Bicycle to Bluegrass Music @ Mill Creek Falls

Submitted by johnmcgovern on Fri, 07/18/2008 - 13:14.
07/20/2008 - 18:00
07/20/2008 - 21:00

BIKE TO THE Bluegrass Concert this Sunday (7/20) at Mill Creek Falls

Join neighborhood residents and bicyclists this Sunday at 6:00pm at Washington Reservation as we bike to Mill Creek Falls to enjoy the bluegrass sounds of the Crook Neck Chandler and the Tibbee Bottom Boys (we will be meeting in the parking lot for the Washington Park Horticulture center).

See information about the concert below.

For the first time in perhaps 175 years, music will be heard at the foot of Cleveland's tallest waterfall, as Broadway Public Art inaugurates a new summertime concert series at the Mill Creek Falls Scenic Overlook, a Cleveland Metroparks facility on the south edge of Cleveland's Slavic Village neighborhood, just north of Garfield Heights. (The original June premier was cancelled due to heavy rain).

On Sunday evening July 20th at 7p.m., Hank Mallery's popular band with the funny name, Crook Neck Chandler and the Tibbee Bottom Boys, will perform outdoors before a live audience, in a rollicking concert of vintage Bluegrass music. Negotiations are taking place to follow that with another event in August.

The event is made possible with the support of Cleveland Metroparks, the Cleveland Foundation--Neighborhood Connections, Slavic Village Development, Slavic Village Neighborhood History Center, Goodman Avenue Block Club, and the Mill Creek Activities Committee.

Shows are free and parking is ample. But, frankly, the Falls are tricky to find. They're hidden below 8404 Webb Terrace, near the intersection of four major streets: Broadway Ave., Miles Ave., Turney Road andWarner Road. Watch for signs pointing to the Slavic Village Neighborhood History Center. Visitors are requested to bring a lawn chair or blanket; a camera is also a must at the picturesque location.

The 45-foot waterfall is not just a natural wonder, but a significant historic site, marking the point at which some of Cleveland's earliest history took place.

Broadway Public Art (BPA) is betting that once people find their way to the Falls and hear Hank Mallery perform, they'll be back- with friends and family in tow.

For details and directions, call BPA at 216-469-4806 or visit click on Broadway Public Art. And for more on the history of the neighborhood and Mill Creek, click on About Slavic Village.


Washington Park Horticultural Center
3875 Washington Park Blvd
Cleveland, OH
United States