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News Release
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The Cleveland Museum of Art Presents Solstice 2022 on Saturday, June 25

Monday, May 9, 2022

Mark Nylander

The Cleveland Museum of Art
mnylander [at] clevelandart.org
216-707-6897
Member tickets go on sale Monday, May 16; public tickets for sale Wednesday, May 18

Press Kit

CLEVELAND (May 9, 2022)—The Cleveland Museum of Art’s signature summer event, Solstice, returns this year on Saturday, June 25, from 7 to 11 p.m. This annual celebration is an energy-filled night of music and art featuring multiple groups performing simultaneously on two stages. The iconic, global-minded festival is unlike any other event in Cleveland. 

Throughout the evening, attendees can enjoy free admission to the special exhibition The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion. Additionally, the museum’s permanent collection galleries will be open late into the night. 

Museum members receive advance access to tickets beginning Monday, May 16, at 10 a.m. If tickets are still available after the member presale, the public sale begins Wednesday, May 18, at 10 a.m. Member and public tickets are $100 (limit four). The all-inclusive ticket covers food and beverages, including beer, wine and canned cocktails. This event is for guests 21 or older.  

Become a member for a first chance to reserve your presale tickets, available online at ClevelandArt.org/Solstice or by phone at 216-421-7350.  

2022 Solstice Artist Lineup

Tatiana Eva-Marie has consistently delighted audiences with her buoyant style and effervescent personality and charmingly carries the Django Reinhardt vintage jazz legacy forward. A Brooklyn-based bandleader, singer, author and actress, Tatiana Eva-Marie is best known for her work with the Avalon Jazz Band and was recently included in a list of rising jazz stars by Vanity Fair magazine. Though her interests have led her to explore a wide range of musical styles, from 1930s pop to modern jazz, Tatiana Eva-Marie’s singing is always inspired by her own French and Gypsy heritage; a love for the Parisian art scene of the 1920s through the 1960s; a fascination with New Orleans Jazz; and a deep connection to the Great American Songbook. She will start her performance in the VIP tent, then move to the general stage.

Plena Libre brilliantly infuses the “plena and bomba” Afro-Puerto Rican rhythms with other Caribbean rhythms in their traditional and contemporary compositions, creating an electrifying stage performance. Featuring three vocalists singing in lush three-part harmonies—with an aggressive, tight, yet sensitive style, which balances the traditional with the contemporary, the global and the local—Plena Libre produces a brand of music and live performance that captivates the multicultural audience, inviting all to dance and to listen to their sound. Plena Libre has recorded with notable musicians, like pianist Eddie Palmieri, Papo Lucca and Nestor Torres, among others.

Underground System, one of the most dynamic groups to emerge from New York City this decade, continues to reinvent their brand of global dance music, remaining a force determined to re-create, redefine, and reconstruct. The journey from humble beginnings—taking the purist approach to interpreting Fela Kuti’s musical style to an authentically original, internationally touring indie dance band—is a story just starting to be told. The production and release of 2018’s debut LP What Are You (Soul Clap Records) proved to be the springboard that set the group in motion. Recontextualizing and breathing fresh life into elements of Afrobeat, dance punk, disco and electronic music, the album was received with international acclaim.

Inside the museum, DJs in the Ames Family Atrium will provide a marathon master class on funk and soul: DJ Darrick Grant, local legend and host of WCSB 89.3 FM’s Eclectic Soul, and DJ Dante Carfagna, consummate collector of 45s, crate-digger extraordinaire and author of the definitive Soul Music of Ohio, just published by the Numero Group.

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About the Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art is renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection, which includes more than 63,000 artworks and spans 6,000 years of achievement in the arts. The museum is a significant international forum for exhibitions, scholarship and performing arts and is a leader in digital innovations. One of the top comprehensive art museums in the nation, recognized for its award-winning Open Access program and free of charge to all, the Cleveland Museum of Art is located in the University Circle neighborhood.

The museum is supported in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and made possible in part by the Ohio Arts Council (OAC), which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts. The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically. For more information about the museum and its holdings, programs and events, call 888-CMA-0033 or visit cma.org.