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Kent Rocks music festival back in town for the weekend

Skylar Edington, TV2's Reporter September 18, 2023

The Kent Rocks festival brings almost eight hours of rock and roll music across downtown. The lineup had more than 30 artists at over 20 venues. The festivities started at 3 p.m. and wrapped up around...

Ryan Santiago performing her song “BETTER” as Royal & the Serpent at WonderStruck in 2021.

OPINION: Royal & the Serpent’s music is perfect for any occasion

Rachel Chapuis, Opinion Writer February 3, 2023

In the summer of 2021, my best friend and I went to WonderStruck, a music festival in Kirtland, Ohio. We went to this festival because it was cheaper than other music festivals, and we knew some of the...

Runners take off as they start the “Run that Shall not be Named” 5k.

Wizardly Weekend returns to Kent for a magical festival

Colleen Burns, Reporter July 24, 2022

 the “Run that Shall not be Named”As if by magic, the city of Kent transformed into a Harry Potter fan’s paradise for their annual Wizardly Weekend July 22 and 23. The festival was created in 2016...

Kent State Stark campus hosted their annual Halloween event, Boo U.

Kent Stark hosts 10th annual Boo U fall festival

Allyson Nichols October 26, 2018

 Kent State Stark campus held its 10th annual Boo U fall festival on Thursday evening, marking a decade of fun family events for Halloween and the fall season.The festival held many different activities...

Homecoming International Celebration mixes worldly and new traditions

Madison Patterson October 6, 2018

Impromptu dancing, traditional foods and colorful displays filled the Student Center Ballroom on Friday night during Kent State’s fourth annual International Homecoming Celebration.Over 1,000 people...

Kent State graduate Scott Miesse performs with Lauren Odioso in his self-written play Abnormal at the Kent State Student Theatre Festival in 2015.

Students to perform, direct plays in annual theater festival

Jaret Shannon April 2, 2018

The annual Student Theatre Festival at Kent State will kick off April 13 at the Erdmann-Zucchero Black Box Theatre.This year, they will feature the productions “Now” and “Night Mother,” which will...

Hasu Patel, a performer from Baroda, India, plays the sitar during India Fest in Risman Plaza Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Patel, an internationally known sitarist, performed a specific style known as gayaki ang, which mimics the fluidity and range of the human voice.

Students embark on cultural journey at first-ever India Fest

Kassandra Kaczmarek September 21, 2017

Authentic Indian cuisine, music and performances filled Risman Plaza Thursday for Kent State’s India Fest.Hosted by the College of the Arts, the event is the fifth installment in the Fall Arts Festival...

Kent State Stark’s Spirit Fest hopes to bring campus community together

Natalie Meek September 7, 2017

Kent State's Stark campus held Spirit Fest Wednesday to kick off the new semester and welcome students back.Ashley Brightbill, Kent State Stark’s manager of student activities and services, expressed...

The Labra Brothers perform as part of Black Squirrel Radios concert stage at the Kentchella Festival. Live music, rock climbing, a silent disco, artwork and fashion shows were featured at Kentchella in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center on Friday, March 10, 2017.

Students share and discover art at first Kentchella

Madeline Crandall March 11, 2017

The first annual Kentchella Music and Arts Festival, hosted by the Department of Recreational Services, occupied the Student Recreation and Wellness Center Friday night.On the Main Stage, placed in front...

Coachella-inspired music festival to takeover Rec Center Friday

Madeline Crandall March 7, 2017

Kent State's Student and Recreation Center will make way for a diverse crop of performers Friday for the first ever “Kentchella.”Steven Langdon, marketing coordinator for the Department of Recreational...

Revolution Pie performs during the downtown Kent Beatlefest on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.

Sun came for 4th annual Kent BeatleFest

Madeline Crandall February 25, 2017

Beatles music and blue skies brought crowded streets for the fourth annual Kent BeatleFest Friday. The unseasonably warm February evening was filled with locals and out-of-towners celebrating free live...

Dontty Lakina, a drummer of Outlaws 1&1, performs for the crowd at Ray’s Place in downtown Kent, Ohio, for Reggae Fest on Saturday, April 23, 2016.

Kent hosts reggae jam festival

Angelo Angel April 24, 2016

Despite Friday's rain, Kent Reggae Jam Festival held its annual celebration throughout the downtown area.The festival celebrated reggae music throughout 13 locations. Water Street Tavern, Tree City Coffee...

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