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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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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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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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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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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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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Andrew Leahey & The Homestead w/ Tyler Smilo - 5/9/2018
May
9
7:30 PM19:30

Andrew Leahey & The Homestead w/ Tyler Smilo - 5/9/2018

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ANDREW LEAHEY

Andrew Leahey & the Homestead make music for city highways and open horizons, for pop fans and roots rockers, for the heart as well as the heartland.

They're an American rock & roll band, bypassing the sub-genres and trends that come and go every decade and, instead, focusing on the anthemic, guitar-driven sound that's been blasting out of car stereos at 65 mile per hour ever since God created FM radio. Written in the wake of an emergency brain surgery operation that nearly wiped out Leahey's hearing, "Skyline in Central Time" is the band's collective rallying cry, an album that funnels desperation and gratitude and heartbreak -- as well as a lot of guitar solos -- into eleven tracks produced by Wilco co-founder Ken Coomer. Here's to second chances.


TYLER SMILO

Born in the heartland of America and raised by the road, Tyler Smilo effectively captures the human condition, with soulful purpose; one chord at a time. Honing his craft in damn near every juke-joint and gin mill up and down the coast- Tyler conveys his message of life and love with razor-sharp timing and tone that will surely cut deep to the core of the soul. With an award winning sound as well as an ever growing catalog of both solo and collaborative efforts, Tyler and his band (Smilo & The Ghost) boast an impressive body of work, including four studio albums, features in national publications, appearances on television, and radio... yet his passion remains on the stage, a true song and dance man at heart; Smilo can be found regularly touring as a professional musician- either on his own, with his band, or alongside various national acts.

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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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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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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 succesful 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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Demos Papadimas / Radio Lark / Spy Convention - 6/30/2018
Jun
30
7:30 PM19:30

Demos Papadimas / Radio Lark / Spy Convention - 6/30/2018

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June 30 | Doors 7:30pm | 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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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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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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Swing Dance at The Rialto Theatre! - 4/18/2018
Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

Swing Dance at The Rialto Theatre! - 4/18/2018

***MAJOR AWARD FOR APRIL 18th ONLY***
If you attend April 18th's swing dance, you will receive free admission to another swing dance at The Rialto Theatre! We hold dances every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.

We are having a night of swing dancing on Wednesday, April 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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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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The Summit Presents: Christopher Paul Stelling - 4/6/2018
Apr
6
8:00 PM20:00

The Summit Presents: Christopher Paul Stelling - 4/6/2018

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There is a fearless quality to the music of Christopher Paul Stelling. A voice that sounds both old and young, an effortless yet intricate finger-picking guitar style and lyrics that are both dramatic, and intensely confessional. It’s a sound that channels the restless spirit of a young man who left home to travel the country, haunting and impassioned songs formed by endless nights alone on stage with a guitar, playing to packed houses, other times to nearly empty rooms. Stelling estimates that he’s played over four hundred shows in just the past three years. It places him within a longstanding tradition that serves to nurture ones character and art.

“It takes a lot of work to stay on the road,” he says. “You learn to rely on your songs as a sort of resting place amidst all of the unfamiliarity. You fill your head full of places, and sounds, and ideas — and it all comes spilling out. When the things around you change constantly, you change too. And the things that stay the same become who you are. It’s nurtured my songwriting, knowing that the inspiration is all around you. If you aren’t seeing it, then look harder, and if you still don’t see it, then turn the corner, and if you still don’t see it then look at things differently, because it’s right there in front of you.”

After self-releasing his debut album Songs of Praise and Scorn in February 2012 and his second, False Cities, in May 2013, CPS has toured the US and Europe relentlessly, averaging over 150 live performances per year. Singing his songs with a pure uninhibited delivery, Stelling has become known for the intensity and passion put into his live performances. Owing as much to the bards and troubadours of times long since past as to his contemporaries, Stelling’s ever developing commitment to his craft is obvious.

His ANTI Records debut, 2015’s Labor Against Waste received near unanimous praise and excellent reviews. Upon release of the record, he played nearly 40 European dates and then embarked on a mammoth 200+ date North American tour (which kicked off with a performance [and marriage proposal on stage!] at Newport Folk Fest) that took him to nearly every state in the lower 48, lasted close to 18 months, and included an extended tour opening for Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals. CPS’s second ANTI record, Itinerant Arias, made it’s appearance on May 5th, 2017. The album found the finger picking virtuoso backed by a cadre of friends and musicians, lending a rollicking energy to a record inspired by traveling through and observing an undeniably tumultuous world.

