CLEVELAND, Ohio — Solstice, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s big summer party, is returning in June after a two-year hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The museum announced Monday that Solstice will be held Saturday, June 25, from 7 to 11 p.m. with a night of music and art featuring multiple groups performing on two stages.
Attendees will also be able to enjoy free admission to the special exhibition: “The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion.”
Permanent collection galleries will be open throughout the event.
Member and public tickets are $100, with a limit of four tickets per purchase.
Admission covers food and beverages, including beer, wine, and canned cocktails. The event is limited to guests 21 or older.
Tickets will be made available first to museum members starting Monday, May 16, at 10 a.m.
If tickets are still available after the member presale, the public sale begins Wednesday, May 18, at 10 a.m.
Ticket information is available at ClevelandArt.org/Solstice or by phone at 216-421-7350.
The artistic lineup for the event includes:
– Tatiana Eva-Marie, a Brooklyn-based bandleader, singer, author, and actress known for her work with the Avalon Jazz Band. Recently listed as a rising jazz star by Vanity Fair magazine, Eva-Marie explores styles ranging from 1930s pop to modern jazz. Her singing is inspired by her French and Gypsy heritage and her passion for the mid-century modern Parisian art scene, a fascination with New Orleans Jazz, and a reverence for the Great American Songbook, the museum said in its news release.
– Plena Libre, an ensemble of Puerto-Rican heritage that infuses “plena and bomba” Afro-Puerto Rican rhythms with other Caribbean rhythms in their traditional and contemporary compositions. Featuring three vocalists, Plena Libre produces a brand of performance that invites all to dance, the museum said.
– Underground System, a New York-based band known for reinventing global dance music. The group is known for taking a purist approach to interpreting Fela Kuti’s musical style and evolving into an authentically original, internationally touring indie dance band. Its 2018 debut LP, “What Are You” (Soul Clap Records) was received with international acclaim.
– DJ Darrick Grant, local legend and host of WCSB 89.3 FM’s Eclectic Soul, and DJ Dante Carfagna, consummate collector of 45s, and author of the definitive “Soul Music of Ohio,” (published by Numero Group) will provide a marathon master class on funk and soul in the museum’s Ames Family Atrium.