Poi Dog Pondering

An 'Acous-tronic' Blend of Orchestral, Rock, Soul and Dance Music

New date! Poi Dog Pondering has been rescheduled from May 23, 2020 to May 28, 2021.

Ticket holders: Your original tickets and seat selections will be honored on May 28, 2021, you do not need to do anything further.


Why you should see this show…

“It’s a muscular soul revue, a transcendental dance band…Poi Dog Pondering rose like an even brighter phoenix from the ashes, spreading its wings confidently and soaring into realms few stage bands today can reach.” –Austin Chronicle


Poi Dog Pondering Bio
Poi Dog Pondering keeps thriving because their ethic has always been about following their musical heart. Their steadfast independence has allowed them to perennially bloom. From bohemian street buskers to impossible to market major label sacrificial lambs, to hard won autonomy with their own record label; Poi dog pondering have ripened into staunchly independent musical voyagers. They have let every sound that excited them flow through their music and flood it with ever changing colors: Orchestral, Acoustic and Electronic textures. Rock Band Disco, Chicago Stepper Soul & their unique ‘Soul Sonic Orchestra’ Sound. (Threaded all along the way with ‘heart on the sleeve’ lyrics that embrace the beauty and pain of everyday life).

PDP has been recorded by Texas Hotel Records, Sony/Columbia records, Tommy Boy records & Platetectonic.

33 years down the line there is a bolstered sense of history within the band now. A swagger that comes from having steadfastly carved their own path. It is quite apparent that PDP has always been, and ever will be, in-it-for-the-love-of-it; creating and performing. Slight lineup changes are par for the course. PDP is an organic entity, it changes like life does. But there is a solid core with strong roots & deep personal history, open to new ears and ready to experiment. That’s what keeps it vibrant.

15 band members deep; Poi Dog Pondering continue to grow & evolve. Their unique signature ‘Acous-tronic’ blend of orchestral, rock, soul and dance music influences, shine through with PDP’s ever-present irreverence to stylistic conformity. PDP is currently recording their 9th full length studio album, to be out in the summer of 2018.


Dining Options

You have two dining options when attending a show in our Concert Hall:

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box – If you’d enjoy a more extensive menu, we suggest you dine downstairs in the Rusty Anchor before your concert. The Rusty Anchor menu features a great mix of Cleveland Comfort food including a selection of seafood, steaks & chops. Reservations are required for parties of two or more. To make a dinner reservation, please click here or call our Box Office at (216) 242-1250 and allow 90 minutes to dine prior to the beginning of the show upstairs.

Concert Hall – Our Concert Hall menu is fast to the table and allows you to dine right in your ticketed seat. So, there is no additional reservation required. Last call to dine in your seats in the Concert Hall will be at showtime. Please arrive at least 20 minutes before showtime if you plan to eat dinner in your seats. Table side beverage service will continue throughout the concert.