Swing Dance at The Rialto Theatre! - 6/20/2018
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

Swing Dance at The Rialto Theatre! - 6/20/2018

We are having a night of swing dancing on Wednesday, June 20th starting at 7:30pm 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 6:30 to 7:30pm 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!

6:30-7:30 Swing Lesson  ($5)

7:30pm Dance ($3)

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The Summit Presents: Demos Papadimas / Radio Lark / Spy Convention - 6/22/2018
Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

The Summit Presents: Demos Papadimas / Radio Lark / Spy Convention - 6/22/2018

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June 22 | Doors 7pm | Show 8pm

1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

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DEMOS PAPADIMAS

Singer-songwriter Demos Papadimas (guitar/vocals/harmonica/bouzouki) skillfully intertwines American roots music with Mediterranean influences. Based in Northeast Ohio, Papadimas cites among his influences Dylanesque balladry, Leonard Cohen’s latter day touring ensembles, and string-band revivalists such as Old Crow Medicine Show as well as Greek Rembetiko—the “Greek blues.”

Lyrically, this self-described "cynical optimist" infuses glimmers of hope in his often world-weary lyrics. When Papadimas sings, "Somehow I've dodged so many evil eyes, that I ain't got religion is really just a surprise" he shares his sense of bemused wonder. Having lived on both sides of the Atlantic, Papadimas writes meditative travelogues that are often Guthrie-esque ramblings translated from the Dust Bowl to the Euro-Zone, from freight trains to bullet trains, and are perceptive companions to his rootsy musical approach.

Reviewing 2016’s Waiting in No Depression, Jason D. Hamad coined the term “Greco-Americana” for Papadimas’ style, considering it “a musical portmanteau inspired by his own background.” Further discussing Papadimas’ craft, Hamad mentions “wistful, philosophical lyrics” which “continue to generate songs that keep the listener engaged and thinking.”

Papadimas' latest release is titled The "Lucky You" EP and was recorded by Pete Drivere at Ampreon Recorder in Youngstown, OH. Critic John Gatta writes, “The musical strengths on the EP can be attributed to Papadimas’ band lineup. Drummer Ralph Rich, a mainstay since 2012, links up with bassist Corey Gray for a solid rhythmic foundation while Caitlin Hedge adds a down-home element on violin and Dave Lynn offers tasty guitar solos and ‘invaluable’ input on arrangements.”

“The lineup has developed into a true collaborative unit,” Papadimas said. “There is a shared understanding among the entire band about the direction of the material.”


RADIO LARK

Formed in 2009 originally under the name "The Disillusionists" by singer/songwriter (& former Cedars Lounge booking agent) Chris Rutushin on the promise of opening a show for The Click Clack Boom (Brooklyn) and Jordan DePaul & The Reputations (Youngstown) at Cedars Lounge in Youngstown, Ohio. "I love music but I was tired of hiding behind [booking] other bands", said Rutushin. "I was constantly surrounded by and being inspired by such talented friends and musicians and I always wanted to be a part of something bigger - brotherhood, a family, a band. I had tons of lyrics but no clue of how to really play guitar. The winter of 2008 was a very tough time for me. I was super broke but I had this guitar. It was all I could afford to do so I started writing tunes all bundled up in my freezing cold apartment."

Rutushin went on to recruit some of the best musicians in Youngstown, Ohio to overcome his stage fright and fulfill a long promise - to finally be in a band. He also got a thrill of a lifetime in the autumn of 2009 - he met one of his heroes, Fran Healy of the Post-Britpop band Travis at The Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio after a show. Not only was he impressed by Fran's kindness, he was granted permission by Healy to "nick" a tune or two. "When I met him, he offered a handshake but I went in for a hug", Rutushin said with a laugh.


SPY CONVENTION

Band origins can be as much an adventure as the music, but who would have ever thought that 2 immigrants, one from India and one from Pakistan would get together and decide to write music? If that doesn't seem so far- fetched, throw in the fact that both immigrated to the US at a very young age yet they only recently met. And to really complicate things, both are practicing physicians with their own busy offices. Zafar Sheik, an ophthalmologist and Asif Khan, an allergist are fathers and husbands who never could have imagined a chance meeting at their kids' school function would result in writing, producing, recording, mixing and mastering songs all on their own. But that's exactly how Spy Convention became a songwriting duo.

Both play instruments, Zafar on mainly vocals and keyboards, and Asif playing the drums and guitar. Asif has a history in the music industry and played for NYC bands, Johnny Hi-Fi and Overlord (no, it's not metal). He tasted a bit of 'mild success,' videos on MTV, world tours, US tours, but never achieved the goal of many musicians: to be able to make music a career. Zafar comes from a musical family and his sister, a lawyer in LA, nearly made it to the top herself.

So what gives, and why bother with professional careers in tow? It is their love of music that drives them, albeit each coming from different ends of the pop/rock spectrum. Zafar loves alt-indie emo like The National and maybe has heard Rush songs. Asif cut his teeth on rock bands such as Rush, and has become a big fan of The National, Wolf Alice and new Alt/Indies bands. This dynamic makes for lots of ideas and definitely keeps them laughing. Dr. Khan muses, "We are approaching this with just a little apprehension but earnestness, with the goal of having fun and sharing our music."

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Velvet Hearts! Cleveland Presents: PRIMA DONNA
Jun
30
to Jul 1

Velvet Hearts! Cleveland Presents: PRIMA DONNA

Velvet Hearts! Cleveland Presents...

PRIMA DONNA! 

A PRIDE month spectacular paying tribute to some of the most influential divas of our time! 

Over the decades, their high energy, electrifying vocals, awe inspiring fashion and positive expression have encouraged us to be our UNDENIABLE and UNAPOLOGETIC selves.

Help us celebrate our PRIDE and honor these iconic, powerhouse vocalists, while we break down the walls of hate, fear, prejudice and inequality. 

