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.

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.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in several listening rooms and small theaters in and around the Kent area. Local vineyards and restaurants and cafes in the area sometimes host nationally touring musicians as well.

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

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

October 7
G.A.R. Hall (GAR Hall) (Listening Room)
Peninsula, OH
October 8
G.A.R. Hall (GAR Hall) (Listening Room)
Peninsula, OH
October 12
The Winchester Music Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Lakewood, OH
October 14
The Oriole Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Berea, OH
October 18
Beachland Ballroom and Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Cleveland, OH
October 18
Music Box Supper Club (Listening Room)
Cleveland, OH
October 19
Music Box Supper Club (Listening Room)
Cleveland, OH
October 20
Beachland Ballroom and Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Cleveland, OH
October 27
Flat Iron Cafe (Bar/Nightclub)
Cleveland, OH
October 27
Filia Cellars (Vineyard)
Wadsworth, OH
November 9
Beachland Ballroom and Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Cleveland, OH
November 11
The Kent Stage (Small Theater)
Kent, OH
November 12
Honky Tonk House Concerts (House Concert)
Streetsboro, OH
November 16
The Mile Twelve lineup offers five of the most promising young musicians in bluegrass: David Benedict (mandolin), Catherine “BB” Bowness (banjo), Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Evan Murphy (guitar, lead vocals), and Nate Sabat (bass, lead vocals).
G.A.R. Hall (GAR Hall) (Listening Room)
Peninsula, OH
November 17
G.A.R. Hall (GAR Hall) (Listening Room)
Peninsula, OH
November 17
The FolkRockDiva is a musical polyglot who glides easily between folk, roots, country soul, gospel, and jazz.
G.A.R. Hall (GAR Hall) (Listening Room)
Peninsula, OH
December 3
The Winchester Music Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Lakewood, OH
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Kent, Ohio

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

78th Street Studios (Cleveland)
G.A.R. Hall (GAR Hall) (Peninsula)
Jenk's Building (Cuyahoga Falls)
Music Box Supper Club (Cleveland)
Negative Space (Cleveland)
Rialto Theatre (Akron)
The Soap Gallery (Youngstown)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

St Andrew Sanctuary Concert Series (Mentor)

Vineyards & Breweries

750ml Wines - Brecksville (Brecksville)
Filia Cellars (Wadsworth)
Gervasi Vineyard (Canton)
Sarah's Vineyard (Cuyahoga Falls)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Beachland Ballroom and Tavern (Cleveland)
Berea Depot (Berea)
Eastland Inn (Berea)
El Patron Tequileria & Cuisine (Akron)
Market District Portage Crossing (Cuyahoga Falls)
Market District Strongsville (Strongsville)
Muggswigz Coffee and Tea (Canton)
Mustard Seed Market & Cafe (Akron)
Rocky's Pizza (Parma)
The Oriole Cafe (Berea)
The Winchester Music Tavern (Lakewood)
Tozzi's on 12th (Canton)

Small Theaters

The Kent Stage (Kent)

Outdoor Music Series

Frostville Market (North Olmsted)
Eton Chagrin Boulevard Beats (Woodmere)
Medina Farmers Market (Medina)

Bars & Nightclubs

Flat Iron Cafe (Cleveland)
Jilly's Music Room (Akron)
Musica (Akron)
The Buzzbin Art and Music Shop (Canton)