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Kim Kennedy
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

157 Lounge
157 S. Water Street
Kent, Ohio 44240

Kim Kennedy is a singer/songwriter, performer, and recording artist who also has a background in visual arts. An Ohio native, Kim has lived in Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Nashville, and performed music as well as created large-scale public murals and had art displayed in gallery shows from coast to coast. She…

Box of Squirrels
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Acorn Plaza
138 E Main St.
Kent, OH 44240

Box of Squirrels interprets popular songs with their own squirrely style. A mix of banjo, mandolin, upright bass, harmonica, acoustic guitar, harmonica, four-part harmony and washboard percussion blend for a unique sound and show.

Jim Zeller
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Zeller’s music is solid Americana, and heavy with the music of Bob Dylan and other similar 20th century artists, with an original here and there. Jim began working on his act as a teenager in the ’60s, performing in clubs, coffee shops, and restaurants throughout the 70s, 80s, and 90s.…

Low T
8:00 pm - 11:00 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

Robert Jr. Lockwood said he would never hire a harmonica player, but then he heard Wallace Coleman play. That about says it all.

Tom Lehman
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

210 South Depeyster Street
Kent, OH 44240

Trumpeter Tommy Lehman is a native of Akron and graduate of Firestone High School. He has been playing professionally in the Northeast Ohio music scene for the past two years, regularly performing with the Sam Blakeslee Large Group, Ernie Krivda’s Fat Tuesday Big Band, and his own group – Akron’s…

Memphis Cradle
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Buffalo Wild Wings
176 E Main St
Kent, OH 44240

Memphis Cradle works together as a single creative mind that is clearly expressed in their original writings, arrangements and performances. Remaining ever true to their vision, they deliver the goods with a bit of Delta, a taste of Chicago, and a dash of Texas. Emotionally charged, their music conveys an…

Shetler Jones
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Shetler Jones is a very new project between Cleveland-based singer-songwriters Jessica Shetler (the front woman of Top Hat Black) and Nate Jones (the front man of the Nate Jones Band). Acclaimed for their gymnastic vocal harmonies and onstage flair, the duo launched their 2018 debut with a string of gripping…

The Railshakers
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

Country with a classically-trained violinist. Folk with a Bonham-inspired drummer. Rockabilly with a tattoo-deficient guitarist/singer. Rock with a bassist that yearns to play “Pig In a Pen”. RailShakers are proof that these paradoxes do indeed exist. Three-part harmonies, harmonica, well-crafted percussion and clever arrangements make the original music of RailShakers…

Outlaws I & I
8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Dominick’s Pub
147 Franklin Ave
Kent, Ohio 44240

Outlaws I & I is the the latest incarnation of Butchie B’s musical vision, featuring his songs and vocals; the mile-wide drum grooves of Rod Riesman, the seismic bassquakes of Chopper, the soulful git-box stylings of Gino, and the symphonic polytonal keyboard sonorities of Eddie Mars.

Ka De Dunna
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

135 E Main St
Kent, OH 44240

Ka De Dunaa (To Join the Universe) plays mostly traditional songs from West Africa. Baba David Coleman is our spiritual and musical director. Band members include Dan Susany (Be Well Drum On,) Tom Zocolo, Lynnette Morrow, Amy Unruh, Baba David Coleman, Tom Morrow, Owen Milsaps, and Susan Clark.

Rob Kovacs
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Rob Kovacs is a Cleveland-born pianist, and composer. He is the first person in the world to have performed both piano parts of Steve Reich’s Piano Phase simultaneously. He was the lead vocalist, pianist and songwriter for the band, Return of Simple. He has performed and recorded with several other…

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 features the classic rock hits of the last four decades and much more. Band members feature Monica Robins on lead vocals, the tasty licks of lead guitarist Ken Cali, the smooth bass of Brian McDonald, the dulcet…

Gretchen Pluess
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Kent Cheesemonger
155 E. Erie St. #201
Kent OH 44240

“As with some of her proudly stated musical heroes, which include Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, and Ani Difranco, Pleuss keeps the music above the standard, three-chord, coffee-house troubadour sound with some cool chord progressions (a la Mitchell) and grooves. Pleuss also trusts her lilting melodies enough to use…

Emily Gambone
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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

Emily Gambone is the former lead vocalist and guitarist for Goodnight Tonight. Emily is now a solo artist and is looking forward to seeing where that will lead her. She was born in 1996 in Brimfield, Ohio and has lived there her whole life. Emily has been playing guitar since…

Dale Galgozy
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Dale Galgozy writes the blues; his guitar swings, and his songs are shrouded in understated humor. Dale is a published songwriter, a studio musician, and a teacher.

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.

Marc Lee Shannon
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Newdle Bar
295 S. Water St. #116
Kent, OH 44240

Rustbelt singer-songwriter and guitarist Marc Lee Shannon’s more than 30-year career has taken him from his hometown of Akron, Ohio to Los Angeles and back again. After leaving home at 19 to attend the Guitar Institute of Hollywood, Shannon found himself playing with now legendary West Coast bands such as…

Mo’ Mojo
9:30 pm - 12:30 am

Rays Place
135 Franklin Ave.
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.

