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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Sept. 28 is the first Garage Sale. Looking to clean out all of the junk in your house and Garage?  Roots of American Music has just the answer! Host a Garage Sale / Garage Band Event in your community and donate the proceeds to ROAM. We will provide some live Roots music for your event. Please help us improve the awareness of our organization’s mission and support ROAM’s music education programs.
Special thanks to the Ohio Arts Council.

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Look for future Garage Sales!

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20th Anniversary Party for Roots of American Music
Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

20th Anniversary Party for Roots of American Music

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

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Charlie Mosbrook, Kate Kooser, Bethany Joy and Jack DiAlesandro will perform at the Beachland Ballroom with a combination of wonderful solo and duo acts. This party is not to be missed!!!

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Stayed Tuned, more information about this event is coming soon.

- SAVE THE DATE - OCTOBER 12, 2019 -

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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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