Peter Mulvey - 4/25/2019
Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

Peter Mulvey - 4/25/2019

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Peter Mulvey in Akron at The Rialto Theatre

1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

Thursday, April 25th

Doors 7:30. Show 8pm.

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This is the first leg of the release tour for Peter Mulvey's upcoming album, There Is Another World, available worldwide for purchase and streaming on February 15. Check out the first single, "The Fox," here: https://open.spotify.com/track/3hzFFjFYBxBIQjVV16eZ7F?si=nTTsH_CPTQaPADb4haOhIA

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Jim Ballard and The Strangs - 4/26/2019
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Jim Ballard and The Strangs - 4/26/2019

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Jim Ballard and The Strangs at The Rialto Theatre

1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

Friday, April 26th. Doors 7:30. Show 8pm.

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A native of NE Ohio, Jim Ballard has been, for many years a part of the music/recording/performing community there. After a long period of touring and performing all over the country, working with artists from 10,000 Maniacs to Gordon Lightfoot,The Mekons to Pete Seeger and Tom Paxton, he moved into producing and recording out of his Akron studio, Skylyne. He has also created film scores for a number of independent films and animations. He has recorded and worked with recording artists from Michael Stanley and Don Dixon to Alex Bevan and Charlie Wiener. His 12th release, Good Bones marks the fifth album since his return to recording and performing. He performs occasionally in the Northeast Ohio area, both solo and with a band.
www.jimballardmusic.net

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Jordan Kirk - 4/29/2019
Apr
29
7:30 PM19:30

Jordan Kirk - 4/29/2019

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Jordan Kirk at The Rialto Theatre

1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

Monday, April 29th. Doors 7:30pm. Show 8pm.

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Jordan Kirk is an experimental singer-songwriter from Columbus, OH. He has been touring the US since the release of his debut album "Abundant Sunshine" in 2014. While rooted in classical interpretations of the singer-songwriter genre, Kirk's music sometimes reaches into psychedelia, delta blues, and gospel.

After a considerable amount of national airplay and press, the artist's sophomore album "Ragamuffin Parade" was released on Scioto Records in June of 2017. Following his first label release, Kirk completed two tours of the US, the latter covering over 50 cities in 2 months.

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An Evening with The Diana Chittester Band and Marc Lee Shannon Trio - 6/14/2019
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with The Diana Chittester Band and Marc Lee Shannon Trio - 6/14/2019

An Evening with The Diana Chittester Band and Marc Lee Shannon Trio at The Rialto Theatre

Friday, June 14

Doors 7pm. Show 8pm.

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DIANA CHITTESTER stands on stage with an arsenal of acoustic guitars. Whether solo or with her 4-piece band, the show is always brought to life with her signature percussive multi-part playing, mimicking a full band on a solo acoustic guitar, without the use of a looper. She blends her intricate finger-picking guitar style with intelligent and articulate lyrics. The personal stories and vulnerability Diana shares on stage resonate with audiences as she invites them along on her journey.

Find out more about Diana on her website: https://dianachittester.com/

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Watch her video for “PARADOX” that was just selected to screen at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival:

MARC LEE SHANNON’S more than 30-year career has taken him from his hometown of Akron, Ohio to Los Angeles and back again. After leaving home at 19 to attend the Guitar Institute of Hollywood, Shannon found himself playing with now legendary West Coast bands such as the Rave-Ups, in the alt-country scene that included Lone Justice, the Blasters, Kimm Rogers and the Beat Farmers. Back in Ohio, he brought his extensive musical expertise to the bands The TopKats, the Midlife Chryslers, and most notably, northeastern Ohio legend Michael Stanley’s backing group The Resonators.

Find out more about Marc on his website: https://www.marcleeshannon.com/

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Lisa Sanders - 4/19/2019
Apr
19
7:30 PM19:30

Lisa Sanders - 4/19/2019

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Lisa Sanders at The Rialto Theatre

1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

Friday, April 19th. Doors 7:30pm. Show 8pm.

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Lisa Sandera is a renowned artist, songwriter, and producer from San Diego. Sanders has worked with musical legends including the Truckee Brothers, Lucinda Williams, Bonnie Raitt, Al Green, Steve Poltz, BB King and Babyface.Her heartfelt songs are genuine with deep meaning and conviction.  A musical style that can only be described as a soulful country blues, her genres include folk pop, gospel, rock and jazz. Sanders is now touring as a powerhouse duo with harmony singer Karen “Brown Sugar” Hayes” on their 8th album release and San Diego Music Awards nomination.

