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J. J. Vicars
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Six strings, five CDs, three countries, two continents, but only one Reverend J.J. Vicars – an ordained minister in the Church of the Latter Day Dude, and one red-hot rockin’ guitarist and vocalist. From the USA, across the Pacific to Japan and China, and back again, Double J’s Blues, Roots,…

Lenny Paul Duo
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

157 Lounge
157 S. Water Street
Kent, Ohio 44240

Joining Lenny Paul on upright bass will be original blues, funk, soul, rock artist Corey Conway on guitar. Lenny Paul got his start at an early age, having grown up in a musical family. His mother would sing opera tunes around the house while his father and brother played the…

Dave Hammer
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Acorn Plaza
138 E Main 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,…

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.

Tom Evanchuck
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

210 South Depeyster Street
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…

Memphis Cradle
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Buffalo Wild Wings
176 E Main St
Kent, OH 44240

Memphis Cradle has always been about the blues. Whether you like your blues hard and hot or soft and cool, Memphis Cradle’s versatility allows the listeners to enjoy all aspects of the genre with both their original compositions and covers.

The R&D Duo
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

Richard “Poppo” Weiner and Doug Bender are a guitar and bass combo who formed the R & D Duo in 2017. The R & D Duo performs primarily traditional and popular American acoustic blues, but they can touch in on a variety of genres to play a wide range of…

Ray Flanagan Trio
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Musical chameleon Ray Flanagan can be found delivering his own songs intimately in dynamic solo performances, rocking and rolling with his band The Authorities, or playing sideman to any number of bands and artists around town. To date, he has opened for artists such as Train, Dennis DeYoung, Tim Reynolds,…

The Greasy Boys
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

The Greasy Boys play blues. Raw, and real.

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…

Terry Fairfax
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

As a solo performer, composer and arranger, and a performer with many popular groups over the years, including 1964 The Tribute, LaFlavour, My Old School, the Jonah Koslen Band, Sonny Geraci and the Outsiders, Stagepass Now, the WIXY 1260s, the Phil Palumbo Orchestra, and The ReBeats, Terry’s music has touched…

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,…

Jen & Anthony
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Kent State Hotel & Conference Center
215 S Depeyster St,
Kent, OH 44240

Jen (Maurer) & Anthony (Papaleo) make up a “Heart Of It All” duo from NE Ohio specializing in Old-School Blues & Roots music. They revitalize the “old soul” of America on electric & acoustic guitars, upright bass, fiddle, and buttonbox. These musical soulmates share a love for not just one…

Blues Open Mic
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Got a song to sing? A tune to play? It it’s blues, be there! Hosted by Jackson Boling.

Dale Galgozy
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

195 East Erie 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 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!

Liz Bullock and The Tremonts
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Pacific East
100 E Main St,
Kent, OH 44240

Formed in 2017, Liz Bullock and The Tremonts is a Cleveland-based band that covers a range of genres with the bulk of their material being Blues and Soul based. One of the youngest additions to Cleveland’s Blues scene, this group plays classics from Etta James to Thundercat. Old and new…

Guy Pernetti
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Pub
401 Franklin Avenue,
Kent, OH 44240

Guy Pernetti is a contemporary American guitarist and singer/songwriter with an extensive performance career. Guy performs on the lap steel, Dobro and Hawaiian slide guitars as well as steel string and classical guitars. Pernetti sings and plays with various styling and special tunings that express intimacy and feeling for his…

Gaetano Letizia & The Underworld Blues Band
9:00 pm - 12:30 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…

Mike Lenz
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Taco Tanto’s
123 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…

Roger Hoover
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

A fearless songwriter and 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.

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…

Johnny G
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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

Singer, songwriter, guitar player and story-teller Johnny G grew up in a Cleveland ghetto listening to Motown, jazz and gospel on the radio. Most see him as a mysterious cat who writes about his checkered past in songs with solid vocals and arrangements. Locally known in the NEO, his musical…

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…

Monica Robins and The Whiskey Kings
10:00 pm - 1:00 am

Venice Cafe
163 W. Erie 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…

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…

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

Zephyr Pub
106 W Main St.
Kent, Ohio 44240

These talented and seasoned musicians deliver a show for a new generation. Finalists for best band in the Hot list, they are members of the Chicago, Cleveland, Northeast Ohio and Memphis Blues Societies. They tour extensively along the Blues Highway from Cleveland to the Mississippi Delta, as well as Chicago,…

15-60-75 (The Numbers Band)Venice Cafe6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Armstrong BearcatWater Street Tavern8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
BC Hudson & Daryl RowlandBelleria Pizza & Italian Restaurant8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Blues Open MicLast Exit Books and Cafe7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Clapton Tribute: EvolutionHometown Bank Plaza6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dale GalgozyLaziza6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dave HammerAcorn Plaza5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gaetano Letizia & The Underworld Blues BandRays Place9:00 pm - 12:30 am
Guy PernettiThe Pub6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
J. J. Vicars101 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jarred Goldweber and The Park BrothersZephyr Pub8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Jen & AnthonyKent State Hotel & Conference Center6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Johnny GTroy Grille6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lenny Paul Duo157 Lounge8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Liz Bullock and The TremontsPacific East8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Memphis CradleBuffalo Wild Wings7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mike LenzTaco Tanto’s5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Monica Robins and The Whiskey KingsVenice Cafe10:00 pm - 1:00 am
Nate LupiTreno Ristorante6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ray Flanagan TrioBurnside Barbecue8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Roger HooverTree City Coffee & Pastry6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Terry FairfaxFranklin Hotel Bar7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The BluestonesWater Street Tavern7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Greasy BoysDan Smith Park Stage6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Jon Mosey TrioThe Loft Tavern8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Juke HoundsDominick’s Pub8:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Outside VoicesTree City Coffee & Pastry8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The R&D DuoBurnside Barbecue5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Zydeco Kings DuoWater Street Tavern5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tom EvanchuckBricco7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wallace ColemanBrewhouse Pub8:00 pm - 11:00 pm