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City Stages Global Music Concert Lineup Announces for 2024

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Paulina Sotomayor. Photo courtesy of Unfit Agency

FREE summer block parties return to Ohio City’s Hingetown neighborhood

CLEVELAND (April 23, 2024)—Come for the music, stay for the party! City Stages, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s (CMA) FREE summer concert series, is back in the best of global music on Wednesdays, July 10, 17, and 31, 2024. This year, three acts from three different countries are bringing amazing beats to Transformer Station in Ohio City’s Hingetown neighborhood for unforgettable evenings. 

“Here are the musical groups in this year’s lineup:

Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m., and visitors are encouraged to arrive early and grab dinner and a drink at one of Ohio City’s bars or restaurants or visit one of the local shops. Seating is limited—bring camp chairs and enjoy an evening of music and dancing in the street.

Wednesday, July 10 

Bridging the gap between alternative electronic and Latin rhythm, Pahua is the brainchild of Mexican artist Paulina Sotomayor. A talented producer, percussionist, vocalist, and DJ, Sotomayor draws inspiration from nature and femininity while mixing electronic folk and lo-fi beats that will have you dancing the night away.

Wednesday, July 17

Haitian Canadian Wesli’s musical journey has gone from stringing up an oilcan with nylon fishing string to winning a JUNO Award for World Music Album of the Year. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, he is a prolific songwriter, guitarist, and producer. Uniting a large cross section of Montreal talent, his music links Haitian voodoo and rara with twoubadou roots, Afrobeat, and reggae.

Wednesday, July 31

Brazilian singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and “artivist,” Bia Ferreira defines her music as “MMP—Música de Mulher Preta” (Black-Woman Music). Her songs spread messages about feminism and love, speaking out against injustice and other topics near to her heart. 

Parking is available in the Lutheran Hospital parking lot located at West 28th Street and Franklin Boulevard. FREE to all.

Transformer Station is located at 1460 West 29th Street (at the corner of Church Avenue), Cleveland, OH 44113. Normal hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but Transformer Station remains open until 9:00 p.m. during City Stages. For more information, visit www.clevelandart.org/transformer-station 


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