Open mics for the week of Aug. 14

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The week of Aug. 14 brings us 10 different choices for our open mic entertainment. It doesn’t matter where you live in the Summit/Portage County area there is an open mic that you can attend. Come out and play or listen to this unique part of the area music scene.

We start off the week in downtown Kent on Sunday, Aug. 14 at the Euro Gyro found at 107 S. Depeyster St. The Host is Nick Fleming. The action starts at 8 p.m. This open mic is for stand-up comedy and music (comedy gets seven minutes and music is allowed three songs). There will be plenty of food and drink is available. Always a great night of music and laughs.

Also on Sunday, we have an open mic at the Bailey Road Tavern. Jesse Kisner aka Hobo Jesco is the host. They have food and drink specials, patio seating and a very chill vibe. The address is 2920 Bailey Rd, Cuyahoga Falls. This open mic starts at 9 p.m. for all the night owls out there and will go until 2:30 a.m. 

On Monday, for our Akron musicians, we have the open mic at the Matinee (812 W. Market St.) with your host Vince Paparella.  This open mic will start at 7 p.m.  

On Tuesday, also in Akron (1947 W. Market St.) head to the open mic night at the Mercedes Tavern hosted by John Markovich. This event begins at 7 p.m. with signups at 6:30 p.m. Great atmosphere with good music and friends to meet or make.

On Wednesday travel to 3069 Houston Rd. in Norton for the open mic at the Houston Pub with your host Vince Paparalla. Open mic starts at 7 p.m.

Also on Wednesday, come on out to West Main St. Winery, Brewery & Cider House at 234 W. Main St. in downtown Ravenna. Miss Frankie is your host. This fun starts a little earlier here at 6 p.m.

Another Wednesday offering is at the historic Jilly’s  at 111 N. Main St. in Akron.  Please join Jen Mauer and Mike Lenz for their open mic starting at 7 p.m.

Finally on Wednesday come on down to historic downtown Kent at the Venice Cafe for an open mic with your host BC Hudson.  The open mic starts at 7 p.m.

On Thursday, at the Divine Restaurant found at 2752 Hudson Dr., Cuyahoga Falls is an open mic hosted by Landon Kearns. The fun starts at 8 p.m. Food, spirits and music are all available. Please check this one out.

Also on Thursday, head to 584 W. Tuscarawas St. in Barberton for open mic night at the Kave Coffee Bar, where it is youth and novice friendly. Your hosts are Christopher Haught and Hansen Risley. The open mic starts at 6:30 p.m. and goes until 8:30 p.m.

Please join our Facebook group, Portage/Summit County Area Open Mics for all the upcoming Open
Mics in the area.

Jeff Gambone
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