April 29, 2022 - Downtown, Kent OH
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Bethany Joy & Dan Socha
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Dan and Bethany collaborate on original music and also play a variety of covers, including songs from The Beatles, The Allman Brothers, Sam Cooke, and other classics. Their instrumentation includes acoustic and electric guitar, auxiliary percussion and powerful harmonies.

Taylor Borton
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

157 Lounge
157 S. Water Street
Kent, Ohio 44240

Putting her own twist on traditional country, folk and Americana styles, some of Taylor’s influences include John Prine, Loretta Lynn, and songwriter Lori McKenna. Taylor says: “I’m a strong believer in fate and my gut told me to travel the road of music, so I had to.” That was enough…

Crooked River Stompers
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

100 E Erie St.
Kent, Ohio 44240

The Crooked River Stompers perform old time rags, blues, medicine show, and jump jazz tunes, as well as other esoterica.

The Cave Twins
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

The Cave Twins is David Mayfield & Abby Rose. Identical twins separated at birth and reunited in song. David Mayfield, a Grammy & Emmy nominated artist grew up in a family band and has toured & recorded with groups like The Avett Brothers, Black Keys, & Mumford & Sons, and…

Hunter Skeens and The Forerunners
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Bell Tower Brewing Co.
310 Park Ave
Kent, Ohio 44240

Randy Horvath
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

210 South Depeyster Street
Kent, OH 44240

Randy Horvath is an Americana/Folk singer/songwriter who has been a fixture in the Northeast Ohio music scene for 15 plus years. He articulately blends thoughtful lyrics, driving melodies, and powerful vocals. Photo Credit: Roger Hoover

Flat Earth Ramblers
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Buffalo Wild Wings
176 E Main St
Kent, OH 44240

Where the hippies meet the cowboys, in the early 70’s Austin tradition. Images of beer soaked bar stools, and empty Lone Star beer cans litter the horizon of burnt memories and a forgotten music genre…

The Fiddle Revolt
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dominick’s Pub
147 Franklin Ave
Kent, Ohio 44240

The Fiddle Revolt was formed in Akron, OH, with the intent of doing something different. The members of the band were tired of the same old “one front man, one genre” format and decided to branch out a bit; swapping lead lines, harmonies everywhere, and the occasional instrument/member rotation. The…

Thor Platter Band
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center
215 S. Depeyster Street
Kent, Ohio 44240

The talented troubadour Thor Platter plays solid roots music with gritty soul and a touch of grass. With his new album “Take Time,” Platter is setting out to showcase his mastery of the genre, as well as capture the energy, spirit, and infectious harmonies of his live shows. Platter’s gentle,…

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.

Hiram Rapids Stumblers
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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

The last 100 years of American music are dripping from their whiskey flavored flannels….

Tom Evanchuck
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Pub
401 Franklin Avenue,
Kent, OH 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…

Jack Fords
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Rays Place
135 Franklin Ave.
Kent, Ohio 44240

Here’s what folks have to say about Jack Fords. In other words, you need to see them play. Boy, howdy, do they play. “The Ford’s music has a mean streak that appeals to both bikers and hipsters” Jeff Neisel, Cleveland Scene “Foot stompin, beer drinkin barroom rock that will get…

Cory Grinder & The Playboy Scouts
9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Venice Cafe
163 W. Erie 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…

The Shootouts
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Hailing from Akron, Ohio, The Shootouts are known for their energetic blend of honky-tonk, Americana, and traditional country. After releasing their acclaimed 2019 debut Quick Draw, the band charted Top 50 on Americana radio and in 2020, were nominated for an Ameripolitan Music Award for “Best Honky-Tonk Group.” They have…

David Mayfield Parade featuring Roger Hoover
10:00 pm - 12:00 am

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

David Mayfield – acoustic guitar, mandolin, & vocals Steven Moore – 5-string banjo & vocals Graham Bell – upright bass, & vocals Mat Dunkelberger – fiddle, mandolin, acoustic guitar, & vocals

Ray Flanagan & The Mean Machines
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Zephyr Pub
106 W Main St.
Kent, Ohio 44240

Ray Flanagan can be found rocking and rolling with his band The Mean Machines, or playing sideman to any number of bands and artists.

Bethany Joy & Dan Socha 101 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cory Grinder & The Playboy Scouts Venice Cafe 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Crooked River Stompers Barflyy 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dale Galgozy Last Exit Books and Cafe 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
David Mayfield Parade featuring Roger Hoover Water Street Tavern 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Flat Earth Ramblers Buffalo Wild Wings 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hiram Rapids Stumblers North Water Brewing Co. 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hunter Skeens and The Forerunners Bell Tower Brewing Co. 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Jack Fords Rays Place 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Jon Mosey Laziza 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Randy Horvath Bricco 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Ray Flanagan & The Mean Machines Zephyr Pub 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Taylor Borton 157 Lounge 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Cave Twins Belleria Pizza & Italian Restaurant 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Fiddle Revolt Dominick’s Pub 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Shootouts Water Street Tavern 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thor Platter Band Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tom Evanchuck The Pub 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm