BOP STOP at The Music Settlement is Cleveland's premier listening room: an intimate, acoustically pristine performance venue with sweeping views of Lake Erie. 

Upcoming performances: click here!

WINNER of the FOX 8 BUZZ LIST "Nightlife Spots" category

WINNER of Scene Magazine's "Best of Cleveland: BEST JAZZ CLUB"

Donated to The Music Settlement in late 2013, BOP STOP is the place to see high-quality up-and-coming and well-established acts on the near-West side. All programming is booked by the staff at The Music Settlement; with a century's worth of musical expertise, you can be sure that a night out at the BOP STOP is always worthwhile.

Additionally, when you buy tickets for a BOP STOP show, or buy food and drinks at our venue, your purchase helps to support The Music Settlement and its many programs. Featuring tiered seating and an open floor plan, there's not a bad seat in the house. We also have a free parking lot adjacent to the building.

We are happy to feature artwork from local artists. BOP STOP at The Music Settlement  also partners with Cleveland Culinary Launch and Kitchen to showcase local chefs and local food. Arrive early for snacks and drinks at the beautiful bar. Food service begins 30 minutes prior to each performances and continues through the evening. 

BOP STOP HOURS: The BOP STOP opens one hour prior to showtime on evenings when there is a performance. Please check our calendar for all event postings.

The Music Settlement is also holding classes for music instruction, music therapy, and arts for the young at the BOP STOP.

BOP STOP Event Rentals

BOP STOP is located at 2920 Detroit Ave. in Ohio City: a blossoming center of arts, culture, and entrepreneurship. The space is suitable for row seating, nightclub tables, or banquet seating for up to 100 people. Host your next event --business or pleasure-- at the BOP STOP to ensure your guests have a memorable time in an extraordinary venue. For more information please call the BOP STOP at 216-771-6551.

In addition to being available as a rehearsal space for local and touring musicians, a venue for promo shoots, and a hall for sound recordings, the BOP STOP is also available for private parties and corporate events.

We’re your partner to ensure that your event at the BOP STOP is memorable for all the best reasons. One-stop event planning when you need it at BOP STOP at The Music Settlement includes:

  • Catering
  • Décor
  • And of course, Music! (from jazz to classical to hip-hop to improv to a mash-up of two, three, or more)

Best of all, your event ultimately helps The Music Settlement forward its mission of evoking creative expression to Greater Clevelanders of all ages and abilities.


Event Rentals at University Circle

The Music Settlement’s University Circle campus is comprised of grand repurposed homes just right for luncheons, meetings, and other events.

Share your proposed event date(s) with us and we will do our best to accommodate your plans!

Best of all, your event ultimately helps The Music Settlement forward its mission of evoking creative expression to Greater Clevelanders of all ages and abilities.

Kick off your next event today at The Music Settlement!

EC Open Houses in Jan.

Preschool, Day School, Kindergarten Jan 8th & 11th.!

Holiday CircleFest this Sunday!

Entertainment & activities, 1-5pm

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Creative Expression for ALL!