Hop to it: Annual Heights Music Hop celebrates 10 years this weekend

The 10th Annual Heights Music Hop—a one-of-kind music festival—combining great local music with local businesses in Cleveland Heights in the Cedar Lee Business District—will take over Lee Road this Saturday, Sept. 23 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Music lovers can hop from more than 20 restaurants, lounges, cafes, bars, and other establishments on Lee Road, from Mayfield Road to Silsby Road while they listen to more than a dozen bands on the main stage venues and 15 performers at the side stage venues.

Additionally, those who get the Heights Music Hop Passport and check in at participating businesses can get some great Music Hop merchandise by earning points for things like a Carlo Robelli G600CE Dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar package from Sam Ash Music, a Heights gift basket full of Music Hop swag, restaurant gift cards, and other cool stuff. Passport holders can also use their points to win a gift certificate toward a bike purchase at Ohio City Bicycle Co-Op.

Music Hop organizers with FutureHeights and Cleveland Heights encourage patrons to walk or ride a bike to the Hop. Those who ride can park their bike safely, free of charge, at the FutureHeights Bike Valet in the parking lot on Lee and Meadowbrook, thanks to the Heights Bicycle Coalition and the Ohio City Bicycle Co-Op.  

For those who prefer early-day activities, the Noble Gardeners’ Market will be nearby on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Roanoke Park, at the corner of Roanoke and Noble Roads, one blow north of Monticello Boulevard.


Karin Connelly Rice
Karin Connelly Rice

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Karin Connelly Rice enjoys telling people's stories, whether it's a promising startup or a life's passion. Over the past 20 years she has reported on the local business community for publications such as Inside Business and Cleveland Magazine. She was editor of the Rocky River/Lakewood edition of In the Neighborhood and was a reporter and photographer for the Amherst News-Times. At Fresh Water she enjoys telling the stories of Clevelanders who are shaping and embracing the business and research climate in Cleveland.