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Train / Goo Goo Dolls / Allen Stone – Aug 14 – Blossom Music Center

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Train/Goo Goo Dolls – Aug 14 – Blossom Music Center

Lineup: Train
Goo Goo Dolls
Allen Stone

Aug 14, 2019 Wed 7:00 PM EDT
Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio  See Venue Info







Greatest Hits is out everywhere now 🙏

To celebrate, we threw together only the best ingredients to cook up the best Summer Tour for you! See you next year with the Goo Goo Dolls and special guest Allen Stone! Just watch to see the recipe come together 👨‍🍳


In honor of the tour, we’re giving you a special discount on our Drops of Jupiter wines! Go to to find out more🍷

‘Smallville,’ ‘Charmed’ Q&A’s, Cosplay, Creative Panels Head Programming At Wizard World Cleveland; Most Included With Any Admission

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‘Smallville,’ ‘Charmed’ Q&A’s, Cosplay, Creative Panels Head Programming At Wizard World Cleveland; Most Included With Any Admission

Rankin, Astin, Murray, Ryan, Conroy Q&A’s, Disney Trivia, Creator Panels, Costume Contests, Cosplay Sessions, Speed Dating, Evening Parties All Weekend Long At Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, Friday through Sunday

A sessions with the stars of “Smallville” and “Charmed,” plus Richard Rankin (“Outlander”), Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings, “Stranger Things 2”), Matt Ryan (“Constantine”), Kevin Conroy (“Batman: The Animated Series,” “Justice League”) and Chad Michael Murray (“One Tree Hill,” “Gilmore Girls”), and workshops, cosplayer and comics creator sessions, adult and kids costume contests, speed dating and more highlight the programming offerings at Wizard World Cleveland, Friday through Sunday at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. Most programming is included as part of the standard event admission and is in addition to the live entertainment options (dancing, music, etc.) all weekend.

Some highlights of the more than 80 hours of panels scheduled to date include:

· Group sessions with the casts of “Smallville” (Tom Welling (Clark Kent), Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor), Laura Vandervoort (Kara / Supergirl), John Glover (Lionel Luthor) and Alaina Huffman (Dinah Lance / Black Canary); Saturday, 4 p.m.); and “Charmed” (Holly Marie Combs, Brian Krause and Drew Fuller; Saturday, 1 p.m.)
· Sessions with Rankin (Sunday 11:30 a.m.), Ryan (Saturday, noon), Conroy (Saturday 3 p.m.), Astin (Saturday, 2 p.m.) and Murray (Saturday, 3 p.m.)
· Disney Trivia panel with Walt Before Mickey star Thomas Ian Nicholas (Rookie of the Year), moderated by Handbook for Mortals author Lani Sarem (Saturday, 2 p.m.)
· Creator sessions with industry superstars Joe Wos, Stuart Sayger, Gavin Smith, Mostafa Moussa, Jeremy Clark, Shawn Coss, Mark Kistler, Mike Watson and more
· Action Comedy Nerd Show comedy act (Friday 7:30 p.m., Saturday 6 p.m.)
· Immersive, high-intensity interactive workshops on such topics as Cosplay Foam Fabrication, Acting, Worbla, Wiz-Art, Posing and Photography (these workshops have an additional fee, and are limited availability)
· Fan- and industry-based panels on subjects ranging from wig care, YouTube 101, Paranormal, self-promotion, NASA and the science of Superman, diversity, Ghostbusters, indie comics, filming fight sequences, Haunted Ohio, animation, Pokemon and more
· Kids programming all three days, including story time, face painting, puppet shows, dance parties, magic, learn to draw, (and Kids 10 and under are free every day with paid adult)
· Attend a recording session of the Game Fix Podcast (Saturday, 2:30 p.m.), with many giveaways; and the 3 Geeks Podcast (Sunday, noon)
· World-famous Wizard World Adult Costume Contest, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Kids Costume Contests on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
· Super Sonic Speed Dating (Friday 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 11:30 a.m.(LGBTQIA+), 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. (LGBTQIA+), 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 60 minute sessions
· Cosplay with special guests SuperKayce, Knightmage, Galaxy Amethyst, Meerami, Missy Mayhem, Christina Dark, Rubber City Cosplay and more, throughout the weekend
· Drink & Draw hosted by Joe Wos, for pros and amateurs alike… weirdness, drinks, drawing, and prizes (at WXYZ Bar, inside the ALoft Cleveland Downtown, 1111 W. 10th St., Cleveland; Friday, 9-11 p.m., FREE admission with Wizard World wristband)
· Cosplay and Industry Workshops (Social Media/Branding/Content Creation, Wiz-Art, Resin Casting, Intro to Sculpting), require additional ticket

Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated General Programming Rooms or show floor stages at the convention center. VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities, as noted.

