Featuring performances by multi-platinum artist Andy Grammer, The Cleveland Cavaliers’ 216Stix, LoConti Band, Apostle Jones and more to celebrate the lighting of Playhouse Square’s new marquees and spectacular digital display presented by GE Lighting
Free; no tickets required
Marquee Moments presented by Fleet Response will take place outdoors on Euclid Avenue right outside the Playhouse Square theaters beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 28. Performances by local artists and multi-platinum artist Andy Grammer will lead up to a dazzling finale: the lighting of Playhouse Square’s new marquees and a spectacular digital display across all the screens in the district. Admission is free; no tickets required.
Marquee Moments is made possible by Fleet Response; GE Lighting, A Savant Company; Medical Mutual; PNC; and Union Home Mortgage.
The first 5000 guests in attendance will receive an LED wristband compliments of Medical Mutual. These luminescent accessories will add a visually stunning element to Marquee Moments and connect the entire audience in a symphony of light.
“The entertainment lineup we’ve created for Marquee Moments sets the tone for Playhouse Square’s next era – it’s exciting, uplifting and has something for everyone with a variety of performers from Northeast Ohio and the headline performance by Andy Grammer,” said Playhouse Square President & CEO Craig Hassall. “What’s really special to me is the opportunity to showcase the tremendous young talent we have here. Students from the Baldwin Wallace Music Theatre program and alumni from our own high school musical theater awards program, the Dazzle Awards, will help celebrate the bright future ahead of us.”
LoConti Band on the Second Stage
Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre Students on the PNC Stage
Dazzle Awards Alumni on the PNC Stage
Apostle Jones on the Second Stage
Andy Grammer on the PNC Stage
The 216Stix on the Second Stage
Marquee Moments presented by GE Lighting
DJ Kyro on the Second Stage
The PNC Stage will be located on E. 14th St. while the Second Stage will be on Euclid Ave. in front of the Playhouse Square theaters.
Food and refreshments will be available for purchase on site from the Barrio, Feelin Good Ice Cream, Hofbrauhaus, Manna and Yum Village Food Trucks. A full-service bar will be open in the Union Home Mortgage Marquee Lounge on U.S. Bank Plaza.
About the Entertainers:
LoConti, a band from Cleveland, Ohio, delivers alternative rock music that is driving, harmonious, and passionate. Their one and only goal is to create scores that soar through space and time. The group's debut album, Cherry Red, is grounded in melodic rock, each track exploring a different facet of everyday life. The title track "Cherry Red," uses a strong wall of harmonies to convey the frustration and self-imposed obstacles that can hinder a relationship. Meanwhile, "Live Again" uses driving chords to capture the euphoria of a live concert experience. “Buddy G" features expansive vocals and a deep groove to explore themes of trust, hope, and ultimately, betrayal. In “Memories”, a unique live recording from Trinity Cathedral, Eric and Henry shine a light on the significance of memories through the passage of time. The band members include Henry LoConti on guitar/vocals, Michael LoConti on drums, Eric Sconyers on saxophone/keys, Erin Donovan on vocals/percussion, Tyler Pirc on bass, and Trevor Carmichael on guitar. They also have a professional visual and audio setup engineered by Dante Patt. The group found their sound while playing in venues and bars around Northeast Ohio, all while composing and refining their original tunes. Written by Henry LoConti, their first single "Run Into You" sets the stage for what's to come.
Baldwin Wallace Music Theatre Students
19 students from the Baldwin Wallace University music theatre program will perform a selection of Disney favorites. From lead roles on Broadway and London's West End to primetime television and film, BW music theatre alumni have garnered top acclaim for more than 20 years. BW students regularly appear regionally and nationally while they're still in school. Extensive performance experiences provide real-world opportunities. They're making important industry contacts and gaining valuable resume-enhancing experience. BW produces an annual New York Showcase attended by hundreds of industry professionals, resulting in the majority of BW students being signed by top agents for the past 15 years.
