Beachland Tavern and Ballroom Cleveland - A unique concert venue and restaurant
Taking over the space previously held by the Croatian Liberty Home in 2002, the Beachland Tavern and Ballroom brings Cleveland a new, unusual space in which to get its concert fix. The venue features a variety of acts in both its ballroom and tavern spaces.
Beachland Tavern and Ballroom History
The Beachland Tavern and Ballroom got its start back in 1950, when it was built to house its original occupant, the Croatian Liberty Home. Then an ethnic hall and a hotbed of social and political activity, everything changed when Mark Leddy and Cindy Barber bought the space and turned it into its modern day iteration as a unique music club in 2000. Ever since, it has served the Cleveland area in its role as a concert venue unlike any other. With this business expansion, Beachland Tavern and Ballroom has played a key role in revitalizing the Beachland neighborhood over the past several years.
The club celebrated its opening night on March 2, 2002. The festivities featured a performance by local musician Samantha Schartman and her band, The Tellers.
Beachland Tavern and Ballroom Events
The Beachland Tavern and Ballroom primarily hosts musical guests. Its two concert spaces of varying sizes mean that the venue is able to host both large traveling acts as well as smaller acts and local performers.
The Beachland Tavern and Ballroom also features a restaurant on its premises, as well as a basement thrift shop that sells vintage clothing, records, jewelry, magazines and other knick-knacks that are always fun to browse.
Beachland Tavern and Ballroom Seating Layout
The Beachland Tavern and Ballroom boasts not one but two venue spaces. Its larger ballroom can host up to 500 spectators, while the more intimate tavern is an ideal space for smaller acts, with a capacity of just 148.
When your show lets out at the Beachland Tavern and Ballroom, make your way out to explore the rest of this city on the shores of Lake Erie. Sometimes known as the Rock 'n' Roll Capital, Cleveland is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. You'll also find lots to look at in the Cleveland Museum of Art or the West Side Market, a massive artisan's and farmers market featuring an eclectic variety of food and goods.
Sports fans can catch a Cleveland Cavaliers game (or a variety of other athletic matches) at Quicken Loans Arena, known to locals as simply "The Q."
Opening day act Samantha Schartman was a friend of Mark Leddy and was offered the opportunity to perform after helping him scrub the cigarette smoke-stained walls of the former Croatian Liberty Home in preparation for the club's opening.
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