A full list of Wizard World Cleveland programming is available at (subjects, guests, times and rooms subject to change).

Wizard World events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The third event scheduled on the 2019 Wizard World calendar, Cleveland show hours are Friday, March 8, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, March 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Cleveland is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.

#11 CRM – Interview with The Acacia Strain

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Super duper show for you this week. Interview with the band The Acacia Strain. Some great material is covered here.

Thanks for listening and downloading this interview.

Cleveland Rocks Magazine


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Art Alexakis, the charismatic frontman of the multi-platinum rock band Everclear, has announced an intimate, collaborative acoustic tour for May-June 2019. Art has invited three of his friends to join him on stage each night – fellow platinum artists Chris Collingwood (Fountains of Wayne), Max Collins (Eve 6) and John Wozniak (Marcy Playground). The Songs and Stories tour will deliver a one-of-a kind opportunity for each frontman to perform stripped down versions of their band’s hits, deep tracks, and new songs – and the stories behind all of them. The four men, collectively performing together for the very first time, will share the stage on multiple occasions during the show. The 2+ hour performance, delivered in an intimate, seated setting, will be capped off by an interactive encore, allowing fans a unique opportunity for Q&A, special requests, and ‘come what may’ banter. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 15th.

On the lineup and upcoming tour, Alexakis shares: “I have been a huge fan of each of these artists for so long. Getting to showcase their singing and songwriting abilities in this way is going to be so special for all of us. These shows will still deliver a rock and roll energy, but in a way that our fans have never experienced. We can’t wait to have the opportunity to interact with our fans even more on this tour.”

The announcement of this tour coincides with the news that Art Alexakis will be releasing his first solo album. Due Spring 2019, the yet-to-be-named album will be distributed via The End Records.

In an effort to address a critical charitable need, Art Alexakis will be donating $1 per ticket sold at each show to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, an organization that provides financial assistance to career musicians, venue workers, production staff, crew members, and their families suffering from injury, illness or disability. Funds raised from the tour will pay for medical procedures, doctor visits, prescriptions, and vital living expenses.

Everclear’s sound has consistently reflected the rock, post-punk, and singer/songwriter influences of frontman Alexakis, including acts like X, the Replacements, the Pixies, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, and Elvis Costello. The band found success with their first three albums on Capitol Records, Sparkle and Fade, So Much for the Afterglow, and Songs from an American Movie Vol. One: Learning How to Smile, which were all certified platinum in sales.

Songs & Stories Tour:

5/1 Walla Walla, WA @ The Dacres
5/2 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
5/3 Everett, WA @ Historic Everett Theatre
5/7 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
5/8 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
5/9 Pasadena, CA @ The Rose
5/10 Agoura Hills, CA @ The Canyon
5/11 San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House
5/12 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
5/14 Albuquerque, NM @ The Stage at Santa Ana Star
5/16 Santa Ana Pueblo, TX @ Aztec Theater
5/17 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
5/18 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
5/19 Austin, TX @ 3TEN Austin City Limits
5/21 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
5/22 Charlotte, NC @ McGlohon Theater
5/23 Nashville, TN @ City Winery
5/25 Leesburg, VA @ Tally Ho Theater
5/26 Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
5/28 Boston, MA @ City Winery
5/29 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
5/30 New York City, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
6/1 Waterloo, ON @ Maxwell’s Concerts & Events
6/2 London, ON @ London Music Hall
6/4 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
6/5 Chicago, IL @ City Winery
6/6 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
6/7 Mt Clemens, MI @ The Emerald Theatre
6/10 Fargo, ND @ Fargo Theatre
6/11 Sioux Falls, SD @ The District

*More Dates To Be Announced