The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum


Summer in the City with Har Mar Superstar and Nowhere

Wednesday, August 13: 7 p.m.

About Summer in the City:
Summer is almost here and Summer in the City, the Rock Hall’s FREE live concert series, returns this season to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Some of the country’s most buzzed about up-and-coming artists will perform on the Museum plaza (weather permitting, if necessary it will be moved inside to the Main Stage), and concessions will be available for purchase from the Museum and local food trucks on the plaza, as well.  Summer in the City is sponsored by KeyBank, Yuengling and Fender Premium Audio.

Each Summer in the City artist or band has been invited to blog on rockhall.com/blog to share their experiences with fans: how they got started, their inspirations, their aspirations for the future and what their thoughts are on performing in Cleveland at the Museum.

Har Mar Superstar
Sean Tillmann named his flamboyant alter-ego after the Har Mar mall in suburban St. Paul, MN where he spent his youth watching movies and writing songs about passers-by in the food court. Tillman explains, “Har Mar Superstar used to be a different person. It used to be my excuse to get away with the more fantastic things in life… It was easier to get onstage as this other guy and be outrageous and have it be glorified. I guess the confidence I got from being Har Mar Superstar translated into my real life, so now we’re one and the same.”

Bye Bye 17, the new album from acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Har Mar Superstar, is currently out on Cult Records. Already receiving widespread critical praise, BULLETT calls the album, “impossibly groovy and infectious,” while KCRW asserts, “I’d call the album a guilty pleasure but I don’t feel guilty at all. It’s just packed full of hooks.” Additionally, of the album’s first single, “Lady, You Shot Me,” Death + Taxes declares, “Har Mar Superstar returns with the song of his career,” while MTV Buzzworthy calls it a “Buzzworthy Obsession.”

Nowhere
Cleveland’s own Matthew Rolin while locked away in his studio over the years and recording as Nowhere has been busy crafting something truly special. Playing every instrument, singing and recording every note, he’s adding to the psych-rock Tower of Babel building atop such solid foundations of Syd Barrett and the Paisley Underground's Rain Parade, as well as some contemporaries in Dungen and Tame Impala. The net result of his efforts finds Nowhere sounding just bubbly enough to be considered pop, just driven enough to be rock, and just tweaked out enough to be psychedelic. In other words, it’s classic while at the same time being altogether new. With a self-titled album out on Jurassic Pop Records and another new LP due out soon, Nowhere could end up playing everywhere very soon.
 



This event is part of:

Summer in the City

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s FREE live concert series Summer in the City is returning for Summer ‘16! Beginning Wed., June 29 some of the region’s most buzzed about groups will perform on the Rock Hall’s outdoor stage. In addition to the live music, concert-goers will enjoy food from the top local food trucks and craft beers from Brewery Ommegang, Great Lakes Brewing Company, and Magic Hat Brewing Company.

Prior to each concert, the Rock Hall will host a fan Q&A session with the artists on Periscope. RSVP for the Summer in the City concerts on the Rock Hall’s Facebook page for updates and concert info. 

Local residents and college students can take advantage of a special offer during Summer in the City concert hours with $5 admission into the main exhibition hall, where some of the Rock Hall’s most popular displays and exhibits (the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, modern artists, David Bowie, hip-hop, punk, and more) are located. To receive the discount, local residents will need to show a valid state I.D. with the zip code beginning with 440-443 or a valid college/student I.D. at the Rock Hall box office.

In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be moved inside to the Klipsch Audio Main Stage. All concerts will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Summer in the City is sponsored by Brewery Ommegang, Great Lakes Brewing Company, and Magic Hat Brewing Company. 

 


 

Summer in the City 2016 Line-up:

June 29th 6-9 p.m. - Tropidelic with Pasadena
July 6th 6-9 p.m. - Cities and Coasts with Teddy Boys
July 13th 6-9 p.m. - Uno Lady with Goldmines
July 27th 6-9 p.m. - Umojah Nation with Jah Messengers
August 3rd 6-9 p.m. - New Planet Trampoline with Heavenly Queen
August 10th 6-9 p.m. - Whiskey Daredevils with Texas Plant
August 17th 6-9 p.m. - Honeybucket with Gage Brothers
August 24th 6-9 p.m. - Lottery League Showcase

Summer in the City is sponsored by:

Great Lakes Brewing Company   Magic Hat Brewing Company   Brewery Ommegang

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