A Place To Support, A Place To Enjoy

This past Saturday evening I had the esteemed privilege of attending a wonderful concert in a fantastically intimate setting.  The event was in support of one of Cleveland’s greatest non-profit treasures; The Cleveland Music Settlement.  For those of you who may not be aware The Cleveland Music Settlement is, “a hidden gem of University Circle.  The Music Settlement offers music therapy, early childhood education, and music instruction to people of all ages and levels of experience in Greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. Founded by Almeda Adams in 1912 as part of the Settlement movement and featuring a campus that includes the 1910 Burke Mansion and the Bop Stop, The Music Settlement is the most beautiful place to learn music in Cleveland.” 

On this brisk Cleveland evening I sat in the warmth and listening pleasure of Cleveland Music Settlement’s newest acquisition; The Bop Stop (conveniently located at 2920 Detroit Ave. in Ohio City, a “stone’s throw” from downtown Cleveland) to a world renowned Jazz Guitarist Randy Napoleon accompanied by an extremely talented and harmonious percussion section of local favorites Glenn Holmes on bass and Ron Godale on drums.

Donated to The Music Settlement in late 2013, The Bop Stop is the place to see high-quality up-and-coming and well-established acts on the near-West side. All programming is booked by the staff at The Music Settlement.  With a century's worth of musical expertise, you can be sure that a night out at The Bop Stop is always worthwhile.  Additionally, when you buy tickets for a Bop Stop show, or buy food and drinks at this classy venue, your purchase helps to support The Music Settlement and its many programs (including financial aid).  

The Bop Stop also features artwork from local artists and also partners with Cleveland Culinary Launch and Kitchen to showcase local chefs and local food. I strongly suggest that you arrive early for snacks and drinks at the beautiful bar. Featuring tiered seating and an open floor plan, there's not a bad seat in the house.

The Music Settlement, Bop Stop also holds classes for music instruction, music therapy, and arts for the young.

In short The Bop Stop is a million dollar blossoming center of arts, culture, and entrepreneurship. The space is suitable for row seating, nightclub tables, or banquet seating for up to 100 people. Concerts are held nightly and I highly recommend that you check them out.  I truly believe that The Bop Stop has exactly the piece de resistance that will whet the appetite of the most discriminating connoisseur enabling you and your guests to experience a most memorable time in an extraordinary venue.

For more information check out their website at:  http://www.thecmss.org/event-rentals/.

P.S.  And by the way don’t forget to support our other famous as well as local high school; Collinwood High on the corner of East 152nd. Street and St. Clair Avenue.  Spring sports are in full swing.  The Baseball Team including Coach Beasley (15 year tenure) would love the support.  Please follow the attached link for their schedule:  http://clevelandmetroschools.org/Page/3009. 

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