CLEVELAND, Ohio — Solstice, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s big summer party, returns in June after a two-year hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The museum announced Monday that Solstice will take place on Saturday, June 25 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. with a night of music and art featuring several bands performing on two stages.
Attendees will also enjoy free entry to the special exhibition: “The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion”.
The galleries of the permanent collections will be open throughout the event.
Tickets for members and the general public are $100, with a limit of four tickets per purchase.
Admission covers food and beverages, including canned beer, wine, and cocktails. The event is limited to guests 21 or older.
Tickets will first be made available to museum members beginning Monday, May 16 at 10 a.m.
If there are tickets left after the member presale, the public sale begins on Wednesday, May 18 at 10 a.m.
Ticket information is available at ClevelandArt.org/Solstice or by phone at 216-421-7350.
The artistic program of the event includes:
– Tatiana Eva-Marie, a Brooklyn-based bandleader, singer, songwriter, and actress, known for her work with the Avalon Jazz Band. Recently listed as a rising jazz star by vanity lounge 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 mid-century modern Parisian art scene, a fascination with New Orleans jazz and a reverence for the Great American Songbook, the museum said in its statement. Press.
– completely free, a Puerto Rican heritage ensemble that infuses Afro-Puerto Rican “plena et bomba” rhythms with other Caribbean rhythms into their traditional and contemporary compositions. With three singers, Plena Libre produces a brand of performance that invites everyone to dance, the museum said.
– underground system, a New York-based band known for reinventing global dance music. The group is known for taking a purist approach to interpreting the musical style of Fela Kuti and evolving into a truly original, internationally touring indie dance group. His first LP of 2018, “What Are You” (Soul Clap Records) was received with international acclaim.
– DJ Darrick Grantlocal legend and host of WCSB 89.3 FM eclectic souland DJ Dante Carfagnadistinguished collector of 45 rpm records and author of the ultimate “soul music from ohio” (published by Numero Group) will offer a marathon funk and soul masterclass in the museum’s Ames Family Atrium.