Lock 3 Akron
200 S Main St, Akron, OH 44308 (330) 375-2877
Lock 3 is located next to the Akron Civic Theatre on Main street downtown and is Akron's home for summer and winter family-fun entertainment. Since it's opening in 2003, Lock 3 has hosted more than 2 million visitors. From May through September, Lock 3 features weekend concerts under the open skies, Akron's biggest festivals, a weekly farmers market, a large number of community events and hosts the City of Akron's official 4th of July fireworks display.website

Akron Symphony

92 N. Main Street Akron, OH 44308 (330) 535-8131

For more than 60 years, the Akron Symphony Orchestra has been a driving musical force throughout the Greater Akron area. Widely recognized for musical excellence and performance versatility, the Akron Symphony Orchestra is committed to enhancing the quality of life of our community through educational and musical excellence.website

Beachland Ballroom
15711 Waterloo Rd Cleveland, OH 44110-1659 (216) 383-1124

The Beachland Ballroom was built in 1950 as the Croatian Liberty Home, with the ballroom and tavern comprising the original structure. In 1976 the kitchen and back bar area were added. The Liberty Home was active on many social and political fronts and was a true Cleveland landmark before becoming Cleveland's most eclectic music club in the year 2000. website

Akron Civic Theatre

182 South Main Street Akron, OH 44308 (330) 253-2488

Long recognized among the community’s cultural landmarks, the Akron Civic Theatre has a rich and spectacular history.

It has provided the community with a venue for quality entertainment and live performances for over seventy years.

During that time, hundreds of thousands of people have been thrilled by various theatrical presentations, both on stage and on screen. website


1145 West Steels Corners Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223 (330) 920-8040

amphitheatre, located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The pavilion seats 5,700 people, with space for about 13,500 more on the lawn. It is the summer home of the Cleveland Orchestra, which performs its annual Blossom Festival there. The venue is also host to a full summer schedule of popular music acts and symphonic performances. website

Hugh A. Glauser School of Music

Kent State University Kent, OH 44242

The Center for the Performing Arts houses most of the facilities for the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music including classrooms, rehearsal halls, faculty studios, and administrative offices. The building also houses facilities such as the Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and Dance, E. Turner Stump Theatre, and the Wright-Curtis Theatre. University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall This facility houses the on-campus performances of our large ensembles and is located at 650 Hilltop Drive. website

Bar 145 100 East Erie Street, Suite 130 Kent, OH 44240 (330) 968-6201 website
Bar 145 is a gastro pub located in Kent, Ohio specializing in "Burgers, Bands, and Bourbon." Bar 145 offers live entertainment 4-6 nights per week ranging from acoustic to jazz groups to full bands (Thursday, Friday, Saturday). Our entertainment includes local bands such as Pop Rocks, Tricky Dick & The Cover Ups, and Tropidelic as well as bands from Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Florida. With many of Put-In-Bay's most popular bands such as Your Villain My Hero.

Kent Stage 175 East Main Street, Kent, Ohio 44240 (330) 677-5005  website
The Kent Stage was constructed in 1927 as a silent movie and vaudevillian theater and is the sole surviving downtown theater in the county. The Kent Stage is the host of approximately 150 concerts a year, the Kent Folk Festival, the Kent Blues Fest, Kent Reggae Fest, the Kent State Around Town Music Festival, film festivals and numerous plays.

Music Venues in and around Kent and Northeast Ohio
Nighttown 1

2387 Cedar Road

Cleveland Heights, OH 44106

(216) 795-0531


The March 22, 2002 opening of a renovated movie theater, now called The Kent Stage, marked a revival of activity and live music in downtown Kent. The Kent Stage, a 662 seat concert venue with exceptional acoustics, has been a harbinger of success and was out in front of the renaissance of Downtown Kent. Rock and Pop Stars to appear at the Kent Stage include: Todd Rundgren, Al Stewart, Rusted Root, Little Feat, Karla Bonoff, Jonathan Edwards, Brewer & Shipley, Josh Radin, India Aire, Lisa Marie Presley, Bo Bice, The Dunks, Amos Lee, Chad & Jeremy, Peter & Gordon, Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks, Commander Cody, Keller Williams, Medeski Martin & Wood, Brian Auger, Leon Russell, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Avett Brothers. Jesse Colin Young, Lisa Loeb, Michelle Shocked, Steve Forbert, Colin Hay, Martin Sexton, Donna The Buffalo, Cowboy Junkies, Ekoostik Hookah, BoomBox, Brandi Carlile and Richard Thompson.Tom Simpson, owner - Kent Stage

Cleveland Rock Hall Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard Cleveland, Ohio 44114 (East Ninth Street at Lake Erie)

Museum Offices: 216-781-ROCK (7625)

Membership Information: 216-515-1939

Group Sales/Reservations: 216-515-1228

Facility Rentals: 216-515-8420website

G.A.R Hall - Voices in the Valley

1785 Main St (Route 303) Peninsula, Ohio 44264 (330) 657-2528

The Peninsula Foundation supports the Arts Community by presenting Voices in the Valley, a showcase of traditional roots music. So kick back, relax and join us for a night of music in the Historic G.A.R. Hall. Beer and Wine availablewebsite

Stone Tavern 110 East Main Street Kent, OH 44240 (330) 677-7320 website

This bar features a rotating art show, live music, live comedy, and DJ's spinning vinyl.

Water Street Tavern 132 S. Water Street, Kent, Ohio 44240 (330) 677-0700 website
Water Street Tavern in Kent is the premier venue in Kent and beyond for food, drink, and fun! Featuring a rooftop patio, a private party room, 20 HDTV’s, a stage with free live music 3 times a week, and great food from Mr. Zub’s, Water Street Tavern has something for everyone.

Showcasing Kent, Ohio and the surrounding Northeastern Ohio Region.

5000 Euclid Ave # 1 Cleveland, OH 44103-3749 (216) 881-2221


4962 State Route 43

Kent, OH 44240-6438

(330) 678-9667


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51 East Market Street
Akron, OH 44306

Venice Cafe 100 East Erie Street, Suite 130 Kent, OH 44240 (330) 968-6201website
The Venice Cafe on the corner of Erie and Franklin is one of the original and most iconic bars in the  storied city of Kent, Ohio. Since 1941, generations of residents, students and visitors have enjoyed the Venice Cafe for its authentic ambiance, great drinks, delicious food and more. Its noir-ish mahogany atmosphere and hued Italian murals have provided a unique backdrop for many a fun night out with friends and family.