House Concert
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

House Concert

Roots of American Music Presents “Harmonious Wail” 

Roots of American Music’s presents a House Concert on Friday, November 1, 2019 at the home of Ed and Terry Ruch, featuring Harmonious Wail.

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Americana flavored Gypsy Swing on full tilt! Harmonious Wail combines the searing wit, humor and mandolin virtuosity, the Continental panache of Django, the great American songbook and charm of Edith Piath inspired vocals to create a unique musical journey.

 “In the gypsy jazz field, no one does it any better than the Madison, Wisconsin based group Harmonious Wail.”    -Jazz Review

Your donation will benefit Roots of American Music’s education and outreach programs.

Concert seating, are $50.   Snacks, beer and wine will be provided.

7:00 pm    Doors Open 

7:30 pm    Concert

For more info call: 216-321-9350

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Keep on ROAMing: Celebrating 20 Years of Roots Music Education and Outreach Annual Benefit for Education
Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

Keep on ROAMing: Celebrating 20 Years of Roots Music Education and Outreach Annual Benefit for Education

Let’s party to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Roots of American Music!

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Celebrate ROAM’s two decades of arts education with an evening of live music as musicians Charlie Mosbrook, Kate Kooser, Bethany Joy, Dan Socha, and Jack DiAlesandro perform solo and duo acts.  

Following the concert, the celebration continues with an All Night Soul Revue hosted by DJ “The Concrete Cowboy”.  This party is not to be missed!

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6:00 pm    Pre-Concert Reception for Sponsors and VIP Ticket Holders
7:00 pm    Doors Open for Concert
7:30 pm    Concert
9:45 pm    Post-Concert All Night Soul Revue party with DJ “The Concrete Cowboy”

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 General Admission Tickets: FREE Tickets to the concert only are free!  No reservations are necessary.  Doors for the concert open at 7:00 pm.

 VIP Tickets: $150 Includes pre-concert reception with drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and special performance by ROAM Artistic Director Kevin Richards; and concert with reserved seating.

Sponsorships: Starting at $500 Includes pre-concert reception with drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and special performance by ROAM Artistic Director Kevin Richards; concert with reserved seating; and recognition opportunities. 

Thank You to Our Sponsors

The Rhythm Maker

Nordson Corporation

The Blues Revue

Stuart Abrams, Paul Clark, Gene’s Marathon, Guggenheim, Inc., Bicknell Robbins

 The Rockin’ Roadie

Anonymous, Marge and Gene Ruminski

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For questions or to purchase tickets by phone, please contact D’Arcy Kovach, Development Director, at 216-321-9350 or dkovach@rootsofamericanmusic.org.




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Garage Sale / Garage Band
Sep
28
2:00 PM14:00

Garage Sale / Garage Band

  • 2301 Chatfield Drive Cleveland Heights, OH, 44106 United States (map)
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Garage Sale/Garage Band Event
Saturday, September 28, 2019
2:00 – 6:00 pm
2301 Chatfield Drive 
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106

Hosts: Michael and Meredith Weil
Admission is free

Join Roots of American Music for an afternoon of live music from some of your favorite bands!  And do a little shopping for some great bargains.  Garage Sale/Garage Band event is a concert and sale all in one.  Whether you want to listen to live music, shop for some cool items, or both, this event will be a fun afternoon!

All proceeds from the Garage Sale will benefit ROAM’s education and outreach programs.

This event is part of ROAM’s Garage Sale/Garage Band Series, bringing music to the community, and funded, in part, by the Ohio Arts Council.

Performance Schedule:

2:00 – 3:00 pm
Gretchen Pleuss (singer/songwriter): One of Cleveland’s up-and-coming premier songwriters, with a voice that sails on the wind. www.gretchenpleuss.com

3:30 – 4:45 pm
Faith & Whiskey (classic rock): One of the hottest bands in Northeast Ohio.  Come see the Honorable "Rockin Mike Donnelly" and the rest of this amazing band. www.facebook.com/FaithandWhiskeyCLE
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Rumbling Spires (rock): Veterans of the Cleveland music scene for many years, featuring The Rock Hall & Roll Hall of Fame’s Andy Leach and friends.
www.facebook.com/therumblingspires

Looking to clean out your garage or basement?

