Swing Dance - 1/16/2019
Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

Swing Dance - 1/16/2019

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Swing dancing on Wednesday, January 16th starting at 8pm for $3. For those who do not know how to swing dance, have no fear! For only $5, we are offering an hour lesson from 7-8pm so you can learn a few moves before the night begins. Also, you do not need to bring a dance partner to participate in the lesson, so there are no excuses. This is a great way to get out, meet new people, get a little exercise, and have fun all at the same time!

7-8pm Swing Lesson  ($5)

8pm Dance ($3)

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Lee Gantt - 1/18/2019
Jan
18
7:30 PM19:30

Lee Gantt - 1/18/2019

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Lee Gantt in Akron at The Rialto Theatre
1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio
Friday, January 18th.
Doors 7:30. Show 8pm.

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Born and raised in the heart of the midwest, Lee Gantt is a singer/songwriter from Columbus, Ohio. Growing up just 10 miles from one of the largest universities in the country, Lee cut his teeth playing in clubs while attending college at Ohio State University. The unique blend of old-style country lyrics and new-school country melodies are hallmarks of the Lee Gantt sound. Gritty, heartfelt lyrics with powerful driving melodies help to fortify the deep connection Lee has with his fans.
Lee developed his style from a variety of influences including Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Eric Church, and Conway Twitty, but primarily credits Kenny Chesney for inspiring him to become the writer and performer he is today. “The way Kenny can tell a story and describe a scene you can almost close your eyes and imagine yourself there in that moment,” says Gantt. Chesney inspired him to become a writer and performer who can not only invoke emotion but help the listener to cope with the harsh realities of life, love, and coming of age.
For the past 7 years, Lee has been touring across the country, performing in over 25 states and opening for some of the biggest names in country music, such as Chris Young, Dustin Lynch, Thompson Square, Phil Vassar, Love & Theft, Neal McCoy, Colt Ford, Easton Corbin and many more.
Lee is also a regular member of the Nashville songwriting community and splits time between Columbus and Nashville. Lee has garnered the reputation of being one of the most devoted and hard-working independent artists in the business, playing nearly 150 shows per year and tirelessly working to build his already strong fan base of “Gantt Bandits” across the country.

http://leeganttofficial.com

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Chely Wright - 1/23/2019
Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

Chely Wright - 1/23/2019

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Chely Wright at The Rialto Theatre

1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

Wednesday, January 23rd

Doors 7pm. Show 8pm.

Pre-sale Tickets: $25 / Tickets at the door: $30

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The opening chords of the first track, “Inside,” on award-winning, singer-songwriter, author, and activist Chely Wright’s new record, I AM THE RAIN, are direct, purposeful, and intense – a sound that defines the brilliant album. After more than five years away from the spotlight, and through a heroic personal and creative journey, Wright has returned with the release of a long anticipated new CD. And as she begins to sing the lyrics of “Inside,” her confidence, intelligence, and poetic ambition quickly come into focus.

When it came time to record her new album, Chely knew it was going to be different from everything she had done in the past. Scheduled for release on September 9th, Wright and multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning producer/artist Joe Henry (Allen Toussaint, Bonnie Raitt, Carolina Chocolate Drops) approached the work as a new beginning. Her recent songs were coming from a place of total openness and spoke to the kind of self-discovery that changes lives.

Putting her talents as a singer-songwriter to the fore-front, the beginnings of which can be seen with producer Rodney Crowell on her 2010 record LIFTED OFF THE GROUND, becomes fully formed on I AM THE RAIN. Crowell actually pointed Chely to Henry and he quickly became a vital influence and contributor to I AM THE RAIN. “Joe’s a visionary,” Wright says. “He taught me to understand that a great deal of making music is intention, and then to trust those intentions all the way. As terrifying as it could be expressing some of these feelings, those have become my best moments. That let me reach for my best self and trust what I found when I did that; and to not be afraid about being imperfect. Instead, just be able to let go.”

On her new album, Wright finally realizes all those dreams of making music that comes from her deepest soul. She has arrived, and we are among the lucky beneficiaries.

Her 2010 Random House memoir, LIKE ME, describes a life of dizzying heights as well as terrifying lows. The truth is told, no matter how painful it might be. As the artist wrote about her coming out as a lesbian, she also struggled with facing all the trauma and inner turmoil she had been through.

