Star-Spangled Spectacular —
Brought to You by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
with The Cleveland Orchestra
The Orchestra's summertime Fourth-of-July-style concert marks our 29th annual free downtown community concert — and is the official Birthday Concert for the Orchestra's 100th Birthday in 2018.
Join thousands of your neighbors, family, and friends for a special musical evening celebrating Cleveland and all of Northeast Ohio. This FREE concert features American favorites — plus fireworks!
Please note: With great regret, Cleveland Orchestra Music Director Franz Welser-Möst has withdrawn from Cleveland Orchestra performances this week, as he is suffering from a bacterial infection in his right hand. Assitant Conductor Vinay Parameswaran will lead tonight's downtown concert in his place.
Pre-Concert activities, jumbotron presentation, and food trucks, begin at 6:00 p.m.
Pre-Concert Performances begin at 7:00 p.m.
The musical concert begins at 9:00 p.m.
Concert At a Glance
TRADITIONAL - The Star-Spangled Banner
WAGNER - Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin
ROSSINI - Overture to William Tell
JOHANN STRAUSS JR - Waltz, Voices of Spring
JOHANN STRAUSS JR - Czardas from Ritter Pasman
SOUSA - March: Semper Fidelis
COPLAND - Suite from Billy the Kid
TCHAIKOVSKY - Overture: The Year 1812
SOUSA - March: The Stars and Stripes Forever
Pre-Concert Performances, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Cleveland Police Pipes & Drums
122nd Army Band
of the Ohio National Guard's Full Metal Racket
This community celebration is supported
by the residents of Cuyahoga County through
a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
sponsored by KeyBank
with additional support from
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
Cuyahoga County Public Library
in collaboration with media partners
ideastream WVIZ/PBS, 90.3 WCPN, and WCLV 104.9
and in coordination with logistical partners
City of Cleveland and Downtown Cleveland Alliance.
And with support from The Cleveland Orchestra's
Second Century sponsors,
including KeyBank and The J.M. Smucker Company.
RTA Public Transportation Details
Located a few blocks to the northeast of Public Square between the Global Center for Health Innovation and Cleveland Public Auditorium on St. Clair Avenue, Mall B is a grassy area that is an ideal location to bring a blanket for the concert. Attendees are encouraged to take the RTA Rapid to the event. Mall B is a short 5-minute walk from RTA’s Tower City Station. Additionally, the RTA HealthLine will run from the Louis Stokes Station at Windermere to Public Square.
Click or tap here for info about RTA service to the concert.
Cleveland Food Trucks
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Mall B
Food Truck Vendors to include: to be announced
The concert will be presented rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, this year's "Star-Spangled Spectacular" will be held in Cleveland Public Auditorium, located adjacent to Mall B at 500 Lakeside Avenue. Announcements regarding the concert will be made via Facebook and Twitter throughout the day on July 6. Seating in Public Auditorium, if the concert is moved, will be general admission.