Welcome to Mike's Barn Musicians Clubhouse. Mike's Barn is a private music venue and hangout for many of Cleveland's many talented blues and jazz musicians and also home to an odd assortment of original art, vintage audio electronics, musical instruments and lots of Hammond Organs.
Started in 1994 by Michael Yates, the "Barn" has hosted hundreds of public and private shows from high school age bands to Grammy winners and is best known for it's many music productions utilizing Cleveland area talent and nearby Oberlin College. Mike's Barn is a 100 + rickity old barn located on a private residence and is not a business. Mike's Barn is a volunteer effort by many performers and helpers who help give this unique venue it's great musical vibe. Mike's Barn accepts donations and sponsorship for upkeep and expenses to help keep these events free.
For information on current events you need to subscribe to the Mike's Barn E-Newsletter to receive nearly weekly updates, music downloads and other content. Mike's Barn is located south of Elyria, Ohio near I-480 and minutes from Cleveland Hopkins Airport. For directions to the Barn you must be registered to receive newsletters. Visit the newsletter Archives to learn more about past events.
Mike's Barn host it's famous Sunday Jam Sessions throughout the summer months through October. Many of Cleveland's most talented working musicians and music fans join forces for some incredible evenings of spontaneous live music. Mike's Barn periodically produces a variety of musical shows throughout the summer featuring local and national acts.
Photographer Charles Mesker host several Galleries of Mike's Barn events on his website here. Thanks to Charles Mesker, Kit Deitz, Mark Tumbas and many others whom have contributed their photographs to the website.
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Monster Bass, Publisher (left)