Saturday July 31, 2021
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  • Press Release

The Cleveland Museum of Art Presents City Stages

exterior of the CMA building

Two global music concerts scheduled for Wednesdays, August 18 and 25

Cleveland (July 31, 2021)—The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) announces the return of City Stages, the museum’s FREE acclaimed summer concerts featuring the best in global music. The block parties will take place on consecutive Wednesday evenings in front of Transformer Station, the museum’s sister contemporary art museum, August 18 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early.

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event returns in a limited format and comprises two concerts for the 2021 season.

Transformer Station will remain open until 9 p.m. during City Stages. Before the concerts, attendees are encouraged to visit Transformer Station to see the CMA’s free exhibition, New Histories, News Futures, on view through September 12. The exhibition showcases work by three contemporary Black artists—Johnny Coleman, Antwoine Washington and Kambui Olujimi—who engage both historical events and current discourse through their art.

Transformer Station is located at 1460 W. 29th St., Cleveland, OH 44113. It’s open Wednesday to Sunday, 11 am to 5 p.m. For more information, visit

City Stages Schedule

  • Wednesday, August 18
    Angel Melendez and the 911 Mambo Orchestra

    Composer, arranger and trombonist Angel Melendez leads the 10-piece 911 Mambo Orchestra in original arrangements of old-school salsa.
  • Wednesday, August 25
    Cheick Hamala Diabate

    The Malian singer-guitarist and n’goni player performs the best in West African griot. The n’goni is a traditional stringed lute considered one of the ancestors of the banjo.

Please view the press kit for artist images.


Arrive early and grab dinner and a drink at one of Ohio City’s bars or restaurants.


Ample parking available courtesy of Lutheran Hospital

City Stages Parking Map

The Cleveland Museum of Art is funded in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

The exhibition New Histories, New Futures was supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contact the Museum's Media Relations Team:
(216) 707-2261