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Randy Horvath
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

101 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall
115 North Willow St.
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

Mark Leach
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

157 Lounge
157 S. Water Street
Kent, Ohio 44240

The Whiskey Drinks
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

100 E Erie St.
Kent, Ohio 44240

Like any skillfully-crafted cocktail, The Whiskey Drinks is a band made of high-quality components whose recipe comes together to make something greater than the sum of their parts. Featuring well-seasoned jam, bluegrass, and folk musicians from the Cleveland area, the noted instrumental skill, stage presence, and musical intensity of The…

Rebekah Jean
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Battleground Taproom & Mexican Kitchen
425 Cherry Street
Kent, Ohio 44240

Rebekah Jean is an original songwriter, born in Lake County, Ohio, 1985. She cut her professional musician teeth playing in a couple of touring bands during and after college, finally releasing her first solo album of original songs in January 2012. During 2012 and 2013 Rebekah Jean joined forces with…

Crooked River Stompers
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

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

Hey Mavis Duo
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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

Leaders of their Northcoast Americana band, Hey Mavis, Eddie and Laurie Michelle Caner weave a musical tapestry together…from old-time fiddle tunes to wholehearted story songs.

Thorne Musica
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

210 South Depeyster Street
Kent, OH 44240

The duo of Caroline King & Paul Kovac performs traditional European instrumental music.

Southern Cross Band
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Buffalo Wild Wings
176 E Main St
Kent, OH 44240

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

Sugar Mules
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dominick’s Pub
147 Franklin Ave
Kent, Ohio 44240

Cleveland, OH-based and Cleveland-loyal, Sugar Mules have got Lake Erie water pumping through their veins. Strike a match–they dare ya… Eric Mule – lead guitar, songs and singing Jamie Mule – Dobro, songs and singing Govinda Mule – Bass, songs and singing Wyatt Mule – Fiddle, songs and singing Chris…

Bonnis and The King
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CANCELED

Hometown Bank Plaza
203 N Water St
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!

The Shootouts
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm CANCELED

Hometown Bank Plaza
203 N Water St
Kent, Ohio 44240

* Named Nashville Scene Country Artist to Watch for 2023 * The Shootouts didn’t expect to be back in the studio so soon after the release of their Top 10 Americana album Bullseye. But when one of country music’s most legendary artists agrees to produce your next record, you don’t…

Dale Galgozy
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Kent Free Library
312 West Main Street
Kent, OH 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.

The Chatfield Boys featuring Brittany Reilly
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

The Chatfield Boys is an Ohio based band with variably deep Mid-Western roots.

Ella Choi
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

At sixteen, Ella is captivating local audiences with her soulful singing, acoustic and electric guitar. She performs locally at coffee shops, farmer’s markets and festivals. She also performs occasionally in Nashville – most recently at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Bluebird Café. Her style is best…

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.

Maura Rogers & The Bellows
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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

The passionate vocals and prolific songwriting of Maura Rogers are supported by lush harmonies, a dynamic rhythm section, and intricate arrangements with driving accordion and guitar leads. Expect energy and emotion, walk away with something profound. Americana, with tasteful bits of folk and classic rock. The Bellows are Meredith Pangrace…

Hunter Skeens and The Forerunners
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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

Hunter Skeens and The Forerunners bring their unique style of traditional and “grassed-up“ roots.

Colin John & Long Tall Deb
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

“Credit Long Tall Deb and Colin John for forging their own unique sound. It’s refreshing and captivating.” — -Jim Hynes, Elmore Magazine

Sean Benjamin
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Pub
401 Franklin Avenue,
Kent, OH 44240

Benjamin has shared the stage with a diverse array of acts, such as Howie Day, The Goo Goo Dolls, Better than Ezra, Mickey Avalon, Pat Benetar, The Features, Red Wanting Blue, The Whigs, Spill Canvas and Switchfoot. From Sirius XM: “Sean’s music is amazing, and it won’t be long before…

Eric Street
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Pub
401 Franklin Avenue,
Kent, OH 44240

Flat Earth Ramblers
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Panini’s Bar & Grill
295 S Water Street
Kent, Ohio 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…

City of Invention
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Rays Place
135 Franklin Ave.
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.

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…

Thor Platter Band
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Water Street Tavern
132 S. Water St.
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,…

Lucky Ba$tard Band
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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

Classic & Modern Country music

Hiram Rapids Stumblers
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Zephyr Pub
106 W Main St.
Kent, Ohio 44240

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

Bonnis and The King Hometown Bank Plaza 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
City of Invention Rays Place 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Colin John & Long Tall Deb The Loft Tavern 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cory Grinder & The Playboy Scouts Venice Cafe 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Crooked River Stompers Belleria Pizza & Italian Restaurant 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dale Galgozy Kent Free Library 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Ella Choi Last Exit Books and Cafe 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Eric Street The Pub 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Flat Earth Ramblers Panini’s Bar & Grill 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Hey Mavis Duo Bell Tower Brewing Co. 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hiram Rapids Stumblers Zephyr Pub 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hunter Skeens and The Forerunners North Water Brewing Co. 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jon Mosey Laziza 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lucky Ba$tard Band Water Street Tavern 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mark Leach 157 Lounge 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Maura Rogers & The Bellows North Water Brewing Co. 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Randy Horvath 101 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rebekah Jean The Battleground Taproom & Mexican Kitchen 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sean Benjamin The Pub 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Southern Cross Band Buffalo Wild Wings 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sugar Mules Dominick’s Pub 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Chatfield Boys featuring Brittany Reilly Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Shootouts Hometown Bank Plaza 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Whiskey Drinks Barflyy 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thor Platter Band Water Street Tavern 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thorne Musica Bricco 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm