Why? Legacy Live!

Here in Northeast Ohio, we need to take advantage of our summer months and do as much as we possibly can outside! In that spirit, Legacy Village is continuing it’s popular Legacy Live series, bringing you weekly free concerts on The Lawn.

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Every Friday and Saturday evening in the summer from 6:30-9:30pm,  head to Legacy Village for a free outdoor concert, featuring a wide variety of local artists. The first Legacy Live takes place on Friday, May 24 and runs every Friday and Saturday until August 31.

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Meet up with friends for shopping and dinner at one of Legacy Village’s many restaurants, then head out to the Legacy Village Lawn to enjoy the show! Many of the restaurants surrounding The Lawn have ideal open air seating to eat and enjoy the show at the same time!

The first Legacy Live concert happens Friday, May 24 with Sumrada, a band that covers everything from 70’s dance tunes to contemporary hits. Legacy Live makes the perfect centerpiece for a fun evening out with friends or a great summer date!

***Disclosure: I have an ongoing relationship with Legacy Village to promote their events. I receive compensation in the form of Legacy Village gift cards. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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Why? Tri-C Jazz Fest Giveaway!

Cleveland has such a wealth of cultural offerings and one of the coolest happens when the weather heats up. This summer marks the milestone 40th annual Tri-C JazzFest, presented by KeyBank, happening June 27-29 at Playhouse Square.

Tri-C JazzFest packs a great lineup of concerts, celebrating Cleveland’s contributions to jazz with both iconic and emerging artists.

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On June 28 and 29, you can enjoy free concerts from seventeen different local bands on the outdoor Strassman Insurance Stage at Playhouse Square. Check out the full schedule here.

The weekend’s outdoor activities also include shopping tents and trucks, cooking demonstrations, food trucks, balloon art, giant puppets, dancing, games, photo opps, artist interviews, and much more.

The indoor line-up of ticketed concerts includes such diverse performers as Christian McBride, Clayton-Hamilton, Regina Carter and Xavier Davis, Dominick Farinacci’s Rhapsody in Blue, and more.

Tri-C JazzFest individual tickets and festival passes are on sale now. Or you can enter to win two tickets to the indoor concert of your choice right here!

Here’s how to enter to win (you can do one, two, three, four, or all five entries, just leave a separate comment here for each):

1. Leave a comment telling me which concert you would like to attend.

2. Visit Tri-C JazzFest and Why CLE? on Facebook and leave a comment here letting me know you visited both pages.

3. Hop over to @whycle on Instagram and follow the instructions with the Tri-C Jazz Fest image.

4. Follow @TriCJazzFest and @WhyCLE on Twitter and leave a comment here letting me know you’re following both.

5. Tweet the following phrase and leave a comment here letting me know you tweeted:

I want to win tickets to @TriCJazzFest from @WhyCLE #giveaway #tricjazzfest https://whycle.com/2019/05/21/why-tri-c-jazz-fest-giveaway-5 

You can tweet once per day for additional entries, just leave a separate comment each time you tweet.

The giveaway will close on Sunday, May 26 at 11:59pm and the winner will be notified the following day. Good luck!

***Disclosure: I was asked to help promote Tri-C JazzFest. In exchange, I will receive two complimentary tickets to the show and special event of my choice, as well as two tickets to give away. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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Why? Grapes and Ale Giveaway!

Who’s ready to think about summer BBQ’s? I know I am! Our Lady of the Wayside is again hosting their fabulous and fun BBQ fundraiser at Grapes and Ale on Friday, June 14, now in it’s 20th anniversary year.

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Progressive Field once again hosts this fabulous evening. You’ll get to sample BBQ bites from some of Cleveland’s sauciest restaurants, including Berea Depot, Edwins Leadership and Restaurant Institute, Melt Bar and Grilled, and Smokin’ Rock and Roll.

There will be over 300 international wines to sample included with your admission, as well as craft beer samples available for purchase at The Corner.

You can also groove to live music from local bands The Sunrise Jones and Moshuro.

General admission tickets to Grapes and Ale are $60 and include unlimited wine and food samples, access to The Corner to purchase craft beer samples, a souvenir glass, live entertainment, and access to take your chance to win fabulous auction prizes.

You can also upgrade to VIP tickets, which are $125 and include all of the above plus access to a private Majic VIP area with featured wines, beers, and Tito’s Vodka cocktails, plus special hors d’oeuvres and desserts from 700 Beta and Cupcake Cravings.

You can purchase tickets online now. Or you can enter to win two general admission tickets right here! Here’s how to enter (you can do one, two, three, four, or all five entries, just leave a separate comment here for each):

1.Leave a comment here letting me know if you’re most excited for BBQ, wine, or beer at Grapes and Ale.

2. Visit Our Lady of the Wayside and Why CLE? on Facebook and leave a comment here letting me know you visited both pages.

