CLEVELAND, Ohio – Grace Potter, Red Wanting Blue, O.A.R. and Andy Grammerare among the 30 acts from five countries that will be part of this summer's inaugural LaureLive at Laurel School.
"LaureLive: Music With a Mission," put together by Laurel School in collaboration with Cleveland's Elevation Group, will be Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12, at Laurel School's 140-acre Butler Campus at 7420 Fairmount Road, which cuts into parts of Russell and Chester townships.
The two-day festival will feature both national and local acts.
Here is Saturday's lineup: O.A.R. (headliner), Civil Twilight, Lee Fields & the Expressions, Boy & Bear, Verite, the Accidentals, Austin Plaine, Brent Kirby, Nate Jones Band, Diana Chittester, Carly Bins and Clubhouse. Events are from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.
Here is Sunday's lineup: Grace Potter (headliner), Michael Franti & Spearhead, Andy Grammer, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Elle King, Coleman Hell, Carlos Jones, Welshly Arms with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra, Panama Wedding, Eagle Rock Gospel Singers, Cobi Mike and Seo Linn. Events are from noon to 11 p.m. Sunday.
"Laurel School has a rich legacy of empowering girls to claim their voices and a long tradition of excellence in the arts," said headmistress Ann V. Klotz in a release announcing the program.
"A few years ago we began our 'Music with a Mission' initiative to bring more arts education and programming to our students and to the community,'' Klotz said. "LaureLive builds on those efforts. This mission-driven festival allows us to proclaim our commitment to the arts, give our students real-world experience via hands-on learning and internships and share our exceptional Butler Campus with a wider audience.''
Marc Roberge, lead vocalist for O.A.R., noted his band's Ohio connection in a prepared statement.
"As guys who went to Ohio State and have a huge connection to Cleveland, we are excited to be headlining Day 1 of Cleveland's very first contemporary music festival," said Roberge in the statement. "LaureLive has done a great job assembling a killer lineup and we are looking forward to visiting the campus and playing for our friends, fans and family."
Early-bird tickets are $50 per day and $95 for the weekend, or $325 for a weekend VIP ticket. Early-bird tickets are on sale until Sunday, Jan. 17, or until they sell out. Regular tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22. Single-day tickets will be $65; weekend tickets are $115. Weekend VIP tickets will be $400. All will be available at Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com andticketweb.com, at the Elevation Group box office at 23400 Mercantile Road, Suite 10, Beachwood, or by phone at 1-866-468-3401.
Tickets at the gate will be $75 for a single-day entry and $135 for the weekend.