December Out & About Ohio Live Music and Events

Out & About Ohio December 2019
By John O’Brien, Jr. 

Flanagan’s Wake is Back! The Hilarious Interactive Irish Wake is Every Friday & Saturday at 8pm starting January 3rd at Kennedy’s Theatre at Playhouse Square, Downtown Cleveland. 216-241-6000 or 866-546-1353 

Brooklyn – Hooley House! 13th – Bluestone Union 8:00pm , 20th – Disco Inferno 9:30pm. 10310 Cascade Crossing, Brooklyn 216-362-7700.

ALL under Cleveland;
5 Points Coffee & Tea 3600 West Park Road. Cleveland, Oh 44111     

The Harp 
4th– Chris & Tom 7p, 6th – The Kilroy’s Irish Session 8p, 7th- The Porter Sharks 8p, 11th- Chris & Tom 7p, 13th– TBA, 14th– Auld Pitch 8p, 18th-Chris & Tom 7p, 20th- Kristine Jackson 8p, 21st– Walking Cane 8p, 27th- Chris Allen 8p. 28th-Bill Lestock 8p. 4408 Detroit Road, 44113

Flat Iron Café 6th- Thor Platter Band 7-10pm, 13th- Jimmy-O 7-10pm, 20th- Donal O’Shaughnessy 7-11pm, 27th- Becky Boyd & Kristine Jackson 7-10pm. 1114 Center St.  Cleveland 44113-2406 216. 696.6968.

Treehouse 1st –  Browns Game (no music); 8th – Hollywood Slim Duo; 15th – Browns Game ( no music); 22nd – Joe Bell; 29th – Marina Strah. 820 College Avenue, Cleveland, 44113

PJ McIntyre’s 7th- Abby Normal & Detroit Lean, 13th- Andrew McManus, 14th- East Wind, 18th- Seamus Kelleher, 19th- Downriver Music Co,  20th- New Barleycorn 21st- Faction, 22nd- PJ’s annual customer appreciation party w Marys Lane: free food, drink specials, $3.50 XMas beer; pints & prints 1:30-6,  25th- Merry Christmas from PJ McIntyre’s- open 7pm, 26th- St. Stephens Day celebration w the Kilroys!  the wren the wren… 5pm-8pm, then Nashville star & Cleveland native Erin Viancort. 27th- Ace Molar, 28th- iced cherry, 29th – Pat Cooney, 31st- Irish New Year’s Eve Party w the Portersharks 5-8pm – ring in the new year Irish style @7pm. HAPPY New Year God Bless….
Don’t forget T-Shirt Tues: wear any PJs T-Shirt get 15% off bill! Whiskey Wed:  ½ off every whiskey in the house. Thurs – Craft Beer $2.50. PJ McIntyre’s is a Local 10 Union establishment. Home of the Celtic Supporter’s Club and the GAA. Book Parties & Events in our Bridgie Ned’s Irish Parlor Party Room. 17119 Lorain Road, 44111. 216-941-9311.

Music Box Supper Club  7- Ohio City Singers, Dec 14 & 15- Polka Brunch, Dec 18- Marys Lane, 20- 10,000 Maniacs, 22- Neil Diamond Christmas, 31- NYE Bash. 1148 Main Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113.

Flannery’s Pub 6th – Kristine Jackson, 7th – West Awake, 13th – Chris Allen & Tom Prebish, 14th – New Barleycorn, 20th – No Strangers Here, 28th – Walking Cane. 323 East Prospect, Cleveland 44115 216.781.7782

Avon Lake
Ahern Banquet Center Ahern Banquet Center is booking weddings and special events.  Call Tony Ahern / Lucy Balser @ 440-933-9500.  726 Avon Belden Rd, Avon Lake  44012.  