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Swing Dance in Akron at The Rialto Theatre - 4/17/2019
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

Swing Dance in Akron at The Rialto Theatre - 4/17/2019

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Swing dance on Wednesday, April 17th starting at 8pm for $3. For those who do not know how to swing dance, have no fear! For only $5 more, we are offering a one hour lesson from 7-8pm so you can learn a few moves before the night begins. Also, you do not need to bring a dance partner to participate in the lesson, so there are no excuses. This is a great way to get out, meet new people, get a little exercise, and have fun all at the same time!

7-8pm Swing Lesson led by Rachel Itsell & Mike Arteno ($5)

8pm Dance ($3)

Lesson + Dance ($8)

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Paisley Party: A Night of Prince with DJ Kevin Richards - 4/13/2019
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Paisley Party: A Night of Prince with DJ Kevin Richards - 4/13/2019

Paisley Party: A Night of Prince with DJ Kevin Richards

The Rialto Theatre 1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

Saturday, April 13th. Doors 7pm.

A night celebrating the musical genius of Prince. One of the few Prince nights that celebrates his whole career, and features video and more!

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Haley Heynderickx / Sheers - 4/8/2019
Apr
8
8:00 PM20:00

Haley Heynderickx / Sheers - 4/8/2019

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Haley Heynderickx at The Rialto Theatre

Supporting Act: Sheers

1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio 44314

Monday, April 8th. Doors 7:30pm. Show 8pm.

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It takes a mix of skill and luck to tend a garden well, but it’s impossible without a certain amount of kindness tended. While the cyclical nature of gardening seems inherent, in some ways,
Heynderickx is just beginning. Her debut album, named I Need to Start a Garden out of a search for calm through these waves of uncertainty and upheaval, is out now via Mama Bird Recording Co.

For the empathetic singer/songwriter, the reasons for seeking such acceptance and understanding stem from a life of paradoxes. Heynderickx grew up in a religious household in Oregon, closely identifying with her Filipino roots, but also straddling multiple cultural identities. Now residing in Portland, her faith is not overt, but her introspection and continued struggle for self-actualization are easily accessible and relatable.

Likewise, the tracks on I Need to Start a Garden reflect these seemingly disparate elements. Through soft acoustic guitar picking and deftly accented trombone sighs, Heynderickx’s music immediately recalls folk music of the '60s and '70s mixed with a love of jazz radio. But Heynderickx’s singing—her vocals that range from sultry to operatic—belie a tenacity in her
soul.

It’s a balance then, between exposing and protecting herself on I Need to Start a Garden. Heynderickx vacillates between powerlessness (opener “No Face”) and empowerment (lead single "Oom Sha La La"). But her generosity of spirit remains the constant throughout the whole album.

You can hear that exceptional care in “Jo”, as she whispers, “You tended your garden like heaven and hell / and you built the birds houses to see if it helped at all.” Aware of the birds, the garden, and anyone listening acutely, Heynderickx’s music serves as an invitation for all to join her. Because the beauty of a garden is that, while it’s often started for deeply personal reasons, its bounty is best consumed and shared with others.

I Need to Start a Garden was produced, engineered and mixed by Zak Kimball at Nomah Studios in Portland, Oregon. Haley Heynderickx co-produced the album. It was mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic Mastering in Portland. The record features Lily Breshears (Bass, Keys, Backing Vocals), Denzel Mendoza (Trombone, Backing Vocals), Phillip Rogers (Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals) and Tim Sweeney (Upright Bass).

https://www.haley-heynderickx.com

Sheers

Sheers’ music cuts in ways where expressive & ambitious pop vignettes become expansive songs.” (Impose Magazine) Sheers is the neo-classical pop project of harpist and singer Lily Breshears, who draws inspiration from the likes of Claude Debussy, Olivier Messiaen, and Rihanna. The result is "exceedingly strange but beautiful, like something you'd find in a futuristic speakeasy" (Portland Mercury). At the age of 27, Breshears has finally accepted she has never and will never be a child prodigy.

Sheer’s Facebook

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Comedy Night w/ Just Go With It Improv - 3/14/2019
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

Comedy Night w/ Just Go With It Improv - 3/14/2019

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April 4th - The Rialto Theatre - 1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

7pm - Doors
8pm - Performances
Workshop to follow performances.

Just Go With It Improv is a fun and energized improvisational collaborative aimed at providing opportunities for local performing artists to improve their craft through improvisation. We view ourselves as an experimental group and one that engages with the local community and local artists of all disciplines.

Just Go With It Improv is offering an improv workshop, open to anyone who would like to learn how to play some fun improv theatre games, or would like to brush-up on some improv skills!