The Rialto Theater
1000 Kenmore Blvd. 
Akron, OH 44303

Doors @ 9 pm, show @ 10 pm

$15 door, $10 presale

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Swing Dance at The Rialto Theatre! - 7/4/2018
Jul
4
6:30 PM18:30

Swing Dance at The Rialto Theatre! - 7/4/2018

We are having a night of swing dancing on Wednesday, July 4th starting at 7:30pm 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 6:30 to 7:30pm 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!

6:30-7:30 Swing Lesson  ($5)

7:30pm Dance ($3)

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Swing Dance at The Rialto Theatre! - 7/18/2018
Jul
18
6:30 PM18:30

Swing Dance at The Rialto Theatre! - 7/18/2018

We are having a night of swing dancing on Wednesday, July 18th starting at 7:30pm 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 6:30 to 7:30pm 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!

6:30-7:30 Swing Lesson  ($5)

7:30pm Dance ($3)

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Just Go With It Improv - 7/25/2018
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

Just Go With It Improv - 7/25/2018

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July 25 | The Rialto Theatre | 1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

7pm - Doors
8pm - Performance from Just Go With It Improv
9pm - Workshop

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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Sawyer Fredericks / JD Eicher - 7/26/2018
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Sawyer Fredericks / JD Eicher - 7/26/2018

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Sawyer Fredericks at The Rialto Theatre
Thursday, July 26
Doors 7pm. Show 8pm.
1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio
Tickets will be available on Friday, May 11

Sawyer Fredericks
19 year old Singer-songwriter Sawyer Fredericks, hailing from his family's farm in central New York State, is fast establishing himself as an authentic original, Americana artist with an old soul. His deep, beyond-his-years lyrics and melodies, raw, soulful vocals, and powerful live performances have attracted an ever growing number of devoted fans of all ages, selling out shows throughout the US. 
As a folk/blues singer-songwriter, who cut his teeth at local farmers markets, open mics, and iconic New York venues like Caffe Lena, the Towne Crier Cafe, and The Bitter End, Sawyer seemed an unlikely match for reality tv, but quickly won over broad audiences with his genuine delivery and unique arrangements of classic songs, going on to win season 8 of NBC's The Voice. 
Fresh from that whirlwind, Sawyer went forward with the release of his major label debut, A Good Storm, with Republic Records, an impressive blend of soulful Folk, blues, and rock, entirely written or cowritten by Sawyer. His 2016 A Good Storm Tour included 62 shows across the US. 
For 2018, Sawyer has once again gone independent, the highly-anticipated Hide Your Ghost sheds the high gloss major label treatment, and stays true to Frederick’s honest and elegantly stripped down style, a self-described “free range folk”, incorporating elements of blues, roots rock, and jazz with live instrumental arrangements throughout.

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Mountain Ride - 7/27/2018
Jul
27
7:30 PM19:30

Mountain Ride - 7/27/2018

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In just three years, Mountain Ride evolved from playing traditional bluegrass, to writing, recording, and performing their own original music. Eric Avey (guitar) and Kate Avey (bass) started Mountain Ride as a side project to cure their bluegrass bug. Once Scott Matlock (violin) and Corey Woodcock (banjo) joined the ranks, things started to sink up. When Chance Hurley (mandolin) jumped on board, there was no denying that they had something special. So now, celebrating the release of their third album One Place To Go (October 27, 2017), Mountain Ride is original Pennsylvania bluegrass. Although, the quintet primarily tours the east coast, the Colorado newgrass influence is obvious in their sound. Mountain Ride was honored to be selected as a Grey Fox 2017 Emerging Artist, and even more thrilled to be returning to perform the main stage in 2018. In addition to Grey Fox, they will also be wowing crowds this summer at Del Fest, Charm City Bluegrass, Gettysburg Bluegrass, and Watermelon Park, to name a few. Mountain Ride has had the pleasure of opening for Railroad Earth, Cabinet, New Riders of the Purple Sage, and Larry Keel.

https://mountainridebluegrass.com

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Recess: The Adult Way - 7/28/2018
Jul
28
to Jul 29

Recess: The Adult Way - 7/28/2018

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Recess: The Adult Way

July 28th at The Rialto Theatre

1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

9pm

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If you're like us, then Recess was a huge part of your childhood. All of the games, the freedom to just be, the laughs...we're bringing it all back to enjoy as adults.

Take a night for yourself to be immersed in a high energy environment full of interactive games and friendly competition with good company. We'll have some of our favorites like Giant Jenga, Twister, Black Card Revoked, Left Right Center, and even some drinking games so there's sure to be something for everyone.

Not much of a gamer? That's okay, the entertainment will keep you engaged. Our Live DJ and MC will keep you dancing the whole night. Bring a friend or come alone to meet some new ones!

 

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Anna Tivel / Jeffrey Martin - 10/18/2018
Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

Anna Tivel / Jeffrey Martin - 10/18/2018

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Anna Tivel / Jeffrey Martin at The Rialto Theatre

Thursday, October 18th | Doors 7:30pm | Show 8pm

1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

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ANNA TIVEL

Anna Tivel has spent some quality hours in a dodge caravan repeating lyrical lines over and over until the words fall in time with the windshield wipers, or until the gas light comes on.

An internationally touring artist with a deep love of quiet stories, Anna is beginning to carve a place for herself in the songwriting world. She was chosen a winner of both the Telluride Troubadour Contest and the Kerrville New Folk Contest and has shared the stage with heroes and friends like Gregory Alan Isakov, Blind Pilot, Anais Mitchell, Mason Jennings, Mandolin Orange, Sean Rowe, Darlingside, Peter Mulvey, John Doe, Jeffrey Martin, and lots more.

