Music With A Mission

Saturday, June 9th at 11:00am
Butler Campus
7420 Fairmount Road
Russell Township, OH 44072
United States

Event Description:

The 2018 dates for the two-day, all-ages, family-friendly festival are Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10. Twenty-five diverse musical acts, led by some of the world's most popular current artists, will kick-off Summer 2018 in Cleveland.


Saturday, June 9 - Gates open at 11am

  • Foster The People
  • Fitz & The Tantrums
  • X Ambassadors
  • Daya
  • The Record Company
  • Lauv
  • Red Wanting Blue
  • Lights
  • Noah Gundersen
  • flor
  • morgxn
  • Castlecomer
  • Emily Keener
  • Colony House
  • Members of Apollo's Fire

Sunday, June 10 - Gates open at 12pm

  • Brandi Carlile
  • Cold War Kids
  • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
  • Rag'N'Bone Man
  • Twiddle
  • A R I Z O N A
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Tall Heights
  • The Aces
  • Walker County
  • Future Generations
  • Stephen Marley
  • Matisyahu
  • Hannah Wicklund
  • Flint Eastwood

This unique event will return to Laurel’s gorgeous, 140-acre Butler Campus located at 7420 Fairmount Road, spanning Russell and Chester Townships, Ohio.

General weekend and single day tickets are on sale now.  

The 2018 lineup features artists who boast nearly 74 million monthly listeners on Spotify, making this group of artists the most well-known in the three-year history of the festival.  Foster The People will close all activities on Saturday night.  Brandi Carlile will headline and close the festival on Sunday night.  Other main and featured acts include: Fitz & The Tantrums, Cold War Kids, X Ambassadors, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Daya.  Fan favorites X Ambassadors (LaureLive 2016), Red Wanting Blue (LaureLive 2016) and Magic Giant  (LaureLive 2017) return this June.

Some of the hottest up-and-coming artists will make their Cleveland debut at LaureLive. This includes: Lauv (20+ million monthly listeners on Spotify - 51st in the World), A R I Z O N A

(7.3 million monthly listeners on Spotify), Rag'N'Bone Man (6.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify) and Lewis Capaldi (2.2 million monthly listeners on Spotify).

LL 2018 Tidbits

Debut Appearances in Cleveland        

LaureLive will mark the debut appearance in Cleveland for several artists including: Rag'N'Bone Man, A R I Z O N A, Lauv, Lewis Capaldi, The Aces, Morgxn, Castlecomer and Future Generations.

The Voice          

Clevelander, Emily Keener will be performing at LaureLive. Emily was a 2016 finalist on "The Voice."

We're Back                   

X Ambassadors, Red Wanting Blue and Magic Giant all return to LaureLive following critically-acclaimed past appearances.

Family Activities

Once again, LaureLive will be very family friendly, featuring loads of kid activities, educational opportunities, fitness and lifestyle programs and a very safe environment.


The Laurel School/Elevation Group relationship will once again extend beyond the production of a music festival and into the classroom.  As a part of this unique collaboration, Laurel and Elevation have created an experiential learning opportunity for Laurel’s Upper School students.  Students had active roles in the production and staging of last summer’s event, and while in the classroom, they learned about all aspects associated with event production, marketing, public relations, sponsorships, talent relations, artist booking, contracts, legal and more.

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