Open mics for the week of July 24

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The week of July 24 brings us 12 different choices for our open mic entertainment. No 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 on Sunday with the open mic at the Outpost at 4962 state Route 43 in Brimfield. The R & D Duo are back to be your hosts  and will start at 2 p.m. and go until 6 p.m. Come out and enjoy the party/picnic atmosphere with the outdoor stage.

Head to downtown Kent on Sunday 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 (comedians get 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 p.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, head to downtown Ravenna at the Tavern 1888 (105 W. Main St.) with guest hosts the R & D Duo. Come early and get a good seat and don’t miss any of the fun. The open mic starts at 7 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.

Also on Tuesday, come on out to the Wolf Creek Tavern located at 3044 Wadsworth Rd in Norton. Join your hosts Blue Moondog for a night of open mic and an open acoustic jam later in the evening. The fun starts at 7 p.m. and goes until whenever.

On Wednesday travel to 524 W. Tuscarawas in Barberton for the open mic at Block 7 with your hosts Hudson Run. Open mic starts at 7 p.m.

Also on Wednesday, a new open mic is starting up in downtown Ravenna with Miss Frankie as your host. Please visit the West Main St. Winery, Brewery & Cider House located at 234 W. Main St., Ravenna. This fun starts a little earlier at 6 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, at 584 W. Tuscarawas St. in Barberton is open mic night at the Kave Coffee Bar. This open mic 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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