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CleveRock Music Portal / is owned and operated by SHAPE CLEVELAND. SHAPE is a professional photography and videography firm and an educationally-based nonprofit.

CleveRock takes pride in being the most comprehensive source in Northeast Ohio for fans to learn about upcoming events, read reviews of live entertainment, view exclusive photos from recent shows, and check out interviews with their favorite performers.

Our main focus is covering popular music genres, but we also regularly interview today’s hottest comedians, recap Broadway Show productions, and cover almost any type of event coming to Northeast Ohio.

Our reach stretches far outside the boundaries of Northeast Ohio as we frequently cover events and festivals outside of our region.

  • Live event photography
  • Celebrity interviews
  • Event recaps and reviews, including concerts, comedy shows, and theatrical productions
  • Advance coverage for events
  • News posts & feature stories

CleveRock boasts one of the most comprehensive online galleries of live concert photos on the Internet. It includes more than 1,000 galleries unique to a specific artist’s performance, totaling more than 30,000 pictures.

Our outlet has been credentialed to photograph some of the world’s most popular artists, including Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen, Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Luke Bryan, and U2. In addition, CleveRock was authorized to photograph both President Obama and President Clinton.

We have shot many of the biggest music festivals in the United States, including Lollapalooza, Summerfest, and multiple Danny Wimer Presents festivals.

We specialize in digital photography and videography and have returned to shooting portions of concerts on film.

Taylor Swift (2023)
The Black Keys (2022)
Dave Matthews Band (2023)
U2 (2009)
President Barack Obama (2016)
Radiohead (2012)

CleveRock’s video capabilities have been used to film celebrity interviews, live event footage, and special events for our local theater district and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

CleveRock has interviewed some of the most prominent celebrities across multiple industries. Our interviews can take place via phone or ZOOM and even in person!

Our resume of interviews conducted with recording artists includes Metallica, Avett Brothers, Dave Matthews Band, Goo Goo Dolls, Incubus, and Rage Against the Machine. We have also spoken with some of the world’s most popular comedians, including Jay Leno, Nate Bargatze, Lewis Black, and Taylor Tomlinson. CleveRock has enjoyed speaking with today’s top actors, including Kiefer Sutherland, Billy Bob Thornton, and Josh Radnor.

Our outlet has also ventured into unique niches ranging from Broadway performers to Monster Jam drivers. We pride ourselves on interviewing talented regional performers and up-and-coming artists yearly.

Avett Brothers
Jay Leno
Drew Holcomb
Nate Bargatze
Tim Reynolds (Dave Matthews Band)
Kiefer Sutherland

CleveRock covers more than 100 events each year! Our article styles vary from writer to writer. Our primary focus is on traditional concerts, but we also pride ourselves in expanding our horizons into other formats, including plays, orchestra concerts, family productions, and more!

Goo Goo Dolls / O.A.R.
Mumford & Sons
Cleveland Orchestra ‘A Salute to John Williams’
Dave Matthews Band
Jump Back Ball

Our outlet’s contributors include media professionals with more than 75 years of combined experience covering entertainment and our team of some of the area’s brightest young minds who intern at SHAPE and CleveRock.

Tim “Patrick” Fenner is an established media professional who began shooting photographs for CleveRock in 2003. In addition to his role as Managing Editor for CleveRock, he stays busy with his other gigs, including Executive Director of a non-profit (SHAPE) and teaching photography & videography at an area high school. He earned his Master’s Degree in the field from Kent State University.

Being operated by a full-scale video and photography studio allows CleveRock to boast state-of-the-art digital and film cameras, cutting-edge accessories, and a drone to capture aerial footage.

Our writers are among the most established in the Greater Cleveland area.

CleveRock is visited by an average of 30,000 unique visitors each month. According to our analytics, we are Cleveland-centric. more than half of our traffic comes from outside the region. We have a growing presence across social media platforms.

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