Anna was raised in the forest and farmland of rural northern Washington and currently calls Portland, OR home. Her songs reflect both the stark colors of small town life, and the hard, sharp lines of the city. Her newest album, Small Believer, came out in September on Portland’s well-loved Fluff & Gravy Records. Produced by guitar mastermind Austin Nevins (Josh Ritter, Anais Mitchell). NPR praised the album, saying it “repeatedly achieves this exquisite balance of the quotidian and the sublime with imagery that's deeply poetic.” Her previous album, Heroes Waking Up was hailed by Folk Radio UK as "a superb and sublime album from a voice that deserves to be shouted from the highest rooftops.”

“Singer-songwriters are often called poets. In truth, only a few deliver the deep insight and sense of the new that breaking through the predictable achieves. Anna Tivel is one.” NPR, Ann Powers

"Everything here is testament to her storytelling gifts (she’s been likened to Steinbeck and I suspect she may have a novel or short stories collection in her) with her finely drawn characters and observations of an emotional life that ranges from defiance to regret, joy to sadness." -- Folk Radio UK

NPR 100 best songs of 2017: https://www.npr.org/2017/12/13/568725203/the-100-best-songs-of-2017-page 2

www.annativel.com

 

JEFFREY MARTIN

Born in Texas in 1984, Jeffrey Martin quickly made his way to the Northwest where he discovered in nature and in people what would be the deep well for much of his songwriting. His father was a lover of stories, especially in music, and Martin was raised with a careful ear cocked and listening to Neil Young, John Prine, Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan, and Harry Chapin. He was fortunate to live in Eugene, OR for much of his adolescence, where in the late 90’s and early 2000’s there was a strong and steady flow of folk songwriters touring through. Leo Kotke, John Gorka, and David Wilcox were huge inspirations.

In 2011 Jeffrey Martin caught a lucky break, a chance encounter with a prominent local promoter at a rowdy dive bar. Through that meeting he was invited to open for Tracy Grammer and then David Wilcox, which then lead to a few small tours, and eventually a finalist slot in a national songwriting competition in New York City and a successful national tour.

Martin’s music has been likened to the styles of Josh Ritter and Joe Pug, with an attention to storytelling reminiscent of Harry Chapin and John Prine. His most recent album, One Go Around, is a wordsmith’s paradise, praised by the likes of Gregory Alan Isakov, Bluegrass Situation, Paste Magazine, and more. One Go Around as well as his previous album, Dogs in the Daylight, were both released on Portland’s sensational Fluff & Gravy Records, where he still makes a happy musical home.

In 2014 Martin was invited to perform at Kerrville Folk Festival’s New Folk Contest, and in 2016 he performed in the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival song contest where he placed 3rd. After taking a brief hiatus from touring in order to teach high school English in 2015/16, Jeffrey Martin is back on the road touring full-time nationally and overseas. He has shared shows with the likes of Sean Hayes, Anais Mitchell, Joe Pug, Jefferson Hamer, David Wilcox, Gregory Alan Isakov, Jeffrey Foucault, Frank Fairfield, and others. When asked whether he considers himself a musician or a songwriter first Martin had this to say: “I’m a writer more than I am a musician. If I could play guitar half as well as I can write I’d be wearing nicer pants.”

His songwriting has earned him mentions in American Songwriter Magazine, and some prominent reviews from critics and musicians alike.

“He’s an incredibly rare find among today’s glut of singer-songwriters: a songwriter whose songs are immediately affecting. These are the kind of songs that can change you.” -Devon Leger, NO DEPRESSION

“Jeffrey Martin can write a heavy-hitter and sing it too. He’s good backstage company, and a solid bet for any club in the country.”

-Jeffrey Foucault

www.jeffreymartinmusic.com

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Malcolm Holcombe with Ray Flanagan - 10/19/2018
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

Malcolm Holcombe with Ray Flanagan - 10/19/2018

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Malcolm Holcombe / Ray Flanagan

The Rialto Theatre | 1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

Doors 7:30pm | Show 8pm

$12 advance / $15 at the door

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Malcolm Holcombe grew up in western North Carolina, home to some of the planet's oldest mountains and some of America's deepest musical traditions. Radio and TV fueled Malcolm's musical passions as a kid, and music became even more important after he lost both his parents relatively young.

He toured with bands and landed in Nashville, where he took up an inconspicuous station at the back of the house - the very back - at Douglas Corner, one of the city's best singer/songwriter venues. Stories began to circulate about the mysterious dishwasher with the subterranean voice and oracle-like talent. Sadly so did stories of wildly inconsistent behavior - profound sweetness crossed by bouts of stunning abrasiveness.

He flirted with an official music career. But his stunning debut album made for Geffen Records was abruptly shelved, producing melodrama that only exacerbated Malcolm's drinking and depression. A business that once had a place for complicated genius turned its back on him, and he teetered near the edge.

Moving back to the North Carolina hills proved a powerful tonic. Holcombe let in help where before he'd pushed it away. With deep faith in God and a commitment to his art, Holcombe repaired himself and his career.

And that's a pretty good nod to the effect of hearing Holcombe sing. If you've not seen him in a live setting, this is what you have to do. His presence is spooky and timeless, as one imagines it was like to see Son House or Leadbelly. No emotional stone is left unturned.

While you plan for this important experience, collect Malcolm Holcombe albums... He is cryptic, demanding, polarizing, bold, passionate and free, a combination badly needed in our time of infinite trivia. He's even more interesting for having made a remarkable journey of recovery and discovery.

-(Craig Havighurst, Nashville)


Ray Flanagan

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Martin Furey - 10/26/2018
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

Martin Furey - 10/26/2018

 Martin Furey  Friday, October 26  Doors 7pm | Show 8pm  The Rialto Theatre | 1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio   Get your tickets here!    RSVP to the Facebook event page!

Martin Furey

Friday, October 26

Doors 7pm | Show 8pm

The Rialto Theatre | 1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

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Martin has captivated audiences all over the world since the late 1980's with his distinctive musical style.

He has worked tirelessly to re-establish the traditional style of Irish singing and made it both hugely popular and easily accessible.