Getting there for Wright has been a lifelong journey. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, she grew up in a musical family in the small town of Wellsville, Kansas. The young Wright starting singing professionally at age 11, and by her senior year of high school was working as performing musician at the Ozark Jubilee, a country music show in Branson, Missouri. After graduating, the young Kansan went directly to Nashville as part of the music production at Opryland USA theme park. Wright landed her first label deal in 1993 with Mercury/Polygram and immediately started getting serious attention in country music circles. In 1995, she was named Top New Female Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music, then scored her first Top 40 country hit in 1997 with “Shut Up and Drive,” from her third album LET ME IN. Two years later, Wright’s fourth album SINGLE WHITE FEMALE produced several hit singles, including the chart-topping Number 1 title track and her first gold album certification. In 2000, Wright and artist Brad Paisley co-wrote the duet “Hard to Be a Husband, Hard to Be a Wife,” performing it at the Grand Ole Opry’s 75th anniversary gala. There were other career highlights in the next few years, including a nomination for The Horizon Award Vocal Event of the Year at the annual Country Music Association Awards, Top Female Vocalist at the Academy of Country Music Association, a Top 4 debut for her 2001 album NEVER LOVE YOU ENOUGH, and being named to People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” list that same year.

Clearly the promising new singer had become an established national star, but like most careers, there would also be detours ahead. She left her major record label in 2003, and then the next year signed with a new independent label. Her single, “Bumper of My SUV” became a hit with country radio and led to a new affiliation Dualtone Records. Wright’s sixth album, THE METROPOLITAN HOTEL became a Number 7 hit on the Top Independent Albums chart, followed by Vanguard Records’ release LIFTED OFF THE GROUND in 2010, the same year as publication of her self-penned memoir, LIKE ME.

Wright approached the writing process for I AM THE RAIN with a new found hope and excitement that a musical and lyrical expression unique to her alone was in her reach. “I spent time in the hospital room with my mother while she was dying,” Wright says. “I’d recently written ‘At the Heart of Me,’ and as my mom listened to the demo of that song, it became clear to me that it was time to start a new record.”

The range of songs on I AM THE RAIN reflect a view into an entire lifetime. The first song recorded for the album, “See Me Home,” set the stage for the rest of the songs to come. “That song became the rudder of the whole album, feeling like the saying, ‘A rising tide lifts all ships.’ Except in this case it was the rest of the songs.” The lyrics remain the centerpiece of the album:

“Take my hand
Walk me through the valley
I’ll fear not, with the sun to warm my face
There we’ll stand
In the light of all that shall be
Knowing home has never been a place”

Wright quickly understood this was one of the most moving revelations of the album. It came over her like a wave. “The recordings became a life lesson,” she says. “Something dramatic started happening as the album was unfolding. It required me to just take a seat and absorb these amazing musicians in the room. It was then that I could acknowledge that something was being sprinkled in the atmosphere and it made me able to just trust.”

Part of the power that Henry brought to the album included drummer Jay Bellerose, bassist David Piltch, guitarists Adam Levy and Mark Goldenberg, keyboardist Patrick Warren, saxophonist Levon Henry, and engineer Ryan Freeland. It was in this circle of players and people that Wright realized she had to change how she related to what was being created. “I needed to get really quiet as we made the album. And I needed to recognize all those special moments in the day as they were happening. Several times during the sessions I felt a warmth wash over me as we were working. I had never experienced anything quite like it before.”

In working on the songs that would become I AM THE RAIN, Chely discovered a way to shape not just the life she was hoping to live but also to see all the things that had brought her to this place. “Sometimes the past becomes a stalker, demanding to be acknowledged. And other times it can be a savior, where all the lessons learned are a gateway to the future,” she says.

Nowhere is this more apparent than the song “Next to Me:”
“If the world starts comin’ at me
And my armor rattles loose
If my compass starts to spinnin’
Tell me can I count on you?
To say you’ll stay next to me
Even on the darkest days we’ll ever know
Just stay next to me
Next to me forever please don’t go”

As Wright’s new strength was gathering, she was able to look at her past and not fidget or flinch. Each new recording session offered insights and continued aspiration. “At the Heart of Me” became one of her new mantras:

“Our faith is a well and deep down I can tell
I’m as thirsty as a mortal can be
Silence abounds and is ringing through town
Like a bell swinging high over me
But it won’t matter now
It couldn’t change what I see
If a thousand miles lay between us today
You’re still at the heart of me”

In speaking about the musical and emotional breakthrough of I AM THE RAIN, it is quickly clear that Chely could not have come to this place without writing her honest and telling memoir LIKE ME, where she speaks so openly of a life sometimes lived in the shadows, and the price that demanded. “Something became free in me when that happened. That process of freedom led to a new way of living. Before the book my object in life was to stay concealed, and I tended to write that way. But now I can write from the inside out, and it completely changes what I can do. I was no longer afraid.”

