The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

Summer in the City 2012 featuring Torche with Ohio Sky

Wednesday, July 25: 7 p.m.

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This is the summer to rock, 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. Beginning on Wednesday, July 11th 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, Jim Beam, Yuengling and Panasonic Automotive.

Each Summer in the City artist or band has been invited to blog on 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.

About Torche and Ohio Sky

·    Formed in Miami, Florida, Torche has rocked fans, critics, and stereos alike since their inception in 2004. Referred to as “stoner pop,” “thunder rock,” and “sludge metal,” the band was built around lead vocalist/guitarist, Steve Brooks’ signature “bomb-string” detonation-detune. Their self-titled album, Torche, was declared as the #7 album of 2005 on Decibel magazine’s annual top 40 list. Decibel magazine also ranked the band’s second album, Meanderthal, as #1 on their list in 2008. Their latest album, Harmonicraft, was released in April. The band has toured with Mogwai, Isis, Baroness, and in 2010 they opened for Coheed and Cambria on their tour alongside Circa Survive.

·    Ohio Sky is a Cleveland-based quintet combining indie aesthetics with pounding rock rhythms and pop sensibilities to form a unique concoction as accessible as it is original. They are known for their boundless songwriting, striking imagery, and winning over crowds with their highly energetic live performances. Their visceral, sonic vibrations range from heavy to light, and are always ethereal. Ohio Sky’s honest experimentation with music gives their style a powerful poignancy that’s rare to find in a band.


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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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