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WOW! Wade Oval Wednesdays Announces Summer Lineup

Posted May 10, 2023 in Press Releases

University Circle Inc. (UCI) announced the lineup of WOW! Wade Oval Wednesdays this summer, made possible by PNC Bank. The event features nine free concerts taking place on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8:30 p.m., June 14 through Aug. 16.

“Northeast Ohio’s favorite concert in a park returns for an action-packed summer,” said David Robinson, UCI’s Director of Events & Engagement. “This season brings back crowd favorites with new experiences, like dueling pianos and Double Dutch performers. Those of all ages will find plenty to explore in the Circle!”

The 2023 WOW! Wade Oval Wednesdays lineup features a mix of crowd-pleasing favorites and amazing new talent representing multiple musical genres:

June 14
Hubb’s Groove

June 21
The Ladies Night

June 28
Carlos Jones (+)

July 5 - No concert scheduled

July 12
Cleveland Jazz Orchestra Trio (aka The Engine Room) featuring Jackie Warren

July 19
The Unit eXperience Project
Soul and R&B

July 26
Cleveland Keys
Dueling Pianos

Aug. 2
Raquel & the Wildflowers
Country Rock

Aug. 9
Son Gitano

Aug. 16
The Michael Weber Show
Rock & Roll

Opening acts featuring up-and-coming local talent, and intermission acts will accompany many shows. Returning for a second year are four cultural celebration nights that highlight Cleveland’s diverse communities, including Juneteenth (June 14), LGBTQ+ Pride (June 21; an Official Community Event of Pride in the CLE®), Disability Pride (July 26) and Latinx Heritage (Aug. 9).

The PNC Mobile Learning Adventure will visit WOW July 26 and Aug. 2. The traveling exhibit provides an opportunity for parents and caregivers to learn about the importance of early childhood education while they engage in fun activities with their children. The MLA is a part of PNC Grow Up Great®, a $500 million, multi-year initiative that began in 2004 designed to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life.

“As a national main street bank, PNC is committed to supporting our community and accessible events such as WOW! Wade Oval Wednesdays, helping our neighbors connect through music,” said Pat Pastore, PNC regional president for Cleveland. “Additionally, bringing the PNC Mobile Learning Adventure to WOW! Wade Oval Wednesdays is yet another way to engage with families in an interactive experience that makes learning fun.”

Throughout the season, attendees can look forward to the return of local food trucks and vendors, the beer & wine garden and kid-friendly activities.

For more information, visit universitycircle.org/wow.

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