I AM THE RAIN is a new beginning, but one that is built on the bedrock work of a musical survivor. Milestones achieved include working with Joe Henry, writing with him, Edie Carey and Rodney Crowell, singing with Crowell, Emmylou Harris and the Milk Carton Kids, recording a Bob Dylan song (“Tomorrow is a Long Time”): the list continues. Asked to sum up this hugely significant step in her life, Wright doesn’t hesitate. “I believe I’ve given birth to a beautiful new baby and I would like people who see my baby to think it’s beautiful too. That’s how much this new music means to me. I am so very lucky it all came true.”

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

Swing Dance - 2/6/2019

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

7-8pm Swing Lesson  ($5)

8pm Dance ($3)

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Wild Outside Entertainment presents: Ty Bri - 2/15/2019
Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

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

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

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

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

Swing Dance - 3/6/2019

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

7-8pm Swing Lesson  ($5)

8pm Dance ($3)

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

Amy LaVere - 3/11/2019

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Amy LaVere in Akron at The Rialto Theatre

Monday, March 11th

Doors 7:30pm. Show 8pm.

Online Tickets $8 / Tickets at the Door $12

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

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

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

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

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

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

Swing Dance - 3/20/2019

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

7-8pm Swing Lesson  ($5)

8pm Dance ($3)

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

Lowland Hum - 3/28/2019

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Lowland Hum at The Rialto Theatre

1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

Thursday, March 28th.

Doors. 7:30pm. Show 8pm.

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Lowland Hum is wife and husband team Lauren and Daniel Goans. Together they invite their listeners to share in the space of vulnerable intimacy they have formed over years of steady collaboration. In the live setting, the duo offers an immersive experience of thoughtful songcraft interspersed with audience interaction and extemporaneous songs about the day's happenings. Their recordings take listeners on a journey through relatable, imagistic poetry exploring themes of memory, longing, confession and identity, and drawing attention to often unnoticed resonances of the everyday. 

Daniel and Lauren are a prolific, two-person creative factory basing their operation in Charlottesville, Virginia. They write, arrange and produce all of their own music, and have honed a cohesive design aesthetic to match the hushed simplicity of their sound. 

The duo's beginning starts with Daniel, a songwriter, performer and producer from North Carolina. Daniel and Lauren’s creative worlds first collided one hot, Greensboro summer in 2010 when Daniel asked Lauren to design the album art for a solo record he was working on. Having once heard Lauren singing to herself at a party, he eventually coaxed her into singing some harmonies on that same album. This was Lauren's first experience with recording. Previously, her performance experience consisted of her middle and high school chorus classes, which, in her own words, provided her with a strong connection to melody and harmony in a context that was well-suited to her shy disposition. 

Initially, Lauren performed with Daniel, singing harmonies on songs he had written, but within a year or so, the two began cowriting and arranging virtually all of the material together. Lowland Hum formed officially in 2012, a few months after the two were married and their collaboration deepened. In the years following the release of their critically acclaimed debut Native Air (2013), the duo has tirelessly toured the country, spending more time on the road than at home. In 2014 they followed up their debut with Four Sisters, a conceptual EP and video series, and then, in 2015, they released their eponymous sophomore full-length album, garnering a slew of praise, including an NPR First Listen. Lowland Hum has performed in diverse settings all over the country ranging from folk festivals, art museums and theaters to living rooms and gardens. During their time off the road, Daniel produces albums for other bands. 

Lauren's background in visual art asserts itself in the duo's collaboration significantly. She has created all of the band's artwork and design as well as several transportable installation pieces that served as additions to the band’s live performances. She is also responsible for an impressive collection of music videos often using found footage from public domain archives. Over the years, Lauren has designed five editions of handmade lyric books that the duo passes out to audiences so they can read along and interact more deeply with the lyrical content of their songs if they so choose. 