3. Hop on over to @whycle on Instagram and follow the instructions with the Grapes and Ale picture.

4. Follow @OurLadyWayside and @WhyCLE on Twitter and leave a comment here letting me know you’re following both.

5. Tweet the following phrase and leave a comment here letting me know you tweeted:

I want to attend @OurLadyWayside #GrapesandAle thanks to @WhyCLE #giveaway https://whycle.com/2019/05/09/why-grapes-and-ale-giveaway-7 

You can tweet once per day for additional entries, just leave a separate comment here each time you tweet.

The giveaway will close on Tuesday, May 14 at 11:59pm and the winner will be notified the following day. Good luck!

***Disclosure: I was asked by Our Lady of the Wayside to help promote Grapes and Ale. In exchange, I will receive 2 complimentary VIP tickets for myself and 2 general admission tickets to give away. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

 

Why? Wildroots Modern Market at Legacy Village!

Last year, Legacy Village started a partnership with Wildroots Market that was so popular, the partnership is expanding to offer monthly markets this summer.

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The first market will take place on Saturday, May 18 from 11am to 4pm, where you can peruse over 90 vendors from Northeast Ohio and beyond, with everything from home décor to vintage goods to jewelry to contemporary art.

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This free, family (and dog) friendly event will also include food trucks, live music, and a complimentary barre3 class from 10am-11am before each market.

Additional markets in the series will be held on June 22, July 20, August 24, and September 21. Don’t miss this fun chance for unique shopping, food, fitness, and fun!

***Disclosure: I have an ongoing relationship to promote Legacy Village events, for which I receive compensation in the form of Legacy Village gift cards. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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Why? Legacy Village Food Truck Mondays!

It’s almost time for outdoor eating: patios, picnics, and, of course, food trucks! Legacy Village will once again be offering a strolling mecca of food trucks on Food Truck Mondays.

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The inaugural Food Truck Monday takes place on Monday, May 20 from 11:30am to 1:30pm. There will be a great selection of fan favorite food trucks, such as Barrio Tacos, Chef Grey Wolf, Cookery Food Truck, Donut Lab, Off the GRIDdle, Superhero Food Truck, and The Little Piggy, all parked along Legacy Village’s Main Street.

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You’ll also be able to enjoy a variety of local bands performing on The Lawn at each Food Truck Monday to add to the fun, festival-like atmosphere. Bring a picnic blanket or snag  a seat at one of the benches or tables and relax for a sunshiny, delicious meal!

Legacy Village Food Truck Mondays will take place on May 20, June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29, August 12, and August 26. Food Truck Mondays are perfect for a lunch break, a lunch date, or a play date!

***Disclosure: I have an ongoing relationship with Legacy Village to promote their events. In exchange, I will receive compensation in the form of Legacy Village gift cards. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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Why? Ingenuity Fest Dreamer’s Bal!

You’ve probably heard of Ingenuity Fest, an annual celebration of creativity and innovation that happens every September. But Ingenuity Cleveland also puts on a Dreamer’s Bal on Saturday, May 4 to support IngenuityFest 2019, as well as the organization’s year-round programming, such as IngenuityLabs Incubator Program and Ignite! Entrepreneurship Series.

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Held at Ingenuity Cleveland’s headquarters in the Hamilton Collaborative, this 100-year old factory setting will be filled with larger than life artwork inviting you to explore the worlds of your dreams.

From DJs to bands to intimate acoustic performances, you will enjoy a variety of musical acts, as well as dance performances.

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You’ll sip on libations from Watershed Distillery and Platform Beer Company and munch on small bites from Ohio City Galley.

Attendees are encouraged to wear the costumes of their dreams, whether fantastical or pajamas. This is sure to be a unique and interesting evening with stunning visuals, great music, and delicious food!

Tickets for the Dreamer’s Bal are currently on sale. General admission tickets are $27 in advance and $35 at the door. VIP tickets are $68 and include entry, food, 2 drink tickets, and other special extras.

Come enjoy this off-kilter evening and support a truly original Cleveland organization!

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Why? Art Fur Animals Giveaway!

On Saturday, May 18, the final Art Fur Animals event to benefit the Friends of the Cleveland Kennel will take place at The Madison.

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The event benefits the mission of the Friends of the Cleveland Kennel to provide necessary medical, enrichment, and comfort care to animals at Cleveland Animal Care and Control and offer resources to the Cleveland community in order to reduce shelter intake and improve the well being of animals.

As the dog mom of two rescue dogs, this mission is near and dear to my heart. Plus, with it being the final year of the event, you know they’ll make it one heck of a great party!

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Included at this year’s event are mini fiberglass dogs customized by local artists in the silent auction; a live art auction; appetizers and desserts from Bonefish Grille,
Rudy’s Strudel, Saucisson, and Cleveland Cupcake Co.;
wine and local craft beer from Tremont Taphouse and Great Lakes Brewing Company, served by celebrity bartenders; music from DJ Funk-Shway; a photo booth; and lots more fun at one of the hottest new event venues.

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Tickets are currently on sale for $50 for general admission and $125 for VIP admission (which includes early access to the event, complimentary beer/wine all evening, an event t-shirt, special VIP menu & lounge area, and limited reserved seating during the live auction). Volunteers are also needed for the event. Email the event team at artfuranimals@gmail.com if you are interested. 

