I was eleven when I went to my first concert at the music venue to see Shaun Cassidy—the teenage heartthrob who adorned my walls. Over the years, I have seen countless country superstars like, Brooks and Dunn, Luke Bryan, and Keith Urban. But it’s not just country that rings out across the lawn. I also enjoyed Barry Manilow, Liza Minelli, and the Cleveland Orchestra.
Blossom, as it is known to locals, hosts many greats from all over the music spectrum. The Great Duke Ellington played there in 1969. In addition, Woodie Guthrie, Whitney Huston, Janice Joplin, and Tina Turner have all graced the stage.
Last summer, my husband and I were fortunate to attend another phenomenal concert at Blossom.
A perfect summer evening; we arrived early to visit the vendors and get a concert t-shirt and some refreshments. As the show was about to begin, we found our seats in the pavilion. The crowd was electric with anticipation.
After the opening acts, Chris Stapleton took the stage and held the audience tightly between his guitar strings as he sang and strummed the night away. The air was full of his gritty vocals, soulful lyrics, and ability to translate raw emotion to his audience through music. It was a fusion of blues, country, and rock that left everyone wishing the night did not have to end.
Blossom is an outdoor amphitheater of 780 acres in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Summit County, Ohio. The natural grass lawn slopes towards the pavilion, allowing exceptional sound and views while sitting under the open sky. The pavilion has 5700 seats, and the lawn can host 13,500 more.
There are plenty of stands to purchase wine, beer, and other beverages and food items. With a little planning, you can make reservations at the Blossom Grille or pre-order a picnic for the concert.
Lawn seats offer the perfect opportunity to enjoy hanging out with friends. The open-air venue allows freedom to move about before and during the concert. You can bring your lawn chairs, preferably short-legged ones, or rentals are available.
Pavilion seats are more traditional concert seating, and thanks to the size and design of the venue, every seat offers a fantastic view.
A summer tradition for many is coming to blossom for the orchestra. The outdoor amphitheater is the summer home for the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra. Concerts include Symphonies, Patriotic renditions, and family favorites like the Sound of Magic, a celebration of Disney.
There is nothing quite like a summer evening under the stars, enjoying the night coming to life through music. Isn’t it time you made plans to spend an evening at Blossom Music Center?