Rock City Festival 2013 was a Success, Thanks to YOU

Well, you did it again, Cleveland.  Another incredible turnout for our community partner, Easter Seals of Northern Ohio.   Twenty bands, twenty-three vendors, three comedians, two street-performers, two stages, two bars, and one incredible rock party.  That’s what Rock City Festival is all about. I’d like to thank all of our sponsors and promotional partners: [...]

Rock City 2013 Album–Artist Selection Announcement


Nearly 50 songs have been submitted to the Rock City Project over the last 12 months! The songs were submitted by artists from around Cleveland for our compilation of the best rock, funk, and soul songs from the northeast Ohio region produced in the last year.   Our board has reviewed all the submissions and [...]

MojoFlo Brings the Funk to Rock City


Energy.  Musicianship.  Improvisation.  Sexiness. Power.   Just a few of the words the have been used to describe the brilliant, high-energy live show of the midwest funk-soul phenom, MojoFlo.  In review after review, the feedback is unanimous:  You’ve got to see this band live. Tweet

pOUT: Tell Me (Video)


The Soul Search that Turned pOUT into a Touring Band


The band pOUT went on a mission in early 2010: become Cleveland’s top club act while offering a steady diet of pop cover music and calling themselves “Ohio’s Party Dance Band”.   But as the group’s desire to compose new material took over their long-term vision, things had to change.   In a Cleveland Scene review of [...]

Silverlights Joins Rock City


With their debut release about to hit iTunes on February 19, Silverlights is indeed the sumof its parts–and that’s a good thing.  Lead singer and guitarist Nathan Hedges (the Curve, Nathan Hedges and the Imports) leads the group, accompanied by drummer Michael Gould (The Curve, Welshly Arms), Joshua Jansen on bass, and Chris Manby manning [...]

Nigel Kent’s Rock City Interview

Teddy Wallingford performing with his band

Editor’s Note: This interview was commissioned by the Rock City Project. Permission to republish in whole or in part is granted to anybody.  Photos (C) DNA Photography. I’m sitting with the creator of Cleveland’s Rock City Project on a Tuesday at his office in Elyria, Ohio, about twenty minutes west of the rock and roll [...]

Samantha Fitzpatrick, pOUT On Board For Rock City 2013


The first two artists to confirm appearances at the second annual Rock City Festival (July 26-27, 2013) are Cleveland favorites pOUT and Samantha Fitzpatrick. Samantha Fitzpatrick’s arrival on the north coast live music scene came like a bolt of lightning in the summer of 2012 with appearances on Cleveland’s Fox 8 Television, with audiences drawn [...]

Rock City 2012 Was a Success


Thanks to all of you who supported the Rock City Project this year, by purchasing the Rock City 2012 album and by attending the Rock City Festival.  Here are some pictures from the event.  We’ll publish an impact statement soon!     For more pics from the event, go to   Tweet

Tender Slap Will Open up Headline Set at Rock City Festival


  Self-described as  ”bringing good music back to the masses”, Tender Slap channels everything from the Chili Peppers to the Arctic Monkeys as they rip through steady uptempo rock grooves and hammer in and out of musical fits and starts reminiscent of Rush.  The band will be opening up the main stage for headliners pOUT [...]