The Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival is the largest Indian classical music festival outside of India. It was first celebrated in 1978 and has now grown to be a 13-day festival with more than 8,000 attendees with 2,000 appearing for the opening weekend. The year 2017 is the Festival's 40th year.
This year, the only ticketed programs are on April 13–16 (Thursday thru Sunday). All other programs at the Festival are free.