Welcome to The Winchester Music Hall's Website! Voted #1 Live Music Venue in Cleveland, Ohio on the Fox 8 / Cleveland Hot List FOUR years in a row...2009, 2010, 2011-12 & 2013! -12112 Madison Ave,Lakewood/Cleveland Ohio 44107- - (216) 226-5681-
Please click the Concert Schedulepage (above) to view our full concert schedule.
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The Winchester is happy to be a drop-off center for food donations that will be collected and distributed to the needy in the area by Cross Point Church.
Bring in any non-perishable food donations any time The Winchester is open and they will be collected and distributed by Cross Point Church. God bless you.
The Winchester is proud to announce that we have been voted the #1 Live Music Venue in Cleveland, Ohio by music fans forFOUR YEARS in a row! The Winchester: voted BEST Live Music Venue in Cleveland, Ohio. - Fox 8 Hot List: 2009, 2010, 2011-2012. - Cleveland Hot List: 2013.
The Winchester Music Hall was first on a short list of "Best Live Music Venues" in Cleveland. - CBS Cleveland.com, 2011.
"This is my favorite venue of the entire tour." - Adrian Belew from the stage to the crowd 5/28/10.
"This is the best musical experience I have had in the last seven years." -Matt Maher on 8/7/12.
"One of the hippest, and definitely most comfortable, old school music halls in (Cleveland)." -Metromix Cleveland.
"It's a real pleasure to play here. It's a great listening room." - Rik Emmett from the stage to the crowd on 10/23/09.
"This is a great club. I've traveled all over the world and I can tell. This is a place that respects music." - Willie Nile on 6/22/13.
"You people are lucky to have a club like this in your town." - Pat Travers from The Winchester stage 9/16/06.
"This place is a treasure, a great resource for you to have." - Tuck Andress (of Tuck & Patti) from the stage on 2/8/13.
"one of our favorite venues across the United States." - Blues Music Award winner Eden Brent from the stage 9/14/11.
"This is the best sound we've had on our entire tour." - Chris Difford of Squeeze 3/8/07.
"You guys have made this one of the best nights of the tour. Out of the whole tour this is the best gig." - Jeff Berlin from the stage to the crowd on 9/28/11.
"This place sounds great! Maybe we should record a live album here." - Andy Powell from Wishbone Ash on stage to the crowd 12/5/07.
"The Winchester Music Hall in Cleveland is a cool venue. It's kind of like a larger version of the Baked Potato in Los Angeles, wonderful hosts." - Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie's Guitarist for 13 years).
"The Winchester is one of the premier live music venues around." - Fox 8 TV, Cleveland, Ohio.
"wonderful acoustics. No matter who’s playing, they sound CD-quality great." - Metromix Cleveland, 2010.
"I wish this club was in my town." - Bruce Katz (Gregg Allman Band) from the stage on 10/12/11.
"The best music hall in the Midwest. Always a joy playing there. Great sound and fine folks at the helm!" - Peter Karp and Sue Foley on 7/29/13.
"This may be the best sounding corner stage in the country." - Jason Ricci, Blues/Rock Harmonica phenom, on 3/1/08.
"This is a great place. Hang on to this place, keep it going." - Neil Innes (Monty Python, Bonzo Dog Band) on 5/20/11.
"Best of Cleveland" - Cleveland Magazine 2007.
"the west-side's premier live music venue." - The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"There’s a reason the Winchester has been voted best live music venue in a number of area best-of lists: The intimate stage, friendly staff and constant throng of talented, entertaining performers make it a can’t miss." - Metromix Cleveland, 2010.
"The Winchester takes prides in its love of music, which became apparent when it was voted 2009's number one live music venue in Cleveland by the Fox 8 Hot List." - AOL City's Best.
"one of the Cleveland area’s finest musical assets (and quite possibly the best musical venue that I’ve ever been in!)." - Gary Rice, The Lakewood Observer.
The Winchesteropened in December, 2002 and has committed to bringing quality music to an established music fan base. There is no screaming into the mic here. We have seats for nearly everyone and there is plenty of room for your comfort. You will not be over crowded or uncomfortable.
This isn't easy, but when you get a living legend like Leon Russell calling saying he wants to play The Winchester AGAIN (which he did, three times!) because he loves the room and the audience, it makes it very worth while. To quote R.E.M.'s producer, Don Dixon, who played The Winchester in September and loved it... "The Winchester is a great sounding, old school room." Dave Cousins from English Folk Rock legendsThe Strawbs said on stage during his sold out performance that "The Winchester is a magical place to play." Cool.
We are located at 12112 Madison Avenue, Lakewood/Cleveland, Ohio 44107. One minute from the Cleveland border off of West 117th Street. We are just off of I-90. Get off I-90 at the West 117th Street exit, go North on West 117th Street to Madison. Turn left (west) on Madison a couple of blocks and you are there. Phone: 216-226-5681. This is the info line and to charge tickets by phone. Call for details.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, The Winchester Tavern is open for your relaxed enjoyment with "OPEN MIC NIGHTS." Come in and talk music with like minded individuals. Hours vary based on show schedule. We are closed Sundays and most Mondays (unless there is a show we can only schedule on a Monday of which we will then be open). We serve a full selection of mixed drinks, many selections of beer available for every taste, coffee, tea and various soft drinks. There is NO wine available. Such are the oddities of certain liquor permits.
Bookings:If you are looking to play The Winchester please use the contact box to the side to state your intentions.
Mailing list:Also use the box to be entered onto our mailing list and you will get periodic updates about the goings on.
Suggestions?Same thing, use the box. We read all the mail and answer what is appropriate. What bands do you want to see at The Winchester?