September 13, 2019 - Downtown, Kent OH
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Cody Martin
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

101 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall
115 North Willow St.
Kent, OH 44240

Cody J. Martin writes songs that rest where folk, blues and country music intersect. His song “Born In a Grave” is featured on Cleveland Magazine’s Summer edition of “10 Favorite Cleveland Songs of 2019.” His latest record “From Here to All of Time’s Entire” was just released.

Kim Kennedy
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

157 Lounge
157 S. Water Street
Kent, Ohio 44240

This rock, Americana, Pop artist released her second album, “Full Circle, Half Story”, in November 2017 and is constantly working on her live performances and songwriting. Along with a career and passion for music, Kim is also an accomplished visual artist, creating fine art, public and private murals, illustrations, and…

The Outside Voices
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Acorn Plaza
138 E Main St.
Kent, OH 44240

Formed in 2016, this five-piece American rock band has quickly established themselves as one of the region’s most entertaining artists to watch. With thousands of miles of touring experience over the last several years, the band has made some notable appearances, including performances with Red Sun Rising, Skinny Lister, and…

Jim Zeller
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Belleria Pizza & Italian Restaurant
135 East Erie Street
Suite 202
Kent, OH 44240

Jim began performing in the 50s at piano recitals, playing cornet as well as piano. He started learning Peter Paul & Mary songs on guitar from his older brother in the 60s, some of which he performs even today in his live shows. Bob Dylan has been an obsession since…

Low t
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bistro On Main
1313 W. Main St.
Kent, Ohio 44240

Low t is a three piece acoustic garage band, a spin off of a four piece electric garage band called Three Car Garage. Together since 2001, when they previously performed as Mid Life Crisis, their repertoire is eclectic and appeals to their Boomer peers.

Wallace Coleman
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Brewhouse Pub
244 N. Water St.
Kent, Ohio 44240

It was at the Cascade Lounge that Coleman caught the ear of Robert Jr. Lockwood who had heard about this harp player and had come to hear him play. Lockwood called Coleman over and, on the spot, offered him a position in his band. A flattered Coleman said he had…

Gretchen Pleuss
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

210 South Depeyster Street
Kent, OH 44240

Gretchen Pleuss is a midwestern songwriter whose “vocal delivery and skillful finger picking call to mind the folk singers who graced the stage of the Gaslight Café during the 60’s Greenwich Village folk renaissance. Fans of Joni Mitchell, Nick Drake, and other folk luminaries will appreciate Gretchen’s gorgeous arrangements and…

Box of Squirrels
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Buffalo Wild Wings
176 E Main St
Kent, OH 44240

Eclectic folk music interpreted in their unique squirrel style, with banjos, acoustic and resonator guitars, upright bass, washboard, percussion and 4-part harmony.

The Ohio Weather Band
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Burnside Barbecue
154 E Main St. Ste B
Kent, OH 44240

The Ohio Weather Band is a 3-piece rock and roll outfit from Akron, OH. Over the past few years, the band has released two full-length albums, embarked on several national tours, and shared the stage with bands such as Collective Soul, Bastille, and Bon Jovi at the Q Arena. “The…

The Railshakers
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dan Smith Park Stage
E Erie St.
Kent, OH 44240

Veteran musicians Michael Harvan, Kristine Jares, Adam Dellinger, Ron Gero, and Christian Celleghin – five great friends who enjoy making uplifting and good-spirited original Americana music together. Country with a classically-trained violinist. Folk with a Bonham-inspired drummer. Rockabilly with a tattoo-deficient guitarist/singer. Rock with a bassist who’s a churnin’ urn…

Costley Ct.
9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Dominick’s Pub
147 Franklin Ave
Kent, Ohio 44240

Costley Ct., a progressive Funk-Jazz-Jam band, blends their influences of Jazz, James Brown, Bob Marley, Rock & Roll and Afro-Cuban sounds to make you sport your dancin’ shoes. What is Costley Ct.? It’s a street in Kent, Ohio, where some of the boys first got together to jam back in…

Martha’s Mistake
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

135 E Main St
Kent, OH 44240

Martha’s Mistake’s signature sound is based on strong, fluid harmonies. Martha’s Mistake is a band of women who are all singer/songwriters. Karyn Morgan is our main singer/songwriter who has been performing and writing music for decades. We sing a wide variety of musical styles, ranging from original Christian music, a…

