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Roger Daltrey performs The Who’s TOMMY with The Cleveland Orchestra

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Roger Daltrey, vocalist
members of The Who Band
Simon Townshend
Frank Simes
Jon Button
Scott Devours
Loren Gold
The Cleveland Orchestra
conducted by Keith Levenson


“Tommy!  Can you hear me?” It is one of the most acclaimed works of the rock era. Now, experience it as never before — live this summer as Roger Daltrey performs The Who's “Tommy” with members of The Who Band and The Cleveland Orchestra.

Created by The Who’s lead guitarist Pete Townshend, and featuring hits like “Pinball Wizard” and “I’m Free,” Tommy is one of the most acclaimed and defining works of the rock era — and an enduring album that resonates on radio to this day where it has found multi-generational appeal. Witness this seminal rock opera like you've never heard it before.


This concert will be presented with Image Magnification (IMAG) — featuring live video of the performers displayed on LED screens in the Blossom Pavilion.  This initiative is part of a collaborative partnership between The Cleveland Orchestra and ideastream®. 

2018 Blossom Season Sponsor: 

The J.M. Smucker Company

Blossom 50th Anniversary Sponsor: 
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Please note: 
This special one-night-only event is not included as part of Festival subscriptions, Lawn Ticket Book packages, Members Club, The Circle, Student Advantage Program, or the Under 18s Free program for the 2018 Blossom Music Festival.  Season-long parking passes for regular concerts are also not valid for this special concert. 

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Program Book

Information and background about the music are printed in program books distributed free-of-charge at most Cleveland Orchestra concerts. The program notes are usually available on-line ahead of time (see links below).

On-Line FlipBook
Click or tap here to read this concert's program book as an online flipbook, best viewed on a desktop or tablet computer. 
(Blossom 2018 Book #1, published June 28)

Mobile-Friendly ExpressBook (
Click or tap here to read about the concert on your phone with our mobile-friendly ExpressBook, available the week of the concert.

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Paved lot parking is available by advance purchase: $40 for premium Lot A and $20 for other paved lots. Parking in grass lots is free.

Please note:  2018 Blossom Music Festival season-long parking passes are not valid for this special event.

View Blossom Grounds Map

For more information about parking, please call the Severance Hall Ticket Office at 216-231-1111 or toll free at 800-686-1141 on Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Security Policies

Due to the anticipated audience attendance, this concert will include increased security measures, including:

  • Large, hard sided coolers; large, oversized bags; umbrellas; and wagons will not be allowed.
  • Lawn chairs must be no higher than nine inches off the ground, the size of a standard beach chair. No camping chairs, bag chairs, folding chairs, or patio chairs are permitted. Chairs will be available for rent.
  • Size restrictions will be placed on bags (no larger than 14”x12”x6”).
  • Increased security at the entry gates, including bag checks and metal detector screening.
  • Guests may bring in a light picnic or snacks, packed into one (1) one-gallon, sealed clear, zip-top bags. Please reserve one bag per person.
  • Outside beer and thermoses will not be permitted. 
  • One factory sealed 750 ml bottle of wine per adult (over 21) will be allowed. Other than wine bottles, no glass will be permitted. Guests should bring their own plastic drinkware. 
  • One factory sealed or empty bottle of water (up to a gallon in size) is permitted per person. Other soft drinks are not permitted.
  • No weapons of any kind will be permitted inside the venue, including but not limited to knives, guns, mace, etc.

Security policies and procedures are subject to change.

Guests are encouraged to purchase picnic options which are available for pre-order and pick-up onsite at the Blossom Music Center Special Events Center.  More information will be available after the full 2018 Blossom season is announced in February 2018. 

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Exclusive Offer

Add a CD copy of Roger Daltrey's new album As Long As I Have You to your ticket purchase for $20.95

You will receive your CD five to seven business days after the album is released on June 1, 2018. Please allow seven business days to receive your CD and then contact for assistance. 

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