Your Guide to Cleveland Concerts for 2018

2018 is going to be a star-studded year for world-class entertainment, and some of today’s biggest stars are set to perform right here in Cleveland. This year, you’ll be able to catch current names like Taylor Swift and Shania Twain, as well as all the classics that you love. We’re excited to host a number of big names at Hard Rock Live, where you can get up close and personal with some of your favorite bands.

Read on for the biggest 2018 concerts in Cleveland that you can’t miss out on!

3 Doors Down Acoustic – February 9th

Catch 3 Doors Down on their Back Porch Jam Tour at Hard Rock Live. This special event will feature an acoustic interpretation of the band’s hits, fan favorites, and deep album cuts. February will be here before we know it, so get your tickets fast! Doors open at 7 PM.

Lyle Lovett & Shawn Colvin – March 22nd

Performing at the Goodyear Theater in Akron, Lyle Lovett combines different musical genres in a unique way. Lovett has won four Grammy Awards and continues to be one of the most captivating musicians today. Alongside him will be another superstar, Grammy-Award winning Shawn Colvin. She and Lovett will be a musical experience to remember.

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Clint Black – March 30th

If you want to see a classic country legend and one of the most successful singer/songwriters of the modern era, get your tickets to Clint Black at Hard Rock Live on March 30th. Tickets are on sale now, so don’t miss your chance to throw on some cowboy boots and witness a one-of-a-kind performance by the famous artist the wrote “Killin’ Time,” as well as a string of other platinum and gold albums throughout the ‘90s. This is one of the best country concerts in Cleveland that you don’t want to miss!

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo – April 4th

In April, enjoy a night out on the town at Hard Rock Live for a special hump day celebration. Slow things down a bit with both Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo on April 4th for “A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening.” Doors open at 6:30 and tickets are on sale now!

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Daughtry – April 11th

Exactly one week after Pat Benatar’s slow and relaxing night, we’re speeding things up a little at Hard Rock Live with Daughtry. The whole band, led by Chris Daughtry, is ready to rock. Think their records are great? Wait until you hear them live!

Odesza – May 4th

After their Coachella stop, this electronic music duo is making their way to Cleveland. See their show at Jacobs Pavilion at 7:30 PM.


Dave Matthews Band – June 2nd

After taking a year off, Dave Matthews Band is back and ready to go with a new studio album set to release this summer. Dave Matthews Band will be showcasing their old and new hits on tour this summer. Get your tickets now for the show at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio at 7:30 PM.

Steely Dan & The Doobie Brothers – June 23rd

Get ready for the performance of a lifetime by some of the biggest rock bands of the ‘70s. Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers are sure to rock out on The Summer of Living Dangerously tour. For a Saturday night sure to go down in the books as one of the best concerts in Cleveland, you can see them at Blossom Music Center at 7:30 PM.

People at the concert are waiting for the show.

Foreigner & Whitesnake – July 10th

If you want to keep going on a classic rock kick after Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers, go back to Blossom Music Center for the Jukebox Heroes tour. If you’ve ever wanted to see Foreigner perform “I Want To Know What Love Is” live, this is your chance. Jason Bonham, son of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, will also be joining the duo!

Taylor Swift – July 17th

The one and only Taylor Swift will be stopping in Cleveland this summer on her Reputation Tour. Famous for her live performances, Swift is going bigger than ever this time. Billboard forecasted the tour to be one of the highest-grossing of all time. Taylor Swift tickets are classically in high demand, so secure your spot at the FirstEnergy Stadium at 7 PM.

Taylor Swift album cover.

Foo Fighters – July 25th

Promoting their brand new album, “Concrete and Gold,” Foo Fighters are playing a midsummer show live at Blossom Music Center. This band just does not stop! After coming out with music for over twenty years now, they still manage to rock out and make us want to rock out with them, especially in Cleveland.

Zac Brown Band – August 2nd

As arguably one of the best country bands of our time, Zac Brown Band is coming to Cleveland at the beginning of August. Catch them for the Down The Rabbit Hole tour this summer at Blossom Music Center.

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Niall Horan & Maren Morris – August 29th

Finish off the summer strong with a somewhat unexpected, yet powerful, duo. The former One Direction star, Niall Horan pairs up with country star, Maren Morris, on his first tour without the boy band in tow. The two are sure to put on an amazing show at Blossom Music Center.

2018 is chock full of amazing headliners coming right to our backyard, accompanied by a variety of activities available throughout the city. Stop by Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park for some fun before and after the shows! Who will you jam out to this spring and summer with so many amazing concerts in the Cleveland lineup?

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