This week, 64 -- count ‘em, 64 -- new shows, from Cheap Trick to Scene’s own Music Festival, which is cheap, but no trick. Something for everybody, from Patti Smith’s punk poetry to Sum 41’s punk pop. Plenty of jazz, too. And more Celtic bands than you can shake a shillelagh at.
Interpol/Calla: Monday, June 23, 7 p.m., House of Blues.
Dios/the Muttering Retreats: Fri., Aug. 3. Grog Shop.
Ingenuity Festival: Art and music festival, at various downtown Cleveland venues. Thursday July 19-Sunday July 22. Visit www.ingenuitycleveland.com for full schedule.
Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival: Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22. Featuring multiple performances by the Prodigals, Gaelic Storm, Seven Nations, Dublin City Ramblers, John McDermott, Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul, Brace Yourself Bridget, Cherish the Ladies, Carton, Brigid’s Cross, the Irish Sopranos, New Barleycorn, and many others. Visit www.clevelandirish.org for full schedule. Berea Fairgrounds, 164 Eastland Rd., Berea, 216-251-1711.
FRIDAY JULY 20
Grandmaster Flash: At Ingenuity Festival main stage, E. 14th and Euclid Ave., 10 p.m., $5. Downtown.
SATURDAY JULY 21.
Tracy Thomas and Ryan Humbert CD release party: Tangier Cabaret, 532 E. Market St., Akron, 800-TANGIER.
Mose Allison: Thu., Sept. 6; Fri., Sept. 7, two shows nightly: 8 and 10 p.m., $25. Nighttown.