2018 finds him in his comfort zone – writing new material and touring the world. Catch him when he’s in your area. You’ll be glad you did.

 

BRIAN PATRICK

Brian’s Music is an amalgamation of many years and many influences. Having grown up in the Rust Belt in a family with deep Appalachian roots, and spending nearly half his life living in the South, his music resonates with echoes from both sides of the Mason Dixon line. Equally at home playing lead guitar in a rock n’ roll bar band and picking a haunting acoustic ballad, his music has a voice that is both universal and genuine. As a songwriter, Brian really came into his own during his years living in Virginia. Surrounded by great songwriters, he honed his craft as lyricist, composer, and arranger. With the formation of his own group, the Brian Patrick Band, his music was catapulted into the public where they’ve been a staple in the Central Virginia music scene ever since. Brian’s songwriting has received multiple accolades over the years including first place in the Rapunzel’s Songwriter Contest for his song “Beaujolais”. After 15 years living in or around Charlottesville Virginia, Brian has returned to his homeland of NE Ohio and he’s poised and ready to bring the sounds and songs he’s been cultivating to ears of Ohioans young and old. Check out the Brian Patrick Band record “Beneath the Tree” and look out for some Brian Patrick live performances near you. Also, stay tuned for a new record from the Brian Patrick Band.

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The Crane Wives w/ Tom Evanchuck - 4/5/2018
Apr
5
7:30 PM19:30

The Crane Wives w/ Tom Evanchuck - 4/5/2018

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The Crane Wives w/ Tom Evanchuck

Thursday, April 5th | Doors 7:30pm | Show 8pm

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THE CRANE WIVES

In Japanese folklore, the crane wife is a bird disguised as a woman who spins fine silks from her own feathers, until her identity is discovered. The Crane Wives spin fine songs from whole cloth, and you will never want the melodies to leave your head. From murky origins in Chinese restaurants, high school ska bands, and dorm room jam sessions, the band came together in 2010 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and immediately began gathering a following with intricate melodies, sister-harmonies, and compelling songcraft.  Initially part of the indie folk boom, their sound has grown and broadened with each new recording till categorization becomes difficult:  rock, pop, folk?  Just call it really good music.  Audiences and critics agree:  seven "Jammie" awards from influential radio station WYCE in '11, '12, '16 and '17;  winner of Best Folk/Country song from international competition ArtPrize for "Easier" in '12; and selection as one of ten "Entries We Loved" from the renowned NPR Tiny Desk Contest for "High Horse" in '17.  Kate Pillsbury:  guitars, vocals, a twinkle in her eye that tells you she sees through your BS but chooses to be amused by it.  Emilee Petersmark:  guitars, banjo, vocals, boots that will stamp out injustice wherever it may lurk.  Ben Zito:  bass, occasional howls, secret production weapon.  Dan Rickabus:  drums, harmony vocals, engineering, relentless and frankly exhausting levels of positivity.  Four albums released to date:  "Safe Ship, Harbored" (2011), "The Fool In Her Wedding Gown" (2012), "Coyote Stories" (2015), and "Foxlore" (2016), plus a series of new singles in 2017, all available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, Bandcamp, CDBaby, and hell, even Myspace.  If you want to hear about love, life, fear, hope, pain, and the occasional natural disaster, this band, and these songs, are for you.

http://www.thecranewives.com


TOM EVANCHUCK

Tom Evanchuck has been playing music since a child. Presently, whether it's him on an acoustic or with his band The Old Money, he turns heads. He belts like a midwestern Otis Redding and croons on guitar like a hybrid Neil Young Leadbelly student. That is the the charm in Tom Evanchuck, he is truly talented and never forgets to cite his sources. Pays credit to the greats while respectfully finding his own voice in the broad and vast American music sound. Now with The Old Money, his voice cuts through a blend of blues, soul and americana rock created by his unique guitar style, Patrick Jenkins' tasteful baselines and Anthony Evanchuck's heartbeat drumming.

http://www.tomevanchuck.com

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Coopertheband/ Fields and Planes/ The Outside Voices - 3/28/2018
Mar
28
7:30 PM19:30

Coopertheband/ Fields and Planes/ The Outside Voices - 3/28/2018

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Doors 7:30pm
Music starting at 8pm

Coopertheband
Fields and Planes
The Outside Voices

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Coopertheband (all one word) is a bramily (band/friends/family) composed of six massive music nerds with minds to rhyme and twelve hot feet. Centered in Jackson, TN, the band has found success nationally, featured on networks like HBO, ESPN, and TruTV as well as the hit show “Without a Trace.” Coopertheband is also hugely plugged into the local music scene and often finds itself on podcasts, regional television shows, and the occasional old-fashioned newspaper article. To date, Coopertheband has released three albums - Venture (2010), Kings EP (2012), and most recently, Kingdoms (2017) - now available everywhere.

