Seeing live music can be a transcendent mind-body experience, akin to getting a tattoo underwater or making out during an eclipse. Transcend boredom with today's Groupon: a ticket to a select upcoming concert at The Kent Stage. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get a ticket to The English Beat and Bad Manners on Saturday, August 14, at 8 p.m. (a $25 value). The English Beat and Bad Manners are British ska bands that helped launch the 2 Tone ska revival of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Lively brass sounds will swim down your ear canal while your limbs swing to the rhythm and your hair hops through your hat.
- For $10, you get a ticket to the YOSO concert on Thursday, August 19, at 8 p.m. (a $22 value). The certifiable super-group YOSO combines the brilliant vocal stylings of TOTO front man Bobby Kimball with the creative rock power of Tony Kaye and Billy Sherwood of YES. They will make their Ohio debut on The Kent Stage, piping melodic rock sound waves directly into the open arms and ears of the electrified crowd.
- For $10, you get a ticket to see Cadillac Sky on Friday, August 20, at 8 p.m. (a $20 value). This year, funky bluegrass band Cadillac Sky released their third full-length album, entitled Letters in the Deep. The sounds of plucky banjo, wailing fiddle, and pounding guitar will reverberate around the hallowed halls of your fleshoskeleton, causing your spleen to start the foxtrot and your liver to pick up that Faulkner novel it put down years ago.
- For $10, you get a ticket to The Numbers Band 40th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, August 21, at 8 p.m. (a $20 value). The Numbers Band is a 1970s blues-rock band homegrown in Kent. The band is commemorating its 40th year of terrific tunes and jovial jams.
- For $9, you get a ticket to the Dala concert on Saturday, September 11, at 8 p.m. (an $18 value). The Dala girls, who hail from Canada, were featured in a recent PBS special titled "Girls from the North Country". They bring a sweet blend of acoustic folk and pop harmonies south to America's breadbasket from America's northern breadhat.
- For $10, you get a ticket to the Michelle Shocked American Idle Tour on Sunday, September 26, at 8 p.m. (a $20 value). Michelle Shocked has been belting out politically charged folk tunes across America for more than 23 years. She describes herself as "the most sophisticated hillbilly you’ll ever meet.”
The Kent Stage, which is housed in a building constructed in 1927 for the Flannigan and Steele Theater, is the only remaining vintage downtown theater in Portage County. The venue is operated by the Western Reserve Folk Arts Association, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to supporting traditional music and arts through education, concerts, festivals, outreach programs, and workshops. This staff of friendly music enthusiasts is committed to providing a place for music lovers to mingle, appreciate the auditory arts, and get funky.
- It’s a great cultural and entertainment asset that really does separate Kent from most of the small downtowns in our area — and it’s when you have something that others don’t that gives you a great chance to be a destination. – daver, Kent360.com
- There is not a bad seat in the house...We are so glad to have a place like The Kent Stage to go see concerts. – Nick P., CityVoter
- Intimate stage and great sound make this a winner. The list of great musicians who have played here in a mile long. – JJividen, CityVoter
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