Martin has established the kind of reputation that makes him truly stand out, a gifted singer/songwriter and spellbinding multi-instrumentalist with a unique brand of contemporary folk music, which takes traditional rhythms and instruments and adds an oblique twist to produce an exhilarating sound that has been wowing audiences for over 30 years.

Complimenting his return to solo performances, his outstanding solo album “Howl” is available for download now, exclusively on his new website www.1131ltd.com

 

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Martin Furey - 10/27/2018
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Martin Furey - 10/27/2018

 Martin Furey  Saturday, October 27  Doors 7pm | Show 8pm  The Rialto Theatre | 1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio   Get your tickets here!    RSVP to the Facebook event page!

Martin Furey

Saturday, October 27

Doors 7pm | Show 8pm

The Rialto Theatre | 1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

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RSVP to the Facebook event page!

Martin has captivated audiences all over the world since the late 1980's with his distinctive musical style.

He has worked tirelessly to re-establish the traditional style of Irish singing and made it both hugely popular and easily accessible.

Martin has established the kind of reputation that makes him truly stand out, a gifted singer/songwriter and spellbinding multi-instrumentalist with a unique brand of contemporary folk music, which takes traditional rhythms and instruments and adds an oblique twist to produce an exhilarating sound that has been wowing audiences for over 30 years.

Complimenting his return to solo performances, his outstanding solo album “Howl” is available for download now, exclusively on his new website www.1131ltd.com

 

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Cocktails and Conversations - 6/14/2018
Jun
14
8:00 PM20:00

Cocktails and Conversations - 6/14/2018

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Admission is $10 and that includes appetizers and a drink raffle ticket. Tickets are first come, first served.  

Thursday, June 14th, meet us at Cocktails and Conversations, an open forum event talking everything love, relationships, business, politics etc etc etc. Hosted by Will Blake.
Hope to see you there!

All proceeds benefit Dreams Academy.

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Peter Mulvey w/ David Mayfield - 6/8/2018
Jun
8
7:30 PM19:30

Peter Mulvey w/ David Mayfield - 6/8/2018

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Peter Mulvey w/ David Mayfield

Friday, June 8 | Doors 7:30pm | Show 8pm

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-- PETER MULVEY --

Peter Mulvey is a veteran singer and songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He began his career on the streets of Dublin, Ireland, as a busker, and from there moved on to
performing in the subways and streets of Boston, Massachusetts. This led to his first record deal and a leap to full-time national and international touring, beginning in the early Nineties.


Mulvey is an iconoclast within the singer/songwriter world.  Restless and inventive, he has made seventeen records, spanning rock and roll, folk, Jazz, spoken word, and Americana.
A long-standing gig at the National Youth Science Camp led to a spoken word piece, “Vlad the Astrophysicist”, which became a TEDx talk, and then an illustrated book. In 2007 he began an annual late summer tour by bicycle instead of by car and airplane- the 10th annual bicycle tour will happen this September. He has taught songwriting and guitar workshops at
the Swannanoa Gathering and at various folk festivals across the U.S.


In 2015, “Take Down Your Flag”, his song about the victims of the shooting at the AME Emanuel Church in Charleston, reached 200,000 people when many songwriters, including Ani DiFranco, Anais Mitchell, Keb’ Mo, Paula Cole, & Jeff Daniels, re-wrote the middle verse and posted their own videos of the song. This movement led to an online benefit concert, and a deepening of the friendship between Mulvey and DiFranco. Early in 2016 DiFranco produced “Are You Listening?”, Peter Mulvey’s 17th record, which will be released March 24th on Righteous Babe Records.

Mulvey continues to tour, playing over a hundred shows a year as he has for the past twenty five years. This is the core of what he does: music, in a room, performed for a live audience.

https://www.petermulvey.com


-- DAVID MAYFIELD --

If you’ve seen David Mayfield perform with The Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, Jessica Lea Mayfield, or at Bonnaroo, you’ve caught the charisma, the heart, and the comedy, and it's likely you’ll come back for more.

This singer-songwriter, band leader, and Grammy nominated producer stepped out of the sideman shadows with his 2011 album "The David Mayfield Parade" his follow-up "Good Man Down" was self released and funded with a surprising successful Kickstarter campaign that more than doubled its initial goal of $18,000. On the heels of that sucsess, Mayfield has partnered with Compass Records. A label that Playboy Magaizne calls "Nashville's hippest alternative label"

STRANGERS, Mayfield’s first album with Compass, is a tour de force, stretching from the avant-garde to Mayfield’s musical roots, which are buried deep in the bluegrass tradition from a childhood of touring with his family’s band. Tracks range from the Celtic-inspired opener “Caution,” which features Mayfield’s deft ability in orchestrating complex instrumentation, to “The Man I’m Trying to Be,” a sharply honest song that is as dark and it is tender. Mayfield is truly a wordsmith, forging the mundane into the evocative in each track, most notably with “Ohio (It’s Fake),” whose innovative lyrics are propelled from acoustic beginnings into a pure pop finish, Mayfield’s trembling tenor rising above the grooving band. With the release of Strangers, David Mayfield is clearly going places, fueled by a deadly combination of infectious energy and songwriting chops that only come around once in a blue moon.

http://davidmayfieldparade.net

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Swing Dance at The Rialto Theatre! - 6/6/2018
Jun
6
6:30 PM18:30

Swing Dance at The Rialto Theatre! - 6/6/2018

We are having a night of swing dancing on Wednesday, June 6th starting at 7:30pm 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 6:30 to 7:30pm 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!

