Kent Blues Fest returns to downtown Kent venues on Saturday

The Numbers Band, Kent and Akron’s legendary experimental blues/rock band, will play the Venice Café in Kent in the course of the Kent Blues Competition from 8:30-11:30pm.

Music followers from throughout Northeast Ohio shall be singing, dancing and extra as the thirteenth annual Kent Blues Fest takes place on Saturday at venues throughout Kent.

The favored competition will provide free dwell music by greater than 30 acts at greater than 20 areas within the metropolis of Kent, together with eating places, bars, bookstores and out of doors parks.

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Patrons can get pleasure from all kinds of blues and roots music, together with old-school and modern blues from veterans and newcomers, soulful and danceable R&B, hovering vocals, nation blues, basic harmonica tunes, basic rock blues, and naturally, guitars galore.

Franke Starr with Natalie Stamper will perform during the Kent Blues Festival They will play at North Water Brewing Co. from 7 to 10 p.m.

Franke Starr with Natalie Stamper will carry out in the course of the Kent Blues Competition They may play at North Water Brewing Co. from 7 to 10 p.m.

“This 12 months the blues fest is an all-day affair,” stated spokesman Bob Burford. “It begins at 12:30 p.m. and goes until midnight.”

Featured performers embrace:

  • Blues harp grasp Wallace Coleman, identified for his a few years with Robert Lockwood Jr, and extensively thought to be a postwar Chicago Blues premier torchbearer, acknowledged for his soulful, rich-toned and modern harmonica sound.

  • The Numbers Band, Akron/Kent’s legendary experimental blues rock band

  • Acclaimed Cleveland veteran bluesman Bob Frank will make his competition debut.

  • The Eric Clapton tribute band Evolution options hits from The Yardbirds, The Blues Breakers, Cream, Blind Religion, Derek & the Dominos and Clapton’s solo profession.

“We’re thrilled to be marking the thirteenth anniversary of this occasion, because of the help of the Kent and Northeast Ohio group, and the town,” stated Mike Beder of the Crooked River Arts Council, which produces the competition. “The Kent Blues Fest is our flagship occasion, and it’s the most important music competition held right here. And, as at all times, it’s all free, thank to our beneficiant sponsors.”

The entire schedule, artist bios, a venue map and far more are on the blues competition’s web site.

This text initially appeared on File-Courier: Kent Blues Fest comes again to varied metropolis venues on Saturday

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