Downtown Cleveland Alliance Update With CEO Michael Deemer - 6-15-22

Photo: Scooter-Deemer-DCA

Michael Deemer, President & CEO from The Downtown Cleveland Alliance spoke to Bill about Big week for Downtown Cleveland Alliance. The MetroHealth Cleveland Juneteenth Freedom Festival is this week. Tell us how we can attend and celebrate this amazing holiday.

How we can attend and celebrate this amazing holiday.

  • MetroHealth Cleveland Juneteenth Freedom Fest- This Saturday June 18th, from 12pm-10:30 at Mall C
  • Annual Downtown Cleveland event to celebrate the end of Slavery in America on June 19th, 1865
  • Partnership w/ Karamu House ( nation’s oldest Black Theatre) and Ingenuity Cleveland- MetroHealth- Title Sponsor
  • Event is designed to celebrate freedom, equity and inclusion
    • Includes: Over 70 vendors, live music, food, family activities, games and performances by Karamu House
    • Headlining performance- Keyon Harrold with special, Bilal 
    • Event culminates in a fireworks show sponsored by CL# Alliance
    • Visit for more information

Why is this such an important event for Downtown?   

  • Downtown is a gathering place for all people to celebrate and create memories
  • The connection the memories are stronger Downtown
    • Juneteenth is a larger annual event - Full series of events happening just about every day of the week
    • Memorial Monday, Walnut Wednesday, Music on the Malls (Wednesdays), Lunch in The Lane (Thursdays),- West 9th this Thursday, Lakefront Leagues in North Coast Harbor
    • Over 200 restaurants to choose from while Downtown
    • Campaign strategy to encourage folks to return to Downtown Cleveland for all the cool and amazing experiences that only happen Downtown

For more information, or if you’re looking to relocate of expand your business into Downtown Cleveland, visit

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