Here’s the Schedule for the 10th Annual Kent Blues Fest

Kent offers a number of great music venues, and on Friday, July 13, downtown bars and clubs will host the 10th Annual Kent Blues Fest. Thirty acts will perform at 24 locations including restaurants, bars, bookstores and outdoor parks.

“We are excited and humbled to be marking the 10th anniversary of this event, thanks to the support of the Kent and Northeast Ohio community, and the city,” says Mike Beder of the Crooked River Arts Council in a press release announcing this year’s event. “The Kent Blues Fest is our flagship event, and it’s still the biggest. Plus, it’s all free, thank to our generous sponsors.”

Each year, the Crooked River Arts Council also produces the 'Round Town Music Festival, Kent BeatleFest and American Roots, Kent’s Americana, bluegrass and country music festival.

Here's the complete schedule, arranged by venue.

101 Bottles Of Beer On the Wall
8:30 to 10:30 p.m. — Dave Hammer

157 Lounge
7 to 9 p.m. — Breezy and the Sleeves

Acorn Alley
5:30 to 8 p.m. — Jake James and the Freight

Belleria
8 to 10 p.m. — BC Hudson & Daryl Rowland

Brewhouse Pub
8 to 11 p.m. — Wallace Coleman

Bricco
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Joe Leaman and Tony Spicer

Buffalo Wild Wings
7 to 10 p.m. — Backstreet Blues Band

Burnside Barbecue
8 to 10 p.m. — The Ohio Weather Band

Dan Smith Park Stage
6 to 8 p.m. — Mick Rogers Band

Dominick’s Pub
8 p.m. to 12 a.m. — The Juke Hounds

Franklin Hotel Bar
7 to 10 p.m. — Colin John

Hometown Bank Plaza
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Clapton Tribute: Evolution

Last Exit Books
4 to 6 p.m. — Pat Vaughan
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Dale Galgozy

Laziza
6 to 9 p.m. — Pernetti & Hill

The Loft
8 to 11 p.m. — Jon Mosey Trio

Newdle Bar
8 to 10 p.m. — Lazarus

The Pub
6 to 8 p.m. — Mike Lenz

Ray's Place
9 p.m. to 1 a.m. — Gaetano Letizia & The Underworld Blues Band

Taco Tonto's
5:30 to 7 p.m. — Cody Martin

Tree City Coffee & Pastry
6 to 8 p.m. — Roger Hoover
8:30 - 11 p.m. The Outside Voices

Treno Ristorante
6 to 9 p.m. — Nate Lupi

Venice Cafe
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — 15-60-75 (The Numbers Band)
10 p.m. to 1 a.m. — DenZon and the Road Dogz, featuring Joe Vitale

Water Street Tavern
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — The Zydeco Kings Duo
7 to 10 p.m. — The Bluestones (patio)
8 to 11 p.m. — Armstrong Bearcat Band

Zephyr Pub
6 to 8 p.m. — Ian Penter
8:30 to 11:30 p.m. — Jarred Goldweber and The Park Brothers

About The Author

Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected]
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