July 13, 2018 - Downtown, Kent OH
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Schedule

Dave Hammer
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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

Dave Hammer is a freelance musician, dividing his time between New Orleans and Akron Ohio. Dave’s recent gigs include NCIS New Orleans television show, the Chicago Jazz Festival and the New Orleans Jazz Festival. While in New Orleans, he plays regularly with Doreens New Orleans Jazz, The Slick Skillet Serenaders,…

Breezy and the Sleeves
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

157 Lounge
157 S. Water Street
Kent, Ohio 44240

Breezy & the Sleeves is a band out of Kent, Ohio that plays an array of original tunes and covers in the styles of folk, blues, classic rock, and alternative. The drummer, Breezy, is backed by Joe Boyle on keys and vocals, and Dan Socha on guitar and vocals. Much…

Jake James and the Freight
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Acorn Plaza
138 E Main St.
Kent, OH 44240

Jake James started out by learning to play a $9 harmonica from The House of Blues in Cleveland. Through Blues in Schools, Jake met some like minded musicians and started a band; that was 9 years ago. Friendships were cemented together through a love of music and a passion for…

BC Hudson & Daryl Rowland
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Daryl Rowland has had the good fortune to play with many great blues musicians in New York (Johnny Winter, B.B. King Johnny Copeland) & LA ( Ray Bailey, Louisiana Red, Mickey Champion and more) and brings his unique guitar style to NE Ohio. BC Hudson (performing locally with the Skip…

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.

Joe Leaman and Tony Spicer
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Bricco
210 South Depeyster Street
Kent, OH 44240

Backstreet Blues Band
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Buffalo Wild Wings
176 E Main St
Kent, OH 44240

Cleveland’s Backstreet Blues Band has been rocking packed houses all over town with their hot brand of hard-driving, house-rockin’ blues. The quartet met at Cleveland Blues Society jams and knew they had something special. Up front are Backstreet Brantt Hamilton’ searing harmonica and Jimmy Lee’s rocking blues guitar. Adriane Bennett…

The Ohio Weather Band
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Burnside Barbecue
154 E Main St. Ste B
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…

Mick Rogers Band
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

The Mick Rogers Band plays rootsy, bluesy, original music. Pete Broberg came to us from the bottom of Diehl Lake. He swam up one day, heard a song by T-Bone Walker and never went back. Then he got a red guitar. Gareth Ridout plays bass. In other words, he is…

The Juke Hounds
8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Dominick’s Pub
147 Franklin Ave
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…

Colin John
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

“This is what Jimi Hendrix might have sounded like had he abandoned the rat race, moved to Hawaii, taken up surfing and let the sun and waves bestow their laid-back highs.” -Michael Molenda, Guitar Player Magazine

Clapton Tribute: Evolution
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Hometown Bank Plaza
203 N Water St
Kent, Ohio 44240

EVOLUTION features hits from The Yardbirds, The Blues Breakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek & the Dominos, and Eric Clapton’s solo career. Chris Wintrip – guitar/vocals: Professional guitarist, vocalist, recording artist, and producer. Mr. Wintrip has enjoyed a successful music career performing with Joe Walsh, Frampton’s Camel, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Roger McGuinn,…

Pat Vaughan
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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

Born and raised in Ohio, Pat Vaughan has been stopping conversation in the Akron area for the last year with a new take on rock. The cold and depressed midwest has has given Patrick poetic fuel that’s readily available his music. Served with a crooner’s tenor and an honest electricity,…

Dale Galgozy
7:30 pm - 9:30 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.

Pernetti & Hill
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Laziza
195 East Erie Street
Kent, OH 44240

Pernetti and Hill is a dynamic partnership formed in 2016 comprising two guitarists of exceptional quality, each with extensive performance careers of their own. Now together, they form an act combining their extraordinary talents. They present unique and interesting music with a full and original sound. Pernetti on vocals and…

The Jon Mosey Trio
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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

The Jon Mosey Trio is an all-star original blues/rock band featuring: Jon Mosey, Toussaint “Tb Player” English, and Erik Diaz. Lahdy, lahdy!

