Cleveland area native, Megan Zurkey, is no stranger to the stage and performs regularly in and around Ohio and beyond. Megan just released her 5th album; A compilation album with her band (available on iTunes) of her 17 most requested songs. Megan’s original music has been featured on Cleveland's TV Channel 19, Magic 105.7fm, ESPN Cleveland 850am, Star 102.1 HD2, NEO Rocks 88.7fm, The Sting 88.3fm and Jango's Nationally curated playlists. When she’s not playing live music, she's playing in her church's worship band, singing with The Cleveland Pops, or writing new music. You can also 'find her in Cleveland' supporting other local music, the Tribe and the Cavs. You may have seen her in the Hard Rock Rocksino commercial!
Last August, Megan opened for Grammy, AMA and Dove Award Winner, Michael W. Smith. She also sang her 6th National Anthem at Progressive Field on September 14th! It ended up being the Tribe's 22nd Consecutive WIN - breaking the record! Go Tribe!
Megan is available to book solo, duo or full band. Her sound ranges from rock, country, pop and everything in between. Megan plays an eclectic mix of familiar tunes that she makes her own, with original songs in the mix. There's something for everyone to enjoy.
Awards & Accolades
International Music Festival Winner for Cleveland 2010
Cleveland Magazine's 2011 Sexy Single
The Voice: Cleveland Votes - Top 10 Finalist
Megan’s original song, "The Greatest Gift" was selected for Jango Airplay's Holiday Playlist 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015 from thousands of entries. The song has also been played on Cleveland's Magic 105.7fm, ESPN Cleveland 850am and NEO Rocks 88.7fm.
"Undeserving" made the Love/Anti-Love Jango Playlist 2015 and 2016.
"Another Face" made the 2nd place spot for ourstage.com's Intel Superstars Competition 2011
Megan had the pleasure of singing our National Anthem at a Cleveland Indians game every year since 2013 as well as entertaining a handful of weekends of their "Rally Alley” and "Block Party" pre-game events.
Megan was featured as Cleveland Scene’s “Regional Beat”, January 2014
Cleveland.com feature for Cellar Door Rendezvous 2015
Runner Up at Disney's American Idol Experience, March 2014
Top 3, ESPN Cleveland "The Really Big Break" April 2014
Frequent guest on ESPN’s The Really Big Show & Munch on Sports
Band featured in the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park Commercials
- James Henke, Former editor and writer at Rolling Stone Magazine, former curator at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, author of biographies of Bob Marley, John Lennon and Jim Morrison
"Megan is one of the most down to earth singers I've had the pleasure to meet. She is always so humble and very appreciative of her band, family, and friends - always giving them a shout out when possible."
- Jessica McVay, Co-Host of Dawson McAllister Live
"Megan Zurkey is a true breath of fresh air in her effortless voice and engaging songwriting. Her music speaks to her fans and her true love of what she does is what makes her a real treasure to watch perform live. If you're ever in an area where Megan is performing, I strongly suggest checking her out."
- Ryan Kershner, Producer of Nash Nights Live
"Megan's music is distinctive and stands out from the crowd. This is a combination of many things, like her writing style and certain melodic parts that are recognizable, not just her voice. In a word, she sounds like Megan and to me that is key."
- Jerry Johnson, Director of Special Projects, Williams House Museum, De Kalb, Texas
"The first thing you notice about Megan Zurkey, besides generally being easy on the eyes to look at, is how well her smile complements her sparkling eyes. Megan is a talented young singer/songwriter hailing from Cleveland, Ohio. If you visit the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame there is a good chance you will run into her in her day job.
Megan's first love is music - playing it, writing it, singing it, and sharing it with others. Her style is a bit rock, a bit country, with a good dose of pop into the mix. Cleveland Magazine tabbed her as one of its Sexy Singles of 2011. Sexy - no doubt. Classy - definitely. But if you want to know Megan, listen to her songs. Like the best singer/songwriters, the answer to who is Megan Zurkey is right there in her music and lyrics."
- Bill Graham, Freelance Writer & Former Assistant Editor for BluesWax Magazine