Sounds of Summer Concerts

Call for Bands 2020

The Holden Arboretum is happy to announce its annual summer concert series planned for the summer of 2020. This outdoor concert series will start Tuesday, June 9 and continue every Tuesday through July 28. All concerts will start at 7pm and last until 8:30pm. These concerts are designed to promote awareness of the Holden Arboretum while providing local bands with an opportunity to showcase their musical talent in a beautiful outdoor setting . Bands are responsible for their own sound and public address equipment. Electricity, chairs, and a 10×10 foot tent are provided by Holden as needed. In the event of rain, these concerts will be held in the Corning Visitor Center.


If your band is selected, $400 will be paid upon completion of your performance. All musical genres are welcome.

Key Dates for Bands

March 20, 2020 applications due
April 10, 2020 selected bands notified
May 1, 2020 promotion of series begins
June 9, 2020 first concert in series
July 28, 2020 last concert in series

Application Process

Bands must complete the online application below. Applications need to be accompanied by samples of the band’s music. These can both be mailed to Jillian Slane | Holden Forests & Gardens | 11030 East Blvd. | Cleveland, OH 44106 or emailed to

June 9 and July 28 have already been scheduled.
Performances must be in the last two years.
Performances must be in the last two years.
Performances must be in the last two years.
Holden's marketing department will be promoting and marketing these concerts to the general public. In addition, each selected band is expected to help promote these concerts to the best of their ability. Holden's marketing department can provide jpg. images, promotional materials and other marketing support. Listed below are various methods for grass roots marketing. Please check all that apply.