Or you can enter to win two general admission tickets right here! Here’s how to enter (you can do one, two, or all three entries, just leave a separate comment here for each):

1. Leave a comment here telling me about the special pet in your life.

2. Visit Friends of the Cleveland Kennel and Why CLE? on Facebook and leave a comment here letting me know you visited both pages.

3. Follow @artfuranimalscle and @whycle on Instagram and leave a comment here letting me know you’re following both.

The giveaway will close on Monday, April 22 at 11:59pm and the winner will be notified the following day. Good luck!

***Disclosure: I was asked to help promote Art Fur Animals. In exchange, I will receive two general admission tickets to give away. I declined my own tickets due to scheduling conflicts.***

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Why? The First Tee of Cleveland Upcoming Events!

As Spring is finally upon us, it’s time to start thinking about outdoor activities, like golf. The First Tee of Cleveland is getting ready for spring with two great upcoming events.

On Thursday, April 4, the organization is hosting Taste of the Tee. This event is a unique partnership between four non-profits: The First Tee of Cleveland, Cuyahoga Community College, EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute, and the Music Settlement.

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Taste of the Tee will feature:

  • A wine tasting by Sommelier Brandon Chrostowski, Founder, President, and CEO of EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute
  • Culinary creations from The First Tee of Cleveland’s Fit to a Tee participants along with Tri-C Culinary Arts students
  • Music performed by The Music Settlement students

Not only will you contribute to these great non-profits, but you will have a unique opportunity to see their work in action.

Tickets are $150 per person and are available online.

Then, on Saturday, April 6, join The First Tee of Cleveland for their Spring Open House. Families are invited to attend to learn about the programs offered, meet the coaches, and participate in fun golf activities. There will also be light snacks and beverages available.

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The First Tee of Cleveland offers programs for ages 6-18 that teach life skills, healthy habits, and core values through the game of golf. The Spring Open House takes place on Saturday, April 6 from 10am-noon at all of the First Tee of Cleveland locations: Washington Park, Meadowood Golf Course, Briardale Greens Golf Course, and Windmill Golf Center.

Support not only The First Tee of Cleveland, but other non-profits, then sign up for some of the First Tee’s amazing programs. Spring is here!

***Disclosure: I was asked by the First Tee of Cleveland to help promote their upcoming events. In exchange, I will receive two complimentary tickets to Taste of the Tee. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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Why? Cleveland Unites!

What happens when you combine Cleveland’s awesome music scene with a great non-profit cause? You get Cleveland Unites, a night of live entertainment at the Agora, hosted by the United Way of Greater Cleveland‘s Young Leaders.

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Held at the newly-renovated Agora on Saturday, April 13 from 7pm-midnight, Cleveland Unites brings together live music, networking, and philanthropy all in one event. You’ll learn more about United Way’s Young Leaders, as well as contributing through event proceeds to United Way’s efforts to give children living in poverty a better life.

Cleveland Unites is hosted by Mike Polk, Jr. and will feature music from Carlos Jones, The Sublets, DJ B, and The Whiskey Hollow.

Tickets for Cleveland Unites are currently on sale online and range from $50 to $75.

Then you can keep the fun going the next day, Sunday, April 14. Head to brunch at Lago East Bank between 11am and 3pm and a portion of the proceeds will benefit United Way of Greater Cleveland.

Cleveland comes together in music and fun for a great cause with Cleveland Unites! Don’t miss out!

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Why? Kelly Clarkson Giveaway!

There are certain artists who will always make me turn up the volume and sing and dance until I embarrass Jeffrey. Kelly Clarkson is one of those artists. I’ve seen her in concert and she is fun, talented, high-energy, and also incredibly down-to-earth.

Kelly Clarkson is bringing her “Meaning of Life” tour to Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday, March 21 at 7pm.

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You’ll hear music from Kelly’s latest album, “Meaning of Life,” as well as the hits that you know and love. Kelly is joined on tour by Kelsea Ballerini and last season’s winner of NBC’s “The Voice,” Brynn Cartelli. This is sure to be an amazing night packed with fabulous female voices!

Tickets are currently available online. Or you can enter to win two tickets to the March 21 show at Quicken Loans Arena right here!

Here’s how to enter (you can do one, two, three, four, or all five entries, just leave a separate comment here for each):

1.Leave a comment here telling me your favorite Kelly Clarkson song.

2. Visit Kelly Clarkson and Why CLE? on Facebook and leave a comment here letting me know you visited both pages.

3. Follow @kelly_clarkson and @WhyCLE on Twitter and leave a comment here letting me know you’re following both.

4. Tweet the following phrase and leave a comment here letting me know you tweeted:

I want to win tickets to see @kelly_clarkson at @theqarena from @WhyCLE #giveaway #meaningoflifetour #liveattheq https://whycle.com/2019/03/08/why-kelly-clarkson-giveaway 

You can tweet once per day for additional entries, just leave a separate comment here each time you tweet.

5. Head on over to my Instagram page for additional entries.

The giveaway will close on Wednesday, March 13 at 11:59pm and the winner will be notified the following day. Good luck!

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