Showcasing exceptional female talent onstage - from punk to alternative and country and every sound in between. These are the acts that should be on your radar and in your playlists. For five weeks starting July 25 through August 22, head to the Rock Hall plaza on Wednesday nights to see the female rock bands you need to hear right now.
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. on the PNC main stage - FREE with RSVP*Does not include museum admission
Free metered parking is available on the East 9th extension and on Alfred Lerner Way (in front of First Energy Stadium) after 6pm. For a full list of parking options and directions click here.
Come Hungry! Our onsite All-Access Cafe, bar and food trucks will be open for each Summer in the City event!
Week 5 - Locals The Whiskey Hollow open and Sarah Shook and the Disarmers authentic honky-tonk built around Sarah's blunt lyrics with the post-punk rattle of guitar in a fresh alt-country vein.
5pm - Free free screening of What It Takes: film en douze tableaux, a Gorman Bechard documentary featuring Sarah Shook & The Disarmers. This will play in the Foster Theater and is free with RSVP for fans. Museum general admission purchased separately. Seating is limited. For more information click here.
6:15pm - Join us for a special Guest Set Interview with Sarah Shook & The Disarmers immediately following the screening of What It Takes: film en douze tableaux. For more information click here.
about the band
Inspired by artists such as the Sex Pistols, Elliott Smith and Hank Williams, Sarah Shook sings with confidence, control, and, at times, a hint of menace. The Disarmers match her on every track, coloring the tales of resilience and empathy with as much urgency as ever as well as a broader sonic sweep.
Built around the buoyant pedal steel of Phil Sullivan, and the post-punk rattle and Live at San Quentin hum of Eric Peterson’s guitar, there are echoes of Nikki Lane and Merle Haggard as much as Ty Segall. Its home is the ragged-but-real honky tonk, not the bro-country “honky tonk.”
girls to the front
Long-time Cleveland-based music photographer Anastasia Pantsios has just released her first book of photography, Girls to the Front: 40 Years of Women in Rock, featuring 53 photos of women musicians. The earliest is Grace Slick, shot at a May 1969 Jefferson Airplane concert at Grant Park in Chicago where she grew up. The most recent is Jessica Lea Mayfield at Cleveland’s Beachland Ballroom in March 2013. Pantsios will have her book onsite at all Summer in the City free concert events.
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers - "Keep the Home Fires Burning"