Rock & Pop

Uptown Roots Fest

When: Fri., Oct. 14 2016

National and local acts will be on hand today at the inaugural Uptown Roots Fest, celebration of live American music in University Circle! There will be daytime performances at the Festival Stage on Toby’s Plaza in front of Cleveland’s Museum of Contemporary Art, a children’s activities tent with our partners at the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Children's Museum of Cleveland, and national headliner performances at the Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern. RootsFest will also include documentary screenings at Cleveland Institute of Art’s Cinematheque: “A Well Spent Life,” a tribute to blues singer and guitarist Mance Lipscomb and “The Blues Accordin’ to Lightnin’ Hopkins,” which chronicles the life of the legendary Texas guitarist and performer.The free festival kicks off at 6 today and then runs through tomorrow. Se the website for more info. (Niesel)

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