Blossom Music Center
Nestled within 800 acres of rolling hills and encircled by the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Blossom Music Center opened in 1968, and has since become the summer home of The Cleveland Orchestra. The venue was named in honor of Dudley S. Blossom, the orchestra’s former president. The famous open-air amphitheater specializes in many large concerts as well as music festivals like the Country Throwdown Tour, Lilith Fair, Projekt Revolution, and All That! Music and More Festival. Its lovely outdoor setting and laid-back ambiance has inspired many legendary artists such as James Taylor and Barry Manilow. The venue has a capacity of 5,700 pavilion seats and 13,500 on the hillside lawn seating area. Blossom Music Center welcomes about 400,000 visitors each summer.
Blossom Music Center is about 25 miles south of Cleveland. The amphitheater is easily identified by the distinct sloping slate roof of its pavilion and its grass-covered back rows. It also features stunning gardens and picnic areas, which offer guests an outdoor music experience like no other.
The venue has both paved and grass parking areas. Free trams go around the grounds and operate continuously before and after concerts. Tailgate parties are not allowed, however, picnic tables are provided for guests who want to enjoy a picnic before entering the venue. Visitors may bring in a small non-professional digital camera, one factory-sealed water bottle, food in a one-gallon, clear Ziploc bag, and lawn chairs no higher than nine inches above the ground. The show must go on rain or shine, so do not forget a small umbrella and rain gear.
Blossom Music Center is home to an art gallery, a full-service restaurant, beautiful gardens, and natural wooded surroundings, so there are many things guests can enjoy on-site. Also very near to the venue are the Cuyahoga National Valley Park and the Cuyahoga Valley Arts Center, where visitors can explore and discover many scenic spots and artistic masterpieces.
Approximately 2 hours prior to show time through start of headlining act.
Open every Sat & Sun 1:00pm – 5:00pm starting the weekend following Memorial Day and will operate through Labor Day Weekend.
Closed Non-Event Days
Payment Accepted: Cash, Discover, Visa, American Express and MasterCard.
Customers must present a picture ID, the actual credit card used to purchase the tickets and confirmation number.
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Premium box suites and pavilion seating in the first 15 rows from the stage are available on a full season, partial season and individual show basis as inventory allows.
Premium Seat amenities include:
Close parking in Lot A with private entrance to the venue
FirstMerit Club access before, during and after the concert
Wait service to your box seats during the concert
Priority ticket ordering privileges to Live Nation productions in NE Ohio, Columbus and Pittsburgh
For pricing and availability: VIPCleveland@livenation.com or call 877-264-3007
Handicap parking is available on site. Please have your placard visible and the attendants will direct you to the designated area.
VIP Parking Pass – (Lot A) available for purchase online until 10 days prior to the show date. Price ranges between $20 – $35 depending on the show and availability.
Premier Parking Pass – (Lot C, D or E) available for purchase online until 10 days prior to the show. Price ranges between $15 – $25 depending on the show and availability. This pass may be available on the day of the show (cash only) but we recommend purchasing in advance for your convenience.
Drop off/Pick up policy
Please follow the parking attendant’s directions. They will direct you to the designated lot for drop off/pick ups.
When returning for your party, we ask that you arrive no later than 9:00pm. You will be directed to park in the designated lot where you may walk to the main gate to meet your party or have your party meet in the parking lot. If you arrive after 9:00pm, traffic returns to one-way out of the facility and you will not be able to enter the facility until all traffic has cleared.
Tailgating is not permitted in the lots. Grilling, tents and open containers are prohibited.
Picnic tables are provided along the path to the main gate for guests who would like to picnic before entering the facility.
Please consider alternative routes to Blossom Music Center. Allow extra time & look for alternate routes due to construction and traffic slowdowns.
From downtown & Cleveland’s West Side – Take I-77 South to exit 143 (Coliseum/Wheatley Rd. Exit). Left on Wheatley Rd. Follow the signs to Blossom.
From Cleveland’s Eastern Suburbs – Take I-271 South to route 8 (exit 18). South 9 miles to Steels Corners Rd. Follow signs to Blossom.
From Cleveland’s West Suburbs – Take I-71 South to route 303 (Brunswick exit). East on route 303 past the Coliseum to the town of Peninsula. Right on Akron-Peninsula. Follow signs to Blossom.
From Akron & Canton – Take route 8 North to the Graham Rd exit. Follow signs to Blossom.
From Lorain, Elyria, Warren, & Youngstown – Take I-80 (Ohio Turnpike to Gate 12). Route 8 South to Steels Corners Rd. Follow signs to Blossom.
From Mansfield, Columbus, Ohio – Take I-71 North to I-271 North. Exit at route 303 to the town of Peninsula. Right on Akron-Peninsula Rd. Follow signs to Blossom.