Tickets:
$5 - show only
$10 - show & workshop

***Even if you do not wish to participate in the workshop, please stay and enjoy the bar and watch the workshop.

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Swing Dance in Akron at The Rialto Theatre - 4/3/2019
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

Swing Dance in Akron at The Rialto Theatre - 4/3/2019

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Swing dance on Wednesday, April 3rd starting at 8pm for $3. For those who do not know how to swing dance, have no fear! For only $5 more, we are offering a one hour lesson from 7-8pm so you can learn a few moves before the night begins. Also, you do not need to bring a dance partner to participate in the lesson, so there are no excuses. This is a great way to get out, meet new people, get a little exercise, and have fun all at the same time!

7-8pm Swing Lesson led by Rachel Itsell & Mike Arteno ($5)

8pm Dance ($3)

Lesson + Dance ($8)

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Lowland Hum - 3/28/2019
Mar
28
7:30 PM19:30

Lowland Hum - 3/28/2019

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Lowland Hum at The Rialto Theatre

1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

Thursday, March 28th.

Doors. 7:30pm. Show 8pm.

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It’s 5:15 in the morning in an historic apartment building in downtown Charlottesville called The Pink Warehouse. Lauren and Daniel Goans, who you will know as the married, world-traveling, singer/songwriting folk duo Lowland Hum, are making their fourth full-length record, Glyphonic, in their studio apartment on the top floor. On top of a bookshelf above the window, there’s a plastic bin collecting black water that drips through a crack in the roof. (Don’t tell Daniel’s mom; we don’t want her to worry.) 

The reason the Goanses are awake so early is to track guitars for their new album before the rest of Charlottesville rises. They’ll continue to track throughout the day, taking breaks only by force of noise intrusions: construction, trucks, and the quaking of the entire building as trains pass on the tracks within an arm’s reach of the back stoop. These early morning hours will prove dramatically valuable for the quiet they afford. 

People are always walking 

across the tracks behind our building; 

there’s always the feeling that so much is happening. 

If there’s a better image to set the stage for Glyphonic, I can’t imagine it. As the world has continued to grow louder around them, Lowland Hum have spent their career refining the particular power of their self-imposed restraint. Glyphonic is the purest distillation of this thesis to date, setting about the difficult work of finding stillness and meaning in the midst of chaos: a collection of quietudes created and savored among all this present noisiness. 

I mean our noisiness, of course, about which plenty has been written, plenty of noise about the noise has been added (An internet search for the term “information overload” will return over 90,400,000 results in .43 seconds). You and me, dear reader, that’s our lot. And we don’t tour roughly 200 days out of the year. 

lowlandhum.com

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Swing Dance - 3/20/2019
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Swing Dance - 3/20/2019

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Swing dancing on Wednesday, March 20th starting at 8pm for $3. For those who do not know how to swing dance, have no fear! For only $5, we are offering an hour lesson from 7-8pm so you can learn a few moves before the night begins. Also, you do not need to bring a dance partner to participate in the lesson, so there are no excuses. This is a great way to get out, meet new people, get a little exercise, and have fun all at the same time!

7-8pm Swing Lesson  ($5)

8pm Dance ($3)

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Comedy Night w/ Just Go With It Improv - 3/14/2019
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

Comedy Night w/ Just Go With It Improv - 3/14/2019

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March 14th - The Rialto Theatre - 1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

7pm - Doors
8pm - Performances
Workshop to follow performances.

Just Go With It Improv is a fun and energized improvisational collaborative aimed at providing opportunities for local performing artists to improve their craft through improvisation. We view ourselves as an experimental group and one that engages with the local community and local artists of all disciplines.

Just Go With It Improv is offering an improv workshop, open to anyone who would like to learn how to play some fun improv theatre games, or would like to brush-up on some improv skills!

Tickets:
$5 - show only
$10 - show & workshop

***Even if you do not wish to participate in the workshop, please stay and enjoy the bar and watch the workshop.

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Amy LaVere & Will Sexton - 3/11/2019
Mar
11
8:00 PM20:00

Amy LaVere & Will Sexton - 3/11/2019

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Amy LaVere in Akron at The Rialto Theatre

Monday, March 11th

Doors 7:30pm. Show 8pm.

Online Tickets $8 / Tickets at the Door $12

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A burgeoning star, Amy LaVere is becoming renowned worldwide for her songwriting, bass playing, and vocals. She sings with a sweet, haunting voice that can turn on a dime from innocent to lusty (“Norah Jones with an added Cyndi Lauper element” — Mojo Magazine; “Spookiness suits her” — New York Times).

Whether playing as a duo with her husband Will Sexton or with retro-country sensation Motel Mirrors, she’s an inventive, thoughtful singer songwriter who has crowds throughout the US and Europe smitten.

