Showcasing Kent, Ohio and the surrounding Northeastern Ohio Region.
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aroundKent Magazine is a community driven magazine containing relevant information about Kent, Ohio and the surrounding area including all of Northeast Ohio. Our main focus is on art, music, food and the great local restaurants that prepare it, family and the amazing organizations that make up Northeast Ohio. Most of the content is written by local professionals so it's both accurate and updated regularly. Our goal is simple... to showcase the amazing people, places and things in and around Kent, Ohio.

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"The city of Kent, Ohio has long been known as a gathering place for musicians and music lovers.

In the 1940s, the night club and dance pavilion at Brady Lake brought in famous big bands. But it was in the 1960s, when Joe Shannon opened The Fifth Quarter, and shortly following that, The Deck and The Townhouse Lounge, that Kent became a musical hotbed. Walter’s Café, The Kove, JBs, Mother’s Junction, Water Street Saloon, The Dome and many other clubs served as a magnet, bringing people into Kent for quality local performers and national touring acts.


Kent’s entertainment scene has certainly continued to change with the times, but the city has remained a destination for music lovers of all kinds. Today many restaurants and clubs regularly feature live music. The city of Kent has been known as a destination for musicians and music fans for decades, and that rich history continues today.


Venues such JBs, Water Street Tavern, Mugs Brew Pub, Ohio Guitar Shop, Brewhouse, Zephyr Pub, and, of course, The Kent Stage, offer live music regularly. The newly opened Bar 145, part of the town’s recent renewal, is committed to presenting live music as part of its mission. Kent State University’s School of Music on campus brings in talent from all over the world." Deborah Frazier

Kent and Northeast Ohio have always been a relevant part of music history. Music festivals, live music and great venues around Kent are keeping the tradition strong.