6:30-7:30 Swing Lesson  ($5)

7:30pm Dance ($3)

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A Night Of Music For Mike Wilsterman - 6/4/2018
Jun
4
6:30 PM18:30

A Night Of Music For Mike Wilsterman - 6/4/2018

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Mike Wilsterman is a man who has been an inspiration to so many people through his love and his music. Since his recent diagnosis, we have decided to put together a benefit for him to help him through these troubling times with our own love and music. Our evening will be filled with music provided by Byron Maag, Mike Lenz, Ed Amann, Eric Backderf, Gretchen Pleuss, JoAnna Hrepcak, Lauren Brabson, Maddie Indre, Maggie Rose, Nina Acker, RJ Martin, Rick Wilsterman, Mike McNosky, and David Gerrard. We will also have several different items for raffle. If you wish to donate, you can do so in person at the show or go to https://www.gofundme.com/help-for-mike-wilsterman

Price at the door: $12

I really hope you all can make it out for this night of music and support for Mike, a man who has touched all of our hearts in so many ways. Thank you!

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The Electric Pressure Cooker - 5/19/2018
May
19
to May 20

The Electric Pressure Cooker - 5/19/2018

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In order to receive the perfect #EPCooker score this May, you must first answer the following question correctly – are you coming?!?!?!

Akron's most RAUCOUS and RIVETING open mic event returns Saturday, May 19th and invites performers across the spectrum of artistic genres to swing by The Rialto Theatre and score high on the "Anything Goes" scale.

Location: The Rialto Theatre

Featured Emcees: The Akronist's Chris Miller & Around Akron with Blue Green's Christopher Green

$5 cover charge or pay-what-you-can at the door. Audience members can pay their covers and artists can pre-register for a performance slot online at epcooker.com or via phone by calling 330.612.3090.

ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO:

Continued fundraising for the second half match of The Electric Pressure Cooker… presents Bigger than a Breadbox, (which returns to Akron this June), as well as maintaining this vibrant community event by compensating #EPCooker artists and team members.

ABOUT THE EVENT:

Pop Quiz: Where is the place to be on Saturday, May 19th?

The Zenith AWARD-WINNING Electric Pressure Cooker Cabaret is back on the road, so get ready for this exam of artistic excellence. This month's dynamic showcase featuring artistic talent and "ANYTHING GOES" fun will "happen" at The Rialto Theatre in Kenmore.

Featuring local community advocates/journalists Chris Miller and Christopher Green, the fine atmosphere of the The Rialto Theatre, and a performance unlike any other, this Electric Pressure Cooker is sure to have the #EPCooker Community acing this artistic test before the night is through!

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Through humble beginnings in the basement of a Highland Square flower shop, the #EPCooker is an artist driven event that sees over 80+ audience members, 20+ performances and 5 non-stop hours of art.

Doors open and registration for performers begins at 7:30 pm with performances beginning sometime between 8:00 - 8:30 pm. Anyone may sign up for a 12-minute slot. Performers may pre-register at epcooker.com.

An emcee, house drum kit, keyboard, stage, lighting and sound system (with operators) are provided. The environment is like no other open mic in the region.

This month's emcees: The Dynamic Duo Chris Miller & Christopher Green

ALL varieties of acts are encouraged to perform. Previous acts have included: monologues, acoustic musicians, comedians, feats of strength, play readings, debates, experimental art, dancers, scenes from plays, improvisation, devised work, full rock bands, storytelling and performance artists. But the sky is the limit; no art is too taboo for the #EPCooker!

ALL levels – from beginner to the most experienced – are encouraged to perform. Those under 18 are permitted to attend (and perform!) with adult supervision.

The #EPCooker is not just an open mic. It is an open and welcoming community of artists and advocates. It is also a great networking event, a great place to improve stage presence and a great place to develop as an artist. From comedians to performance artists and even full bands, many wonderful performers have premiered at the #EPCooker.

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The Rialto Theatre offers a wide selection of beer, wine and spirits. Outside beverages are not permitted. However, outside food is allowed.

ABOUT THE EMCEES:

Chris Miller works as a Communications and Community Investment Officer at Akron Community Foundation, where he researches grant applications, works with nonprofits and shares stories of grantees and fundholders through video, feature articles, social media, and other outlets. He also serves as editor of the The Akronist.com website, a grassroots online publication that stemmed from a citizen journalism program in Akron. He’s a multimedia storyteller, songwriter and musician, who is a little too enamored with the ukulele these days, so much so that he co-founded the Rubber City Ukes collective. He lives in North Hill and serves as a service human for his two dogs.

Christopher Green...

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Recess! The Adult Way - 5/18/2018
May
18
to May 19

Recess! The Adult Way - 5/18/2018

 Langston's Muse Presents  RECESS ~ AN ADULT GAME NIGHT *Sponsored by The After Dinner Snack*   If you're like us, then Recess was a huge part of your childhood. All of the games, the freedom to just be, the laughs...we're bringing it all back to enjoy as adults. Take a night for yourself to be immersed in a high energy environment full of interactive games and friendly competition with good company. We'll have some of our favorites like Giant Jenga, Twister, Black Card Revoked, Left Right Center, and even some drinking games so there's sure to be something for everyone. Not much of a gamer? That's okay, the entertainment will keep you engaged. Bring a friend or come alone to meet some new ones!  A complimentary themed cocktail and snacks are included with each ticket (while supplies last).    It's Time For Recess....You Don't Want to Miss This!   *This is a +21 event. ~ Must show proper id upon entry.*  *Please drink responsibly.*   RSVP to the Facebook Event Page!    Get tickets here!

Langston's Muse Presents

RECESS ~ AN ADULT GAME NIGHT *Sponsored by The After Dinner Snack*


If you're like us, then Recess was a huge part of your childhood. All of the games, the freedom to just be, the laughs...we're bringing it all back to enjoy as adults. Take a night for yourself to be immersed in a high energy environment full of interactive games and friendly competition with good company. We'll have some of our favorites like Giant Jenga, Twister, Black Card Revoked, Left Right Center, and even some drinking games so there's sure to be something for everyone. Not much of a gamer? That's okay, the entertainment will keep you engaged. Bring a friend or come alone to meet some new ones!