Lowland Hum's songs have been described as poetic and evocative, and their arrangements minimal, hushed and dynamic. They continue to attract a growing body of listeners around the world. Daniel and Lauren spent the summer of 2016 creating their third full-length album in a friend's attic. The album, Thin, came out on February 10, 2017, and is their "deepest collaboration to date" according to the band. They completed a nationwide headline tour, sharing the stage with the likes of Josh Ritter, Jesca Hoop and Penny and Sparrow along the way. After playing a handful of festivals last summer, the band embarked on a nationwide tour supporting Penny and Sparrow followed directly by a five week European tour. 

In the first months of 2018, Lowland Hum toured the US supporting The Oh Hellos and released a compilation EP of recordings from the first two years of the bands existence. Between tours in the summer and fall, the band will complete the recording of their fifth full length LP, to be released in early 2019.

lowlandhum.com

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

Peter Mulvey - 4/25/2019

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Peter Mulvey in Akron at The Rialto Theatre

1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

Thursday, April 25th

Doors 7:30. Show 8pm.

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

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Swing Dance - 1/2/2019
Jan
2
7:00 PM19:00

Swing Dance - 1/2/2019

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Swing dancing on Wednesday, January 2nd starting at 8pm for $3. For those who do not know how to swing dance, have no fear! For only $5, we are offering an hour lesson from 7-8pm so you can learn a few moves before the night begins. Also, you do not need to bring a dance partner to participate in the lesson, so there are no excuses. This is a great way to get out, meet new people, get a little exercise, and have fun all at the same time!

7-8pm Swing Lesson  ($5)

8pm Dance ($3)

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Long Time Gone Holiday Party - 12/29/2018
Dec
29
2:00 PM14:00

Long Time Gone Holiday Party - 12/29/2018

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Long Time Gone Holiday Party
at The Rialto Theatre
Saturday, December 29th 2018
Doors 2pm. Show 3-5pm.

Come spend a delightful afternoon on the last Saturday of the holidays and be part of the 2nd annual Holiday Party with LONG TIME GONE.

Hear the music of David Crosby, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, and Neil Young.

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Ebenezer's Christmas Carol with KGHS Madrigals - 12/22/2018
Dec
22
1:00 PM13:00

Ebenezer's Christmas Carol with KGHS Madrigals - 12/22/2018

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KenMore Kreative Youth Theater will be sharing a fun version of Ebenezer's Christmas Carol for families of all ages. KMKYT will be sharing the stage this year with Kenmore Garfield High School Madrigals who will be performing Holiday songs. Tickets include both performances. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for a family pack (up to 6 people) Kids 3 and under are FREE.

The Rialto Theatre

1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

Saturday, December 22nd

3 performances! 11am, 1pm, 3pm

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Comedy Night w/ Just Go With It Improv - 12/20/2018
Dec
20
7:00 PM19:00

Comedy Night w/ Just Go With It Improv - 12/20/2018

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December 20 | The Rialto Theatre | 1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

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

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

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

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

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

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Swing Night (Lesson + Dance) - 12/19/2018
Dec
19
7:00 PM19:00

Swing Night (Lesson + Dance) - 12/19/2018

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Swing dance on Wednesday, December 19th starting at 8pm for $3. For those who do not know how to swing dance, have no fear! For only $5, we are offering an hour lesson from 7-8pm so you can learn a few moves before the night begins. Also, you do not need to bring a dance partner to participate in the lesson, so there are no excuses. This is a great way to get out, meet new people, get a little exercise, and have fun all at the same time!

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

8pm Dance ($3)

Lesson + Dance ($8)

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Charleston Dance Lessons - 12/9/2018
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

Charleston Dance Lessons - 12/9/2018

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Charleston Dance Lessons with Rachel Itsell
Sunday, December 9th from 3-5pm
in Akron at The Rialto Theatre

Learn the basic footwork, technique, movement, floor etiquette, and some great dance moves!

The first lesson is from 3-4pm. The second lesson is 4-5pm and will build off the first lesson. 

$20.00 for both lessons!

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Luau In December ft. Galen Clark, Alomar, Quitter, & more - 12/8/2018
Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

Luau In December ft. Galen Clark, Alomar, Quitter, & more - 12/8/2018

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It's cold, who cares, let party. Let's grill outside in coats, and listen to awesome music.

Featuring

Galen Clark
(From Maryland)
https://galenclark.bandcamp.com/releases

Alomar
https://alomar.bandcamp.com/

Quitter

+ More TBA

Free entry (under 21 $5) • Food & drink specials all night!