Fields & Planes was spawned in early spring of 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. They had been friends since their college days and decided to take things to the next level after they graduated. Their unique sound relies heavily on the back and forth co-lead singing of Paul Valdiviez and Fran Litterski. If your'e a fan of Feist, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, St. Vincent, Death Cab for Cutie, Imogen Heap, or bands of the like, then you'll love Fields & Planes sound. A majority of there songs are driven by catchy melodies and vocal harmonies that, on the surface, hint at a pop aesthetic. However, don't be deceived by the sugar coating, their songs often take unexpected turns, leaving you wondering where you'll end up in the end. Fields and Planes debut album "a place inside your mind" was released November 2013. Recorded by Jay Alton at Sonic Lounge in Grove City Ohio, "a place inside your mind" features 10 tracks. The album showcases their detailed chamber pop textures and range of style. On the whole it comes off as indie rock, but a closer listen reveals hints of traditonal country, afro-pop, and folk. The second album "Deeper Than Before" was released April 5, 2015. Co-produced and recorded by Jay Alton, it is their longest work yet and is teeming with beautiful and "intimate sounds that seem inches away from your ear" - (OSU weekly).

The Outside Voices are a five-piece American rock band from Northeast Ohio. Formed in 2016, the band has quickly established themselves as a force to be reckoned with among local and regional touring circuits. Rooted in Kent, OH – a town known for harboring the early playing careers of Joe Walsh, Dan Auerbach, and Patrick Sweany – The Outside Voices stay true to the area’s rustbelt rock reputation through a catalog of cleverly-crafted songs and charismatic live performances. 2017 brought the release of the band’s full-length debut “Hound Dogs” – recorded at Amish Electric Chair Studios in Athens, OH. The 10-song album is both evocative and hook-filled, with “… a pinch of the Ryan Adams / Whiskeytown influence that touches the heart of this new generation of troubadours (Cleveland.com).” The Outside Voices released their 4-song follow up, "Big, Big EP" in January 2018. Each song uniquely different from the next, the group made a concerted effort to branch out creatively from their previous release, introducing elements of pop, grunge, and psychadelia to their '70s inspired sound.

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Smoldering - A Sultry Burlesque Revue! - 3/23/2018
Mar
23
to Mar 24

Smoldering - A Sultry Burlesque Revue! - 3/23/2018

Introducing the newest chapter of the world-renowned Velvet Hearts! - 

The Cleveland Velvet Hearts ! 

This sophisticated band of provocateurs has something very special in store for you. 

We present to you a plethora of delectable artists, each with an array of talents guaranteed to tickle your fancy.

Come celebrate our grand premier! 

Sure to be a tantalizing spectacle you won't want to miss!

Featuring The Velvet Hearts! 

Our Special Guests:
Oshean Fire
Sylvette
Lakota Shekhar

and our host for the evening, Pony Girl of the Rubber City Bombshells.

Drinks Specials!
Dance Party!
Burlesque!

Doors 9pm
Show 10pm
Tickets - $10 Presale / $15 Door
21+

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Just With It Improv - 3/22/2018
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Just With It Improv - 3/22/2018

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

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!

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.

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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Swing Dance at The Rialto Theatre! - 3/21/2018
Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

Swing Dance at The Rialto Theatre! - 3/21/2018

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We are having a night of swing dancing on Wednesday, March 21st 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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Evolution - Eric Clapton Tribute
Mar
17
7:00 PM19:00

Evolution - Eric Clapton Tribute

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CLAPTON TRIBUTE EVOLUTION

It is our deepest desire to pay homage to Mr. Eric Clapton. Through the years, Clapton has been a major blues influence and icon who inspired artist and Cleveland Rock & Roll HOF Honoree Christopher Wintrip, guitar prodigy Klayton Krumm, music veterans Dan Porter, Warren Henry and drummer/vocalist Scott Grewell.    

 Beginning with the 60's & 70's with Eric's first International band The Yardbirds, John Mayall & The Blues Breakers, Cream, Blind Faith, The Derek & The Dominos, Eric's solo career through  the 80's & 90's to his current release, A Tribute to J.J.Cale "The Breeze," this Tribute show is filled with high energy, entertainment, historical facts, intriguing vocals and stellar guitar work! The audience will feel compelled to sing along with hits like "Bell Bottom Blues" and "Layla" as well as others and we encourage participation. Join us on an incredible historic music journey and the “Full Eric Clapton Experience!”