City Of Invention
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Scribbles Coffee Company
237 North Water Street
Kent, Ohio 44240

Scott Budzar on guitar & vocals, Joe Wells on bass, Mark Watt on guitar & keys, and Zac Hall on drums, are friends. They write music. Occasionally, outside of the busyness of life, they get to play it live.

Angie Haze
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Taco Tanto’s
123 Franklin Avenue
Kent, OH 44240

Bells around her ankle, a handmade tambourine shoe, drums encircling her piano, a guitar, melodica cowbell and a kazoo… we give you, Angie Haze, the Italian American, singer songwriting entertainer, who brings a caravan of energetic vaudevillians with her on the stage!

Mike Lenz Band
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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

Tucker and Davis
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Pub
401 Franklin Avenue,
Kent, OH 44240

Tucker and Davis is a jazz- pop-folk-rock-standards-latin-country music duo entertaining the greater Akron/Cleveland area.

Thieves of joy
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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

Thieves of Joy is a collaborative work of creativity, bringing together a variety of influences and styles to produce music that is meaningful and unique. Our members are Dan Socha, Daniel Desantis, Bethany Joy and Erik Hartung (with appearances from drummer Eran). We are only beginning to see the potential…

By Light We Loom
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

By Light We Loom is an indie-pop husband and wife duo that combines creative beats, vintage synths, soaring vocals, and intimate harmonies with story-folk songwriting sensibilities to craft songs that promise to move your heart and feet in equal measures.

Bonnis and The King
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Treno Ristorante
152 Franklin Ave.
Kent, Ohio 44240

The dynamic duo of Andrew Bonnis (Guitar, Vocals, Facial Expressions) & Christine King (Violin, Vocals, Hair Flippies) stimulate the senses with eclectic covers and dazzling original songs.

Ian Penter
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

I’ve spent the last 20 years pursuing a passion for the Delta Blues. If i could sum up my sound in two words they would be” ‘Lectrified Grit” … There is so much mediocre, bland blues music out there and i want no part of it…. Raw and soulful, seething…

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

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

15-60-75 can’t be defined or categorized. Robert Kidney explains: “The music industry, the media, and the ‘tellsusourvision’ (TV) are defining for the American public what is good music by only playing and supporting what is profitable. We are taught to disregard everything that is not familiar. We give the people…

Roger Hoover + Ray Flanagan & The Authorities
10:30 pm - 1:00 am

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

You’ll hear a uniquely progressive blend of rock, powered by a constantly underlying element of soul. Ray Flanagan & The Authorities was established in early 2013 by five musicians who have already performed in a variety of musical outfits from young ages. Consisting of Ray Flanagan (lead vocals/guitar), Brian Poston…

Cory Grinder Band
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

With a deep love for classic country music, The Cory Grinder Band write original honky-tonk tunes for those who love that old hillbilly sound. Cory Grinder leads the group playing rhythm guitar, fiddle, and singing with pedal steel/electric guitar player Stephen “Tebbs” Karney. Gluing the group together is veteran bass…

The Juke Hounds
9:30 pm - 12:00 am

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

The Juke Hounds play the ”blues with a feeling” all right. But that feeling is not the familiar woe-is-me nobody-loves-me pose, but one of defiance and swagger that says “you can’t keep me down.” The music, the lyrics and even the bands aggressive stage presence, announce they are a force…

Pine Fever
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Zephyr Pub
106 W Main St.
Kent, Ohio 44240

Pine Fever makes a sound that harkens back to a distant past and play it so loud and so fast that they already hear it in the future. Call it old time, call it americana, call it jugband, or call it shit– all you need to love it is a…

15-60-75 (The Numbers Band)Venice Cafe7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Angie HazeTaco Tanto’s5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bonnis and The KingTreno Ristorante6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Box of SquirrelsAcorn Plaza6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
By Light We LoomTree City Coffee & Pastry8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
City Of InventionScribbles Coffee Company8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cory Grinder BandWater Street Tavern6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dale GalgozyLast Exit Books and Cafe8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Emily GamboneKent Natural Foods Co-Op5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Gretchen PluessKent Cheesemonger4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ian PenterTroy Grille6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jim ZellerBelleria Pizza & Italian Restaurant7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jon MoseyLaziza6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ka De DunnaEmpire8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kim Kennedy157 Lounge8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Low TBistro On Main8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Marc Lee ShannonNewdle Bar8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Memphis CradleBuffalo Wild Wings7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mike Lenz BandThe Loft Tavern8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mo’ MojoRays Place9:30 pm - 12:30 am
Monica Robins and the Whiskey KingsHometown Bank Plaza7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Outlaws I & IDominick’s Pub8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Pine FeverZephyr Pub7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rob KovacsFranklin Hotel Bar6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Roger Hoover + Ray Flanagan & The AuthoritiesVenice Cafe10:30 pm - 1:00 am
Shetler JonesBurnside Barbecue7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Juke HoundsWater Street Tavern9:30 pm - 12:00 am
The RailshakersDan Smith Park Stage6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thieves of joyTree City Coffee & Pastry5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tom LehmanBricco7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tucker and DavisThe Pub6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wallace ColemanBrewhouse Pub8:00 pm - 11:00 pm