Irish American Club East Side 6th – Loch Erie, 7th – Children’s Christmas Party, 9th – Kevin McCarthy after Membership meeting.15th- Christmas w Andy Cooney Concert & Dinner $40, 20th – Kennedy & Riley. PUB: 7:30 – 10:30. IACES 22770 Lake Shore Blvd. Euclid, 44123. 216.731.4003

Plank Road Tavern Open Sessiún Every Thursday 7 – 10.  $3 Guinness and Jamieson. 16719 Detroit Avenue, 44107

Medina / Montrose
Sully’s 6- Smug Saints, 7- The New Barleycorn, 13- Dan McCoy, 14- Skinny Moo, 19- Ray Coleman 7pm, 20- The Other Brothers, 21- Donal O’Shaughnessy, 27- Westside Steve, 28- Music Men. 117 West Liberty Medina, 44256
Hooley House Montrose 145 Montrose West Avenue Copley, Oh 44321 (234) 466-0060

Hooley House 6th – Big in Japan 9:30pm , 13th – Country Redford 9:30pm , 21st – Abbey Rodeo 8pm . 7861 Reynolds Rd Mentor (440) 942-6611.

Olmsted Twp
West Side Irish American Club
Great live music and food in The Pub every Friday.  WSIA Club 8559 Jennings Rd. 44138 440-235-5868.

Rocky River
Gormley’s 5th – Brennan, Atzberger & Ross, 6th – Austin Walkin’ Cane, 7th – Chris Allen, 8th, 6-8pm – Irish Session, 13th – Crosswinds, 14th – No Strangers Here, 18th, 7-10pm – Pompous Arse, 19th – Ballinloch , 20th – Katy & OC, 21st – Jeff Varga, 26th – Mossy Moran, 27th – Michael Crawley & Co, 28th – Chris Tuma. 19500 Center Ridge Rd, Rocky River, OH 44116 (440) 990-7468

Valley City
Gandalf’s  7 – Crooked, Dec 9 – Christmas in the Valley, 14 – Jay Wonkovich, 21-  Sarena Tamburitza Orchestra, 28 – Furious George. 31 – New Year’s Party Open to the Public. Join us for Brunch EVERY SUNDAY. Great food, atmosphere, staff and fun. 6757 Center Road Valley City, 44280

Hooley House  12th – Disco Inferno 8pm. 24940 Sperry Dr Westlake 44145. (440) 835-2890

Shamrock Club Events 6th – Quiz Night, 8 pm The Kells, Tara Hall; 7th – 4 pm AOH/LAOH Officer Installation & Christmas Party Tara Hall, Dinner & Ceremony; 13th – 6 pm 2019 Columbus Irish Cultural Foundation Dinner, honoring Townsend W. Quinn, Ohio Statehouse; 14 – 7:30pm Annual Shamrock Club Christmas Show; Happy Hour every Friday from 5-7pm! 60 W. Castle Rd. Columbus 43207 614-491-4449    
Tara Hall Traditional Irish music w General Guinness Band & Friends 2nd Friday 8:00 – 11:00pm. No Cover. Tara Hall 274 E. Innis Ave. Columbus, 43207 614.444.5949

 Traditional Irish Social Dancing with the Cleveland Ceili Club The Cleveland Ceili Club promotes the musical traditions of Ireland by providing  opportunities for adults to enjoy traditional Irish music and dance.
Set dancing lessons, Tuesdays 7:30-9:30 pm, St. Clarence Church, North Olmsted Wednesdays 7-9 pm, Irish American Club – East Side
Ceili dancing lessons, Thursdays, December 5, 12 at 7-9 pm,  West Side Irish American Club.
For more information, contact [email protected] or find us on Facebook

Ongoing Traditional Irish Sessiúns – Bring your instruments and play along!

  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Fairlawn, 3300 Morewood Dr. 7:30 p,m Wednesdays.  All skill levels welcome.  
  • Bardic Circle @The Shamrock Club of Columbus Beginner – friendly, intermediate level Irish session meeting every other Thursdays 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Briquette’s – 1st Saturday of the month, 2 -4 pm. Ashtabula on the Harbor
  • The Harp – 1st Friday of every month, 9pm. 4408 Detroit, Cleveland
  • Logan’s Irish Pub – 3rd Wednesday of the month, 414 S. Main St., Findlay, 7:30 pm
  • Plank Road – Every Thursday 7 – 10. All ages and experience welcome. 16719 Detroit Road, Lakewood, 44107
  • Tara Hall -Traditional Irish music w General Guinness Band & Friends 2nd Friday 8:00 – 11:00pm. 274 E. Innis Ave. Columbus, 43207 614.444.5949.

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