When: Fri., July 15 2016
Northeast Ohio features a thriving blues scene that includes old and young players from a wide range of backgrounds. You can sample some of the best artists at the eighth annual Kent Blues Festival, which takes place at 21 different venues in downtown Kent. The lineup includes acts such as Wallace Coleman, Armstrong Bearcat Band, Memphis Cradle, Iris Isadora, The Juke Hounds, 15-60-75 (The Numbers Band), Austin Walkin’ Cane, Gaetano Letizia and the Underworld Blues Band, Good Moan’n String Band, John Patrick and the Outside Voices, the Zydeco Kings Duo, the Bluestones and Adelaide Brooks. Admission is free. Find a schedule on the website. (Niesel) kentbluesfest.com.