Rock and Roll Hall of Fame “Rock Week” @ Carlyz Corner

2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame events in Cleveland and Cleveland Rock Week events

Hello friends, followers, fellow bloggers….long time, no hear! I know right!  Sorry for the hiatus, but I have worked on some new adventures.  But I couldn’t let this great free event pass us by!

So when Clevelanders first received the notification that we had won the privilege to have the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME in our city we were filled with excitement, because let’s face it, this city was built on rock and roll (cheesy huh?).  Our city would be on the map, known for something other than being “the mistake on the lake”.  However when it was announced that the annual induction ceremonies, with all the glitz and glamour, would not be held in Cleveland but in New York, and every three years in Cleveland, I felt slighted!

I have to admit though that the having the museum in our city does come with some amazing perks.  The addition of this beautiful masterpiece of architectural design to our lakefront makes Voinivich Park a draw to visitors and locals alike. The museum is always abuzz with activity!  So one those activities is……… “CLEVELAND ROCK WEEK“!

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Photo courtesy of website

What is “Cleveland Rock Week” you ask? This year is our year to host the induction ceremony! We get the red carpet, celebrity guests and  “E” reviews!  So in honor the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction, the museum and city have come together to host a week-long celebration of music and other free activities for Cleveland fans.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 30th Annual Induction Ceremony will take place at Cleveland’s historic Public Hall on Saturday, April 18, 2015 and be celebrated with a series of events for fans as part of Cleveland Rock Week.

 WHO are the 2015 Rock Hall Performers and Presenters?

Paul McCartney is inducting Ringo Starr, Stevie Wonder is inducting Bill Withers, Patti Smith is inducting Lou Reed, Peter Wolf is inducting the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Fall Out Boy is inducting Green Day, John Mayer is inducting Stevie Ray Vaughan, Steve Cropper is inducting the “5” Royales, and Miley Cyrus will induct Joan Jett and the Blackhearts!

Scheduled performers include Beck, Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh, Tom Morello, John Legend, Jimmie Vaughan, Gary Clark Jr., Zac Brown, Karen O, Nate Ruess and more!

NEW 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee exhibit: Stories, rare performances and interviews, and incredible items from the 2015 class of Inductees, opens April 11. FREE EVENT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Gallery Talks: The Rock Hall’s Gallery Talks give visitors an insider’s look into the stories and characters behind the treasures in the Museum. These guided tours of the Museum are your backstage pass to the Museum experience.

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So if you have a moment this weekend, or sometime during the next week, or if you can attend the Induction Ceremony on April 18, 2015, do so!  It will be a memorable event for you to enjoy for a lifetime!


Happy FRREEEE Hunting!


Free Music Concerts for the Month of June @ Carly’z Corner

Did you know that your local county library gives many free music concerts! I have a friend who loves the sound that the ukulele makes and she has learned to play this instrument quite beautifully.

“The ukulele  sometimes abbreviated to uke, is a member of the guitar family of instruments; it generally employs four  nylon or gut strings or four courses of strings.

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The ukulele originated in the 19th century as a Hawaiian interpretation of the machete, a small guitar-like instrument related to the cavaquino,timple, braguinha and the rajao taken to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants, many from the Macaronesian Islands.  It gained great popularity elsewhere in the United States during the early 20th century, and from there spread internationally.” – Wikipedia

That brings me to this information that I found just browsing the information board at the library while waiting for my kids to finish with their free library camp @ the Independence Cuyahoga library branch:

Ukulele Sing Along With the Cleveland Jumping Fleas Tuesday, July 8, 2014 @ 7:00pm

Middleburg Heights Branch

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“You can Uke!”

“Where you can learn to play some chords and a song on the world’s happiest instrument-the ukulele!”

Saturday, July 26th @ 2:00pm at the Middleburg Heights Branch

So get out and enjoy!




Cleveland Metroparks Day 2……@ Carly’z Corner

Hello friends!  I wanted to write today about another FREE concert @ The Cleveland Metroparks.  This metropark is call Stinchcomb-Groth Memorial Scenic Overlook.

Rocky River, Metropark, Cleveland, Ohio - Click for photographer information and full size photo.

Stinchcomb-Groth Memorial Scenic Overlook is located off Hogsback Lane in Rocky River Reservation, between Valley Parkway and Riverside Drive in Cleveland.  Stinchcomb-Groth Memorial, has a 30-foot tower made of cinder block and sandstone, was dedicated in 1958 to the first two directors of Cleveland Metroparks, William Stinchcomb and Harold Groth. Together, these two men were responsible for establishing 18,000 acres of parkland and 84 miles of parkway.

Bridge View - South 2 - Click for photographer information and full size photo.

Well, Stinchcomb-Groth offers a FREE  music concert series.  I apologize for just writing about this so short notice, as tomorrow July 25, 2013 closes out this concert summer series.  The concert features  – Brigid’s Cross (Irish blues and rock & roll) tomorrow from 6pm-8pm.

Photo: Come enjoy some free music tomorrow!!!</p>
<p>Look About Lodge Summer Concert Series!!<br />
Featuring Nightbreeze<br />
Sun, July 14 @ 6-8 p.m.<br />
Look About Lodge, South Chagrin Reservation<br />
37374 Miles Rd., Bentleyville, OH 44022</p>
<p>Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Look About Lodge at a special summer concert series. Bring a blanket or chair and a picnic to spread out on the lawn, and enjoy music through the generations. Nightbreeze will entertain with music of the 70s.<br />
Price: Free<br />
Food Provided: Girls Scouts will be selling snack items.</p>
<p>Parking will be available at Look About Lodge until full.  Additional parking available at Shelterhouse Picnic Area off Hawthorn Parkway with shuttle service to Lodge. </p>
<p>For more information, call 440-247-7075 or visit

So bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy!

Happy Frrreeeee Hunting!

Just Putting it out there….FYI…today is the first free concert ….

So tonight from 6pm – 9pm starts off the summer of FREE concerts at Wade Oval.  The first group to perform tonight is called a “Chosen Few”.  Their style of music is mostly R & B.

So bring a blanket, lawn chair and a picnic basket and come out an enjoy the start of Wade Oval Wednesdays.  Hope to see you there!

Happy Frrreeeee Hunting!