There’s something about “oldies” music that everybody loves; it’s easy to dance to, the lyrics aren’t offensive and the definition of “oldies” music changes every couple of years – there’s a song that every person knows! Whether the venue is a throw-back bar that doesn’t need an upgrade or an arena who packs the best crowds, Cleveland has some of the best bars that play oldies music.
Parkview Nightclub
1261 W 58th St
Cleveland, Oh 44102
(216) 961-1341

On the west side of Cleveland is the Parkview Nightclub, a bar and music venue that has stood the test of time. Going through changes over its one hundred years of business; a speakeasy, a classic bar, a music-lover’s stopping point, it’s firmly defined as a Cleveland landmark now. Oldies music is found at the Parkview night club, but they’re just bands and musicians to the regulars. Stop in on any random Wednesday and you’ll find a blues band rockin’, Saturdays are held for booking new and old classics. The Parkview might look like a simple brick building, but there’s much more to see inside.

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Beachland Ballroom And Tavern
15711 Waterloo Rd
Cleveland, Oh 44110
(216) 383-1124

The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern on Cleveland’s east side is well known hot spot on the music scene. The most unique and talented artists try and get stage time and the lucky few (or many according to the ticket list) do. Oldies music at the Beachland Ballroom is a special treat; guests like Into the Blue, a Gratetful Dead revival band or The Sam Hooper Group are hard to find in other venues. Check out the Beachland Ballroom and Tavern on any given day and you’ll find yourself lucky to listen to some incredible music.

Jacobs Pavilion At Nautica Stage
2014 Sycamore St
Cleveland, Oh 44113
(216) 241-5555

Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica Stage, lovingly known as Nautica, is an amazing place to catch some oldies music! The outdoor amphitheater is situated on the Cuyahoga River so sailing past a concert is quite common. James Taylor recently played at Nautica and the Beach Boys have an upcoming even too. Oldies music at the Nautica Stage in the newly revamped Flats in Cleveland – there’s nothing like it! See for yourself!

Pickwick And Frolic
2035 East 4th St
Cleveland, Oh 44115
(216) 241-7425

You might not think of oldies music and Pickwick and Frolic, but you should. This establishment which houses comedy shows at Hilarities and the Murder Mystery Dinner also is known for its dinner theater The Fabulous Martini Show. Music from the enduring Frank Sinatra era, from Frank himself is featured in this show and the results have been phenomenal. It’s a packed house for the Martini Show so make your reservations early and get ready to be amazed at the talent coming “simple” oldies music can inspire.

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