Open mics for the week of July 3

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The week of July 3 brings us 10 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 on Sunday with the open mic at the Outpost at 4962 state Route 43 in Brimfield. This open mic is hosted by the R & D Duo and will start at 2 p.m. and go until 5:30 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 (comedy is allowed minutes and music is allowed three songs). There will be plenty of food and drink is available. It’s 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 Tuesday, travel a little bit to the 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, is the monthly open mic at the Kent Lanes on 1524 S. Water St. Come on out and say hi to your hosts Jake and Jeff.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.

On Wednesday travel to 3609 Houston Rd. in Norton. for the open mic at Houston Pub with your host Vince Paparella. Open mic is from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. and then an open acoustic jam goes until 11 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 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, check out 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.

Finally on Friday, July 8, we have the open mic hosted by Alex Jackson at the Last Exit Bookstore located in Downtown Kent at 124 E. Main St.

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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