April 27, 2018 - Downtown, Kent OH
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Schedule

Cody J. Martin
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Cody J. Martin is a siner/wongwriter from Massillon, Ohio. Cody J. Martin writes songs that rest where folk, blues and country music intersect. The Massillon, Ohio native has been performing his aggressive, fingerpicked tunes for nearly 5 years in both his home state and across the country. He is currently…

Gretchen Pleuss With Christine Petersilge
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

157 Lounge
157 S. Water Street
Kent, Ohio 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…

Tom Evanchuck
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Belleria Pizza & Italian Restaurant
135 East Erie Street
Suite 202
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…

Thieves Of Joy
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Bricco
210 South Depeyster Street
Kent, OH 44240

Thieves of Joy, led by singer-songwriters Bethany Svoboda and Dan Socha, plays a dynamic array of music embodying folk and soul. Their sound is best characterized by strong vocal harmonies, storytelling, and eccentric rhythms.

Box of Squirrels
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Buffalo Wild Wings
176 E Main St
Kent, OH 44240

box of squirrels was founded by cal craig (guitars, mandolin, we call him mom) in an effort to bring a group of his students and fellow band mates (Off the Record, rock bottom, unstrung heroes) together to celebrate the combined sound of acoustic instruments and vocal harmony. our foundation is…

The Fabulous Brothers Steele
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Appalachian Thrash Grass from West Virginia.

Ray Flanagan & The Authorities
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Dominick’s Pub
147 Franklin Ave
Kent, Ohio 44240

Ray Flanagan, Joe Botta, and Russell Flanagan are bandmates, and also housemates. They’ve been living together since October, and their musical bonds strengthen daily. They make up 3/5 of Ray Flanagan & The Authorities, who have just released their debut record earlier this month. The Beatles are unavoidable, and The…

Crooked River Stompers Duo
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

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

Amanda Morrison and Dale Galgozy
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Dale Galgozy, songwriter-guitarist, has a unique sound that is at first old-timey; but then again, it’s country, no wait, it’s bluesy! Dale likes and plays many styles of guitar, but his writing is hardcore Americana. An original swingin’ guitar and straight ahead vocal. During the first hour, Dale will be…

Jon Mosey
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Laziza
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.

Thor Platter Band
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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

Cleveland singer-songwriter Thor Platter is a loyal purveyor of Americana music for many reasons. “The tradition and history of American music have influenced me my entire life; it encompasses many sounds and styles from many different eras,” he explains. “Above all, it is just good music to your ears.” With…

Hey Mavis Duo
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

McKay Bricker Gallery & Framing
141 E Main Street
Kent, OHIO 44240

Americana-folk band “Hey Mavis” was formed as part of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park artist-in-residence program. Producer Don Dixon (REM/Smithereens/Red Clay Ramblers) “discovered” the group on a Christmas compilation CD and went on to produce their first two albums, both of which hit the top 10 on the national Folk…

The Cave Twins
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Newdle Bar
295 S. Water St. #116
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…

My Buddy Josh’s Band
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Pub
401 Franklin Avenue,
Kent, OH 44240

Josh is a singer songwriter who makes up songs ( some are funny some are not ) based on his own life experiences and the things that seem to surround him. He tries to sing them any chance he gets with whomever wants to make music. Josh kicked off his…

Rachel Brown and The Beatnik Playboys
9:30 pm - 12:30 am

Rays Place
135 Franklin Ave.
Kent, Ohio 44240

Rachel Brown and the Beatnik Playboys are a delicious musical anachronism – Americana music of today that seems like it could have come from a time when milk came in glass bottles and doctors still made house calls. Powered by singer-songwriter Brown’s multi-octave voice, fed by guitarist Dave Huddleston’s tasty…

Iris Isadora
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Scribbles Coffee Company
237 North Water Street
Kent, Ohio 44240

Cuddle up and quiet down at the coffee shop with Iris Isadora, indie songwriter with a knack for the unexpected.

