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.

Below is our current menu. On weekends we also feature a few special entrees!

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)
  • Facility / Furnishing Upgrades ($500)
  • Security Equipment Upgrades ($1,000)
  • Underwriting Performance Costs (publishing and permit fees) ($1,000)
  • Masterclass ($1,000)
  • New Art Exhibit at Bop Stop ($700)
  • Video Camera for Distance Learning ($2,500)
  • Projector and Screen ($7,500)
  • Outdoor Signage ($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 250 public concerts annually as well as many private events. 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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