CLEVELAND, Ohio – Solstice, a big summer party at the Cleveland Museum of Art, returns in June after a two-year hiatus caused by a coronavirus pandemic.
The museum announced on Monday that the Solstice will be held on Saturday, June 25, from 7 to 11 pm with a night of music and art where several groups will perform on two stages.
Attendees will also be able to enjoy free admission to a special exhibition: “The New Black Avant-Garde: Photography Between Art and Fashion”.
The galleries of the permanent collection will be open throughout the event.
Membership and public tickets are $ 100, with a limit of four tickets per purchase.
The entrance covers food and beverages, including beer, wine and canned cocktails. The event is limited to guests 21 years of age and older.
Tickets will be available first to museum members from Monday, May 16, at 10 p.m.
If tickets become available after member presale, the public sale begins on Wednesday, May 18 at 10 p.m.
Tickets are available at ClevelandArt.org/Solstice or by phone at 216-421-7350.
The art set for the event includes:
– Tatiana Eva-Marie, band leader, singer, author and actress from Brooklyn known for her work with the Avalon Jazz Band. Recently listed as a rising jazz star vanity fair magazine, Eva-Marie explores styles ranging from 1930s pop to modern jazz. Her singing is inspired by her French and Gypsy heritage and her passion for the modern Parisian art scene of the Middle Ages, her fascination with New Orleans jazz and her respect for the Great American Songbook, the museum said in a statement.
– Completely free, an ensemble of Puerto Rican heritage that combines Afro-Puerto Rican “prey and bomb” rhythms with other Caribbean rhythms in its traditional and contemporary compositions. With three vocals, Plena Libre produces a performance brand that invites everyone to dance, the museum says.
– Underground system, a New York – based band known for redesigning global dance music. The group is known for taking a purist approach to interpreting Fela Kuti’s musical style and evolving into an authentically original indie dance band on an international tour. His 2018 debut LP, “What Are You” (Soul Clap Records) was received with international acclaim.
– DJ Darrick Grantdomestic legend and leader of WCSB 89.3 FM Eclectic souland DJ Dante Carfagnathe perfect collector of the 45’s and the author of the definitive “Soul music from Ohio”(Published by Numero Group) will hold a marathon master class on funk and soul in the museum atrium of the Ames family.