Melt Bar And Grilled Named Title Sponsor For Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2018

Melt Bar and Grilled, Title Sponsor of the Lakewood Summer Meltdown, will unveil its remodeled space at its original Downtown Lakewood location on May 4.

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 ninth consecutive year.

LakewoodAlive proudly announces Melt Bar and Grilled as Title Sponsor for Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2018. This popular, free-to-attend community event will heat up Downtown Lakewood on Saturday, July 14, 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 operates 10 locations throughout Ohio and has been featured by numerous national entertainment and media outlets, including Food Network, USA Today, Esquire Magazine and The National Culinary Review.   

This year marks the 9th annual Summer Meltdown and Melt has served as Title Sponsor all nine years since the event’s inception. Melt is currently completing a major renovation project to re-imagine its Lakewood location and will reopen its doors to customer on May 4 with a Grand Re-Opening celebration.

“On behalf of our entire organization, we are thrilled to have Melt Bar and Grilled return as Title Sponsor for the Lakewood Summer Meltdown for a ninth 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 seeing the exciting changes in store for the Lakewood location.”   

The Lakewood Summer Meltdown represents one of the region’s most highly-anticipated street parties. A summertime celebration of our city’s vibrancy, this free community event draws 10,000 attendees from across Northeast Ohio to the heart of Lakewood each July.

This fixture on our city’s summer calendar takes place on Detroit Avenue in Downtown Lakewood between Marlowe and Mars. The Summer Meltdown is a “something for everyone” event, offering seemingly endless recreation and celebration opportunities, including the Meltdown 5K race, 1 Mile Kids Fun Run, 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 Sponsors:
Beat Cycles | City of Lakewood | First Federal Lakewood | The Exchange

1 Mile Kids Fun Run Sponsor:
Lakewood Family YMCA

Silver Medal Sponsors:
Jen Hearn Photography | Peace Racing
Lakewood City Schools Community Recreation & Education Department

Matt Bixenstine

I am the Marketing & Development Manager for LakewoodAlive. I enjoy all things Lakewood, especially walking my basset hound through Madison Park.

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