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Friday, August 17, 2018

What You Need to Know About Saturday's PorchRokr Fest in Akron

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 9:40 AM

Akron's own Red Rose Panic headlines this year's Porchrokr. - COURTESY OF RED ROSE PANIC
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  • Akron's own Red Rose Panic headlines this year's Porchrokr.
Pulling in more than 130 musicians and artists to Akron's Highland Square, PorchRokr Music and Art Festival returns Saturday to make music venues out of area businesses, green spaces and, of course, residents' own front lawns.

The event's opening ceremony kicks off at 10:15 a.m. with the volunteer-made PorchRokr Guitar Orchestra and concludes with Akron's own Red Rose Panic on the main stage at 8 p.m. In between, music lovers can walk to as many performances as possible, checking out talent from all over Northeast Ohio and beyond. The event also includes a beer garden, a kid's zone and even a karaoke porch.

While the festival's exact location rotates every year, this year's event is taking over the streets between South Highland Ave., Belvedere Way and the south side of Market Street.

A silent disco dance party heats up at Mustard Seed Market & Cafe at 9 p.m. following the event. Headphone rentals are $5.

Find the whole schedule and event map right here.

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