Great Lakes Brewing Company holds its annual Burning River Fest on Saturday, 4-11 p.m. at the Historic Coast Guard Station, located at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River on Whiskey Island. Raise a pint to the "watershed moment" that raised a new level of eco-consciousness, the 1969 burning of the Cuyahoga River. This recognition of the 40th "rebirth-day" will feature live music from 10 bands, including Blessid Union of Souls, Alberta Cross, Zach, Kristine Jackson and more. Food from local and organic farms and eateries will be available and Great Lakes Brewing beer. Tickets are available for pre-sale ($15) at the web site or $20 at the gate. readers can enter a drawing to win a pair of tickets by sending an e-mail to Write "BRF giveaway" in the subject line.

Entrants must be 21+ years of age. Winners of other Scene giveaways within the past 30 days are ineligible. Winners will be notified by email and will need to pick up tickets on Friday, August 14, at the Scene office, 1468 W. 9th St., 8th floor, Cleveland.


We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.