The Summer at Sims Concert Series, presented by the City of Euclid in association with the Beachland Ballroom and Tavern, got a little bit country and a lot rock and roll on July 31st. The unique amalgam of influences from both rock and roll and country, known as rockabilly, brought residents out in droves while enjoying the lakefront scenery, food trucks and of course, beer.
Opening for The Moxies, David Loy and Ramrods is a rockabilly group known to play both originals and covers. Described as a blues-based rock and roll fusion, residents were immediately drawn into David Loy’s powerful vocals.
The Moxies’ sound is a unique fusion of rockabilly garage rock with a gritty blues sensibility. The group draws influences from classical artists such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Etta James and modern artists such as Jack White, Cold War Kids and Cage the Elephant. Because their sound is shaped by decades of rock, the group had toes tapping across generations. Ranging from aggressively energetic to romantically charged even the stoniest cynic could not avoid a smile with The Moxies’ versatile performance.
The remaining date features the following musical talent:
August 28th- Luca Mundaca
Luca Mundaca is the latest in a long line of great Brazilian artists who have gained national and international acclaim. Luca Mundaca is a prime example of Brazilian jazz at its best. Her smooth, sultry voice truly takes you straight to the heart of Brazil.
Luca won the 2008 Independent Music Award in the World Fusion category. In addition to her own album, Luca’s work has been featured in the American movie “End of Watch” (2013), “The Visitor” (2008), ABC TV Show “Mistresses”(2013), the independent movie “Kissing Paris” (2008), and the Brazilian TV show “TiTiTi” a telenovela (2010).
The concert series would not be a success without the participation of local food vendors. Participants to date have included: The Nosh Box, MotorMouth Food Truck, Savannah’s Sweet and Salty Popcorn, 216 Bistro, Chill Pop Shop & Scott’s Fire and Ice.
A portion of the alcohol sales from the events go to support a local non-profit.
If you have any questions about the series, please contact Planning and Urban Design Manager Jim Sonnhalter at 216-289-8147.