Brite 2016 Line-Up Announced

This is one of our favorite times of year – the day we announce the Brite Winter line-up for our big soirée on February 20th. We hope we’ll see you on the West Bank of the Flats starting at 3:00 p.m.

“The Flats West Bank is going to give everyone a chance to experience Brite in a totally different way,” said Brian Horsburgh, Executive Director of Brite Winter. “We can’t predict the weather, but we know we’ll have a tremendous celebration of art, music, fire and fun ready no matter what Mother Nature throws at us. Oh, and we’ll have plenty of hot chocolate and beer.”

This year’s headliners include the national touring act, The Mowgli’sand Cleveland-based bands, Seafair and Ohio Sky. They join more than 40 other bands/artists on two outdoor stages and four others located inside of McCarthy’sHarbor Inn and Music Box Supper Club. Live music will run until just after 11:00 p.m. with indoor venues running later.

“We’re also so proud to welcome CoverMyMeds as a presenting sponsor and thank everyone who’s contributing to the growth of our festival,” said Horsburgh. Other major sponsors include Goose Island Beer CompanyCleveland Clothing Co.Tri-C JazzFest and RTA. Brite is also made possible by generous gifts from The George Gund FoundationDominion Foundation and Cuyahoga County Arts & Culture.

“We’ve expanded our amenities this year to include more heated enclosed art experiences, double the amount of warming fires, a heated indoor restroom trailer, a larger selection of food trucks and s’mores for kids and young at heart,” added Horsburgh.

The West Bank of the Flats also provides ample parking in the Nautica and surrounding lots, which will complemented by a shuttle running to the RTA Settlers Landing Rapid Station.

Our venue schedule will be be released in the next few weeks. We’ll also be highlighting the various bands and artists who promise to help make #Brite16 the best ever.


The Mowgli’s, Seafair, Ohio Sky, Nick D’ & The Believers, Nonaphoenix, Honeybucket, Thaddeus Anna Greene, Ottawa, FreshProduce., Kid Runner, Teddy Boys, Marcus Alan Ward, Chomp, Cities & Coasts, Brent Kirby & His Luck, Common Ave., Ageless Males, Bummed Out, By Light We Loom, Playing to Vapors, Poro, Archie Green, Megan Zurkey, Shivering Timbers, Corduroy Season, Top Hat Black, Shawn and Shelby, So Long, Albatross, Erienauts, Brave Bones, Maura Rogers and the Bellows, Rock Apocalypse from the School of Rock, Jivviden, Istvan Medgyesi, The Red Western


Crystal Cloudscapes Experience, Forest Funkadellic Experience, Junkyard Jamboree Experience by T. Paul Lowry and Architecture Office, Forest City Refresh: Upcycled Pallet Pinwheels, Platonic Solids: Crystalline Seating by Brad Civic and Friends, Stay Hot Fire Display by Steve Manka, Spontaneous Synergy Dancers + Fire and Light, Dandelions by Ian Petroni, Rust Belt Monster Collective