Brent Kirby
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Taco Tanto’s
123 Franklin Avenue
Kent, OH 44240

One of the Plain Dealer’s “25 Acts to Watch” Brent Kirby is a night’s stroll with a rock n’ roll romantic. This does not mean Kirby’s merely a smitten troubadour, or a bard for the wayward but colorful life of musicians. Though his own songs bring up those immortal topics,…

Up ‘Til 4
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

Emily Keener
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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

Emily Keener is an eighteen-year-old singer/songwriter from Wakeman, OH. Since her exciting journey into the Top 12 on NBC’s The Voice, Emily has been writing and recording diligently in an effort to capture the energy of this most transformative year. Emily started playing the guitar when she was 11 years…

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

Treno Ristorante
152 Franklin Ave.
Kent, Ohio 44240

Spanning genres of Americana, Swing and Soul music, Andrew Bonnis and Christine King stimulate the senses with eclectic covers and dazzling originals. This dynamic duo is sure to entertain!

Monica Robins and The Ninja Cowboys
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

The Ninja Cowboys came together to meet the rising demand for contemporary country music. You’ll hear your everyday favorites along with the classic anthems and standards that’ll make you break out line-dancing. The Ninjas are comprised of longtime Cleveland musicians including the Southern rock based berzerker Sid Solomon on guitar,…

Roger Hoover & David Mayfield’s Hootenanny
10:30 pm - 1:00 am

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

A fearless songwriter & performer, Roger Hoover has distilled the experiences of an American wanderer into songs that illuminate the ethereal worlds and promise within each of us. He’ll tear your heart right out. David Mayfield, a Grammy & Emmy nominated artist, grew up in a family band and has…

Shooter Sharp & The Shootouts
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Known throughout northeastern Ohio and beyond for his energetic concerts, unique blend of Americana-pop music, and involvement in local fundraising activities, award-winning singer-songwriter Ryan Humbert has released three acclaimed solo records recorded in Nashville, TN. Now, he’s brought tradition back to country music through his project, Shooter Sharp & the…

Southern Cross Band
9:30 pm - 12:30 am

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

We are a high energy band playing yesterday and today’s country as well as southern rock and some 80s classics.

Cory Grinder Band
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Zephyr Pub
106 W Main St.
Kent, Ohio 44240

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

Artist
Venue
Time
Amanda Morrison and Dale GalgozyLast Exit Books and Cafe8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bonnis and The KingTreno Ristorante6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Box of SquirrelsBuffalo Wild Wings6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Brent KirbyTaco Tanto’s4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Cody J. Martin101 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cory Grinder BandZephyr Pub8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Crooked River Stompers DuoFranklin Hotel Bar7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Emily KeenerTree City Coffee & Pastry8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Gretchen Pleuss With Christine Petersilge157 Lounge8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hey Mavis DuoMcKay Bricker Gallery & Framing5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Iris IsadoraScribbles Coffee Company7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jon MoseyLaziza6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monica Robins and The Ninja CowboysVenice Cafe7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
My Buddy Josh’s BandThe Pub6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rachel Brown and The Beatnik PlayboysRays Place9:30 pm - 12:30 am
Ray Flanagan & The AuthoritiesDominick’s Pub8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Roger Hoover & David Mayfield’s HootenannyVenice Cafe10:30 pm - 1:00 am
Shooter Sharp & The ShootoutsWater Street Tavern7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Southern Cross BandWater Street Tavern9:30 pm - 12:30 am
The Cave TwinsNewdle Bar8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Fabulous Brothers SteeleBurnside Barbecue7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thieves Of JoyBricco7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thor Platter BandThe Loft Tavern8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tom EvanchuckBelleria Pizza & Italian Restaurant8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Up ‘Til 4Tree City Coffee & Pastry6:00 pm - 8:00 pm