Guide To The Cleveland Ohio Music Scene

Cleveland Ohio Location




Cleveland Ohio is located on the southern shore of Lake Erie in the northeastern part of the state, approximately 60 miles west of the Pennsylvania border.

The city was founded in 1796 near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River, and became a manufacturing center owing to its location at the head of numerous canals and railroad lines.

Cleveland is home to the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and is sometimes referred to as "The Rock and Roll Capital of the World."

As of 2010, the population of Cleveland Ohio was 478,403 people. They are often referred to as "Clevelanders." Although the city's population has been shrinking since it peaked at 914,808 in 1950 it is still the second largest of all the Ohio cities, behind only Columbus.

The U.S.average crime rate is 319.2 (that’s overall crimes committed per year). Cleveland's overall crime rate is 777.0 per year. So this is not a safe city.

Okay, so that’s some basic facts about Cleveland. What does it mean for musicians? First off watch your gear. Your in the big city now. People can and will steal your stuff if your not paying attention.

Second, this is an old industrial city with a lot of nooks and crannies. There are a lot of music resources and places you can play here as a band or musician trying to make a name for yourself. It's one of the cities that touring bands still hit in Ohio. If it's significant for someone touring the world then it's also significant to someone playing regionally and locally. People here love music.

I personally love Cleveland, I'm a Browns fan.

As I mentioned there are a lot of places to play in Cleveland for a local Ohio band or solo artist. Here is a guide to many of those venues...

Musicians Guide to Cleveland Venues

And here is a list of Cleveland Area Guitar Shops, if you have some time to kill or need some new strings or back-up gear. It's amazing what we need sometimes in relation to music, especially at like the last minute...

Cleveland Music Stores



Also I put together a helpful directory of local recording studios in the Cleveland Area, check it out if your looking for a local place to record...

Recording Studios in Cleveland





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