President Obama will be back in Cleveland yet again to host one last rally for the troops before the election. Those who were at the rally days before the election on Cleveland’s now nonexistent malls (being torn up for the new convention center) remember what an exciting and electrifying event it was, with Bruce Springsteen performing before Obama spoke.
This time the event will take place at Burke Lakefront Airport just east of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum this coming Thursday evening, October 25. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. You can get a free ticket online at https://my.barackobama.com/page/s/obama-cleveland-oct-25. I understand there will be special guest speakers and musical performers joining the President there. As of now, it’s supposed to be clear and warm that night so it should be a great evening.
For those of you who just don’t like big crowd-type events, the Beachland Ballroom is hosting Sing Out for Obama, with a big lineup of local singer-songwriters including Noah Budin, Bob Frank, Deborah Van Kleef, Mark Freeman, Jim Kozel, Gary Lee, YMZ, and Sheela and the Others. It runs from 7-11 p.m. and it is also free.
The event’s promotion says,
Each artist will perform a song written just for the event as part of their 3-4 song set. We know that their songs will motivate folks to vote, and MOST importantly, to vote for Barack Obama and Sherrod Brown!
Local political sponsors include: Cleveland Stonewall Democrats, Cuyahoga Democratic Women’s Caucus, Firefighters for Obama/Biden, Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Action Coalition (NEONAC), Ohioans for Democratic Values (ODV), and the Shaker Democratic Club (with more organizations to be added).
This should be a fun time for those who like something a little more laidback that includes beer.
For more info go to: http://www.beachlandballroom.com/calendar.asp