A private, backyard venue near Cleveland, Ohio
showcasing regional and national talent.
All events are private, including music artists, movie night, and karaoke night. Some events are free, some events have a "suggested donation." Please RSVP.
All events are subject to change.
Shelby and his band mesmerized guests with his Stevie Ray Vaughan-like playing. The boys entertained guests with several songs off their new CD, "Step Right Up."
Incredible talent from Kansas City, Tyler & Cheyenne captivated guests with their songs and witty banter. Currently preparing new material, we look forward to hearing it!
Scott, founder and leader of the band Lost State of Franklin, entertained guests in a "listening room" experience, telling stories in song, "some true about me, some about others, and others just made up."
Alice Sin, an Alice in Chains tribute band performed the iconic 1996 MTV Unplugged show in its entirety! Show was the highlight of FozFest 2023, which this year raised $4280 for firefighter charities. What a night!
Nick and the boys bought their southern Indiana sound to our stage, and guests were amazed at how three guys can have such a full-balanced sound. Great night of music!
Josh Brown made his 2nd appearance at The Backyard Stage, this time with his full band, and it was a high-energy show full of original songs and unique cover tunes. Best crowd of the season!
Ben Jarrell made his 2nd appearance at The Backyard Stage, and it was, as several said, "The best show" they've seen here. With the accompaniment of Greg Walsh, Jr. (Breadman Jr., as he's known), the night was a real hit with guests.
Justin made a triumphant return to The Backyard Stage, and didn't disappoint. Following a crazy day of flight travel, Justin gave our guests a tremendous set of original songs and story-telling. He will long remain a favorite, for sure.
Matt and Julian, formerly in Deep Chatham together, made a stop at The Backyard Stage on their Take Me Away tour. As Matt described his music as "pre-bluegrass Appalachian traditional." It was an interesting night for our fans.
FozFest 2022: A Fundraiser for Firefighter Charities
Attendees were treated to music, games, and raffles, all for a good cause. Named after a good friend, Robert Fozkos, a firefighter who often raised funds for charity, and was killed in a tragic accident. His dedication and memory lives on in FozFest.
Chance and Pistol brought the Hillbillies & Guitars Roadshow to The Backyard Stage. Both artists have separate and distinct music careers, but chose to tour together, playing each other's songs. Entertaining stories, and funny at times, our guests had a good night of entertainment.
Josh Morningstar made his debut on The Backyard Stage. Known as a brilliant songwriter who stuffs "all the words he knows" into them, Josh gave our guests an incredible performance. Special guest, Josh Brown, opened the show with his own take on country, and did not disappoint our crowd.
Steel Blossoms made their debut on The Backyard Stage - Indoor Edition. Despite the show being moved indoors due to bad weather, Hayley and Sara gave our guests an excellent show full of beautiful harmonies, instrument artistry, and good old-fashioned story-telling in their songs.
Justin Wells made his debut on The Backyard Stage on an off-day while on tour with Chance McCoy. Guest comments were that this was the best performance they had ever seen here. A very intimate set, full of stories, backgrounds of songs, as well as interruptions by the local ice cream truck, dogs barking, and airplanes overhead!
FozFest 2021: A Fundraiser for Firefighter Charities
Attendees were treated to music, games, and raffles all for a good cause. Named after a good friend, Robert Fozkos, a firefighter who often raised funds for charity, and was killed in a tragic accident. His dedication and memory lives on in FozFest.
Ben Jarrell played a day show at The Backyard Stage while on tour with Whitey Morgan. Ben entertained with stories and songs from his first CD "Troubled Times in a Tribal Town," and introduced us to his new peddle steel player, who mesmerized our audience.
Dallas Moore and his lead guitarist, Lucky Chucky, made their debut on The Backyard Stage and did not disappoint. Guests were the first to hear brand new songs from Dallas' forthcoming CD, "The Rain."
UPDATE: Lucky Chucky lost his battle with cancer in fall 2021. We are grateful that he played here.
AJ & The Woods returned to The Backyard Stage for another night of musical originality. Currently mastering a new CD of songs for release in 2021, AJ & The Woods' live show is full of energy and always a hit with guests.
JP Harris and his band played an excellent show for our guests. On a night off in Cleveland, during a months long tour, The Backyard Stage was happy to have a good time with JP and his band.
Ava Rowland played a wonderful solo act for our guests. A beautiful voice, Ava is born and raised right here in Cleveland, and guests really raved about her.