Gaetano’s Jazz Trio
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Franklin Hotel Bar
176 E. Main St.
Kent, Ohio 44240

Gaetano (Tom) Letizia is a jazz & blues guitarist based in Ohio with forty years experience. With twelve CD’s and enthusiastic reviews in national publications, he is an active composer with 100 copyrighted works to his credit. Downbeat says Tom has “a knack for composition”. Guitar Player Magazine Says he’s…

Monica Robins and the Whiskey Kings
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Hometown Bank Plaza
203 N Water St
Kent, Ohio 44240

Monica Robins & The Whiskey Kings have been rocking Cleveland since 1998 and feature the classic rock hits of the last four decades and much more.

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Kent Natural Foods Co-Op
151 E Main St.
Kent, OH 44240

Singer/songwriter Indré released her debut album, “Serenity” in February 2019, and she continues to touch the hearts of the music scene with her powerful vocal range and emotional depth as a songwriter.

Hard 2 Handle
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Kent State Hotel and Conference Center
215 S Depeyster St,
Kent, OH 44240

This rock, blues, and country band features Brandon Creely on lead vocals and rhythm, Ben Koberna on keys and rhythm, Dave Payne on bass, Gary Hughes on drums, and Todd Slabaugh on guitar.

Open Mic Hosted By Pat Vaughn
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Last Exit Books and Cafe
124 E Main St, Ste 1
Kent, Ohio 44240

Got music? Come play! Your host Patrick Vaughan’s blues-driven rockabilly that’ll kick-start your pulse, melody-rich ballads of love and loss, and an array of jangling, pump-your-fist protest cries for overdue change in our world’s state of affairs. If he’s not daydreaming out loud, recalling happiness or heartache, then he’s painting…

Jon Mosey
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

195 East Erie Street
Kent, OH 44240

New roots music, contemporary, but firmly grounded in tradition. Mosey’s guitar playing is Piedmont Blues/Ragtime based, but there’s a healthy dose of old-time and bluegrass flatpicking in there, too. He’s a pretty good singer, too.

Pernetti and Hill feat. Erik Diaz
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Pacific East
100 E Main St,
Kent, OH 44240

Pernetti and Hill is a dynamic partnership formed in 2016 comprising two guitarists of exceptional quality, each with extensive careers of their own. Now together they form an act combining their extraordinary talents. Guy Pernetti on vocals and slide guitar and Joe Hill on lead guitar and harmonies are joined…

Cats On Holiday
9:30 pm - 12:30 am

Rays Place
135 Franklin Ave.
Kent, Ohio 44240

This Roots-based, Swamp Pop band has been pleasing audiences for nearly 20 years with their own special blend of Texas and Louisiana inspired Blues, Rock, Roots & Zydeco, infused with healthy doses of original songs and poetry about urban life. Come on out and dance some!

Randy Horvath
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Taco Tanto’s
123 Franklin Avenue
Kent, OH 44240

Randy Horvath still plays his grandfather’s guitar he listened to as a child, and carries on his family’s love for music. His inspiration in songwriting comes from a range of life experiences–like many writers–but his ability to breathe passion and driving melodies into each song is like none other. With…

Highway 61
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Loft Tavern
112 W Main Street
Kent, Ohio, 44240

It’s all good out on Highway 61, with harmonica-driven roots rock and boogie blues.

Blue Moondogs
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Pub
401 Franklin Avenue,
Kent, OH 44240

Acoustic duo playing your favorites from the 60s and 70s and beyond.

By Light We Loom
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Tree City Coffee & Pastry
135 East Erie St.
Kent, OH 44240

“By Light We Loom is a husband-wife indie-pop duo from Cleveland that writes beautiful, mysterious pop tunes drenched in atmospheric guitars and soaring vocals…(their) mysterious brand of mother-earth-pop is bound to earn itself legions of followers.” – Aputumpu As a husband and wife team, Shanna (vocals & loops) and Eric…

Jen and Anthony
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tree City Coffee & Pastry
135 East Erie St.
Kent, OH 44240

Jen & Anthony is a new “Heart Of It All” duo from NE Ohio, specializing in Old-School Blues and Roots music. Pumping out the “old soul” of America on electric and acoustic guitars, upright bass, fiddle, and buttonbox.

