Welcome to Cleveland Rock and Roll - Your Concert Connection chronicling the North Coast's rich concert history along with who's playing here today. It's our goal to share memories with you - the memories of concerts that helped shape each of our lives!

Feel free to look around, and don't hesitate to share your memories from any of the shows listed!

Help us keep the memories we've all had alive in the greatest rock and roll place on the planet - NORTHEAST OHIO!!

Photo - Blue Sky Riders at The Kent Stage 2012 (Courtesy Of Scott Alan)

Upcoming Concerts

Are you going to one of these concerts?  Don't forget to visit CLEVELAND ROCK AND ROLL after the show and give us the full review.

Sept 11th - Charlie Musselwhite (Kent Stage)

Sept 18th - Spyro Gyra (Kent Stage)

Sept 19th - Mary Bridget Davies (Akron Civic)

Sept 22nd - Dweezil Zappa (Kent Stage)

Sept 23rd - Hot Tuna (Kent Stage)

Oct 3rd - Arlo Guthrie (Lorain Palace)


  • Edgar Winter Coming To Kent Stage October 21

    Edgar Winter at the Kent Stage October 21st

    TKS Productions is proud to announce an encore performance by the Edgar Winter Band. After Edgar kicked ass in Lorain opening for Eric Burdon he is back by popular demand to headline on Wednesday October 21st.

    Edgar made an immediate impact on the music world with his first record "Entrance" and followed by two hit albums with his band, White Trash and he topped that success with The Edgar Winter Group, creating the #1 hit "Frankenstein" and the ever-popular "Free Ride". The album "They Only Come Out At Night" stayed on the charts for 80 weeks on it's way to double platinum.

    Don't miss the chance to see this great musician in one of Northeast Ohio's best music venue, The Kent Stage.

    For information and tickets go to www.kentstage.org

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  • CD Review: John Garcia - John Garcia

    John Garcia


    For many of you, the name John Garcia doesn't mean a whole lot. I get that. For some of us - people that have long loved the world of Stoner Rock and Metal, John Garcia is every bit the musical God that people like Ronnie James Dio, Rob Halford and Bruce Dickinson are in the world of "classic metal". With Kyuss alone, Garcia quite literally defined exactly what this genre is supposed to sound like. His post-Kyuss projects all ventured in slightly different directions and showcased an uncanny ability to add more and more to an already brilliant musical style. For the first time since Kyuss, Garcia seemed to truly put every creative thing together perfectly with Vista Chino. Much like artists do though, he immediately ventured away from that to do something again a bit different and much more personal to him. That project is the simple, self titled JOHN GARCIA. While it's not quite as accessible as Vista Chino was to the every day fan, this might just be his best work yet. The legend continues.

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  • CD Review: Black Label Society - Catacombs Of The Black Vatican

    Black Label Society


    When Zakk Wylde decides to release new music, the metal world definitely stops for a moment and listens. They may not like it all, but they do listen. It's a testament to how unbelievable the man is on guitar; a true legend who stands shoulder to shoulder with the Eddie Van Halen's and Dimebag Darrell's of the world of guitar playing. If Zakk has a habit though, it's to release an album that's dull every once in awhile. It doesn't happen all the time, but it certainly has been known to happen. SHOT TO HELL was pretty lame, and 1919 ETERNAL was a little too full of concept instead of substance. Still, the last two releases, ORDER OF THE BLACK and the acoustic THE SONG REMAINS NOT THE SAME left me thinking that Wylde was back to his creative best, and caused a lot of anticipation for his latest. Unfortunately, CATACOMBS OF THE BLACK VATICAN just doesn't measure up. Slow, plodding and mid-tempo, the word that comes to mind throughout is boring.

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  • CD Review: Various Artists - Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life

    Various Artists


    As much as I want to take this at face value, it's hard to not at least wonder just how many times Wendy Dio is going to visit the Dio well and mine more material culled from his past work. There's already been multiple live releases, deluxe reissues, an officially sanctioned band playing the music of Dio...and now second tribute collection of music from people other than Dio performing his work (the first being Jorn Lande's DIO release). I'm almost expecting a release of special rare interviews or voice mails to come at this point. Still, it's their business what they put out, and ours to merely judge it. So that said, we now have RONNIE JAMES DIO: THIS IS YOUR LIFE. While it has some real heavyweights performing on it, it's pretty much like every other tribute album you'll get. It's a hodge podge of covers. Some are good. Some aren't. Big surprise, right?

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  • CD Review: Boston - Life, Love & Hope



    Boston is one of those bands that, as a fan, has just been one of the most frustrating to follow. Their career has been so sporadic musically and so infrequent release-wise that they literally tanked their career for the sake of the creative musings of their leader, guitarist Tom Scholz. To be pretty honest, they haven't done anything that's been that great since the THIRD STAGE release, which came back in 1986. Following the death of vocalist Brad Delp, they seemed like they may just be over, but were resurrected in the live setting by Stryper vocalist Michael Sweet. Sweet has since left, but new vocalist Tommy DiCarlo seems to be a pretty good clone of Delp sonically. So, onward does the Boston spaceship sail.

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Happening At The Kent Stage

  • Happening At The Kent Stage

    175 East Main Street  Kent Ohio  

    330-677-5005    www.kentstage.org

    May 22nd - Jeff Daniels

    May 30th - Greg Brown

    June 9th - Jeff Austin

    June 10th - The Stray Birds

    June 11th - Gaelic Storm

    June 12th - Tall Heights

    June 13th - Don Felder

    June 14th - Gibson Brothers

    June 16th - Quebe Sisters

    June 18th - Reverend Peytons Big Damn Band

    August 1st - Richard Thompson

    August 2nd - Rickie Lee Jones

    August 11th - Todd Rundgren

    August 12th - Keb' Mo

    Sept 1st - Justin Hayward

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