Donate to the touring act and come enjoy bad jokes and good times.

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Swing Night (Lesson + Dance) - 12/5/2018
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Swing Night (Lesson + Dance) - 12/5/2018

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

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

8pm Dance ($3)

Lesson + Dance ($8)

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Missile Toe & Rubber City Ukes Holiday Sing/Play-Along - 12/1/2018
Dec
1
2:30 PM14:30

Missile Toe & Rubber City Ukes Holiday Sing/Play-Along - 12/1/2018

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Round out your day on the Boulevard with a holiday sing-along like you've never experienced before: Bring your voice, ukele or other stringed instrument and join Rubber City Ukes as we strum and sing the songs of the season. Then, stick around for the word's greatest Christmas band Missile Toe at the 20th Annual Kenmore Holiday Celebration for a rock and roll holiday extravaganza!

Lyrics and chord sheets will be provided. No musical talent required. Free, all ages show.

Doors open at 2:30 p.m.
Show starts at 3 p.m.

Sponsored by the Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance and Kenmore Chamber of Commerce

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Ebenezer's Christmas Carol with KGHS Madrigals - 12/1/2018
Dec
1
11:00 AM11:00

Ebenezer's Christmas Carol with KGHS Madrigals - 12/1/2018

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KenMore Kreative Youth Theater will be sharing a fun version of Ebenezer's Christmas Carol for families of all ages. KMKYT will be sharing the stage this year with Kenmore Garfield High School Madrigals who will be performing Holiday songs. Tickets include both performances. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for a family pack (up to 6 people) Kids 3 and under are FREE.

The Rialto Theatre

1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

Saturday, December 1st

11am - 12:30pm

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Wild Outside Entertainment Presents: Rialto Rock Revival - 11/30/2018
Nov
30
to Dec 1

Wild Outside Entertainment Presents: Rialto Rock Revival - 11/30/2018

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Wild Outside Entertainment Presents:

Rialto Rock Revival

Friday, November 30th at The Rialto Theatre

7pm

Rialto Rock Revival is the biggest night of rock this year! Gear up for an amazing night full of live rock music and fun along with a special headlining performance by Billboard band Chin Up, Kid, as they will be stopping through as a part of their East Coast Weekend Run after hitting 1 million streams on Spotify. Doors open at 7pm. Sponsored by Wild Outside Entertainment Group.

Live music by: Chin Up, Kid (Indiana)
Supporting acts:
Morning In May (Ohio)
Until We Get Caught (New York)
Land of Panda (Ohio) 
White Oak Band (Ohio) 
More TBD...

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Sunshine Daydream - 11/17/2018
Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

Sunshine Daydream - 11/17/2018

Sunshine Daydream honors the music of the Grateful Dead.  Playing dead tunes from the best era!  Alfredo Guerrieri - Bass Fred Perez - Stable - Drums Chris Hanna - Keys Tom Prebish - Vocals / Guitar Thor Platter - Vocals / Guitar

Sunshine Daydream honors the music of the Grateful Dead. 
Playing dead tunes from the best era!

Alfredo Guerrieri - Bass
Fred Perez - Stable - Drums
Chris Hanna - Keys
Tom Prebish - Vocals / Guitar
Thor Platter - Vocals / Guitar

Sunshine Daydream at The Rialto Theatre

1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

Saturday, November 17th. 

Doors 7:30pm. Show 8pm.

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Funny Noizes Productions Presents: Pass The Gravy Comedy Show - 11/16/2018
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

Funny Noizes Productions Presents: Pass The Gravy Comedy Show - 11/16/2018

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Funny Noizes Productions in conjunction with Rubber City Sound Company are proud to Present "Pass The Gravy Comedy Show" on November 16, 2018 at the beautifully remodeled Rialto Theater in Kenmore/Akron Ohio. 

Tonight's sponsor is Rent-A-Center, located at 938 Kenmore Blvd Akron, OH 44314 330-745-7344. Whatever you need, they have it for you. Just call them!

Start off the Holidays with laughter ... and you'll find plenty of that with these comics. Headliners Michael Terry and Zach Petrovich travel from NYC to Akron to bring you their own unique comic style. Also tonight we have Feature Chris Ketler, Special Guest Luke Fegenbush and Introducing Amber Maeda.  

