Music Clubs & Night Clubs

Lindsay’s Sky Bar

Lindsays’ Sky Bar was a jazz club located at 10551 Euclid Avenue from 1934 to 1952. Owned by Philip and Rickie Bash, Lindsay’s was the first Cleveland jazz club to feature national performers on a nightly basis. Certainly African American musicians played at Lindsay’s from the start, but it is not clear whether Black patrons were as well. By 1941, Lindsay’s Sky Bar began to appear in the Call & Post.

Additional information coming soon.

Lindsay’s Sky Bar, August 16, 1939 | City of Cleveland Board of Zoning Appeals, Cleveland Public Library, Photograph Collection


  • Baranick, Alana. “Rickie Bash, 97, Longtime Promoter of Jazz Bookings at Lindsay’s Sky Bar.” Plain Dealer. January 17, 2003.
  • Theiss, Evelyn. “Starting About 80 Years Ago, Neon and Clubs drew Stylish Crowds to the City’s ‘Second Downtown’; When Jazz Filled the Air.” Plain Dealer. February 5, 2012.
10551 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH