Best R&B Concerts Coming To Cleveland

July 28, 2016 8:00 AM

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With summer now in full swing, Northeast Ohioans looking to get outside and have a little fun in the sun. In addition to hitting the lake and hiking through the Metroparks, Clevelanders will also have the opportunity to check out a number of R&B concerts during the hottest part of the year. Thankfully, old school legends, neo-soul rebels, exciting newcomers, and some of the biggest R&B acts in the world will be visiting the CLE this season. Here are the five best R&B concerts coming to Cleveland this summer.
Diana Ross 
Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park
10777 Northfield Road
Northfield, OH 44067
(330) 908-7625

Date: Jul. 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

On the 40th anniversary of the release of her legendary single “Love Hangover,” the Queen of Motown will visiting America’s Comeback City as part of her In the Name of Love tour. For anyone not familiar with one of R&B seminal artists, Diana Ross established herself in the 1960s as the lead singer of the iconic girl group The Supremes before branching out as a solo act. Concert attendees will be able to see her perform timeless hits like “I’m Coming Out” “Upside Down” and “Endless Love” Tickets start at $71.

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Chrisette Michele
House of Blues, Cleveland
308 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216)  523-2583

Date: Aug. 26, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Since her arrival on the music scene a decade ago, Christine Michele has excited music fans with her stunning voice and progressive sensibility. Instead of chasing trends, Michele has explored trap, hip hop, jazz and alternate R&B sounds in her work and became a Grammy winner at the age of 25 because of it. Now 33, Michele has never sounded more confident and her music has never been more personal, political and emotionally engaging. Tickets start at $35.

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Jill Scott 
State Theatre
1519 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 771-4444

Date: Aug. 4, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Regarded as one of the finest soul and R&B artists of her generation, poet, actress and singer-songwriter Jill Scott has been entertaining, invigorating and challenging listeners with her music since 2000. One of the leading lights of the second wave of neo-soul revolution, Scott has stood out from the pack with her incredible vocal range and socially conscious lyrics. Scott latest album is 2015’s “Woman,” which won praise for its old school sound, topped the Billboard 200 when it debuted. Tickets start at $70.

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Fifth Harmony 
2014 Sycamore St.
Cleveland, OH, 44113
(216) 749-7466

Date: Aug 9, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

In 2012, Fifth Harmony took the music world by storm when they came together during the second season of the British singing competition series The X-Factor. Though the group didn’t win the big prize, their subsequent 2013 EP Better Together was an immediate success. Since then, Fifth Harmony has attracted an international following by expanding their sound to include EDM, pop and tropical house influences. Tickets start at $18.

Maroon 5 
Quicken Loans Arena
1 Center Circle
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 420-2000

Date: Sep. 28, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

For 22 years now, Maroon 5 has wowed audiences across the globe with their patented blend of pop, neo-soul and R&B. While other artists who emerged in the same era have struggled to stay relevant, Maroon 5 have managed to stay vital by keeping their sound current while never abandoning their signature intensity and earnestness. The band is touring in support of their most recent album, 2014’s V, which surprised and delighted listeners with some intriguing electro soundscapes. Tickets start at $73.

Mario McKellop is a freelance writer who has covered the pop culture beat since 2010.