A complimentary themed cocktail and snacks are included with each ticket (while supplies last). 


It's Time For Recess....You Don't Want to Miss This!


*This is a +21 event. ~ Must show proper id upon entry.* 
*Please drink responsibly.*

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Chico / Relaxer / Goldleaf / Soleo - 6/2/2018
May
17
6:30 PM18:30

Chico / Relaxer / Goldleaf / Soleo - 6/2/2018

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Her House Creative presents: 

Chico - in support of their new album- Ballet for Bastards
with local support from
Relaxer
Goldleaf
Soleo

Live at The Rialto Theatre in Akron, Ohio
1000 Kenmore Blvd. 

$8 Presale, contact local acts for presale tickets or head to https://www.therialtotheatre.com/tickets/ to snag them now for a $2 fee. 
$10 at the door

$5 Cover for those under 21. 

6:30 pm Doors//7:00 pm Show

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Swing Dance at The Rialto Theatre! - 5/16/2018
May
16
6:30 PM18:30

Swing Dance at The Rialto Theatre! - 5/16/2018

We are having a night of swing dancing on Wednesday, May 16th starting at 7:30pm 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 6:30 to 7:30pm 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!

6:30-7:30 Swing Lesson led by Rachel Itsell and Mike Arteno ($5)

7:30pm Dance ($3)

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The Juke Hounds / Jon Mosey - 5/11/2018
May
11
8:00 PM20:00

The Juke Hounds / Jon Mosey - 5/11/2018

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THE JUKE HOUNDS
In 2006, the Juke Hounds were drawn together by a shared attitude about the world. A Midwestern grit that made each of them relate to a rockin' sound -- and then to each other.
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 to be reckoned with.

Brittany Nader Of Buzzbin Magazine agrees that when the Juke Hounds start to play, “it’s impossible not to get up and start shaking along to the rhythm.”

Mike Fuller of Water Street Tavern, echoes the observation: "There are a lot of people dancing and moving around. Not a lot of people are sitting down…. Everyone stands and treats it like a rock show, and that's pretty much how it is."

The Juke Hounds know something about defiance. When friends, family and even fellow musicians insisted that playing the blues in Ohio was a foolish waste of time, The Jukes took their advice as a personal challenge. Today, the Juke Hounds are rocking to packed houses across Northeast Ohio -- not to mention all the way to Memphis.

In 2010, The Juke Hounds won the Cleveland Blues Society “Road To Memphis” competition and represented Akron, Canton, and Cleveland at the 2011 International Blues Competition in Memphis where the band showcased at the Hard Rock Café’ on Beale Street. This year (2013), The Juke Hounds won the NEOBA Blues Competition and will represent Northeast Ohio at the 2014 International Blues Competition held in Memphis TN.

Steeped in electric blues, these seasoned musicians bring their considerable musical skills to put a Midwestern spin on strong original material and traditional blues repertoire. Frontman, Bob Gardner belts out melodic vocals that soar over the groove and with the rock solid bottom by bassist Gerard Dominick, the hard-hitting beat laid down by drummer Jesse Marquardt, and the tasty guitar of Daryl Rowland the Juke Hounds will get you on your feet, as they have in packed houses across Ohio.

The Juke Hounds hit hard, that's for sure. But their musical pugilism isn't about knocking anybody down. It's about bringing the crowd to their feet and keeping 'em there until it's time to go home -- maybe even a little later. With their second release, “BluesiTude”, The Juke Hounds bring their aggressive uplifting sound to disc so fans can groove and dance anytime they want.

The bands new release scheduled for late 2015 focuses on The Juke Hounds pride in their home area of Akron/Canton/Cleveland. This area has long been considered a “flyover” and it’s time the record is set strait on the power of music that stems from Northeast Ohio.

Their fast moving sets offer bluesy defiance -- swagger in the face of adversity -- and a pace that feels like an accelerating train moving inexorably toward deliverance from our earthly burdens. Catch a show near you or check out their website, 


JON MOSEY

"I've been a full-time musician pretty much all my life. I'm entirely self-taught. Started out playing electric guitar (Cream, Blue Cheer, Doors, Airplane, etc.) when I was 12. When I ws 19, I heard a guy fingerpick San Francisco Bay Blues - that changed the world for me. Put the electric under the bed and taught myself to play Ragtime and Piedmont Blues on a Sakura 12-string (with 6 strings, because I couldn't afford a whole set). One thing led to another, and I've since played Classic and Folk Rags, every regional pre-war blues style, Old-time string band tunes, Bluegrass, Appalachian ballads, Fiddle-tune flatpicking, Western Swing, Irish, Dixieland, Honky-tonk, Country, different Rock styles, Brazilian Choro, Old Standards, and I'm sure I've left a few out. At one time or another, I've played (professionally) electric guitar, acoustic guitar (fingerpicking, flatpicking, slide, open tunings, etc.), harpguitar, mandolin, clawhammer banjo, bluegrass banjo, tenor banjo, lap steel, cavaquinho, dobro, fiddle, bass guitar, lap dulcimer, and I sing, of course. I sometimes write in the styles I've played, but mostly, it ends up a mixture of all of them. I'm told that I'm a great guitar player, singer, performer, writer. I don't know about that, but I do as well as I can and hope that people enjoy it. So far, so good."

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Cocktails and Conversations - 5/10/2018
May
10
8:00 PM20:00

Cocktails and Conversations - 5/10/2018

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Admission is $10 and that includes appetizers and a drink raffle ticket. Tickets are first come, first served.  

Thursday, May 10th, meet us at Cocktails and Conversations, an open forum event talking everything love, relationships, business, politics etc etc etc. Hosted by Will Blake.
Hope to see you there!

All proceeds benefit Dreams Academy.

