Smoke On The Water Labor Day Festival


June 30th, 2014


Smoke on the WaterCelebrate the last hazy, crazy days of summer with the Smoke On The Water music festival, Labor Day Weekend, August 29-September 1.

Chow down on some tasty BBQ while listening to the sounds of some of Northeast Ohio’s most entertaining bands.

All events are free admission!

Check out our great lineup of musical acts.

Friday, Aug 29

4:00 pm

Cats on Holiday

This self-proclaimed “swamp-pop” band plays well over 100 gigs and events every year, from Hessler Street Fair and Parade the Circle to the Towpath Marathon, and has opened for The Iguanas, Los Lobos, NRBQ and Leon Russell. This experience shows: The group’s Texas- and Louisiana-influenced blues/zydeco hybrids crackle with spirited energy and a lust for life.

Saturday, Aug 30

7:00 pm

The JiMiller Band

Northeast Ohio audiences first got to know Jim Miller as the co-founder of the long-running jam band Oroboros, a staple of the ’80s and ’90s local concert scene. He’s continued to perform live on a consistent basis as a solo act and with the long-running group JiMiller Band; the latter act has opened for String Cheese Incident, Bruce Hornsby and Galactic, among others.


The Hinckley-based quintet Syrup colloquially call themselves “brewgrass rock.” It’s an apt description for a groupthat calls Greensky Bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band and Phish influences; in fact, the band’s mandolin- and banjo-infused songs are as lively as a barnstorming hootenanny.

Sunday, Aug 31

7:00 pm

Outlaws I & I

According to their Facebook page, Outlaws I & I are either “genre-slammin’ reggae rock” or “punk rasta hipsters from outer space.” Either one works, really: The local troupe is a must-catch live act with indelible grooves and magnetic charisma.

Backstage Politics

These young reggae enthusiasts won the 2014 Tri-C High School Rock Off, mainly on the strength of frontwoman Liz Bullock’s confident, bluesy voice and a preternatural ability to channel both modern acts and the greats of the past.

Monday, Sept 1

7:00 pm

Joe Moorhead

When you think of Labor Day entertainment, what does it sound like? Perhaps laid-back folkie-rocker Joe Moorhead has the answer: “Like a rum-soaked cool breeze off an island shore, [my music] offers a musical escape from the daily grind.” Relaxation: achievement unlocked.

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