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WOW! Wade Oval Wednesdays Returns!

Posted May 04, 2022 in Press Releases

CLEVELAND, May 4, 2022 – University Circle Inc. (UCI) announced today the return of WOW! Wade Oval Wednesdays this summer, made possible by PNC Bank. The event features ten free concerts that take place on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8:30 p.m., June 15 through Aug. 17.

“Visitors will experience a new format this summer with an earlier start time,” said David Robinson, UCI’s director of Events & Engagement. “This change essentially doubles the lineup of musical artists enjoyed by concert goers with opening and intermission acts. You’ll recognize some familiar sounds on stage, but we’re excited to introduce new artists ranging from New York to Youngstown.”

This year’s lineup features a mix of crowd-pleasing favorites and amazing new talent representing multiple musical genres:

June 15
Councilman Conwell & The Footprints
Jazz

June 22
The Ladies Night
Covers

June 29
Carlos Jones & the P.L.U.S. Band
Reggae

July 6
Faith and Whiskey
Rock & Roll

July 13
Erin Nicole’s Centric Soul
Soul

July 20
Tricky Dick & the Cover-Ups
Covers

July 27
Hubb’s Groove
Jazz

Aug. 3
Son Gitano
Latin/Salsa

Aug. 10
Raquel & the Wildflowers
Country Rock

Aug. 17
The Michael Weber Show
Rock & Roll

Guest emcees from local television and radio stations will host each evening’s concert and many dates will feature talent from University Circle institutions including the Music Settlement, Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Institute of Music. Attendees can look forward to the return of local food trucks and vendors, the beer & wine garden and kid-friendly activities.

“At PNC, we recognize the importance of the arts in fueling the local economy and contributing to the quality of life for which our city is known,” said Pat Pastore, PNC regional president for Cleveland. “As a national Main Street bank, we are committed to supporting the local arts landscape and facilitating access to it. My colleagues and I look forward to connecting with the community and celebrating the return of WOW, featuring weeknight picnics and concerts on Wade Oval.”

Additional support for WOW! is courtesy of Cleveland Public Power, Cleveland Department of Water, and Cleveland Department of Water Pollution Control.

For more information, visit universitycircle.org/wow.

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