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Winter in Ohio is brutal, even more so in the city by the lake. This February marks the 7th annual Brite Winter Fest in the Flats West Bank neighborhood of Cleveland. Brite Winter is an outdoor, independent, low-cost festival that embraces winter to "bring joy to the community through arts and music." Leave it to the relentless people of Cleveland to intentionally put people outside in February.

This year's lineup has not been fully announced, but I'm positive it will be stellar. So far, the only announced band has been the energetic Signals Midwest. Acts in the past have included Cloud Nothings, Maps & Atlases, Welshly Arms, Air Traffic Controller, and Bad Veins (to name a few).

My band played the festival three years ago (when it was in Ohio City) and had a blast. The festival was not entirely outdoors—there was a stage at Great Lakes Brewery and other bars and local shops. We actually played at a small clothing boutique. The place was packedIt might have been the warmest venue at the festival. My favorite stage was out back of a bar called TownHall. There was a bar outside made entirely of ice with a badass bird ice-sculpture. It felt like a James Bond flick. Even more impressive than the music, were the art and light displays. Heaters and fire pits were strategically placed amongst a more punk-rock version festival of lights.

Brite Winter was founded in 2010, and won the 'Best Festival' award in 2012. Kudos to you, Cleveland, for getting people outside in February. Keep your eyes peeled for the full lineup announcement.

Posted by Brett Gregory on 09 January, 2017 Brite Winter, On the Dial | 0 comments
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