Kenmore First Fridays

Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance, Akron Civic Commons and the Rotary Club of Akron have just announced the return of Kenmore First Fridays to the historic Kenmore Boulevard business district in Akron. Things kick off today with live music from the honky-tonk group the Shootouts, an Akron band whose third album, Stampede, will be produced by 10-time Grammy winner Ray Benson. The Akronauts will also perform, and additional live music will be programmed by Akron Recording Company and the youth-based nonprofit First Glance’s hip-hop program. In addition, Oddmall’s Great Grassman Gathering will feature more than 40 purveyors of art, games, toys, comics, collectables, and all things odd, geeky, bizarre, imaginative, and wonderful. Oddmall’s presence in June marks the first in a series of market partners scheduled to appear each month.Kenmore First Fridays will take place every first Friday through Sept. 2. The free events will run from 6 to 9 p.m. and will feature live music, vendors, family activities, food trucks and an outdoor beer garden with a rotating cast of breweries that include HiHo Brewing Company, Lock 15 Brewing Company and Thirsty Dog Brewing Co.

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