Open mics for the week of Aug. 7

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The week of Aug. 7 brings us 13 different choices for 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. 7 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 musicians get 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.  

Also on Monday, at the Tavern 1888 in beautiful downtown Ravenna (105 W. Main St.), enjoy the good food and drink and welcome guest host Carol Cain. The open mic begins at 7 p.m. with signups at 6:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, travel a little bit west to Akron (1947 W. Market St.) for 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.

Another Tuesday open mic is the acoustic open mic with Joyce and Hippy at 44 Sharp located at Berlin Lake (92 St. Rt. 14, N. Benton).  The open mic starts at 7 p.m.

Also on Tuesday, head to the G.A.R. Hall for their Blue Grass jam with your hosts Paul Kovac and David Mayfield. The jam starts at 7 p.m. and the address is 1785 Main St. in Peninsula.

Finally on Tuesday, if you are in the Norton area, please check out the Wolf Creek Tavern open mic with your hosts the Blue Moondogs. The fun starts at 7 p.m.

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 the open mic at West Main St. Winery, Brewery & Cider House with Miss Frankie as your host. This venue is located at 234 W. Main St, Ravenna. The fun starts a little earlier here at 6 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, at 584 W. Tuscarawas St. in Barberton. Head to the 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.

Ending the week on the Friday open mic at the Last Exit Bookstore (124 E. Main St.) located in downtown Kent.  This open mic starts at 8 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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