This is what we call Keep Cleveland Boring's monthly newsletter, where we feature various KCB events and other going-on around the arts, food, and music scene in Cleveland. Pick one up to keep up with us!
Together with Team Cleveland, we present Alive After Five! Our goal is to bring awareness that downtown is still open after five o' clock in the afternoon at least 2 nights per week. Hopefully, this will encourage businesses to stay open later, and the public will make these nights a part of their weekly routine.
TUESDAY NIGHTS: Kid's Night from 5-7 pm -Sweet's Barbeque: Kids' Barbecue special -The Warehouse: Kids' pizza special -Mosquito Burrito: a FREE taco with regular purchase -Hey Joe/s: $5 kids burger chips *Discounts provided for kids under the age of 12.
THURSDAY NIGHTS: Happy hours 5-7pm -The Warehouse: $5 martinis -Hey Joe's: 3 for 1 Pabst Blue Ribbon -Mosquito Burrito: 3 for 1 Tecate and 1/2 price margaritas -Delta Meat Market: 1/2 off selected draft beers -Sweets Barbecue: Drink specials
Each Saturday in October, Keep Cleveland Boring, along with Hey Joe's, features a Mississippi brewery + a Mississippi band on the Hey Joe's (now-new) patio. Everyone knows that the Fall in Mississippi is something to celebrate. So, celebrate it with us + a southern brew!
Our annual event to showcase local restaurants' best culinary skills while raising money for an unfunded local project. When patrons buy the special at any participating venue during RW, they receive a ballot to vote on where the money goes.
This is our single-night food festival featuring Bolivar County Restaurants. For a $15 entry fee, patrons get free reign over bite-sized portions of each restaurant's prepared dishes. 20+ restaurants participate annually and the event takes place in Market Alley in downtown Cleveland every November.
Our first Cleveland Bites Festival in 2014 raised about $2,000 after expenses. This money will given out in $500 facade grants, matched by our chamber, to make cosmetic changes to Cleveland businesses. Studio 230, Hey Joe's, and Heidi's have already received their part.
Each December, we celebrate the season accordingly with a festive pub crawl through most of the downtown Cleveland bars. Partnering with Cleveland/Bolivar County Young Professionals, the pub crawlers show up in bulk in their best attire. Carols are sung at each stop.
Team Cleveland, Cleveland Bolivar County Chamber and Keep Cleveland Boring will host Cleveland’s 2nd Annual Record Store Day Festival on Saturday, April 18th after the Crosstie Arts and Jazz Festival from 2:00 p.m. until dark on the green strip in downtown Cleveland.
We at Keep Cleveland Boring put on Record Store Day Festival and enjoy this occasion with record players, blankets, and yard games on the green strip in downtown Cleveland. People attending are encouraged to bring their own record players and/or yard games and spend the day listening to original music.
With the Grammy Museum coming to Cleveland in the near future, Record Store DayFestival has the potential to be a large event for Cleveland by further exposing the already internationally recognized Record Store Day. This idea, to have a collection of like-minded people playing and sharing their records in a localized place, is the first of its kind for the celebration of Record Store Day.
2-7 pm Po' Monkey’s Lounge, Merigold, MS Tickets: $25. limited amounts available.
About: The Pour Mississippi Beer and Music Festival was founded in 2015 by Keep Cleveland Boring to celebrate southern beer and its drinkers in one of Mississippi’s only remaining juke joints, Po’ Monkey’s Lounge. Keep Cleveland Boring is a non-profit organization that puts together unique events showcasing original, independent talent to raise money for the community.
Rules. $25 at the gate $10 trolley ride Must have wristband to enter. No glass. No coolers. No outside food. Must be 21+ to enter. Cash only at event. Lawn Chairs welcome. No dogs. No weapons. No illegal substances.
TROLLEY RIDE: Please help us show the community that we are responsible by being aware of your alcohol consumption and NOT driving while intoxicated. We are offering a trolley to and from Po’ Monkey’s lounge for $10. All attendees, staff members, and volunteers’ actions before, during, and after the event will affect the future of the Pour Mississippi Beer and Music Festival. That being said, we look forward to a great festival!
BREWERIES: Nola Sierra Nevada Abita* Oxford Brewing Lagunitas wiseacre* ghost river lazy magnolia Yalabusha Sweetgum Crooked Letter Shiner 2 homebrews
Art in the Alley
Our monthly art walk in Market Alley in downtown Cleveland. It happens on the first Thursday of each month (with the Cleveland Chamber's First Thursday event) and gives artists with no gallery a place to sell. Live music is provided, and the event is free to the public.
Interested artists, please email submissions to email@example.com.
KCB takes the 5th of May very seriously. So seriously that we have the Drinko de Mayo Pub Crawl, where we go from bar to bar, bashing pinatas at each stop! May the 5th be with you! This year, we are partnering with the Bolivar County Young Professionals, so it'll be an extra good time!