Co-Headliner Michael Terry is a comedian and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. He has performed on some of New York’s biggest stages, including Stand Up NY, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, Dangerfield’s and The Grisly Pear. Michael produces Brick Blanket Comedy, a monthly show in Brooklyn. Recently, Michael toured the country. His writing has appeared in ESPN, Vice and In These Times.

Co-Headliner Zach Petrovich is from Allentown, PA and he has been performing across America for 10 years. Zach started in stand up in 2012 in his home town and proceeded to branch out during his time at school in Pittsburgh at Point Park University's Conservatory of Performing Arts as an actor. Credits include Raw Dog Radio on Sirius XM. Zach will be featured on Amazon’s Comics Watching Comics Season 8. Zach has performed at Stand Up NY, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, and holds a residency at The Grisly Pear Comedy Club featured on HBO's Crashing Fu.

Feature tonight is FNP's own Chris Ketler ( aka The Bitter Dude ) Chris is quickly making a name for himself in Ohio, NYC , Chicago and other far reaching places were he's constantly working on his craft. He keeps himself busier by acting and is currently working on upcoming TV Series like "Below Average Joe" (filming has just wrapped and it shouldn't be long before we get a premiere date. Follow BAJ on Facebook at http://ow.ly/dVZ730lt9ae ) and "Mafia Ties" (soon to be available on Amazon Prime ... follow Mafia Ties for updates and showing schedule at http://ow.ly/KQBA30kSmlv ) as well as work in movies like "White Boy Rick" and "KOPPS". 

Special Guest Luke Fegenbush a finalist in the Funniest Person in Cincinnati Contest, he's been in the Brew Haha Comedy Festival for the past two years.

And Introducing Amber Maeda. Amber began her comedy career in Cleveland, OH however, not unlike pineapple, she's originally from Hawaii and most people believe she doesn't belong on pizza. Look out! She may be a rookie but her stories of her single Asian-dad upbringing, bizarre stoner thoughts and happy-go-lucky attitude make her a relatable, crowd favorite. Amber has already opened for big names like mid-west favorite Mary Santora, Ron Jeremy and Comedy Central’s Jessa Reed and Jeff Horste. Like an up and coming strip mall restaurant, Amber's comedy is Asian-fusion.

Last and never least is The Master of Ceremonies the man with the golden voice (& and golden hair) from WNIR radio Mr. Tom Cullison.

DATE: Friday November 16, 2018. 
TIME: Doors open at 7:30 pm with show starting at 8:00 pm.

TICKETS $15.00 at door.
Also available online: https://330tix.com/organizations/funny-noizes-productions

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Comedy Night - 11/15/2018
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Comedy Night - 11/15/2018

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November 15 | The Rialto Theatre | 1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

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

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

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

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

Get your tickets here!

RSVP to the Facebook event page!

***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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Adventurer / Portage / Syrah Lee - 11/12/2018
Nov
12
7:30 PM19:30

Adventurer / Portage / Syrah Lee - 11/12/2018

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Artery Global with Her House Creative bring you: 

Adventurer (Detroit MI post hardcore) is on tour in support of their latest album Sacred Grove out now on Blue Swan Records

Portage - Band (emo/math rock) 

Syrah Lee (progressive/electronic/experimental)

at The Rialto Theatre on November 12th 2018 
Doors 7:30pm. Show 8pm.

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All ages
$5 cover for under 21. 

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Hymn For Her - 11/6/2018
Nov
6
7:30 PM19:30

Hymn For Her - 11/6/2018

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Hymn For Her at The Rialto Theatre | 1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, Ohio

Tuesday, November 6th. Doors 7:30pm. Show 8pm. 

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Hymn for Her is an Americana Rock and Roll duo who has been touring the US & Overseas. Their latest album release, “Drive Til U Die” charted in the top 5 for Americana Releases on radio, and also in the top 5 for Blues. They are a bit of those two elements along with bluegrass, folk, and psychedelic rock and roll.

