Reviving Summer Magic at the Cleveland Museum of Art: Parade the Circle and Solstice 2023

Get ready for a splendid summer at the Cleveland Museum of Art with the return of the annual Parade the Circle and Solstice. Experience global art, music, and culture at these iconic events.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is bringing back its iconic summer events, Parade the Circle and Solstice, combining art, music, and global culture.
The 13th annual Solstice, set to take place on June 24th, boasts a lineup of artists from around the world, and features various performances, art installations, and museum activities.
Tickets, which include unlimited food and beverages, go on presale for members starting Monday, May 15 at 10 a.m., with public sales beginning Tuesday, May 16, if tickets remain.

An Extraordinary Summer Experience Awaits at Cleveland Museum of Art

Breathe life into your summer plans as the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) brings back its iconic annual events, Parade the Circle and Solstice, in a celebration of art, music, and culture, as we warmly embrace the long, lazy summer days and the sultry summer nights.

A Fusion of Art, Music, and Culture at Parade the Circle and Solstice

Revel in the festivities as Parade the Circle and Solstice make a triumphant return this year. The pillars of CMA’s summer events, both bring together a mélange of vibrant art, soul-stirring music, and global culture. In a recent tête-à-tête with 19 News, Gabe Pollack, Director of the Performing Arts, and Stephanie Lima Taub, Director of Community Arts Public and Academic Engagement and Director of Parade the Circle, expressed their excitement about the upcoming events.

CMA’s Solstice Event Lights Up The Night

Mark your calendars for the CMA’s 13th annual Solstice on June 24th, a night that promises a whirlwind of art and music. This year, the event features an impressive lineup of international artists, including OKAN (Cuba/Toronto), the Bazurto All Stars (Colombia), La Sra. Tomasa (Spain), and GoldFish (South Africa). The event will also host Sanctuary, a local favorite, showcasing DJ talents for a night of music, dancing, and unforgettable fun. “Solstice is a night like no other,” said Pollack. “Energizing music from four continents and incredible visual displays will electrify the museum at the party of the year.”

Extraordinary Performances, Art Installations, and More

Stunning art projections on the museum’s exterior, 3-D illuminated lanterns designed by Inflatabill suspended from the ceiling, flash talks by museum staff, and late-night gallery visits promise an unforgettable experience. Food and beverages are included in the ticket price and will be available both indoors and out.

To add to the excitement, members get exclusive access to presale tickets beginning Monday, May 15, at 10 a.m., with the public sale commencing Tuesday, May 16, at 10 a.m., if tickets are still available.

Artist Lineup for Solstice 2023: A Global Musical Tour

The Solstice lineup features artists representing diverse music styles and regions, from the Cuban jazz of OKAN to the Afro-Cuban rhythms of the Bazurto All Stars, the Latin-infused music of La Sra. Tomasa, and the electronic sounds of GoldFish. Add to this the Sanctuary DJ ensemble, the projection mapping wizardry of Kevin Jackson, and the mesmerizing inflatables of Inflatabill, and you have an event not to be missed.

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