Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Dazzle the District with PlayhouseSquare

It's almost time! PlayhouseSquare is just days away from dazzling not only the district but the entire city when they flip the switch on the GE Chandelier this Friday. The inaugural lighting of the world's largest outdoor chandelier is the finishing touch on the year-long transformation of the theatre district and will literally illuminate the revitalization that has taken place in the surrounding area.



PlayhouseSquare is known for throwing a pretty fantastic party or two and this will be no exception. They are closing down the streets and have planned Dazzle the District, an incredible soiree for the entire city. 


The party starts at 5pm when the district comes alive with happy hours, commemorative cocktails and live music. Hot Chelle Rae will be on hand at 8:30 to kick off the grand lighting ceremony with the iconic chandelier being lit at 9:30. 

What You Need To Know:
Dazzle the District will take place (in true Cleveland fashion) rain or shine.

The event is FREE & open to the public - no ticket required.
Event Entrances: E. 13th & Euclid, E. 14th & Prospect, E.17th & Euclid, Huron Rd. at Star Plaza & Euclid Ave.

Food & Drink: All theatre district restaurants & bars will be open. Each will be serving "The Dazzler", a special drink available for purchase in a light-up commemorative cup. E. 14th St. will house "Taste of PlayhouseSquare" with restaurant stations & beverage stands. Additional beverage stands can be found on Euclid Ave & Star Plaza. Tickets will be required for the outdoor food & beverage stands & can be purchased at designated ticket booths on E. 14th St. & Star Plaza. Tickets can be purchased with cash or credit cards.

Parking: Keep in mind that the PlayhouseSquare parking garage will be closed as well as the surface lot on Euclid & E. 17th St.

What you can & can't bring: No chairs or blankets. Bags & backpacks are not permitted. Small purses and diaper bags are allowed but will be subject to search.



Watch how this all came about in the #DazzleCLE "Making Of" special:



When I walk through the theaters of PlayhouseSquare, my face smiles with pride and my heart expands with love. I'm so excited that the beauty within has exploded into the streets and will dazzle for decades. 


::Disclosure- I was asked to promote the #DazzleCLE event. I am also on the board of PlayhouseSquare Partners. As always, all musings are my own. All images and videos c/o PlayhouseSquare::

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