This coming weekend, March 4 – 6, 2011, the Beachland Ballroom and Tavern in Cleveland, OH is celebrating its 11th anniversary with live performances by the Spampinato Brothers (from NRBQ), Carpenter Ants, This Moment in Black History, The Modern Electric, Wussy, Cloud Nothings, The Parting Gifts with Greg Cartwright, The Jay Vons and Little Bighorn.
The Beachland Ballroom has really taken off in its 11 years, and become a popular hot spot for anyone who loves music.
Before the Beachland Ballroom became a music venue, it was built in 1950 as the Croatian Liberty Home, with the ballroom and tavern comprising the original structure. In 1976 the kitchen and back bar area were added. The Liberty Home was active on many social and political fronts and was a true Cleveland landmark before becoming Cleveland’s most eclectic music club in the year 2000.
The Beachland Ballroom is located in the Waterloo Neighborhood, and older Cleveland neighborhood that has become an area that is developing into an arts district for the city of Cleveland. There are now several art galleries and studios, and interesting boutiques and shops to be found on Waterloo.
The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern are located quite close to Lake Erie’s shores, nearby the old amusement park site for one of Cleveland’s most popular amusement parks, Euclid Beach Park, and takes its name from the proximity of the North Collinwood area where it resides to the beach. There is not much left of the old Euclid Beach Park besides the archway from the entrance of the park.
Parking for the Beachland Ballroom and Tavern is available in the ballroom’s parking lot, on both sides of Waterloo, and on nearby side streets. Parking is also permitted in the Key Bank lot, despite the signage, as long as you do not leave your car overnight. For more information about the 11th Anniversary Weekend celebration or other events, call 216-383-1124.
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