Bonnis and The King
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Treno Ristorante
152 Franklin Ave.
Kent, Ohio 44240

Specializing in musical whiplash–bluegrass, soul, swing, honkytonk, blues, (the) world, all in the same show. With Andrew Bonnis on guitar, vocals, facial expressions and Christine King on violin, vocals, bass, hair flippies.

Dan Socha
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Troy Grille
118 E. Main St. Suite 1
Kent, Ohio 44240

After first hearing Socha perform, keyboardist Evan Graening says: It’s safe to say that everyone, myself included, [was] blown away by Dan’s performance. He has such passion when he performs. Add that with his raw talent, and it’s something special to witness.” There is one problem, though, as Graening adds,…

15-60-75 (The Numbers Band)
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Venice Cafe
163 W. Erie St.
Kent, Ohio 44240

15-60-75 (The Numbers Band) has been praised by almost every national music publication and several international publications since the beginning of their 30 years of live performances and recordings. Many fans are under the impression that the band remains obscure by choice. In fact, they have never been offered a…

Roger Hoover and The Whiskeyhounds
10:30 pm - 1:00 am

Venice Cafe
163 W. Erie St.
Kent, Ohio 44240

Roger Hoover and The Whiskeyhounds reunite for one night only!. Join them as they tromp through Whiskeyhounds’ back catalog. In 2002, The Whiskeyhounds (Roger Hoover, Brian Diaz, Freddy Hill, Brian Garrison, Adam Simms) formed in Kent, Ohio and released their first record, “Golden Gloves.” Performing upwards of three nights a…

Up ‘Til 4
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Water Street Tavern
132 S. Water St.
Kent, OHIO 44240

Up ‘Til 4 is a band dedicated to acoustic / rock music from the singer-songwriter era of the 60s and 70s through the modern indie-folk music of today. The group covers the music of Buffalo Springfield, Byrds, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jackson Browne, Eagles, James Taylor, Sheryl Crowe, Jonie…

Cory Grinder Band
10:00 pm - 12:30 am

Water Street Tavern
132 S. Water St.
Kent, OHIO 44240

The Cory Grinder Band writes original honky tonk type tunes for those who love that old hillbilly sound, and cover great country music from artists like Merle Haggard, Hank Williams Sr, and George Jones. Their entertaining live performances are full of fun, upbeat songs and silly antics. Always a good…

Jared Webber and the Park Brothers
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Zephyr Pub
106 W Main St.
Kent, Ohio 44240

Harmonica phenom Jarred Goldweber has been playing professionally since the age of fourteen, and has been capturing audiences ever since with his smoking style. Their passion, energy and sound draw from historic blues roots but their creative flair has grown into a musical hybrid. Unmistakably blues with a vibrant beat…

15-60-75 (The Numbers Band)Venice Cafe7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Blue MoondogsThe Pub8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bonnis and The KingTreno Ristorante6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Box of SquirrelsBuffalo Wild Wings7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
By Light We LoomTree City Coffee & Pastry5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cats On HolidayRays Place9:30 pm - 12:30 am
Cody Martin101 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cory Grinder BandWater Street Tavern10:00 pm - 12:30 am
Costley Ct.Dominick’s Pub9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dan SochaTroy Grille6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gaetano’s Jazz TrioFranklin Hotel Bar7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Gretchen PleussBricco7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hard 2 HandleKent State Hotel and Conference Center6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Highway 61The Loft Tavern8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
IndréKent Natural Foods Co-Op6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Jared Webber and the Park BrothersZephyr Pub8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Jen and AnthonyTree City Coffee & Pastry8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jim ZellerBelleria Pizza & Italian Restaurant8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jon MoseyLaziza6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kim Kennedy157 Lounge7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Low tBistro On Main7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Martha’s MistakeEmpire6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monica Robins and the Whiskey KingsHometown Bank Plaza7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Mic Hosted By Pat VaughnLast Exit Books and Cafe7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pernetti and Hill feat. Erik DiazPacific East8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Randy HorvathTaco Tanto’s5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Roger Hoover and The WhiskeyhoundsVenice Cafe10:30 pm - 1:00 am
The Ohio Weather BandBurnside Barbecue8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Outside VoicesAcorn Plaza5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The RailshakersDan Smith Park Stage6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Up ‘Til 4Water Street Tavern6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wallace ColemanBrewhouse Pub8:00 pm - 11:00 pm