Wednesday I attended the July Ohio Blogging Association meetup in Cleveland. This month’s meeting took us to Cleveland’s own PlayhouseSquare, a massive theater restoration project and also the largest performing arts center outside of New York City. (GO CLEVELAND!)
Prior to the event, I had been to PlayhouseSquare one time for a concert about five years ago. In short, PlayhouseSquare and all that it offers was new to me so I was eager to learn about this entertainment complex. Our meeting included a tour of the complex, followed by drinks and appetizers at Alex Bistro and Bar, also located downtown.
The tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and provided a lot of interesting facts and history points about the theaters. While I am no theater junkie (at least not yet) I was able to walk away thoroughly impressed and eager to see some shows here.
Outside of live performances, PlayhouseSquare also hosts speakers, concerts, opera, ballet, has a summer movie series and more! In total each year more than one million guests come here for more than 1,000+ events.
Here are some photos from the evening:
Bloggers present were…
Alicia from Poise in Parma
Amanda from Clue into Cleveland
Amie from My Retro Kitchen
Cleveland Chick from Happiness is a Hot Pierogi
Crystal from Eat Drink Cleveland
De-de from @DedeMulligan
Jen from Why CLE?
Julie from Am I There Yet
Julie from ROJ Running
Julie from Wearing Mascara
Katie from The Wolfmother Wallpaper
Karen from The NotMom.com
Kasey from A Case Of…
Kimberly from SMITTEN…in cleveland
Lilia from Lilia Write Now
Nidhi from NIDHIZZLE
Reanna from The Last Mommy Blog
Sarah from Cooker Girl
Stuart from sosAssociates
Tammy from Miss WineOH
The OBA is FREE to join and open to any Ohio-based bloggers. Stay in the loop on event announcements by reading Poise in Parma (written by the OBA Cleveland Chapter President Alicia) and through the OBA Facebook and Twitter pages.
Disclosure: I am not compensated for event posts, unless otherwise stated. All opinions and thoughts here are my own. As part of my attendance at this event I received free appetizers and drinks.