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Bia posing in all red

Photo courtesy of Bia Ferreira

City Stages: Bia Ferreira

Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 7:30–9:00 p.m.
Location: Transformer Station

About The Event

City Stages, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s acclaimed free outdoor summer concert series featuring the best in global music, returns to Hingetown with three dynamic performances in July. These block parties take place in front of Transformer Station on three Wednesdays: July 10, July 17, and July 31. Each begins at 7:30 p.m.

Arrive early and grab dinner and a drink at one of Ohio City’s bars or restaurants, or visit one of the local shops. On City Stages Wednesdays, members receive 10% off at Verbena Free Spirited Shoppe, Jukebox, and Patron Saint with proof of a current CMA membership through digital or physical cards.  Please check with each location regarding available hours during the performance dates. 

Seating is limited—bring camp chairs and enjoy an evening of music and dancing in the street.

Free parking is available in the Lutheran Hospital lot located at West 28th Street and Franklin Boulevard.

Transformer Station is located at 1460 West 29th Street (at the corner of Church Avenue), Cleveland, OH 44113. Transformer Station remains open until 9:00 p.m. during City Stages.


Wednesday, July 31, 7:30 p.m.
Bia Ferriera (Brazil)

Bia Ferreira, a Brazilian singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, stands out for her innovative approach to combining Afrodiasporic rhythms—like soul, R and B, reggae, and rap—with Brazilian music—such as samba and repente. She is known for her lyrics addressing racism, women’s rights, and LGBTQIAP+ rights. She broke into public consciousness in 2017 with the track “Cota Não é Esmola,” which highlights the importance of the quota system for the black Brazilian population’s access to the country’s universities. In addition to the 13 million views on YouTube and several million Spotify plays, the song became mandatory reading for the University of Brasília’s entrance exam. Ferreira was nominated for the 2018 Women in Music Awards. This evening, she performs with her trio.

Tiny Desk: Bia Ferreira


    The 2023–24 Performing Arts Series is sponsored by the Musart Society. This program is made possible in part by the Ernest L. and Louise M. Gartner Fund, the P. J. McMyler Musical Endowment Fund, and the Anton and Rose Zverina Music Fund.

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

      Performing arts programs are supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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