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City Stages: Wesli

Wednesday, July 17, 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. 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 17, 7:30 p.m.
Wesli (Canada/Haiti)

Born Wesley Louissaint in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wesli is a prolific songwriter, guitarist, and producer. Uniting a large cross section of Montreal talent, his music links Haitian voudou and rara with roots, Afrobeat, and hip-hop. Since being crowned with the Révélation Radio-Canada award for 2009–2010, Wesli has gone on to win the Babel Med Music Award (2010), SOCAN’s Hagood Hardy Award (2016), an award from the Académie Charles Cros (2019), a Juno Award for World Music Album of the Year (2019), a Félix Award for World Music Album of the Year (2019), and a Canadian Folk Music Award for World Solo Artist of the Year (2020). He has toured across North America, Haiti, Colombia, Brazil, and Europe and participated in WOMEX, Mundial Montréal, and Cape Verde’s Atlantic Music Expo. For his Cleveland debut, he is performing as part of a six-piece party band.

Wesli - Eya hé Rara (Live on KEXP)


    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.