seller, "Under the Boardwalk," was followed by "Sand in My Shoes" and Saturday Night at the Movies!"
The Legend continues today, as the group is now headed by the sweet tenor voice of Lee Logan. Lee has had the pleasure of singing with the legendary original Legendary Drifters for almost 40 years and has traveled the world over singing these timeless hits!
Logan is joined by Yohan Harbin, Jerry Hendrix and Ed Collins and together they have formed one great team, vowing to never let the magic die! Come and share the most electrifying experience in the entertainment world today, enjoying rave reviews worldwide.
Experience the excitement the four time Grammy Award Winning Legendary


Thursday September 25


(of the PushStars!)

began his career as the front man for late-90's alternative rock band THE PUSH STARS (Capitol Records).  With four CD releases and several high profile national tours -- including a run with Matchbox Twenty -- The Push Stars served to establish Chris as an authentic talent.  

As a modern day singer /songwriter, Chris is most known for his song This Time , the #1 selling song on the Grammy nominated soundtrack for AUGUST RUSH (Robin Williams, Jonathan Rhys Meyers /Warner Bros Pictures).  

The new CD (released October 18, 2013), Technicolor , is a collection of 17 songs written and performed by Chris Trapper.   This new work was  Produced, Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Brad Young at BKY Music, Boston, USA.   Focus tracks include the title track 'Technicolor' and 'Northwest Sun' and 'The Accident'.

Chris Trapper's music can best be described as lyrically driven roots-pop with a knack for telling everyday stories filled with extra-ordinary characters.  

" Every record tells a story. For me, much more than gimmicks, my albums are like diary entries, or truthful accounts of where I'm at in life. I suppose that might be the same for most songwriters, but in the spectrum of the music business, it's still an animal that's nearly extinct ."   Chris Trapper  
In the Spring of 2013 Chris performed a duet with his songwriting idol  JOHN PRINE at the Portsmouth Songwriter Festival.

In 2012 and 2013 Chris toured North America and the UK with multi platinum songwriter COLIN HAY. 
Chris' previous CD, The Few & The Far Between, is a collection of 14 songs written and performed by Chris Trapper. Focus tracks include the CD opener,  Here All Along,  featuring guest vocals by Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty, and  The More I Think  featuring vocals and slide guitar by Colin Hay of Men at Work.

"His humble sense of humility is what makes Trapper's songs so strong... He makes you feel like you are the person he's singing about.   The Few & the Far Between  is another strong addition to the Chris Trapper/Push Stars catalog." Popdose

The New York Times  calls his work  “classic pop perfection .”

A prolific songwriter, Chris can boast high profile film placements including  There's Something About Mary  (Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz),  The Devil Wears Prada  (Meryl Streep),  Say It Isn't So  (Heather Graham) and  Gun Shy  (Sandra Bullock, Liam Neeson) as well as significant television placements including  All My Children, Women's Murder Club, Malcolm In The Middle , a coveted placement in George Clooney's final episode of  ER , the theme song for WB Networks dramedy  Pepper Dennis  and a cameo on-screen appearance with the show's star, Rebecca Romjin.

A respected songwriter of the highest caliber, Chris has written 7 songs with/for Canadian band GREAT BIG SEA, including their #1 single "Sea Of No Cares" from the certified-platinum  Sea Of No Cares  CD.  Great Big Sea covered Trapper's song "Everything Shines” and their version served as the debut single off their certified-gold  Road Rage  CD album. Chris' songwriting collaborations with Great Big Sea earned him two prestigious SOCAN awards. Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty and Antigone Rising have performed other notable versions of Trapper's songs.

Trapper's live show is a favorite among fans of alt–acoustic music. His on–stage persona is warm and inclusive, his organic understanding of classic pop melody, infectious. Audience members seem to particularly appreciate the lighthearted moments with the ukulele.

It's an incredibly rare musician, particularly in the world of popular music, who is able to forge a career based on quiet dignity and steadfast integrity ."  

The Buffalo News



Thursday December 11

The Eric Gales Trio

Rock Blues Soul Funk guitarist from Memphis

•Throughout the show, Gales played more to the spirit of Hendrix rather than a tribute to the radio music that has cemented his legend all these years. Every song was a jam, and with Gales singing in a much calmer, lower key than Jimi’s vocal roars, the frontman essentially reinterpreted each track as he saw fit. Backed by bassist David Pastorius and guest guitarist Tomo Fujita, the band took their sweet time playing their hearts out on each and every tune, with Fujita’s soft, jazzy leads contrasting with Gales’s thick, frenetic chickin' pickin'. Gales was virtually exuberant the entire show, the delight obvious on his face as he played, and he frequently expressed his joy at playing in the heart of New York City. His face would contort with intensity as he frantically ripped through his fretbroad during solos, at one point even pouring beer over his guitar and then continuing to play through a towel to clean it off- - Elliot Levin, New York Examiner (Feb 23, 2011)

•Gales has always preferred his blues on the rocks, but he’s never sounded heavier than with his new supergroup, Pinnick Gales Pridgen, featuring King’s X bassist and vocalist dUg Pinnick and former Mars Volta member Thomas Pridgen on drums. If you imagine that would sound like a classic blues-rock power trio pumped up on progressive metal—you’re right. - Guitar Player Magazine (Jun 4, 2013)

One of the best if not the best guitarist in the world today.-Joe Bonamassa (@JBONAMASSA) Oct 28, 2013

Eric Gales grew up in a musical family with four brothers, two of them who learned to play the guitar upside down and left handed in the same fashion that Eric does. Eric’s brother Eugene Gales who played bass in the Eric Gales Band and his brother Little Jimmy King who had a thriving career as a blues artist before his untimely death. Eric released his first record at Age 16 for Elektra records to an amazing response from the media and music fans around the globe. Guitar World Magazine’s Reader’s Poll named Eric as Best New Talent, in 1991. After recording a second record for Elektra, all three brothers teamed up for The Gales Bros. Left Hand Brand which was recorded for the House of Blues label in 1996.

Through the years, it would not be unusual to look out in the audience and see artists like Carlos Santana, Eric Johnson, Keith Richards, B. B. King, and Eric Clapton, looking on with interest as Eric took his God-given talent and worked crowd after crowd into a frenzy. The new Millennium presented new opportunities for Eric and he was signed to a deal with Nightbird Records which was affiliated with the Hendrix family and distributed through MCA/Universal. Under this deal, Eric recorded the critically acclaimed record "That’s What I Am" in 2001 and hit the road, mesmerizing fans around the world with his uncanny connection to his guitar. In 2006 Eric recorded the critically acclaimed CD Crystal Vision for Shrapnel Records and set the stage for his incredible Blues Bureau Division follow-up, “The Psychedelic Underground.” in 2007. In 2010 Eric hit a new stride altogether with the incredibly successful album "Relentless". In 2013 Eric, dUg Pinnick (King’s X) and Thomas Pridgen (formerly of the Mars Volta) released the first critically acclaimed record PGP on Magna Carta Records. The same year Eric released his first instrumental album “Ghost Notes” under the new banner The Eric Gales Trio.
As both an African-American left-handed guitarist of extraordinary ability and an expressive vocalist, it is natural for people to compare Eric to Hendrix but Eric has developed a unique hybrid blues/rock sound that also draws upon influences as diverse as Albert King and Eric Johnson. A unique amalgam of styles, Eric Gales stands head and shoulders among other guitarists in his genre.


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