Dazzle Awards Alumni
The annual Playhouse Square Dazzle Awards presented by Pat and John Chapman celebrate excellence in Northeast Ohio high school musical theater programs. Each year, the Best Actor and Best Actress go on to represent Cleveland at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards – the Jimmys. Nine of the program’s alumni will return to perform at Marquee Moments: Anthony Ghali, 2021 Dazzle Awards Best Actor nominee; J.R. Heckman, three-time Dazzle Awards Best Actor (2016, 2018, 2019); Steven Huynh, 2016 Dazzle Awards Best Actor nominee; Gabi Ilg, 2022 Dazzle Awards Best Actress; Charles Kadair, 2019 Dazzle Awards Best Actor nominee; Autumn Key, 2018 Dazzle Awards Best Actress nominee; Katherine Lois Klika, 2016 Dazzle Awards Best Actress; Margo Tipping, 2019 Dazzle Awards Best Actress; and Hannah Tramonte, 2021 Dazzle Awards Best Actress nominee.
Apostle Jones is a dynamic, soul band ensemble that bends styles and genres to create a uniquely collaborative energy and sound. Pulling from collective influences of rock, R&B, blues, gospel, and funk, the Apostles soar with original music and a contagious joy for community. They just released a stunning short-feature, filmed live-concert LIVE FROM CONVIVIUM33 and released their first single as a band, "Superstar Disaster," featuring TobyRaps which is available on all streaming platforms. The band has been a top 5 "Best of Cleveland" band in Cleveland Scene, a “top act to watch” in Cleveland Magazine's Most Interesting People issue and has played across the Midwest and northeast America. The band features lead singer Mikey Silas, Love Freely (vocals), Honey Monai (vocals), Michael Haburary (guitar), Alex Zinni (bass), Rashon Blake (drums), Charlie Wilson (sax), Eric Levine (trumpet) and Owen Brodhead (keys). Apostle Jones truly unites audiences across the map with the music, good vibes and gratitude, leaving them jonesing for more.
Emmy award winner and multi-platinum artist Andy Grammer continues to engage, energize, and empower audiences with stomping stadium-size pop anthems meant to be shared at full volume. His observations and affirmations pick people back up when they need it, affirm their potential, and encourage them to keep going.
Inspiring fans around the world, Grammer has over 3B global streams under his belt and a social media footprint of over 4M followers. His catalog consists of numerous bona fide hits, including the quadruple-platinum single “Honey, I’m Good;” the platinum singles “Keep Your Head Up,” “Fine By Me,” “Don’t Give Up On Me,” “Fresh Eyes,” and “Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah);” the gold single “I Found You;” and the gold albums Andy Grammer (2011) and Magazines Or Novels (2014). He lent his music to films such as Five Feet Apart and when “Don’t Give Up On Me” became the soundtrack for ESPN’s 13th annual V Week for Cancer Research, he garnered a Sports Emmy for Outstanding Music Direction and a Clio Award.
Grammer’s most recent album release Naïve arrived to widespread critical acclaim. Since then, Grammer has released fan-favorite tracks including “Lease On Life,” “Damn It Feels Good To Be Me,” “Love Myself,” “Good Man” and “Joy” and “The Wrong Party” with Fitz and the Tantrums. His latest hit single, “Saved My Life” with R3HAB, has over 20MM streams.
Grammer now gives fans a special release, “I Need A New Money,” a song based on a poem about the societal need to place a monetary value on our self-worth. In the form of spoken word poetry, it marks a new venture outside of traditional music releases. This reflective art offers fans a preview into what’s to come on his new album out later this year.
Grammer’s passions not only lie in his music, but also in his philanthropic work. This is paramount to who he is as a person, and it is greatly reflected in his artistry. He was recently recognized by Claire’s Place Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis Support (‘Clarity Impact Award’) and by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (‘Defender of Potential’ Award) for the incredible impact his work and generosity have made in the world. He is an advocate for mental health awareness and has spoken at high-profile events including Mental Health America’s 2022 Annual Conference as the keynote speaker as well as the Indianapolis Colts’ “Beyond the Sidelines” benefitting Kicking the Stigma. Additional organizations he’s worked with include Feeding America, The V Foundation, Carousel of Hope and many more.
For tour dates and more, visit AndyGrammer.com.
The Cavs 216Stix are a dynamic and passionate group of performers who bring the spirit of basketball to life through their rhythmic and energetic drumming. With their dedication and precision, they create an electric atmosphere at Cleveland Cavaliers' games. These talented musicians known for their creativity, discipline and excelllent drumming, enhance the fan experience with their captivating performances.
DJ Kyro has developed into a high energy, open format DJ with a love for his hometown. His passion for music continues to reverberate through the city, leading him to his residency at Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Guardians.