The region’s premier summer music festival is just two months away. Tickets are now on sale for Solstice! The Cleveland Museum of Art invites the community to celebrate summer’s long days and hot nights at Solstice on Saturday, June 30 from 7:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
By Cindy Fink Director of Marketing and Communications Performance and music are a major part of the museum’s annual Summer Solstice Party, this year happening on Saturday, June 25 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Exciting, eclectic music never stops once it starts at the party, and it’s no easy feat to organize all. So, we caught up with Tom Welsh, who masterfully envisions and secures the performance lineup, to ask him for a bit of insight into his work on the party. Q.
If you’ve been following our blog and came to the fabulous Summer Solstice Party, you may have noticed something amiss. Incredible music acts? Check. Gallery previews? Check. Revelers dancing the night away? Check. But where was the mysterious art installation?
While we’re loving every minute of it, hosting one of Cleveland’s biggest parties of the year takes a lot of time, resources, and people. We’ve compiled some quick numbers to show you just how much planning goes into our Summer Solstice Party. You may be surprised by what you learn!
While you may have heard all about this year’s musical acts (and, if you haven’t, you really should check them out in this online video preview), there’s more fun to be had at our second Summer Solstice Party this Saturday, June 19.
Cleveland Museum of Art regulars should recognize the name Mark Reigelmän. The New York-based (and Cleveland-bred) artist created the memorable Wood-Pile piece at last year’s Summer Solstice celebration. Reigelmän returns as the mastermind behind this year’s Solstice installation in collaboration with Cleveland Public Art (CPA).
So what exactly should Solstice party-goers look for on Saturday? That’s our little secret! Trust us, you’ll know it when you see it.
What is it?
Want to make the fun of our Summer Solstice Party extend beyond the event itself? Then, you’ll want to take advantage of these partnerships with local restaurants and hotels that have generously agreed to help us make this a Solstice to remember.
Every day from now through June 19, Zack Bruell’s restaurant group will be counting down to the Summer Solstice Party by featuring special Summer Solstice prix fixe, three-course dinner menus.