LakewoodAlive’s Popular Summer Festival Returns to Downtown Lakewood on July 13

It’s a pairing as perfect as grilled bread and cheese.  A Lakewood-born dining institution and Lakewood summer tradition are joining forces for the 10th consecutive year.

LakewoodAlive proudly announces Melt Bar and Grilled as Title Sponsor for Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2019.  This popular, free-to-attend community event will heat up Downtown Lakewood on Saturday, July 13, from 4 to 10 p.m., with its epicenter located right outside the doors of the original Melt location at 14718 Detroit Avenue.

The Melt story has its roots in Lakewood, where owner Matt Fish introduced his unique comfort food concept in September 2006.  What started as Lakewood’s best-kept secret soon evolved into the biggest culinary buzz in greater Cleveland and beyond.  Today Melt is a household name and has been featured by numerous national entertainment and media outlets, including Food Network, USA Today, Esquire Magazine and The National Culinary Review.   

In the case of Melt and the Lakewood Summer Meltdown, the number “10” has several applications.  This year marks the 10th annual Summer Meltdown and Melt has served as Title Sponsor all 10 years since the event’s inception.  Furthermore, Melt operates 10 locations throughout Ohio, including in Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Columbus and Dayton.

“On behalf of our organization, we are thrilled to have Melt Bar and Grilled return as Title Sponsor for the Lakewood Summer Meltdown for a 10th straight year,” said Ian Andrews, Executive Director of LakewoodAlive.  “Matt and his team have been a tremendous partner to our organization over the years and have served as an incredible ambassador for the entire Lakewood community.  We are truly grateful to the Melt family and look forward to hosting Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2019 on July 13.”   

The Summer Meltdown represents one of the region’s most highly-anticipated street parties, drawing 10,000+ attendees from across Northeast Ohio to the heart of Lakewood each July.  This summertime celebration of our city’s vibrancy features the Meltdown 5K race, 1 Mile Family Fun Run and Walk, street festival, outdoor activities, games, food vendors, beer garden, live music and more.

For more information regarding the Lakewood Summer Meltdown, including sponsorship and vendor applications, please visit

The Lakewood Summer Meltdown is generously supported by the following sponsors:

Title Sponsor:
Melt Bar and Grilled

Gold Medal and Beer Garden Sponsor:
First Federal Lakewood

Gold Medal Sponsors:
Beat Cycles
City of Lakewood
Cleveland Property Management Group
Cuyahoga Community College
The Exchange

Meltdown 5K Sponsor:
Cleveland Clinic Lakewood Family Health Center

1 Mile Family Fun Run and Walk Sponsors:
Lakewood City Schools Community Recreation & Education Department
Lakewood Family YMCA

Table Sponsor:
Eric Lowrey, Berkshire Hathaway/Lucien Realty

Silver Medal Sponsors:
Bath Fitter
Blue Ridge Media Company
The Ferry Cap and Set Screw Company
Lakewood Public Library
Peace Racing
Universal Windows Direct
West Side Skates

Bronze Medal Sponsors:
The Lakewood Citizen
Profile by Sanford
Window Universe Cleveland