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

  • PAST PERFORMERS: Joe Lovano, Benny Golson, The Bad Plus, Joey DeFrancesco, Terence Blanchard, Dave Weckl, Dave Liebman, Chris Potter, Fred Hersch, Mark Guiliana, Donny McCaslin, Aaron Diehl, Billy Hart, Steve Lehman, William Parker, The Thing, Snarky Horns, Gerald Cleaver, Mary Halvorson, Stephan Crump, Becca Stevens, Oz Noy, Miles Okazaki, Aaron Parks, Felix Pastorius,  Jaimie Branch, Kneebody, Ralph Alessi, Katie Thiroux, Craig Taborn, Bill Pierce, Javon Jackson, Nir Felder, Kim Nazarian, Dan Weiss, Leni Stern, Fabian Almazan, Linda Oh, Marquis Hill, Nick Bartsch, Kenny Werner, Emmet Cohen, Jeff Coffin, Red Baraat, Fareed Haque, Anat Cohen, Bria Skonberg Lionel Loueke, and more!!

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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. There is no specific dress code for the club and we are an all ages venue.

BOP STOP HOURS: The BOP STOP opens one hour prior to showtime on evenings when there is a performance. We are currently presenting a mix of virtual performances, indoor concerts with 25% capacity, and outdoor concerts. Please check our calendar for all event postings. 

Food service begins 30 minutes prior to each performance and continues through the evening. Below is our current menu.

Help the Bop Stop continue to offer award-winning entertainment! Every single gift makes an impact and directly supports the Bop Stop's mission. Below is a listing of funding options you can directly support! If what you want to support is not listed, just let us know and we would be happy to accommodate specific requests. For sponsorship and other funding requests, contact Gabe Pollack at   

Fund-A-Need Options*: 

  • Ticket to a show for someone who cannot afford to attend ($20)
  • Hotel accommodations for touring band ($150)
  • Piano tuning ($200)
  • Masterclass ($1,000)
  • New Art Exhibit at Bop Stop ($700)
  • Video Camera for Distance Learning ($2,500)
  • Projector and Screen ($7,500)
  • Marquee ($20,000)
  • New Website ($25,000) 

* When making your gift, type the Fund Need in the "Comments" section of the donation page. 

BOP STOP Event Rentals And Booking Requests

BOP STOP is located at 2920 Detroit Ave. in Ohio City: a blossoming center of arts, culture, and entrepreneurship. The club hosts over 300 events annually. 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 email inquiry/EPK to Gabe at

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. 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!

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