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Folk Music Calendar

Events in Northeast Ohio

1/2/2015 Texas Plant

Also: Hiram Rapid Stumblers. Friday Beachland Ballroom, 15711 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, (Americana) (Folk)

1/8/2015 Rachel Shortt & the Underwoods

Also: Boudreaux's Back Porch, The Luckey Ones. Thursday Beachland Ballroom, 15711 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, (Alternative Folk) (Americana) (Country/Blues)

1/10/2015 Blue Moon Soup

Also: Syrup, Terrain. Saturday Beachland Ballroom, 15711 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, (Bluegrass) (Folk/Rock) (Jazz/Folk)

1/13/2015 Brian Straw

Tuesday Beachland Ballroom, 15711 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, (Singer/Songwriter)

1/14/2015 Twin Forks

Wednesday Beachland Ballroom, 15711 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, (Americana)

1/16/2015 JP & The Chatfield Boys

Also: Johnny and the Apple Stompers. Friday Beachland Ballroom, 15711 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, (Bluegrass) (Country)

1/21/2015 Thor Platter Band

Also: Rebecca Wohlever. Wednesday Beachland Ballroom, 15711 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, (Folk) (Singer/Songwriter)

1/26/2015 The Bros. Landreth

Monday Beachland Ballroom, 15711 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, (Country/Folk)

3/21/2015 Montani Semper Liberi

Music & Arts Show Featuring: David Mayfield Parade, Birds of Chicago, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Corey Harris Band, Mo' Mojo, The Jakob's Ferry Stragglers, Dog and Gun, Mancini Arts Academy Jazz Ensemble. Saturday Glen Oak Little Theatre 195 Golden Bear Dr, New Cumberland, WV 26047, (Folk Festival)

Open Mic Night every Thursday @ 7pm at the Ohio Music Shop, 118 East Main Street, Kent, OH 44240, Phone: (330) 673-4700,

Open Mic Nightevery Monday 7pm at Northside Bar and Grill in Akron, 111 North Main Street, Akron, Ohio. 330-434-0611

Kent Old-Time Shindig 5 to 8pm free, first Sunday of every month takes place year round. The acoustic string band music of yesteryear comes alive at the Kent Shindig, an open jam for old-time music and dance, and includes lively Appalachian reels, as well as the occasional Irish tune, Civil War tune, etc.  All are welcome to play (bring an acoustic instrument), dance, and/or listen.
Europe Gyro-Pizza, 107 South Depeyster Street, Kent, Ohio. (330) 673-1352

Valley House Concert Series
Cuyahoga Valley National Park(CVNP) hosts a monthly house concert featuring former CVNP Artist-in-Residence Ed Caner who serves as both musician and host. The series, which occurs on the third Sunday of every month through May, will highlight local guest performers and different styles of music in the intimate setting of a restored bank barn, on the Hines Hill Campus.
Concerts start at 7:00 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $8 adults, $6 CVNPA members.
Advance sales are available by calling (330) 657-2909.
Seating is limited. Facility is not wheelchair accessible.
Hines Hill Conference Center is located at 1403 W. Hines Hill Road in Peninsula. This is approximately one mile east of Riverview Road.

Irish Dance Sets 8:00 - 10:00. on every Tuesday at the St. Clarence Church (30106 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted)

English Country Dance 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. on every Thursday at St. Christopher Church (7601 Old Mill Rd., near River Rd., Gates Mills)

Scottish Country Dance 8:00 - 10:00 every Friday at St. Ann School Gym (2160 Stillmas Rd. (Rt-306), Chagrin Falls)

Contra Dancing 6:30 p.m. Lesson Times for the following venues: Troy Community House. 7 p.m. Lesson Times for the following venues: Lakewood Masonic Temple, Valley College Grange, Greentown Community Park Bldg, and Boston Twp Schoolhouse. 7:30 p.m. Lessons for the following venues: Hales Gym, Wilder Main, Grace Lutheran Church and Chagrin Falls Township Hall.

Contra dancing is open to all and is family friendly. Learn the dance steps in minutes and then dance to the live music. A caller, working with a group of live musicians, guides dancers through a variety of dances. The musicians are world class, playing folk music. Paul Kovac Mandolin & Guitar Denny Jones Master Fiddle, Jen Mauer Bass & Accordion Joe Hunter Key boards, Will Craig Percussion & Sound Kenny Wilson Dance Caller. Tickets 17 & Under $8.00, Adults $10.00, Families $25.00. For further Information — Will Craig 216.316.0068. Or Jim Newell 440.247.5751

Kent Community Sing (a-long) presented by Cuyahoga River Concerts, First Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm at the UU Church of Kent, 228 Gougler Ave. Kent. Free but donations accepted.  Call 810-265-4007 for more inforation or go to

Peninsula Valley Foundation offers a concert series every Friday Night called Voices in the Valley. They also host an Open Mic every 3rd Thursday. For more information contact Peninsula Valley Foundation Special Events Coordinator/Community Outreach at or 330-760-0403


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