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Subtype Zero / Mercenary / Self Loathing / Hook / Blasphemous Blessings / Fall of Nox - 11/3/2018
Nov
3
to Nov 4

Subtype Zero / Mercenary / Self Loathing / Hook / Blasphemous Blessings / Fall of Nox - 11/3/2018

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Free Show (under 21 $5)

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Lineup Below:

• Subtype Zero 
Formally Cringe. Thrashy, head-bangable goodness with intense energy.
https://seeingredrecords.bandcamp.com/album/subtype-zero-the-astral-awakening

• Mercenary
Blackened hardcore from Clevo. https://mercenarycleveland.bandcamp.com/

• Self Loathing
Akron slam hardcore.
https://selfloathingdm.bandcamp.com/releases

• Hook
Riff driven Akron hardcore. 
https://hookhardcore.bandcamp.com/

• Blasphemous Blessing
Lousiville OH black metal
https://blasphemousblessings.bandcamp.com/

• Fall Of Nox
Grungy Ashtabula hardcore.
https://fallofnox.bandcamp.com/

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City Cop / Ghost Slime / White Oak & more - 11/2/2018
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

City Cop / Ghost Slime / White Oak & more - 11/2/2018

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Rocking out at the Rialto Theatre we will have the second Alternative Attic Showcase! We already have three great acts ready for you! 

Ghost Slime, https://ghostslime.bandcamp.com/?fbclid=IwAR11St87WtHcRYGOQz4hf7DXbMmtf9dmYiWfith0nB5DJkbFHYMcNr21_SY

City Cop
https://citycop.bandcamp.com/?fbclid=IwAR0ex4AOg4Jh0maatqxvcN-b-SYXBe-BQTOy4rCXUPCEQSZGKRrZzRfBYsM

White Oak
www.facebook.com/whiteoakakron

And More TBA! 

Be sure you guys show up for the second Alternative Attic Showcase! Just so you know we will be filming the event.

Entry $5 (under 21 $8)

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Piece Of Mind / Prowl / Low End / Cue Ball / Mettagov - 10/30/2018
Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

Piece Of Mind / Prowl / Low End / Cue Ball / Mettagov - 10/30/2018

Happy to be able to give a last minute stop to this tour in Akron on Tuesday the 30th at The Rialto Theatre.   Tour Includes   • Piece Of Mind  https://www.facebook.com/pieceofmindokhc/?ref=br_rs   • Prowl  https://www.facebook.com/Prowlmtl/   • Low End   https://www.facebook.com/LowEndMKE/   With Local Support From   • Cue Ball   https://www.facebook.com/cueball.rchc/   • Mettagov  https://www.facebook.com/MettaGov/?fref=gc&dti=332710083553625&hc_location=ufi    $5 doors at 6pm.   These bands all rip, are all hustling hard, and are some of the new up and comers in American Hardcore. You do not want to miss this one. Come out and party with us.   RSVP to the Facebook event page!

Happy to be able to give a last minute stop to this tour in Akron on Tuesday the 30th at The Rialto Theatre.

Tour Includes

• Piece Of Mind
https://www.facebook.com/pieceofmindokhc/?ref=br_rs

• Prowl
https://www.facebook.com/Prowlmtl/

• Low End
https://www.facebook.com/LowEndMKE/

With Local Support From

• Cue Ball
https://www.facebook.com/cueball.rchc/

• Mettagov
https://www.facebook.com/MettaGov/?fref=gc&dti=332710083553625&hc_location=ufi


$5 doors at 6pm.

These bands all rip, are all hustling hard, and are some of the new up and comers in American Hardcore. You do not want to miss this one. Come out and party with us.

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

Martin Furey - 10/27/2018

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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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Arc Iris w/ Sway Cherry Sway, ZOD1AC, Glass Womb - 10/24/2018
Oct
24
7:30 PM19:30

Arc Iris w/ Sway Cherry Sway, ZOD1AC, Glass Womb - 10/24/2018

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Arc Iris

w/ Sway Cherry Sway, ZOD1AC, & Glass Womb

Wednesday, October 24.  Doors 7:30pm. Show 8pm.

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This fall, Arc Iris releases Icon of Ego, its third groundbreaking album, as a trio that packs the heft of a far bigger band with fully realized sonic and visual intensity. Overcoming rebuffs and rejections, Arc Iris has become an unstoppable force out of necessity. On Icon of Ego, they deliver heavily and ask nothing in return.

The group’s two previous albums, Arc Iris and Moon Saloon, were both released to critical acclaim and fervent fan embrace. Originally formed in Providence, R.I., by singer-songwriter Jocie Adams who was coming off a term with The Low Anthem, the group initially embodied an eight-piece rock orchestra, creating innovative dynamics of rhythm and melody with a full color palette. Four years on, Arc Iris are just three musicians: lead vocalist Adams, keyboardist and sample artist Zach Tenorio-Miller, and drummer Ray Belli. They have crafted a vividly expressionistic new album that reflects both the group’s protean talents as well as its journey of survival.

