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Established in 2006, the Multi MusicFest has become a tradition that draws music lovers from all around the region to experience the latest and greatest in various types of music culture. The M. C. Chatman Center for Humanitarian Services

Danny McElroy

The M. C. Chatman Center for Humanitarian Services has presented the Annual Multi Music Fest every year since 2006. Founded by Danny McElroy the grandson of the late founder of The M. C. Chatman Center Anna and Rev. M. Chatman. The music fest is a multicultural event designed to celebrate diversity, and bring people of every race and creed together in an evening of music and good wholesome entertainment. It is our effort to promote togetherness in the city of Cleveland. This great need arose, because even though times have changed, there are still times when we see segregation, especially when it comes to music. The Multi MusicFest celebrates the indigenous music, so the music encompasses every style associated with the the times: blues, R&B, gospel, Latin, rap, Jazz, and everything in between.

The Multicultural Music Fest is a family oriented event which is held each year in the Cleveland, Ohio area. The Multi MusicFest wanted an event that everyone could enjoy as a community and not have to worry about the cost of a ticket. The MusicFest continues to grow in attendance every year. For 10 years the festivals were big hits and held in the Playhouse District in downtown Cleveland. In the early years the Annual Music Fest was held at The Cleveland Metro Parks Zoo, and even one year had the Fest at John Hay High School in 2007. This event has attracted so many guests since its inception.

Gerald Alston and the Manhattans

Its a place where those just developing their skill have the opportunity to play their music alongside national acts. The focus of the festival is to promote emerging artists while giving our audience exposure to both new and recognized, seasoned talent. The Multi MusicFest has hosted luminaries in the music industry including artists such as Marvin Sapp (2008), Donnie McClurkin and CeCe Winans, Dramatics (2013), Cameo (2014), Spyro Gyro (2011) and many, many more. CLICK HERE to view the full history of performers who have played in The Multi Music Fest in previous years. The Multi Music Fest engages and brings together the community through music and the topics of health and finance. From the very moment the tickets go on sale we provide an array of contests giving individuals a chance to win tickets. Since year one, The Multi Music Fest has been leaving their footprint in the greater Cleveland area through music and financial education.

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Jaci Velasquez has performed at The Multi Music Fest

Jaci Velasquez brought us joy when she performed, she has sold almost five million albums worldwide, recorded three Platinum and three Gold albums, and recorded 16 singles that hit No. 1 plus six more that entered the top 10. She has received seven Dove Awards, including Best New Artist and Female Vocalist of the Year, as well as three Grammy nominations, five Latin Billboard Award nominations, and an American Music Award nomination.

With support from the city of Cleveland and friends we are now celebrating 11 years of providing great seminars and a marvelous night of music. While many individuals come out just to see the groups, the heart and soul of the festival is to help raise money for The M. C. Chatman Center for Humanitarian Services. In addition to the music there are also various vendors and sponsors who also need support. This event provides something for everyone who enjoys music and a nice family friendly event.

You don't want to miss this year's Multi Music Fest The weekend will be filled with a romantic experience celebrating Sweetest Day with an electrifying performance by Will Downings. Hubbs Groove and Stacey Crawford, Comedian Mike Head have just joined the lineup as well as a special guest host 107.3 the Wave Radio Personality Mark Ribbins.

The M. Chatman Center for Humanitarian Services organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board oversees the general management and control of the affairs of the Agency, particularly policy-making functions and assurance of sound management. The Board of Directors is made up of member advocates and representatives from the medical community, business and local government. Click Here to see Board Members.  


Other Confirmed Artists

Andre Cavor

Hubb's Groove

Stacey Crawford

Comedian Mike Head

Music by Robert Johnson

Hosted by Mark Ribbins

2017 Multi Music Fest Location

2900 Community College Ave. • Cleveland, Ohio 44115

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Marvin Sapp

With so many remarkable artists taking the stage over the 10 years for The Multi Fest in Cleveland, Ohio it would very difficult to pick favorites. Over our ten year history, the Music Fest has hosted some of the world's greatest performers from the world of Jazz Music, Latin, R & B and Gospel. Some of the 10 performances has left us ecstatic, breathless and even a little misty-eyed. FYI, Marvin Sapp made this list from the early years where he have the audience all into him at The Cleveland Metro Parks Zoo. We have provided a link below for you to check some of other Artists who participated in the Multi Fest.

Past artists include Cameo, the Manhattans, Chi-lites, Dramatics, Spyro Gyra, Jonathan Butler, Tony Toni Tone, Dru Hill, Evelyn Champagne King, Hiroshima, Kirk Whalum, Roy Ayers, Gerald Albright, Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin, and CeCe Winans. We have utilized prime Cleveland venues such as the Cleveland Metro Parks Zoo, Severence Hall and Playhouse Square’s Palace and State Theatres. Our music festivals have grown over the years, and each year we expect to be better then the last. Click on the link below to see complete past line up.

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