Annual music fest strikes high note with community

by Dan Holland

Guests enjoyed an eclectic blend of musical styles from acts including David Mayfield Parade, Diana Chittester, Marc Lee Shannon & My Other Brothers Band, Spyder Stompers & Sugar Pie, Charlie Mosbrook and Sunshine Daydream as part of Broadview Heights’ second annual community Musical Festival Aug. 12-13.

Food truck vendors included Southern Thangs Grub Truck and Metropolis Gourmet Popcorn, while vendors included Natural Beeings, Art by Tinsel-Town, Head-Over-Heels Henna, Great Lakes Sprouts, Jenns Homemade Candles and Rock Paper Cigars.

The city also operated a tent serving a variety of adult beverages, including beer, wine, hard seltzer and hard iced tea.

Sponsors of this year’s event included the Broadview Heights Community Foundation, the Cleveland Federation of Musicians and Music Talent of Cleveland, Jani-King of Cleveland, United Survey, Inc. and Ohio Cat.

“Our first music festival last year was a great success and in our second year just as well,” said Broadview Heights Mayor Sam Alai. “We have families of three generations coming out and enjoying the festival, and there are children running all around – the event features great music that brings family and friends together. We ‘re just very happy to bring this venue to everyone this weekend. We have great weather, and as the night goes on, the crowd gets bigger and the music gets a little louder; it’s all a great fun.” ∞

Photo: A handful of the youngest guests in attendance cut a rug during the second annual Broadview Heights Music Festival. Photo by D. Holland.