WOW! WADE OVAL WEDNESDAYS RETURNS at the Historic University Circle Cleveland

Becky Voldrich
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0415150001651970387.jpgCLEVELAND, May 4, 2022 – University Circle Inc. (UCI) announced today the return of WOW! Wade Oval Wednesdays this summer, made possible by PNC Bank. The event features ten free concerts that take place on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8:30 p.m., June 15 through Aug. 17.  

“Visitors will experience a new format this summer with an earlier start time,” said David Robinson, UCI’s director of Events & Engagement. “This change essentially doubles the lineup of musical artists enjoyed by concert goers with opening and intermission acts. You’ll recognize some familiar sounds on stage, but we’re excited to introduce new artists ranging from New York to Youngstown.”

This year’s lineup features a mix of crowd-pleasing favorites and amazing new talent representing multiple musical genres:

June 15

Councilman Conwell and the Footprints


June 22

The Ladies Night


June 29

Carlos Jones & the P.L.U.S. Band


July 6

Faith and Whiskey

Rock and Roll

July 13

Erin Nicole’s Centric Soul


July 20

Tricky Dick & the Cover-Ups


July 27

Hubb’s Groove


Aug 3

Son Gitano

Latin Salsa

Aug 10

Raquel & the Wildflo  

Country Rock

Aug. 17

The Michael Weber Show

Rock and Roll

Guest emcees from local television and radio stations will host each evening’s concert and many dates will feature talent from University Circle institutions including the Music Settlement, Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Institute of Music. Attendees can look forward to the return of local food trucks and vendors, the beer & wine garden and kid-friendly activities.

“At PNC, we recognize the importance of the arts in fueling the local economy and contributing to the quality of life for which our city is known,” said Pat Pastore, PNC regional president for Cleveland. “As a national Main Street bank, we are committed to supporting the local arts landscape and facilitating access to it. My colleagues and I look forward to connecting with the community and celebrating the return of WOW, featuring weeknight picnics and concerts on Wade Oval.”

Additional support for WOW! is courtesy of Cleveland Public Power, Cleveland Department of Water, and Cleveland Department of Water Pollution Control.

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About PNC

PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit

About University Circle Inc.

University Circle Inc. (UCI) is the community service corporation responsible for developing, serving and advocating for University Circle as a vibrant and complete neighborhood without borders.

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