Prizm News / June 1, 2018 / By Erin McCalla
From the Indigo Girls to Janelle Monae, Boy George to Sam Smith, 2018 offers a summer of song.
By Erin McCalla
After a long, desolate winter, there’s nothing like drinking a cold beer at an outdoor concert. And after the winter Ohio had, we deserve two or three (beers or concerts, take your pick).
Here’s a roundup of the best LGBT and LBGT-adjacent concerts in Ohio this summer:
Indigo Girls With the Toledo Symphony Orchestra
Friday, June 1 at the Stranahan Theater
4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 43614
toledosymphony.com • $35-$65
The only duo with Top 40 titles on the Billboard 200 each decade since the 1980s joins the Toledo Symphony for a seamless fusion of folk and symphonic music.
Sunday, June 10 at LaureLive Festival
7420 Farimount Road, Russell Township, 44072
laurelive.com • $75-$115
Saturday, June 16 at Quicken Loans Arena
1 Center Court, Cleveland, 44115
theqarena.com • $29.95-$149.95
Friday, June 22 at Cain Park
14591 Superior Road, Cleveland Heights, 44118
cainpark.com • $15
The legendary singer-songwriter has been writing and recording music since she was 12 years old. In 2013, she beat out two fellow lesbians and a president (Ellen DeGeneres, Rachel Maddow and Bill Clinton) for the Best Spoken Word Grammy for her autobiography, “Society’s Child.” Ian is on tour with another lesbian folk singer, Susan Werner, and this show is the deal of the summer at $15.