The Top 7 Upcoming Cleveland Concerts You Must See

Stuck in the winter woes? Going to a concert always makes me feel better, and will make you feel better too! Check out the top seven best alternative and indie concerts coming to the Cleveland area within the next few months. All concerts are listed in order by date. Feel like I missed one? Let me know in the comments below.

1.) The Mowgli’s
Venue: Brite Winter
Date: February 20
Cost: Free
You can find the full festival schedule here.

Since 2013, The Mowgli’s have made their mark in the up-and-coming indie scene. Their messages of positivity and love throughout their songs are ones that can expectedly be seen in their live shows. The energy created by the band is an experience you won’t want to miss. Check out their best song, San Francisico, here.

2.) The Moxies
Venue: Beachland Ballroom
Date: February 27
Cost: $10
You can purchase tickets here.

Moxie is definitely something you can expect to see when watching The Moxies live. The energy of the lead guitar along with lead singer Marco Ciofani’s voice really drives their music, and makes it almost impossible not to at least nod to the beat. Their old school sound is something you have to hear in person. Check out their best song, Main Street Drive-In, here.

3.) Beach House
Venue: The House Of Blues
Date: February 29
Cost: $25
Click here to purchase tickets.

What better way to spend leap day than with Beach House? The band’s dreamy music will give you all the feels as you float away on an imaginary California coast. You’ll never want to leave the House Of Blues once Victoria Legrand starts singing their best song, Zebra. Listen to it here.

4.) The Arkells
Venue: The Grog Shop
Date: March 30
Cost: $16
Click here to purchase tickets.

I’ve loved The Arkells since I was in 10th grade, and they were actually a part of the first ‘real’ alternative concert I saw. Their shows are always charged and electric, and I couldn’t be more excited to see this band if I tried. Although watching The Arkells will bring me back to my glory high school days, the band’s newest album, High Noon, shows their progression from my personal favorite Arkells album, Michigan Left. Check out the song that made me fall in love with them, Michigan Left, here.

5.) The Rocket Summer
Venue: Musica
Date: March 31
Cost: $15
Purchase tickets to this show here.

The Rocket Summer has held a special place in my heart since middle school, and will continue to do so until the day I die. Bryce Avery is one of the most talented and inspirational musicians I have ever met, and I will forever be amazed at the pure energy found at his performances. It’s easy to see how much he truly loves his talent and his fans at each show. If you see one show this upcoming spring, make sure it’s The Rocket Summer’s. Listen to one of my all time favorite songs, So Much Love, here.

6.) The Griswolds
Venue: Beachland Ballroom
Date: April 20
Cost: $20
Find tickets to the show here.

If you like high energy, sweaty, Australian men, this is the show for you. The Griswolds put on a performance, and love to engage the crowd. Their catchy and chill sound will keep you entertained and wanting more. I promise the song, Beware The Dog, will get stuck in your head in a good way once you listen to it here.


(From left to right) Me, Laura Wester, The Griswolds lead singer Christopher Whitehall and Amanda Beck at The Griswolds concert at the Cleveland House Of Blues.

7.) Twenty One Pilots
Venue: The Wolstein Center
Date: June 8
Cost: $45, $35 or $25
Purchase tickets here.

Native to Ohio, Twenty One Pilots are sure to put on a great show for their home state. Their rise to popularity has been well earned with their multiple hit singles. It’s almost impossible to listen to the radio and not hear one of their tunes. I can’t wait for these musicians to come to Cleveland and play one of my current favorite songs, Tear In My Heart. You can hear it yourself here.