Cleveland Museum of Art Summer Solstice Party 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Cleveland Museum of Art Summer Solstice Party first caught my attention last year but I was unable to attend... cue sad face.

But after reading all the raves reviews of the 2010 event I made sure to mark my calendar in ink a long time in advance for this year's event which will be held at the CMA on Saturday, June 25th from 6pm to 2am.

The Summer Solstice Party celebrates exactly what you think it would, the longest day of the year, and over 4,000 people kick off the long days of summer by taking over the CMA to celebrate with art, music, food and cocktails all night long.


But let's focus on the world class music for a moment shall we?

6pm: Moon Hooch, two saxophonists and a drummer provide an ambiance of shimmy and shuffle straight from the platforms of the New York City subway platforms.

7:30pm: Group Doueh, making their first-ever tour of the US from the desert lands of the Western Sahara, balance Afro-Saharan grooves with transcendental pop and blues elements.

8:30pm: Chicha Libre, are modern day purveyors of Peru's cumbia music - a dynamic and fun melding of Latin music and 1960's South American culture.

9:45pm: Mucca Pazza, from Chicago, ushers in the later hours with brilliantly crafted insanity, updating starchy marching band music with a strong dose of mayhem.

11:15pm: Dam-Funk, a fast-rising star, pulling 70s and 80s style dance floor funk and disco up to the music of right now with a trio that included keyboardist Master Blatzter and drummer J-1.

12:30am: Sofrito Soundsystem, is DJs Hugo Mendez and Frankie Francis, creators of legendary warehouse parties and the Tropical Discotheque in East London. They rejoice in the heaviest rhythms from Africa, the Caribbean and South America and will be bringing their talents to Cleveland for the first time.

Sounds awesome, right? You can also check out this YouTube video featuring additional information and samples of all the music acts for the Summer Solstice Party.


You can choose your admission time and ticket price as there are three different levels of tickets to suit all budgets, all of which are available for purchase online or by calling 216-421-7350. 

Option One: Eventide, 6pm to 2am, general admission is $175 or $125 for CMA members and includes Mediterranean style hors d'oeuvers and open bar. 

Option Two: Twilight, 7:30 to 2am, general admission is $60 per person or $40 for CMA members and includes Latin American style hors d'oeuvers and cash bar. 

Option Three: Solstice, 10pm to 2am, tickets in advance are $15 per person or limited availability $20 tickets at the door which includes snacks and cash bar. 

Option Four: Win a pair of Solstice levels tickets here on the plum!

To enter simply leave a comment on this post telling me which of the music act(s) you're most interested in checking out.

For an additional entry tweet about the contest including a link to this post, http://bit.ly/jJGQvB, @clevelandart and #CMAsummersolstice, then leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

For even another additional entry post a link to this giveaway on facebook then leave a separate comment telling me you did so. 
Also, don't forget to leave me your contact information in the comment if I don't already know how to get a hold of you.  

You have until Thursday, June 16th to enter to win and I'll announce the winner on Friday, June 17th.

Good Luck, and I hope to see you all at the Cleveland Museum of Art on June 25th!


61 comments:

  1. I've heard this party is not to be missed--I'd love to go for free!

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  2. I am very excited to be back in the CLE for the fun summer events and am REALLY excited about attending the CMA SSP!! I am also excited to hear Dam-Funk.. b/c I love me some 70s and 80's!

    Klutz sister aka - Ginenne!

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  3. OK.. Also posted on my facebook wall because the girls at work have been talking about going..so thought I would share!

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  4. I'd love to catch Mucca Pazza, they sound crazy! Free Tickets would be awesome!

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  5. I also tweeted about your site/giveaway

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  6. Dam-Funk!

    Missed this last year as well, but hope to attend this year.

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  7. Mucca Pazza sounds pretty neat!

    erikboiler at gmail

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  8. Sofrito Soundsystem sounds hella cool!

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  9. I am most excited about Chicha Libre! I am a total geek for great Latin music!

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  10. I think this event sounds awesome and would love to attend. If I had to choose just one band to see it would be Chicha Libre.

    jmb0923@gmail.com

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  11. Given my middle eastern heritage, I'm going to have to represent and want to see Group Doueh without a doubt. Plus it's my mom's birthday and I would love to take her with me to enjoy this amazing evening (not that Canton isn't amazing in its own wonderful ways, but I know she would love it!)

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  12. Am looking forward to the party- but it would be even sweeter to win a pair of tix! ;)

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  13. I've gone both times previous. It's pretty much the best thing ever.

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  14. moon hooch! lol

    but since I'm poor and unemployed we'll probably be hitting up option 3.

    lol

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  15. looking forward to Group Doueh! this is a great event :)

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  16. chica libre - loves me some latin music

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  17. Would love to boogie down to Dam-funk!

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  18. Dam Funk! I need a dance party in my life.

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  19. I want to see Mucca Pazza because I love the idea of World Music to a marching band beat!

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  20. I facebooked AND tweeted! I really want to win these tix! :)

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  21. It would be great to see Sofrito soundsystem. Get a feel for what a London discoteque is like.

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  22. I'd love to go!

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  23. Moon Hooch, Mucca Pazza, & Sofrito Soundsystem all sound like thye give off great music and entertainment!

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  24. All the music sounds amazing, but I am really interested in hearing Sofrito Soundsystem...

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  25. I really wanted to go last year but it was far tooexpensive. Guess I have champagn taste! Perhaps this year Jasen and I can go;)

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  26. can't wait to hear Moon Hooch bring the sounds of NYC to Cleveland.

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  27. Lindsey StephensJune 11, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    DâM-FunK!

    LBS0706@gmail.com

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  29. Lindsey StephensJune 11, 2011 at 9:21 AM

    Tweeted! Account is private though.

    http://twitter.com/#!/lindseybree

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  30. I would love to attend. I think I'd be most excited to see Dam Funk, well, because they are called Dam Funk :-)

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  31. I want to jam to some Dam Funk!!

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  32. Group Doueh sound really interesting - would love to see them!

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  33. ...and just tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/poiseinparma/status/80234488092831744

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  34. Moon Hooch would be great to see.

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  35. I just tweeted about this awesome event...

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  36. and then I facebooked about it, I'm being very diligent today!

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  37. How fun! I'd like to see all of them! It's fun to see new music that I haven't been exposed to before. Plus? Who DOESN'T love the longest day of the year!?

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  38. Oh. And I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/Itsahero/status/80305592614400000

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  39. Sofrito Soundsystem siounds Amazing.....Could really egt into that music!!

    Anne

    @BikeCLE

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  41. Oh and on Facebook...Can you tell I want to WIN!!!

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  42. POsted on Twitter too :)
    BikeCLE Anne Smith
    bit.ly/jJGQvB, @clevelandart and #CMAsummersolstice #HappyInCLE

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  43. I'm not familiar w this event. Sounds like fun tho... I'm glad I read your blog. Count me in the drawing please!

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  44. I want to hear Dam Funk!!
    This is by far, the best summer party in Cleveland! WooHoo!!

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  45. and Facebooked it! Whew. I think I worked up a sweat!

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  46. mucca pazza sounds interesting. would love to see what it is all about

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  47. I'm the most interested in seeing Mucca Pazza - I mean, come on, anything involving marching band music, crafted insanity, and mayhem MUST be awesome.

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  48. Mucca Pazza, please please please

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  49. No doubt mucca pazza but cannot wait to dance to sofrito sound system
    What a perfect way to honor earth's gift to us (the longest day of the year): dancing is such a great way to celebrate life and show our appreciation for all that we have been offered

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