Doors 7pm; Show 8pm

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Swing Dance at The Rialto Theatre! - 3/7/2018
Mar
7
6:30 PM18:30

Swing Dance at The Rialto Theatre! - 3/7/2018

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We are having a night of swing dancing on Wednesday, March 7th 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!

This lesson will be led by Kara Cook!

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

7:30pm Dance ($3)

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Free Water Ent. presents: March Mashup - 3/3/2018
Mar
3
8:00 PM20:00

Free Water Ent. presents: March Mashup - 3/3/2018

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MARCH MASHUP - March 3rd - 8pm

Hip-Hop and R&B Show
Come vibe out with us
18 Artists Lineup
Acts from Kent, Akron, Cleveland, Toledo, and Lorain.
Doors open at 8pm
$10 at the Door (Bring ID)
Must be 18 or older
First 20 attendees will get a free beer (if your 21+ of course)

Hosted by L-O-A-D of The Tomb Studio
Sponsored by: Matahachi, Plus 1 Hardware, & Zen Threadz

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Cocktails & Conversations - 3/1/2018
Mar
1
8:00 PM20:00

Cocktails & Conversations - 3/1/2018

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, March 1st, meet us at Cocktails and Conversations, an open forum event talking everything love, relationships, business, politics etc etc etc. Hosted by Ms. Leia Love!

Hope to see you there!

All proceeds benefit Dreams Academy!!

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91.3 The Summit Presents, The Wind + The Wave with the Rialto Theatre
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

91.3 The Summit Presents, The Wind + The Wave with the Rialto Theatre

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91.3 The Summit is sponsoring The Wind and The Wave at The Rialto Theatre with supporting acts Rachel PriceJesse Ruben, and Haley Johnsen Music. This is a Summit Member show open to the public at the discounted price of $9.13!

In 2014, The Wind and The Wave, a duo from Austin, TX, quietly released one of the best albums of the year. From The Wreckage glowed with a rootsy golden tone that encompassed everything from indie-folk, to alt-country to blues-rock to Southern psychedelia. Its creators, touring musician turned songwriter and producer Dwight Baker and singer-songwriter Patty Lynn, began making music together on a lark, never dreaming anything would come of it. Baker describes it as “kind of like what happens when two friends hold hands and jump in a freezing lake just to see what it feels like.” Thanks to the undeniable chemistry between the pair, the music took on a life of its own and The Wind and The Wave soon found themselves with a major-label record deal, embarking on U.S. headlining tours supporting From The Wreckage, having their songs appear in such TV shows as Grey’s Anatomy, and racking up millions of plays on Spotify and Apple Music. The band also earned itself a rabid following, with fans especially enamored of Lynn’s feisty vocals and brutally personal lyrics about challenging relationships with lovers and family members as well as her relationship with herself. “People really treasure that album,” Baker says. “We got tons of letters from people saying it saved their life. They’re people who are conflicted and searching and they connect with Patty’s lyrics more than anything.”

Currently you can hear, "Grand Canyon", and "With Your Two Hands" on The Summit, plus a brand new third album is coming this Spring!

http://thewindandthewave.com/
http://thesummit.fm/
https://www.therialtotheatre.com/

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Cory Grinder Band w/ supporting act Honeysuckle - 2/24/2018
Feb
24
8:00 PM20:00

Cory Grinder Band w/ supporting act Honeysuckle - 2/24/2018

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With a deep love for classic country music, The Cory Grinder Band writes original honky tonk tunes for those who love that old hillbilly sound. Cory, from Akron, Ohio leads the group playing rhythm guitar, fiddle, and singing with pedal steel/electric guitar player Stephen “Tebbs” Karney. Gluing the group together is veteran bass player, Jason Willis. Between them the members of the band have quite a bit of experience playing for local venues (House of Blues, Beachland Ballroom) and national programs (NPR’s “On Point,“ SXSW.) Their entertaining live performances are full of fun, upbeat songs and the silly antics of the band. Always trying to have a good time, it’s not unusual to see the group switching around instruments and bringing guests into the fold. The Cory Grinder Band are anticipating the release of their first album in early 2018.

