Halsey Love and Power Tour, Blossom Music Center, June 3. Experience the raw and emotional musical talent of Halsey as she reflects on parenthood and, you guessed it, power. To fully prepare yourself for the performance, stream Halsey’s If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, an hourlong film set to the music from the album.
School of Rock the Musical, Cain Park’s Alma Theater, June 9-26. Cain Park’s summer arts lineup kicks off with theater performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock the Musical. Head back to the theater for the regional premiere of Sondheim on Sondheim, playing Aug. 4-14.
In between, visit Cain Park to discover a range of artistic talents, from ballerinas and dancers to jazz and rock musicians. “At Cain Park, presenting a wide variety of music genres confirms that the arts provide people of varied backgrounds a comfortable way to come together and learn more about each other to strengthen the community,” says Erin Miller, Cain Park general manager.
Wonderstruck Festival, Lakeland Community College, July 9-10. Headliners The Lumineers and Vampire Weekend join more than a dozen other performers for 20 hours of live shows spread across three stages at Northeast Ohio’s only internationally recognized contemporary music festival.
“Creating wonder for people is what we do, so it should be an amazing summer,” says Denny Young, co-founder and president of the Elevation Group, the organization behind Wonderstruck.
MUNA, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, July 30. A self-proclaimed “queer electropop” band, MUNA will light up the Rock Hall Live Stage this summer. Join the party and experience the musical talents of lead singer Katie Gavin and guitarists Josette Maskin and Naomi McPherson.
Lisa Vinciquerra, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame director of production and live events, says the concert plays into the hall’s background as teaching and inspiring through music. “Our lineup really gives fans and families a chance to experience the power of rock and roll," she says.
Goo Goo Dolls, Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, Aug. 10. This stop on the Goo Goo Dolls’ summer tour will likely feature songs from their 2021 compilation album Rarities, which was released last summer and features 20 rare or never-released songs, including live recordings, radio performances and acoustic renditions spanning from 1995 to 2007.