(July 3 – September 2, 2012) Summer home of the Cleveland Orchestra and located about 25 miles south of Cleveland in the 33,000-acre Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the Blossom Music Festival is a 10-week summer series of orchestral and pops concerts. In addition to the festival, the Blossom Pavilion and hillside lawn (which, combined, accommodate nearly 20,000 music lovers) also hosts a series of popular music, country, and jazz concerts presented by Live Nation from May to September.
Pre- and post-concert eats are available at the Blossom Grille, which also provides prepared picnic dinners (call ahead to order) for those who prefer to eat on the lawn or in the park’s wooded picnic areas. The Blossom grounds are also home to the Porthouse Theatre Company, the Eells art gallery, and permanent sculpture displays.
Blossom Music Festival Information
- Public Transportation: Poor
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: The 10-week Blossom Festival features weekend concerts by the Cleveland Orchestra and other classical and pops artists from late June to Labor Day. Additionally, Live Nation presents concerts by rock, pop, country, and jazz artists at Blossom from May to September. Ticket exchanges are available with 24 hours advance notice. Gates to the Blossom grounds open two and a half hours before performances. Concerts are performed rain or shine and usually last about two hours
- Ticket Prices: Vary by performance. Children 6 through 12 are admitted anytime to the lawn for half the price of an adult lawn ticket. Children 5 and younger are free on the lawn
- Group Discounts: Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more.