Great entertainment at Block Party

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Posted 10/21/17

For three decades, great music and

entertainment have been the highlight of the Downtown Halloween Block Party.

This year will be  no exception, with a trio of bands performing at the …

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Great entertainment at Block Party


For three decades, great music and entertainment have been the highlight of the Downtown Halloween Block Party. This year will be  no exception, with a trio of bands performing at the event.

The MainStreet Cleveland Halloween Block Party celebrates its 30th  anniversary on Tuesday, Oct. 31, beginning at 5 p.m.  Entertainment begins  on the Check Into Cash Main Stage at the Courthouse Plaza.  The evening opens with dance performances by the Cleveland Dance and Performing Center.     

At 6 p.m. the Sullivan Band takes the stage.  The Sullivan Band is a five-piece band from Chattanooga and Dayton playing a wide variety of music genres including, but not limited to, classic rock, southern rock, country, blues, funk, soul and Motown.  The group played at the First Friday Festival earlier this year, and it will be a great show packed with favorite tunes everyone can enjoy. 

At 8 p.m., you can enjoy the showmanship and Motown sounds of The Answer Band.  The Answer Band had been playing around the Southeast area for more than 20 years.  It consists of highly talented professional musicians from Nashville. 

The group is known for providing visual entertainment for their audience along with great sound.  The Answer Band performs Motown, Soul, and Funk classics along with fun, party hits of today.  The Answer Band is known as one of the best R&B bands around.

A new stage has been added to this year’s event, at the Back Alley Gallery. The Back Alley Stage is located behind Craigmiles Hall in the Back Alley Gallery, and will feature local favorite Convertibull beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Jeff Renfro and his band Convertibull play dance party hits from the 1960’s to now.

Entertainment continues through the evening on the Fun Stage at the Post Office Annex. It starts with the  Costume Contest at 6 p.m.  Trophies and candy courtesy of Mars Chocolate will be awarded in all age categories.  At 7 p.m. on the Fun Stage, Velocity of Sound DJ’s  will serve up electronic dance music and a great light show.    

Sponsors include at the Platinum level Mars Chocolate North America and Check Into Cash.  Gold level includes City of Cleveland Police Department, Coca Cola Consolidated Bottling Company; silver level sponsors are Andrew Johnson Bank, DARE Bradley County Sheriff’s Department, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Larry Hill Ford, Pioneer Jewelry, Pioneer Auto, and Waste Connections of Tennessee.   Bronze sponsors include Cleveland State Community College, G. Scott Kanavos, First Tennessee Bank and Wacker Charleston. 

In-kind sponsors include Apple Valley Orchard, Bradley County, city of Cleveland, Cleveland/Bradley Courts Community Service, Cleveland Daily Banner, Cleveland Utilities, Cooke’s Food Store and Super Savers, Cleveland Utilities, Keep America Beautiful, Shannon & Associates Advertising Group, WCLE Mix 104.1 and 101.3 Buzz.

"For complete details on this free family event, contact Mainstreet Cleveland at 479-1000 or visit us on Facebook or its website at," said MainStreet Executive Director Sharon Marr.



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