September 17, 2021 - Downtown, Kent OH
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Sean Benjamin
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Singer/Songwriter and Alternative artist Sean Benjamin is known for his smooth and seductive vocals over genre-bending songs that draw influence ranging from Peter Gabriel and INXS to G. Love and Jack Johnson to Wilson Pickett and Dean Martin.

Conway Brothers
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

157 Lounge
157 S. Water Street
Kent, Ohio 44240

Inspired by good, old-fashioned ‘60s and ‘70s soul, Corey and Dylan Conway add a fresh funk flavor to songs influenced by the likes of Freddie King and The Meters.

Mick Rogers
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

100 E Erie St.
Kent, Ohio 44240

The rootsy, bluesy, groovy Mick Rogers is a Kent-based guitarist known for original, blues-based rock and roll. Rogers’ gigs feature songs from his ten CDs of original music — songs of love, loss, redemption and self-destruction, all with good bit of humor. 

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…

Little Steve-O
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Soulful Acoustic Classic Rock . Little Steve-O has been performing Solo or as a duo 4 to 5 nights a week For many years all over North East Ohio.

Wallace Coleman
7:00 pm - 10:00 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…

Randy Horvath
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

210 South Depeyster Street
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…

The Scenic Route
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Buffalo Wild Wings
176 E Main St
Kent, OH 44240

The Scenic Route is a five piece, female fronted rock band from Canton, Ohio. The band was founded in 2011 by lead vocalist, Rachel Crozier. For the past 10 years, the band has worked hard to build a name in the vibrant Northeast Ohio music scene. The band’s original music…

QS Jazz Trio
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

QS Jazz is a “trio of five” (come to the show and you’ll understand!) playing clubs in the greater Cleveland and surrounding area. They play jazz standards, some blues, some original compositions, and even some rock tunes – all in the style that is jazz.

Among The Willows
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Dominick’s Pub
147 Franklin Ave
Kent, Ohio 44240

A rock and roll blues band from Cleveland, Among the Willows (formerly the Blue Collar Coalition) was formed in November 2017 by Cody Schilling and John Loeffel. With the addition of Cody’s brother Eric Schilling on bass in April 2018 the power trio came to life. They combine a fiery…

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.

Josee McGee
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Kent Sportswear
125 S. Water St.
Kent, Ohio 44240

Josee McGee is a singer songwriter from Canton and- like many in their early 20’s- is in search for life’s meaning. Using music to think-out-loud & make sense of it all, she produces soulful acoustic jams that remind us of what it means to have each other and the importance…

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Kent State Hotel and Conference Center
215 S Depeyster 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.

Open Mic Hosted By Pat Vaughn
5:00 pm - 7:00 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…

Kerry Kean
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Kent’s own Kerry Kean is a brilliant singer-songwriter and guitarist, known for his mastery of a number of musical genres – including folk, ragtime blues and swing.

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.

Gavin Coe & The Tremonts
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

The Tremonts are a group of seasoned musicians bringing a new face to blues, soul and rock music from the East and West side of Cleveland.

Tom Evanchuck
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

North Water Brewing Co.
101 Crain Ave.
Kent, Ohio 44240

Tom Evanchuck is a storyteller on stage, weaving through tales of love and heartbreak, friendship and the allure of the Midwest. But this is also a musician that seems born from another era. Drawing on the influences of the likes of Bob Dylan, Otis Redding, Neil Young and even the…

Bethany Joy Trio
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

North Water Brewing Co.
101 Crain Ave.
Kent, Ohio 44240

Bethany Joy is an indie-folk singer and guitarist out of Cleveland. She started releasing music in 2015 with a self-titled solo EP recorded in Nashville. Bethany then joined locally acclaimed group The Speedbumps in 2016, touring the Midwest singing backup vocals and playing keys. Bethany plays a range of instruments…

Melanie May
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Pub
401 Franklin Avenue,
Kent, OH 44240

Melanie May holds her audience captive with her whiskey soaked sense of humor and commands the room with her songs. She is country music on the rocks.

Blue Moondogs
9:30 pm - 12:30 am

Rays Place
135 Franklin Ave.
Kent, Ohio 44240

Blue Moondogs are known for playing great hits from the 1960s, ’70s and beyond. For this special show, the normally acoustic duo of Eric Oswald and Linda Neiger will be accompanied by John Feist on bass, and Frank Kuta on Conga drums.

Mike Lenz Band
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Taco Tanto’s
123 Franklin Avenue
Kent, OH 44240

Mike Lenz performs solo on guitar, vocals, harmonica, and amplified stompbox. He is influenced by everything from Delta and Piedmont blues artists such as Robert Johnson, Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Blake and Blind Boy Fuller to Jug Band stomps and rags of the 20’s and 30’s to classic 50’s and…

The Ohio Weather Band Duo
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tree City Coffee & Pastry
135 East Erie St.
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…

Zydeco Kings
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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

The Zydeco Kings concocts a spicy mixture of old school rhythm & blues infused with the spirit of New Orleans. It’s steeped in gumbo boogie-woogie, with a dash of Caribbean soul.

Up ‘Til 4
5:00 pm - 8:00 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…

Mo’ Mojo
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Zephyr Pub
106 W Main St.
Kent, Ohio 44240

Mo’ Mojo is a hard driving, high energy, Zydeco-based “Party-Gras” Band. The female fronted group features three-part harmonies, accordion, fiddle, guitar, rubboard, sax, trumpet, harp, bass, percussion, and drums.

The Danny Shipley Trio
9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Zephyr Pub
106 W Main St.
Kent, Ohio 44240

A spirited Cleveland Rock & Roll Band with a Americana and Blues Rock Sound.

Among The Willows Dominick’s Pub 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bethany Joy Trio North Water Brewing Co. 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Blue Moondogs Rays Place 9:30 pm - 12:30 am
Conway Brothers 157 Lounge 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gavin Coe & The Tremonts The Loft Tavern 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Indré Kent State Hotel and Conference Center 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jim Zeller Belleria Pizza & Italian Restaurant 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jon Mosey Laziza 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Josee McGee Kent Sportswear 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kerry Kean Last Exit Books and Cafe 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Little Steve-O Bistro On Main 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Melanie May The Pub 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mick Rogers Barflyy 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mike Lenz Band Taco Tanto’s 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mo’ Mojo Zephyr Pub 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monica Robins and the Whiskey Kings Hometown Bank Plaza 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Mic Hosted By Pat Vaughn Last Exit Books and Cafe 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
QS Jazz Trio Dan Smith Park Stage 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Randy Horvath Bricco 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sean Benjamin 101 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Danny Shipley Trio Zephyr Pub 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Ohio Weather Band Duo Tree City Coffee & Pastry 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Scenic Route Buffalo Wild Wings 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tom Evanchuck North Water Brewing Co. 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Up ‘Til 4 Water Street Tavern 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wallace Coleman Brewhouse Pub 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Zydeco Kings Venice Cafe 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm