Courtesy of the Elevation Group
Earlier today, the Elevation Group, the people behind the annual LaureLive festival, announced they’ve rebranded the event and found a new home for it too.
The festival's new name is WonderStruck in Cleveland, and the event will move from its previous location at Laurel School's Butler Campus in Russell and Chester Townships to Lakeland Community College in Kirtland.
"We loved our four-year relationship with Laurel School, and we are forever grateful to the school for taking a chance on the festival," says festival producer Steve Lindecke in a press release. "We will always look back on the Butler Campus with fond memories, particularly our working relationship with the Laurel high school students who joined our operations team each year. Continued growth is important to the sustainability of any large-scale event, and Lakeland Community College provides us with the space necessary to execute on our vision. Plus, as we learned this past August at WonderBus, our new Columbus music festival, onsite parking is a highly valuable asset. We are thrilled that Lakeland Community College and their administration are welcoming us and our style of music festival, one appropriate for all ages."
Lakeland Community College president Morris Beverage agrees the festival makes sense for the community college, which also hosts a jazz festival each year.
At Lakeland, our purpose is to impact lives through learning which includes arts and cultural opportunities," says Beverage. "The music festival will bring new visitors to campus, complement our robust Arts at Lakeland programming and provide music lovers across the region with a first-hand glimpse of our campus community, state-of-the-art facilities and students-first culture. Together with Elevation Group, we will continue to build memories through music at Lakeland.”
Organizers will announce the lineup in mid-January. Past performers at LaureLive have included Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark Jr., Stephen Marley, Brandi Carlile, Foster the People, Trombone Shorty and Hozier.
Early bird tickets are on sale now at wonderstruckfest.com
Today thru Sunday night, weekend tickets cost $65 for adults and $15 for children ages 3 to 10. Starting Monday, full weekend tickets will be priced at $85 for adults and $25 for children ages 3 to 10.
Weekend VIP tickets are also on sale now.
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