Let us know if you have anything of value that you want to donate to our Garage Sale/ Garage Band series.  Or host a future Garage Sale/Garage Band event in your community and donate all or part of the proceeds to ROAM.  We will provide live music for the event!  Your support will help ROAM continue to provide music education and outreach programs to thousands of individuals each year.  Help us spread the word!

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Look for future Garage Sales!

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Blue Sky Folk Festival
Aug
17
11:00 AM11:00

Blue Sky Folk Festival

  • Fine Arts Association, Willoughby (map)
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Our good friends from the North East Ohio Music Heritage Association will be holding their ninth annual folk festival in Willoughby Ohio! The festival includes folk music, jams, workshops and evening concert.

Day Program
Noon – 5pm (gates open 11am)       Concerts all day, old-time and bluegrass jams, workshops in banjo, guitar, mandolin, songwriting, community singing, dance, more. Admission $10. Bring instrument to jam for $2 off. Under 13 free.

Dinner Break
5pm – 7:30pm     Enjoy our vendors, hang around for jamming or explore Historic Downtown Willoughby restaurants and shops

Evening Concert
7:30pm        Madison Violet concert featuring indie folk songwriters/musicians Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac from Canada. Also appearing:  extraordinary local talents Charlie Mosbrook  and Matt Watroba. Doors open 7pm. Admission $20 online/$25 at the door. 

For more info and tickets… Blue Sky Folk Festival

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Common Ground: The Roots of Creativity with Roots of American Music
Jun
30
1:00 PM13:00

Common Ground: The Roots of Creativity with Roots of American Music

  • Let's dig to the roots of our creativity, and reflect on how our environment and community affects our creative abilities.

  • What can we change or mold in our lives to create more room for creativity to blossom?

  • This Common Ground event will begin with a brief introduction of our topic over food, with smaller group discussions and/or journaling to follow.
    Presented by Roots of American Music

 REGISTER HERE FOR THE EVENT

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Emigrate! Bound for Cleveland
Apr
14
5:00 PM17:00

Emigrate! Bound for Cleveland

Emigrate! Bound for Cleveland
The Immigration Story of the Irish in Northeast Ohio told through the story of Johnny Kilbane, World Featherweight Champion (1912 -1923).

Musical performance headliners are Irish punk band The Boys from County Hell and Irish Traditional Musicians - Ruairi Hurley and Ray Flanagan.

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Roots Music Revue: Songs and Stories of the Ohio River and the Underground Railroad
Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

Roots Music Revue: Songs and Stories of the Ohio River and the Underground Railroad

Roots Music Revue: Songs and Stories of the Ohio River and the Underground Railroad is part of Roots of American’s Music program called The Ohio Heritage Music Project, whose mission is to re-imagine music production in order to document, preserve and build awareness of regional music.

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Richard Shack at Nighttown: Benefit for Roots Of American Music
Mar
10
7:00 PM19:00

Richard Shack at Nighttown: Benefit for Roots Of American Music

  • Nightttown 12383 Cedar Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106 (map)
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Richard Shackan accomplished guitarist, has been performing and recording for over 30 years.  The founding member of The Case of E.T. Hooley, Richard has recorded with the legendary “Swamp Blues” artist Slim Harpo.  Richard also played with “Jump Blues” artist Jimmy Witherspoon and recorded with the hard-edged, power pop/rock band Uncle Tom on United Artists label.  Perhaps most notably, here in Cleveland, Richard was a member of The James Gang, recording with the group on the ATCO label.

 

While still rocking, a few years ago Richard turned his focus to songwriting.  His style is Americana with a particular bent towards the reminiscent soul of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee.  Richard performs with his friend and harmonica virtuoso Mike Gilliand.       

 

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