Summer in the City Live Music at the Rock Hall 2017

Summer in the City: Jack Fords & The Commonwealth

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 6:00pm


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Each concerts is free, but you get a little something extra for your pre-show online RSVP. Upgrade to “Fan” status for only $20 (online only) and you can tour the entire Rock Hall with the all new Power of Rock Experience, grab a $10 bar credit and still get that live show and swag.


Friends - FREE

RSVP and join the PNC Guest List for a FREE gift onsite and future surprises

Fans - $20 package (a $40 value!)

Upgrade on the PNC Guest List for Rock Hall admission including the new Power of Rock experience, a $10 bar & food credit, plus a FREE gift. Online only; admission ticket valid 5pm-9pm only.

All concerts will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on the Rock Hall's main plaza stage. Summer in the City is sponsored by Great Lakes Brewing Company, Fat Head's Brewery, and Magic Hat Brewing Company and is free to the public.

About the Bands:

The rock n' roll songs that the Jack Fords write are fueled by a mixture of eras: the slick hot-rod 50s, back-to-the-land 60s, and the sweaty leather 70s.   This Cleveland quartet might play bars, but they're no average bar band; their fiery performances can turn neighborhood watering holes into arenas.

The Jack Fords have a three-CD discography: Bent Outta Shape (2005), Way Things Should Be (2010), and There It Is (2015). For a listing of their upcoming gigs throughout the Northeast Ohio area, check out
Founded in 2009 by Patrick Burke (guitar, brass), Andrew Kuhar (vocals, keys, guitar), and Nicholas Kuhar (drums, percussion), The Commonwealth has since written, recorded, and produced four albums and supported acts such as KONGOS, GZA of The Wu-Tang Clan, Elle King, Talib Kweli, and Blitzen Trapper. Their latest release is The Victory Garden LP; engineered by Paul Hamann (famous for his work on The Black Keys' breakthrough Attack & Release), The Victory Garden amplifies The Commonwealth's place in the Midwest as a loud, chamber-pop band. It's a cinematic, haunting, and aggressive sound that pulls from The National and Radiohead as much as Led Zeppelin and Cream.

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