Summertime fun will begin a little early in Cleveland this year as the family-friendly music festival known as LaureLive is set to take place June 9-10. Featuring more than 30 acts and with headliners including Foster the People, Brandi Carlile, Cold War Kids and Fitz & the Tantrums, the festival will take place on the 140-acre Butler Campus of the Laurel School, an independent all-girls K-12 school in Russell Township. Students are involved in all aspects of putting on the festival, and it is because of that educational experience that the festival is officially known as LaureLive: Music with a Mission 2018.
LaureLive has a diverse line-up featuring acts like reggae star Stephen Marley, 20-year-old blues rock firebrand Hannah Wicklund, alt rocker and beatboxer Matisyahu, Los Angeles power trio The Record Company and Emily Keener, the native Clevelander who was a finalist on “The Voice” in 2016. Making a repeat appearance at LaureLive will be X Ambassadors, Magic Giant and Red Wanting Blue while Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, Lauv, Morgxn, Future Generations, Lewis Capaldi, ARIZONA, Castlecomer and the ladies of The Aces will all be making their very first appearances in Cleveland.
Besides all the great music, LaureLive will also offer art, adventure, education, activities for kids and high quality food offerings including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Water stations will be located throughout the festival grounds as will be free Wi-Fi hotspots. Fans probably won’t want to miss any part of the festival, but exit and re-entry will be allowed with ticket and festival wristband. The Laurel School’s Butler Campus is a smoke-free environment.
Rounding out the LaureLive line-up will be Flint Eastwood, Walker County, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Daya, Twiddle, Colony House, Flor, Lights, Noah Gundersen and Tall Heights. Also performing will be some of the musicians from Apollo’s Fire. Also known as the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, Apollo’s Fire is a period-instrument ensemble that specializes in “early” music (Renaissance, baroque and early Classical.)
More LaureLive information including ticket options can be found here.