CLEVELAND June 18, 2012 – Cleveland record label Cellar Door Records will celebrate the opening of their new space at the Loftworks building in Asiatown on July 27, 2012 with a night of live Cleveland music. Artists performing at the grand opening include Cleveland favorites The Modern Electric, The Lighthouse and the Whaler, Humble Home, and Brian Straw. The evening will also be a launch party for their new Cleveland entertainment blog, www.cellardoorcle.com.
In addition to the day-to-day operations of the label and blog, the Cellar Door space will be home to a record store that will exclusively sell Cleveland music, as well as a large performance space for shows. The Loftworks building is located on the corner of East 40th and Payne, in the emerging neighborhood of Asiatown, and is already home to many arts-focused companies including The Proximity Gallery, GAP Communications, TAP Studios, and others.
“Of course we’ll continue to put out music,” says label co-owner Justin Markert, “but we’re all very excited about our new endeavors as well. CellarDoorCLE.com aims to serve as an entertainment hub for the goings-on in Cleveland. We’ll feature everything from local concerts to the arts, film, and fictional writing.” CellarDoorCLE.com won’t just be about event details and press releases; they have solidified a roster of creative writers including co-owner Rick Fike, who will help manage the blog from Western Massachusetts, where he currently resides. Lastly, an original video series featuring live music is in the works, along with big plans for the holidays.
The Cellar Door grand opening is on July 27th at 7:00pm at the Loftworks building at 1667 East 40thStreet. Admission is $10. All attendees will receive free copies of Cellar Door Records Volumes II and III, featuring the music of the aforementioned bands as well as This is Explosing, Craig Ramsey, The Frozen Hellsicles e.react, and more. See www.cellardoorcle.com for more details.
###Cellar Door started when close friends Rick Fike and Justin Markert opened a coffee shop and music venue in the far east suburb of Madison, Ohio. After selling the physical coffee shop, Cellar Door evolved and re-emerged in 2007 as a record label and booking company known for releasing local music compilation albums, a handful of individual releases, and booking a series of “Cellar Door Records Presents” shows at the Grog Shop and Beachland. With the release of Cellar Door Records Volume III and being named “Best Record Label” in “Cleveland Scene’s Best of Cleveland in 2011,” last year was a banner year for Cellar Door Records. 2012 opened with an interview in NPR’s State of the Re:Union, and summer ’12 will see a physical location, blog, video series, and more live shows for this Cleveland mainstay dedicated to supporting and promoting the local arts.