City Stages 2024

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 2024. 

Move and groove at City Stages, the CMA’s famous block parties that take place in front of Transformer Station. This year, the series occurs on three Wednesdays: July 10, July 17, and July 31. Each performance 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.


City Stages Schedule

Wednesday, July 10, 7:30 p.m.
Pahua (Mexico)

Pahua, which in Nahuatl means sweet fruit or avocado, is the brainchild of Paulina Sotomayor, a Mexican DJ, producer, percussionist, and vocalist who bridges the gap between alternative electronic music and Latin rhythms. 


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 whose music links Haitian voudou and rara with roots, Afrobeat, and hip-hop. 


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.


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.

    The Cleveland Museum of Art is 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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