Music fans first discovered this “sweet soprano” on This World is Not My Home in 2005, but it was her Jim Dickinson-produced breakout album Anchors & Anvils two years later that put Amy LaVere on the map. Her most recent release, Hallelujah I’m A Dreamer was a surprise for fans just nine months after Runaway’s Diary, was recorded with LaVere’s husband and noted guitarist Will Sexton.

On Hallelujah, Amy and Will capture the immediacy of the live show they developed on the road together, reveling in a more stripped-down sound and celebrating the freedoms and limitations that come with it in stunning form.

Amy also paired up with noted rocker John Paul Keith to create Motel Mirrors. Their styles clearly complemented one another, which made for magic on stage and in the recording studio. Their eponymous vinyl EP release was named one of the “10 Essential Albums of 2013” by No Depression. In 2017 Amy is keeping a busy tour schedule and writing songs for a new album to be recorded later in the year.

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Wild Outside Entertainment presents: Ramon Rivas Live - 3/8/2019
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

Wild Outside Entertainment presents: Ramon Rivas Live - 3/8/2019


Wild Outside Entertainment presents

Ramon Rivas at The Rialto Theatre

1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

on Friday, March 8th

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Doors 7pm. Show 8pm.

Hosted by Uncle Paulie 

Supporting acts include Eulise Dickerson and Meagan Phillips.

He’s made his mark on Netflix, HBO, Comedy Central, Amazon Prime, and VICELAND in only what it just the beginning of his career. Now stand up comedian Ramon Rivas is coming to Ohio for a LIVE performance at The Rialto Theatre. As rising star, this Cleveland native is coming back to refresh Ohio with a highly entertaining night of laughs! Wild Outside Entertainment Presents: Ramon Rivas II Live! 

 http://blazerramon.com/ 

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Swing Dance - 3/6/2019
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

Swing Dance - 3/6/2019

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Swing dancing on Wednesday, March 6th starting at 8pm for $3. For those who do not know how to swing dance, have no fear! For only $5, we are offering an hour lesson from 7-8pm so you can learn a few moves before the night begins. Also, you do not need to bring a dance partner to participate in the lesson, so there are no excuses. This is a great way to get out, meet new people, get a little exercise, and have fun all at the same time!

7-8pm Swing Lesson  ($5)

8pm Dance ($3)

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Sink In - With Guests Swell Tides, Seldom Fade, North Route - 2/27/2019
Feb
27
8:00 PM20:00
Swing Dance - 2/20/2019
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Swing Dance - 2/20/2019

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Swing dancing on Wednesday, February 20th starting at 8pm for $3. For those who do not know how to swing dance, have no fear! For only $5, we are offering an hour lesson from 7-8pm so you can learn a few moves before the night begins. Also, you do not need to bring a dance partner to participate in the lesson, so there are no excuses. This is a great way to get out, meet new people, get a little exercise, and have fun all at the same time!

7-8pm Swing Lesson  ($5)

8pm Dance ($3)

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Wild Outside Entertainment presents: Ty Bri - 2/15/2019
Feb
15
to Feb 16

Wild Outside Entertainment presents: Ty Bri - 2/15/2019

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You’ve heard her hit song “Candy Lady” on the radio, now Cleveland’s own Ty Bri will be performing live at The Rialto Theatre on Friday, February 15th. 1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio. Doors 8pm.

Legit Paper Ent./ Ray Jr. will be in the building for Ladies Night Out and this event will reach full capacity so get there early. Opening slots available.

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Comedy Night w/ Just Go With It Improv - 2/7/2019
Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

Comedy Night w/ Just Go With It Improv - 2/7/2019

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February 2nd - The Rialto Theatre - 1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

7pm - Doors
8pm - Performances
Workshop to follow performances.

Just Go With It Improv is a fun and energized improvisational collaborative aimed at providing opportunities for local performing artists to improve their craft through improvisation. We view ourselves as an experimental group and one that engages with the local community and local artists of all disciplines.

Just Go With It Improv is offering an improv workshop, open to anyone who would like to learn how to play some fun improv theatre games, or would like to brush-up on some improv skills!

Tickets:
$5 - show only
$10 - show & workshop

***Even if you do not wish to participate in the workshop, please stay and enjoy the bar and watch the workshop.

Get your tickets here!

RSVP to the Facebook event page!

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Swing Dance - 2/6/2019
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Swing Dance - 2/6/2019

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Swing dancing on Wednesday, February 6th starting at 8pm for $3. For those who do not know how to swing dance, have no fear! For only $5, we are offering an hour lesson from 7-8pm so you can learn a few moves before the night begins. Also, you do not need to bring a dance partner to participate in the lesson, so there are no excuses. This is a great way to get out, meet new people, get a little exercise, and have fun all at the same time!

7-8pm Swing Lesson  ($5)

8pm Dance ($3)

RSVP to the Facebook event page!

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