Honeysuckle is a progressive folk act that blends older influences and traditional instrumentation with modern effects and inspiration. 
Comprised of Holly McGarry, Benjamin Burns, and Chris Bloniarz, the trio can frequently be found performing in the Boston area and surrounding cities in the Northeast, playing alongside bands like Boy & Bear, Shook Twins, John Craigie, Grey Season, and others. 
In 2015, Honeysuckle performed at Newport Folk Festival, was chosen as a Converse Rubber Tracks artist, and was nominated for Best Folk Artist of the Year, and Best Americana Artist of the Year at the annual Boston Music Awards. In 2016 the group played Lollapalooza festival on the Pepsi Stage as well as CMJ in New York City. 
As a recipient of Club Passim's Iguana Music Grant, Honeysuckle recently released a new full-length album on March 24th to a sold out audience at Club Passim. The band also has a previously released EP, "Arrows," as well as various live albums.

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Just Go With It Improv - 2/22/2018
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Just Go With It Improv - 2/22/2018

 7pm - Doors  8pm - Performance from Just Go With It Improv  9pm - Workshop  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!  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.   RSVP to the Facebook event page!    Tickets are available here!   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.    

7pm - Doors

8pm - Performance from Just Go With It Improv

9pm - Workshop

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!

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.

RSVP to the Facebook event page!

Tickets are available here!

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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Swing Dance at The Rialto Theatre! - 2/21/2018
Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

Swing Dance at The Rialto Theatre! - 2/21/2018

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We are having a night of swing dancing on Wednesday, February 21st 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!

This lesson will be led by Rachel Itsell and Mike Arteno!

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

7:30pm Dance ($3)

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The Real Soul Pleaser - 2/14/2018
Feb
14
8:00 PM20:00

The Real Soul Pleaser - 2/14/2018

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The Real Soul Pleaser is a high energy act that keeps people up and on the dance floor and has everyone singing along to each and every classic hit from James Brown. Christavus Dominic of CTD Entertainment Management states, "Not many people can pull off James Brown. Robert T has been studying James since the early 60's it's amazing to see his energy on stage. He truly brings a show that people can enjoy and escape the stresses of life for the night- or just get out to have fun."

Doors will open at 7:30pm and appetizers will be provided.

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Long Time Gone Afternoon Concert - 2/10/2018
Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

Long Time Gone Afternoon Concert - 2/10/2018

Join us at The Rialto Theatre for an afternoon concert of Long Time Gone!

More than a tribute band, LONG TIME GONE is a celebration of the music of four incredible artists - David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young - from the early days of Buffalo Springfield, The Hollies, and The Byrds, through CSN and CSNY, and on into their later solo careers. From the precision and subtleties of the vocal harmonies, to the signature guitar work,  to the drive of the rockin’ band, you will experience the passion and tenderness of the songs that are the sound and feel of an era in American music that we we'll never know again. It is a band that will truly satisfy any audience whether they are diehard fans or have just been newly introduced to the magic of LONG TIME GONE.

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Art Bomb Brigade Flannel Fest  RESCHEDULED FOR 2/9/2018
Feb
9
to Feb 10

Art Bomb Brigade Flannel Fest RESCHEDULED FOR 2/9/2018

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Art Bomb Brigade Flannel Fest  RESCHEDULED FOR 2/9/2018

Join Art Bomb Brigade for a night of bluegrass, beers and a bitchin’ good time at their 1st ever FLANNEL FEST fundraiser!  Doors open at 8pm with a sing along led by the Rubber City Ukes!  Cash bar open until 1am. Live music is sponsored by The Devil Strip. All proceeds raised at this event will go towards large equipment and gear needed to make our murals!

Music Lineup:

Rubber City Ukes

Cave Twins

David Mayfield Parade

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Cocktails & Conversations - 2/8/2018
Feb
8
8:00 PM20:00

Cocktails & Conversations - 2/8/2018

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, February 8th, meet us at Cocktails and Conversations, an open forum event talking everything love, relationships, business, politics etc etc etc. Hosted by Ms. Leia Love!

Hope to see you there!

All proceeds benefit Dreams Academy!!

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Kenmore Imagineer Art Opening + Awards - 2/8/2018
Feb
8
5:00 PM17:00

Kenmore Imagineer Art Opening + Awards - 2/8/2018

Celebrate our creative community's vision for Kenmore Boulevard at the free Kenmore Imagineer art opening and award ceremony. All entries will be on display, with light snacks, refreshments, and an open bar.

Winners will be announced and can receive their prizes immediately if in attendance. 

Art submissions will be accepted through January 31, 2018.

For more information and to get involved, please visit www.ARTxLOVE.com/blog/imagineer

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