Lazarus
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Austin via Ohio singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lazarus has been writing and playing music for over two decades. While his musical path has veered in various directions including Folk, Punk, Rock, and Country, they all converged on his debut release, Rock N Roll Heart, which embodies the Americana sound. Recorded at…

Mike Lenz
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Pub
401 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…

Gaetano Letizia & The Underworld Blues Band
9:00 pm - 1:00 am

Rays Place
135 Franklin Ave.
Kent, Ohio 44240

Gaetano Letizia & the Underworld Blues Band was formed in 2010 by guitarist/composer Gaetano Letizia to play a style of progressive blues that combines it with funk, rock, jazz and soul. Desiring to stand on the shoulders of the blues greats, the band strives to produce creative, new blues music…

Cody Martin
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Taco Tanto’s
123 Franklin Avenue
Kent, OH 44240

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 recording the follow up to his debut album, 2014’s…

Roger Hoover
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

A fearless songwriter, Roger Hoover has distilled the experiences of an American wanderer into songs that illuminate the hidden worlds within each of us. Since 2002, Hoover has written and released eight albums of original material.

The Outside Voices
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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

Rooted in Kent, OH – a town known for harboring the early playing careers of Joe Walsh, Dan Auerbach, and Patrick Sweany – The Outside Voices (John Patrick Halling, Jimmy Dykes, Johnny Miller, Sam Langstaff, and Kevin McManus) stay true to the area’s blues-inspired reputation through a catalog of cleverly-crafted…

Nate Lupi
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Treno Ristorante
152 Franklin Ave.
Kent, Ohio 44240

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Nate Lupi, began to play at the age of 10. After hearing Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton, he soon realized he loved the blues and that bringing live music to an audience is what he wanted to do.​ ​Nate is a Representative for the Northeast…

15-60-75 (The Numbers Band)
6:30 pm - 9:30 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…

DenZon & the Roaddoggz
10:00 pm - 1:00 am

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

DenZon is a career roots blues singer hailing from the midwest. His dedication to the blues and R&B genre of music has been a relentless quest. Over the past 20 years he has toured the States to spread the word, sharing the stage with marquee artists such as Koko Taylor,…

The Zydeco Kings Duo
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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

The Zydeco Kings are a spicy mixture of old school rhythm & blues infused with the spirit of New Orleans. The duo will be Kevin Okey on guitar & Bob Corlett on keys. They’ll be steeped in gumbo boogie woogie, with a dash of Caribbean soul.

The Bluestones
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Inspired by a dream, the Bluestones were founded over twenty years ago by Jim Fox. Jim continues to manage and lead the band as a vocalist and guitarist. The coining of the name Bluestones came from the combined influences of the Blues Brothers and the Rolling Stones. We are serious…

Armstrong Bearcat
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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

Once you experience the searing brand of hard-driving, in-your-face classic rock and blues of Armstrong Bearcat, you will understand their demand. Scene Magazine describes Armstrong Bearcat this way: “With half the musicians but more than twice the talent of the Marshall Tucker Band, The Armstrong Bearcat Band wasted no time…

Ian Penter
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Zephyr Pub
106 W Main St.
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…

Jarred Goldweber and The Park Brothers
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Zephyr Pub
106 W Main St.
Kent, Ohio 44240

Jarred Goldweber has received national recognition for his new age harmonica style and his classic flair. With his talent, charm, and wit, Jarred’s energetic performance engages his audience no matter what the venue. Backed by The Park Brothers, this talented group of eclectic and experienced musicians know how to deliver…

Artist
Venue
Time
15-60-75 (The Numbers Band)Venice Cafe6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Armstrong BearcatWater Street Tavern8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Backstreet Blues BandBuffalo Wild Wings7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BC Hudson & Daryl RowlandBelleria Pizza & Italian Restaurant8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Breezy and the Sleeves157 Lounge7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Clapton Tribute: EvolutionHometown Bank Plaza6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cody MartinTaco Tanto’s5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Colin JohnFranklin Hotel Bar7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dale GalgozyLast Exit Books and Cafe7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dave Hammer101 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
DenZon & the RoaddoggzVenice Cafe10:00 pm - 1:00 am
Gaetano Letizia & The Underworld Blues BandRays Place9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Ian PenterZephyr Pub6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jake James and the FreightAcorn Plaza5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Jarred Goldweber and The Park BrothersZephyr Pub8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Joe Leaman and Tony SpicerBricco7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
LazarusNewdle Bar8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mick Rogers BandDan Smith Park Stage6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mike LenzThe Pub6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nate LupiTreno Ristorante6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pat VaughanLast Exit Books and Cafe4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pernetti & HillLaziza6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Roger HooverTree City Coffee & Pastry6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The BluestonesWater Street Tavern7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Jon Mosey TrioThe Loft Tavern8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Juke HoundsDominick’s Pub8:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Ohio Weather BandBurnside Barbecue8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Outside VoicesTree City Coffee & Pastry8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Zydeco Kings DuoWater Street Tavern5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wallace ColemanBrewhouse Pub8:00 pm - 11:00 pm