Cleveland Museum of Art Lauches Ohio City Stages

Ohio City will once again be transformed on Wednesday nights this July as the Cleveland Museum of Art launches a free summer arts series. CMA Ohio City Stages, presented by Charter One, will bring acclaimed global music artists to a stage on the blocks surrounding The Transformer Station.

In addition to the diverse, award-winning musicians, films by contemporary artists will be shown on the Transformer Station lawn at West 29th and Church. Food and beverage will be available for purchase at the event.

CMA Ohio City Stages has been spearheaded by Bellwether, a project of CMA’s Contemporary Arts Society.

Musicians include Amadou and Mariam, a husband and wife duo from Mali who performed their Afro-pop music at President Obama’s Noble Peace Prize concert and toured with U2; Fanfare Ciocarlia, a Balkan brass band from Romania that plays “gypsy music as you’ve never heard it before”; and Aurelio Martinez, a Central American singer, composer and guitarist who hails from a  fishing village in Honduras.

Films include work by multidisciplinary artist Julia Christensen, who will be featured in two films about the cosmos, as well as a “DJ Mix” of shorts and clips by Kevin Beasley featuring everything from contemporary artists to Hollywood films.

CMA Ohio City Stages is sponsored by Great Lakes Brewing Company and Cleveland Vibrator Company. Special assistance has been provided by Ohio City Inc., North Water Partners, Ohio City Firehouse and Lutheran Hospital.