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The Summit Presents: Company Of Thieves "Peeled & Revealed Tour"
May
8
7:30 PM19:30

The Summit Presents: Company Of Thieves "Peeled & Revealed Tour"

COMPANY OF THIEVES

“PEELED & REVEALED TOUR”

With supporting act: Rob Clancy of the band Cold Roses

May 8 | Doors 7:00pm | Show 8pm

The Rialto Theatre

1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

General Admission: $15 (+$2 service charge)

VIP Ticket: $50 (+$2 service charge)

The VIP ticket will include a preshow M&G, Q&A with the band, autographed show poster, photo, and 2-3 song performance.

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Party for Matt: The Speedbumps / 02 Entertainment - 5/7/2018
May
7
2:30 PM14:30

Party for Matt: The Speedbumps / 02 Entertainment - 5/7/2018

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Come join us on Monday, May 7th at the Rialto Theater in support of Sam Kristoff's brother, Matt. Matt is a part of The Speedbumps family and has always been there without ever asking for anything in return. Now we want to be there for him. There will be a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $15. Doors are at 6pm. We hit at 7PM Our long time friend and tour manager Micah Manus will be spinning after us.

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Thrill Or Be Thrilled - 5/5/2018
May
5
8:00 PM20:00

Thrill Or Be Thrilled - 5/5/2018

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Thrill or be Thrilled is back, baby. 

Chad's coming and he's bringing the one friend he's made so far in Chicago, Alex Dragicevich. 

Come check out Thrill or be Thrilled: A nightmare stand-up/sketch/variety comedy show. It's the only show where you can watch a young man hump a cardboard cutout he had made of himself, and that's a fact. 

Featuring:
Alex Dragicevich
Bill Squire
and everybody's favorite - TBD!

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Swing Dance at The Rialto Theatre! - 5/2/2018
May
2
6:30 PM18:30

Swing Dance at The Rialto Theatre! - 5/2/2018

We are having a night of swing dancing on Wednesday, May 2nd starting at 7:30pm 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 6:30 to 7:30pm 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!

6:30-7:30 Swing Lesson ($5)

7:30pm Dance ($3)

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Shaun Peace Band/ Pistol Whip/ Stimpy's Revenge - 4/26/2018
Apr
26
7:30 PM19:30

Shaun Peace Band/ Pistol Whip/ Stimpy's Revenge - 4/26/2018

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The Shaun Peace Band has been sweeping the Nation since 2013 with over 750 shows performed across the USA. Their unique sound mixes the elements of Rock, Funk, Soul, Blues, REggae and Jazz. They have shared the stage with : Shinedown, Third Eye Blind, George Clinton and the P Funk, Lakeside, Keith Horne, J.j. Plasencio of 6 pence none the richer, Chico De Barge, Klymaxx, Phil French, and many more.  

Shaun was born in texas but raised in Virginia. His father was an accomplished guitarist and shaun's love for music flourished at an early age. After several bands and years of performing as a solo artist in Richmond, Virginia shaun formed what would be the beginning of the Shaun Peace Band. The band cut their Debut album "Finally Begin" at the Legendary Ardent studios in memphis, TN. The album created quite a buzz and the band set out on a 10 month USA Tour with over 200 shows performed in 36 states. Known for their amazing live shows and rigorous touring schedule, SPB has built a loyal following of listeners worldwide. you can find the band performing all over the usa, Europe and International festival circuit.

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Not Your Normal Art Show featuring Matt Buzek, Secure Shadows, Toxic Rose Creations - 4/25/2018
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Not Your Normal Art Show featuring Matt Buzek, Secure Shadows, Toxic Rose Creations - 4/25/2018

  RSVP to the Facebook event Page!   Not Your Normal Art Show featuring: Matt Buzek Secure Shadows Toxic Rose Creations  Live music by: Steve Trent (7pm) Logan Bruce (8:30pm)  The Rialto Theatre | 1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio April 25 | 6pm - 10pm  MATT BUZEK "I was raised in kenmore most of my life. My art is a combination of music and paint. Creating pieces that are fun, different and exciting."  TOXIS ROSE CREATIONS "I am a self taught artist residing in Stark County. My art is a combination of Imaginary alternate worlds, nightmares, abstract chaos and horror inspired altered treasures. Creating Beauty In Chaos with Outsider Art. " Instagram Toxicrose666 Facebook  www.facebook.com/toxicrosecreations666/   SECURE SHADOWS "I specialize in giving new life in death to animals through various art forms such as mummification, bone cleaning, wet specimens, and one of a kind art."  Let Nature Imitate What Nature Made  IG & FB: SecureShadows   

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Not Your Normal Art Show featuring:
Matt Buzek
Secure Shadows
Toxic Rose Creations

Live music by:
Steve Trent (7pm)
Logan Bruce (8:30pm)

The Rialto Theatre | 1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio
April 25 | 6pm - 10pm

MATT BUZEK
"I was raised in kenmore most of my life. My art is a combination of music and paint. Creating pieces that are fun, different and exciting."

TOXIS ROSE CREATIONS
"I am a self taught artist residing in Stark County. My art is a combination of Imaginary alternate worlds, nightmares, abstract chaos and horror inspired altered treasures. Creating Beauty In Chaos with Outsider Art. "
Instagram Toxicrose666
Facebook www.facebook.com/toxicrosecreations666/

SECURE SHADOWS
"I specialize in giving new life in death to animals through various art forms such as mummification, bone cleaning, wet specimens, and one of a kind art."

