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BLOSSOM MUSIC FESTIVAL

Blossom Festival Band 
Loras John Schissel, conductor

Overview

 Great music, fireworks, and fun for the whole family for the 50th anniversary of the Blossom Festival Band! Blossom’s traditional, star-spangled celebration features a mix of patriotic Sousa marches, Broadway favorites, an Armed Forces Salute, and more – concluding with fireworks!

Fireworks follow the concert, weather permitting.

  
The July 3rd concert is sponsored by
KeyBank.

   
The July 4th concert is sponsored by
Medical Mutual.

2019 Blossom Season Sponsor: 
The J.M. Smucker Company
 
     

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Program Books

   
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 the program book for these concerts as an online flipbook, best viewed on a desktop or tablet computer.  (2019 Blossom Book No. 1:  June 28 through July 13, published June 25.)

Mobile-Friendly ExpressBook (www.ExpressProgramBook.com)
Or 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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Under 18s Free

Introduced for Blossom Music Festival concerts in 2011, The Cleveland Orchestra's “Under 18s Free” program is designed to encourage families to attend Cleveland Orchestra and Blossom Music Festival concerts together.  

For more information on how it works, click here.

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Parking

Free parking is available for all Blossom Music Festival concerts.

LAWN TICKET HOLDERS park free on grass lots. 

PAVILION TICKET HOLDERS are eligible for a parking pass or hang tag for one of Blossom's paved lots.  

Pavilion ticket holders who purchase tickets 10 days in advance automatically receive complimentary dated parking hang tags for Blossom’s paid parking lots C-D-E.

Blossom Subscribers receive an undated parking pass for Subscriber Lot B.

Box Seat holders receive complimentary dated parking hang tags for Blossom’s paid parking lot, First Energy Lot A. 

View Blossom Grounds Map
More information about Blossom parking can be found here

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Wine Tastings

The Tasting Room is a new addition to this summer's Blossom Music Festival. Located near Lot A (previously the Bandwagon Gift Shop), The Tasting Room is open before and after concerts, featuring small bites and a selection of fine wines and spirits.

This event's wine tasting includes:

  • Readers Chardonnay
  • Readers Cabernet
  • Subplot Red Blend
  • Riesling

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