Soon after its self-named 2014 debut on the ANTI- label, Arc Iris faced considerable adversity. Critical acclaim, tours with St. Vincent and Jeff Tweedy and festivals like Bonnaroo followed, all creating for Arc Iris the belief that they had beat the long music industry odds. However, the group lost its manager, followed by its booking agent, then was dropped from the label. Band members departed. Opportunities evaporated. Through it all, Adams, Tenorio-Miller and Belli worked with undiminished energy and reinvented themselves as a quartet, which included Robin Ryczek on cello. Within two years, Arc Iris self-released Moon Saloon, in the US while British independent record label Bella Union released the album in Europe. Soon after this release, Ryczek left to teach cello in Afghanistan, and the three remaining members once again set about adapting.

Arc Iris assembled its own promotions team and booked its own shows. Notable is what Arc Iris has achieved completely by itself: tours supporting Kimbra, Gene Ween, a complete re-imagination of Joni Mitchell’s Blue performed at Washington’s Kennedy Center, and a growing, international fan base that has remained dedicated throughout.

Icon of Ego finds a happy middle with a smaller label, a more focused support team, and a stronger, more experienced band. Recording at Providence’s Columbus Theater, home to silent movies and vaudeville during the 20s, the band has evolved into a concentrated pop-prog explosion, mixing styles with disparate elements that captivate and surprise.

In Icon of Ego, the band interrogates the notions of celebrity, fame, and idol worship. What makes an icon? How do people fall under the spell of a charismatic other (or entity?)? What is it like to be that icon? Adams’ poetic, nuanced lyrics provide both inquiry and insight. On “Dylan & Me” Adams sings “changing times / you could not have been / waiting to be remembered / a trophy in so many eyes / a Renoir for the great pretenders.”

The group has always embraced theatricality. Displaying an array of costumes, flare, and light rigs, enhanced by choreographed dance moves, an Arc Iris live performance is a proper spectacle that matches the group’s manifest musical abilities and talents. A whole new live experience accompanies the Icon of Ego performances.

With heavy synthesizer work by Tenorio and Adams, and seemingly impossible transitions executed effortlessly by Belli, the songs on Icon of Ego carry a thick, analog electronic sound that harks back to the 70s. Presiding over these are Adams’ powerful vocals that house the energy under pop forms.

Nowhere is this more evident than in “$GNMS,” a complete reinterpretation of “Money Gnomes,” the lead track on the first album. Where the original version carried a folksy looseness, with a banjo and brush drums, the new iteration goes total sci-fi. Any impish charm is wrung out and sculpted into Kraftwerkian logarithms. Plugged-in machines replace acoustic instruments, and the song’s renewal mirrors that adjustment. Witnessing “$GNMS” develop over the years is a rare window into the changing goals of a band, as these played out through the recordings.

Arc Iris is never more self-defined than when faced with difficulty. Icon of Ego is about Arc Iris overcoming adversity and ultimately coming out leaner, sharper, and more fully realized.

 

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Matt's First (Real) Thanksgiving - 10/23/2018
Oct
23
7:30 PM19:30

Matt's First (Real) Thanksgiving - 10/23/2018

Staged Reading of the Full Two-Act Version of Matt’s First (Real) Thanksgiving

Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:30 PM

Tickets are $5.00
(With a talk-back at the end of the performance for audience feedback)

The Rialto Theatre
1000 Kenmore Blvd
Akron, OH 44314
(Parking is in adjacent lots)

Matt is celebrating Thanksgiving with his family, but this year is extra special - he’s bringing his boyfriend to meet Mom and Dad! The trouble is that Matt isn’t all the way out yet ... Add in a quirky grandma, an unwanted ex, a zany aunt, and a sister with a secret of two of her own and you’ve got a family holiday celebration for the ages.

Written by Brandi Eaton
Directed by Brian Westerley

Starring (in order of appearance):

Tom Stephan as Calvin Quinn
Adrienne Jones as Becky Quinn
Brian Westerley as Matt Quinn
Nick Sobotka as Jason Myles
Rose Gabriele Foti as Elaine Quinn
Harriet DeVeto as Violet Murray
Mason Shuman as Deke Jordan
Sue Jeromson as Dahlia Madison

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