Let Nature Imitate What Nature Made

IG & FB: SecureShadows

 

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Freddy & Francine - 4/24/2018
Apr
24
7:30 PM19:30

Freddy & Francine - 4/24/2018

April 24 | Doors 7:30pm | Show 8pm

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Freddy & Francine is an Americana-Soul duo comprised of Bianca Caruso & Lee Ferris. With voices reminiscent of Aretha Franklin & Van Morrison, their songs blend Soul, R&B, Folk, and Americana with a modern, yet timeless appeal to all ages.  Based in Los Angeles, Ferris and Caruso met in the 40th Anniversary of a musical production of HAiR in LA in 2007.  As individuals, Caruso developed a comedy television show with ABC and Ferris racked up 500 performances as Carl Perkins in the Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet.  Freddy & Francine have released 2 EPs & 3 full length records since 2008.  Their latest, “Gung Ho” was produced by renowned producer Todd Sickafoose (Ani DiFranco, Andrew Bird, Anais Mitchell) and featured members of Ryan Adams, Rufus Wainwright, and Andrew Bird’s touring bands. 

“Ferris and Caruso have found their respective vocal soulmates, the kind of perfect harmonies that send a gripping shiver down the backbone of the listener” says The Deli Magazine.

No Depression says, “Freddy & Francine currently top my list.  There is definitely a palpable chemistry between these musicians, with their vocals blending like milk and honey.”

National audiences continue to be drawn to the duo as they “bring it all out on stage from a lullaby so sweet you’d swear a choir of angels were harmonizing just for you; to gut-busting, foot stomping tunes befitting a New Orleans gospel choir.“ - Flagstaff AZ Daily Sun

Freddy & Francine most recently performed at The 2017 Telluride Bluegrass Festival as well as Rocky Mountain Folks Fest as main stage performers.  They are recording a new EP in Nashville with producer Dan Knobler (Rodney Crowell, Roseanne Cash, Lake Street Dive) and plan to release it in 2018.

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Joy Ike Trio / The Labra Brothers - 4/20/2018
Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

Joy Ike Trio / The Labra Brothers - 4/20/2018

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April 20 | Doors 7:30pm | Show 8pm

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Polished and precise, yet buoyed with an airy grace, Joy Ike paints with a broad palette that defies easy categorization. Born to Nigerian immigrants, the singer/songwriter’s music, voice, and writing have drawn comparisons to female musicians such as Nina Simone, Laura Nyro, and Regina Spektor. But her percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals give homage to her African upbringing.

Leaving her career as a publicist in 2008, Joy has spent the last 10 years playing thousands of shows across the country. She has had the opportunity to share the stage and open for Cody Chestnut, Allen Toussaint, Butterfly Boucher, and Tyrone Wells to name a few. A write-up on NPR’s All Things Considered says “The depth of subjects she tackles in her poetic lyrics are perfectly complemented by a unique blend of neo-soul, with just the right dash of pop…a truly compelling act to watch in person, with the ability to create an intimate setting in locations big and small.”

Joined by upright bassist, Jason Rafalak, and percussionist, Ryan Socrates, Ike hits the road this Spring in support of her new album Bigger Than Your Box (April 2018). Written over a four-year period that included a relocation from the comparatively small Pittsburgh to the gritty, thrumming metropolis of Philadelphia, the record is joyously defiant, standing proud and wrapped in blasts of exotic color. It dares us to believe in ourselves, to knock down the walls of fear and doubt we build around ourselves. “This is an open-armed invitation to dive head first into the unseen”, says Ike. Bigger Than Your Box boldly explores what Ike often refers to as divine discontentment; the restless middle ground between what is and what ought to be. “The spiritual mystery of life and the ever-present Spirit of God that embraces us in our most helpless state.”

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Just Go With It Improv - 4/19/2018
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Just Go With It Improv - 4/19/2018

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April 19th | The Rialto Theatre | 1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

7pm - Doors
8pm - Performance from Just Go With It Improv
9pm - Workshop

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:
$8 - show only
$13 - 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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Belle Plaine & Blake Berglund / Thor Platter - 4/16/2018
Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

Belle Plaine & Blake Berglund / Thor Platter - 4/16/2018

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April 16th | Doors 7pm | Show 8pm

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Belle Plaine is a singer, a songwriter and an inventive musician who was raised on the Canadian prairies near the hamlet of Fosston, Saskatchewan – population: 54. The ingenuity, lonesome yearning and collaborative work ethic of country life have infiltrated her songwriting, her sound and her methods. Belle’s reverence for artists who defy categorization has led her to create a brand of roots music that combines vintage blues and swing tones of the 1940s with classic country styles made popular in the heyday of the Grand Ole Opry.

www.belleplainemusic.com

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Blake Berglund's fresh style of country music is unpredictable, intelligent, genuine, and a pleasant surprise, given his hard-rock/pseudo metal background. His grassroots approach has earned him a reputation as “the guy who sold 11,000 CDs door-to-door”. Raised in the Moose Mountains deep in Saskatchewan's south east corner, Berglund took his early childhood responsibilities of tending to 200 head of horses as all the education needed to base his music career around hard work and cultivating relationships.

www.blakeberglund.com

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Thor Platter

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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 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, affecting vocals – which have earned him numerous comparisons to Willie Nelson – are carried along freely by the accompaniment of rollicking banjo and harmonica. Fans of the classic ‘70s singer-songwriter genre will delight in Platter’s seamless transitions from toe-tapping jams to sweetly confident ballads throughout the set’s 10 tracks.

thorplatter.com

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Cocktails and Conversations - 4/12/2018
Apr
12
8:00 PM20:00

Cocktails and Conversations - 4/12/2018

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Welcome to Cocktails and Conversations featuring a cocktail hour with DJ T Mays at 7 PM and live entertainment at 8 PM. Some of Akron's finest ladies and gents all in the same room for stimulating cocktails, conversation, and networking. Appetizers by the Amour Company, cash bar, great atmosphere and fun. After the entertainment, stick around for line dancing, great music, open mic and karaoke with DJ T Mays! Come have a good time with great people and dressed to impress. Admission is $10 and that includes appetizers and a drink raffle ticket. Tickets are first come, first served.  

Thursday, April 12th, meet us at Cocktails and Conversations, an open forum event talking everything love, relationships, business, politics etc etc etc. Hosted by Will Blake.
Hope to see you there!

All proceeds benefit Dreams Academy.

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