On Festival bills, in nightclubs, concert halls and amphitheaters, Joe Bell & The Swing Lizards have spent over two decades entertaining Blues, Jazz, Rock and Soul fans on the North coast and around the country. A critically acclaimed, award winning group, and legendary among all types of folks known to frequent venues where live music delights the soul, when the Lizards hit the stage, they truly funk up the place. Filling the room with their rootsy, feel good energy. Just be ready to dance!


Scene Magazine Music Awards

multiple winner for:

• Best Blues Band

• Best Swing Band

• Finalist for Best Vocalist

Cleveland Free Times Music Awards

multiple winner for:

• Best R&B Act

• Best Blues Band

• Best Swing Band

• Finalist for Best Vocalist

Best of the Northcoast

• Best Swing Band

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

American Music Masters Series

Tribute to Louis Jordan

Performance at the Rock Hall

and live on Fox

Appearances on NPR, PBS, NBC, ABC and FOX

Musicians Magazine's Best

Unsigned Band Competition

National Finalist

Guitar Magazine's Best

Unsigned Band Competition

National Finalist

WMMS Buzzard Tracks

CD Vol 1 and 2

WNCX Studios Broadcast

Live Simulcast

WNCX Studios and Cleveland Agora

Facebook Voters Poll

Best Blues Band

Best Band at Twilight  at the Zoo


The Swing Lizards have shared concert billing with the following badasses:

B.B. King

John Lee Hooker

Johnny Clyde Copeland

John Hammond


Warren Zevon


Robert Lockwood Jr.

 Mick Taylor

Brian Setzer

The Fabulous Thunderbirds

Jimmy Vaughan

Duke Robilard

Maynard Ferguson

Grand Funk Railroad



Roomful of Blues

Peter Frampton

Humble Pie


Little Charlie and the Nightcats

Large venues


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Blossom Music Center

Palace Theater

State Theater

Allen Theater

Agora Ballroom and Theater

Cleveland Playhouse

Nautica Stage/Scene Pavilion

Jacobs Field

Cleveland Browns Stadium

Nationwide Arena - Columbus

Tower City Amphitheater

ej thomas hall

The Bitter End - NYC

Kenny's Castaways - NYC

Ohio Expo Center Coliseum - Columbus

Meyer Ampitheater - West Palm Beach

Sunset Cove Amphitheater - Boca Raton

Northcoast Harbor Stage

Tower City Center

House of Blues

Great Lakes Science Center

Cleveland Metropark Zoo

Cleveland Museum of Art

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame American Music Masters Series Tribute to Louis Jordan

Great American Rib Cook-off and Music Festival

Miami Blues Festival

West Palm Beach Summer Jam

Fort Lauderdale's Riverwalk Blues and Music Festival

Cain Park Arts Fest

Marconi Grand Prix

Boca Raton Summer Concert Series

Akron Rib and Music Festival

Akron Art Museum Summer Concert Series

WNCX Friday Night Concerts at the Agora

WMMS Buzzard Tracks showcase at Nautica Stage

Krusty's Summer Sauce Camp

Columbus Blues Festival

Cleveland Harbor Fest

Grand Prix of Cleveland

Cleveland National Air Show

Swing Cat's Ball at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's House of Style Event

Boston Mills Art Festival

Playhouse Square's Palooza

Wooly Bear Festival

West Palm Beach's Clematis by Night Concert Series

Undercurrents Music Conferences and Showcase

Huron Riverfest

Taste of Cleveland

Warehouse District Street Festival

Crocker Park Summer Concert Series

Twilight at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo

Sunset Summer Concert Series

Market Under Glass

Diversity center's Walk, Rock and Run

Willoughby Summer Concert Series

Rocky River Summer Concert Series

Rib Rock and Blues Fest

The Historic Party in the Park

Square to Square

Lorain Port Authority Summer Concert Series

Hats off to the Warehouse District

Cedar Point Summer Concert Series

Oberlin Summer Concert Series

Cuyahoga County Fair

Rock and Rib Fest

The Warehouse District's Discoveryfest

Akron Summer Concert Series

Vermilion Fish Festival

For bookings and to stay in touch the Swing Lizards, slither on back to joebell.com or can email the band at joebellmusic@gmail.com