Live Acoustic Music Near Kent, Ohio

If you've never experienced hearing talented musicians perform in a small, intimate environment, you are in for a treat.

House concerts are a growing trend across the country, where people invite friends and neighbors into their homes for an up-close concert experience. And there are several house concerts being held in and around the Kent area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Several churches and non-profit community groups around Kent host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Local libraries also host free concerts that are open to the general public.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in and around the Kent area. Restaurants and cafes in the area sometimes also host nationally touring musicians.

Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

Jul 18, 2019
Playing at G.A.R. Hall (GAR Hall) (Listening Room)
Jul 19, 2019
Playing at Wilbert's (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
American Dreamer is a folk ensemble from Austin, TX. Their music is a lush sound they call ‘orchestral folk’, steeped in both folk and classical styles. Their fundamentally simple music unfolds into a multi-layered soundscape.
Jul 19, 2019
Playing at Front Porch Concert Series at Lakewood Public Library (Library)
Jul 19, 2019
Playing at Beachland Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at George's (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
In the mood for something very different? Pleasing yet not pacifying, intimate yet boldly stirring! The Two's are a truly unique experience.
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at The Harp (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 21, 2019
Playing at Wilbert's (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
In the mood for something very different? Pleasing yet not pacifying, intimate yet boldly stirring! The Two's are a truly unique experience.
Jul 23, 2019
Playing at Gervasi Vineyard (Vineyard/Brewery)
Aug 15, 2019
Playing at Beachland Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 20, 2019
Playing at Beachland Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 22, 2019
Playing at Beachland Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 16, 2019
Playing at The Soap Gallery (Listening Room)
Sep 19, 2019
Playing at Beachland Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 4, 2019
Playing at The Kent Stage (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Kent, OH

House Concerts

Honky Tonk House Concerts (Streetsboro)
Folknet Concert Series (Beachwood)
Weldon House Concerts (Litchfield)

Listening Rooms

Mountain Rose Concert Series (Kent)
Uncorked Wine Bar (Akron)
G.A.R. Hall (GAR Hall) (Peninsula)
Rialto Theatre (Akron)
Music Box Supper Club (Cleveland)
The Soap Gallery (Youngstown)
The Barn (Music on a Mission) (Avon Lake)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Cuyahoga River Concert Series (Kent)
Saint Francis Foundation (Mayfield Heights)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

George's (Canton)
Warren's Spirited Kitchen (Burton)
Wilbert's (Cleveland)
The Harp (Cleveland)
Beachland Tavern (Cleveland)

Vineyards & Breweries

Gervasi Vineyard (Canton)
Myrddin Winery (Berlin Center)
Blue Barn Winery (Wooster)
Harpersfield Winery (Geneva)

Libraries

Front Porch Concert Series at Lakewood Public Library (Lakewood)

Small Theaters

The Kent Stage (Kent)

Bars & Nightclubs

Brothers Lounge (Cleveland)