April 2009 Issue
Take a melodic tour of the Glass City.
In Toledo, residents and visitors alike can expect great music on any night of the week. Maybe it’s the location — about 100 miles west of Cleveland and 60 miles southwest of Detroit — that causes top performers to flock there. Or it could be the reputation garnered during the ’30s and ’40s when Toledo native and jazz legend Art Tatum hit the scene. Either way, from the tried-and-true locations, like Murphy’s Place and the Stranahan Theater, to lesser-known venues, including local restaurants and renovated movie theaters, there’s always something jumping, jiving and swinging in the Glass City.