Third Annual Cellar Door Rendezvous Tees Up Deep Schedule for Next Week in Cleveland

Concert Announcement

The third annual Cellar Door Rendezvous begins next week, and it's expanding on all preconceived notions of what this upstart music festival means to the city of Cleveland. With a schedule and a lineup that touches on numerous venues and bands — all beloved by the Cleveland music scene writ large — there's truly something for all musical tastes. 

Our friends at Cellar Door have proven that they know how to put on a top-notch show. Next week, we'll get to enjoy a whole bunch of them.

Check out the full schedule here, and read our original announcement story below. Get all the information you need at

Tuesday, August 4th – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Opening Night Party/CLE Music powered by PechaKucha
An evening of speakers that span the life of music in Cleveland
(Full speaker lineup to be announced soon)
7:00pm / Free

Wednesday, August 5 – Brothers Lounge
“Anatomy of a Song” – An evening of songwriters performing their songs and talking about their craft
Tom Evanchuck / Megan Zurkey / Stephanie Trivison (These Knees) / John Kalman / Josh Voland
8:00pm / $10

Thursday, August 6 – MOCA Cleveland
Midnight Passenger / Cities and Coasts
7:00pm / Free

Friday, August 7 – House of Blues
Seafair and The Querencia Orchestra (a 30 piece orchestra put together for this show)
The Modern Electric
The Moxies
7:00pm / $12

Saturday, August 8 – Beachland Ballroom and Tavern
The Commonwealth
So Long, Albatross
By Light We Loom
Ageless Males
Sammy Slims
The Teddy Boys

7:00pm / $10

Sunday, August 9 – Grog Shop
Smoke Noises
Common Ave
Archie Green
Leroi Da Moor and the Fanon
8:00pm / $10

Original story published June 5:

The third annual Cellar Door Rendezvous — which has quickly vaulted toward the top of our favorite music tests in town — is on the books. And, listen: We often use "bigger and better" to characterize new annual incarnations of festivals, because that's often very true. But this time... Whoa. Our friends at Cellar Door are BLOWIN' THIS UP. 

Here's Justin Markert, co-owner of Cellar Door and podcast contributor here at Scene, with the deets:

From August 4-9 there will be events happening every night that highlight the incredible music being created right here in Cleveland. Some highlights include our main event, an all local bill at the House of Blues on Friday August 7 headlined by the one and only Seafair with the Querencia Orchestra (a 30 piece orchestra created for this show), along with The Modern Electric, The Moxies and Ottawa; a FREE opening night party at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame centered around a CLE music focused PechaKucha night featuring speakers from Cleveland’s past and present.

Ticket pricing and a more specific set of schedules are available at Cellar Door's website