Concerts, like dimly lit chandeliers, are more impressive in a grand venue and are more enchanting when adorned with strategically placed glow sticks. Rock out with today's Groupon: for $5, you get two tickets to the Mallapalooza music and food festival from Belmez Entertainment LLC at the Great Lakes Mall in Mentor on Saturday, July 23 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m (a $10 value). Kids 8 and under are admitted free with an adult.
Belmez Entertainment LLC bolsters the Cleveland music scene with festivals that bring far-flung musicians together for days and nights of sonic artistry. The mid-July Mallapalooza Music Festival provides a stage for seven different bands to ascend and conquer through emphatic performances of original songs and accompanying interpretive puppetry. Locking horns in competition, five bands such as the energetic, synth-buoyed And Then the Stars Fell and piano-driven pop-rockers The Crazed will vie for a first-place finish and top prizes that include 12 hours of recording time at Analog Arcade and the mayor-given right to play on top of any moving city bus or while suspended from a WEWS News Channel 5 helicopter. Special guest performances by See You Sunday and 2010 Tri-C High School Rock-Off champ Maddie Finn round out the musical side of things, while the C-Town Chow Down gourmet food trucks entertain concertgoers’ appetites with barbecue, hotdogs, and other varied victual offerings. Tickets will be available for pickup at the entrance tent on the day of the festival.
7850 Mentor Ave.
Mentor, Ohio 44060