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Ana Popovic sings into her mic at The Kent Stage on Feb. 13, 2023.

Ana Popovic fills Kent Stage with blues

Kyle Kuchta, Reporter February 14, 2023

Returning once again to the Kent Stage, Serbia native Ana Popovic and her band have performed blues music in Kent for over 10 years.   Popovic has always exceeded expectations when performing...

Although the Kent Stage is currently closed, the venue still hosts live streams to continue supporting artists.

Kent Stage looks forward to reopening and Save Our Stages Act

Brynne Mann Reporter February 8, 2021

You don’t know what you have until it’s gone, the Kent Stage owner said about the venue’s temporary closure.The Save Our Stages Act was created by the National Independent Venue Association to help...

Kent Stage hosts 11th ghost walk event

Lily Nickel April 29, 2018

While April is not a month that is often thought of for its paranormal activity, participants at the Kent Ghost Walk Saturday learned that the rising temperatures and fresh blooms are thought to welcome...

The Kent Stage sign introduces the Kent Ghost Walk in downtown Kent Friday, Oct. 13, 2017.

Kent locals get spooky, celebrate decade-old Ghost Walk

Kassandra Kaczmarek October 14, 2017

The Kent Stage kicked off its 10th annual Ghost Walk this weekend. The long-time Kent tradition took participants through a night of historical venues, live-speakers and re-enactments.In celebration of...

Kent gets paranormal

Sarah Lorenz April 30, 2017

The Kent Stage hosted its third Paranormal Weekend this past Saturday and Sunday.The building is rumored to have several ghosts lurking through its hallways, basement and main theater.Richele Charlton,...

Best of Kent Entertainment and Student Life


KentWired Staff April 15, 2017

More Best of Kent categories: FOOD | DRINK | SPORTS FIRST - The Kent StageThe Kent Stage was founded in 2002 to host and provide a spot for the Kent State Folk Festival. The Western Reserve Folk Arts...

Main Street Kent to hold all-inclusive comedy event downtown

Madeline Crandall February 22, 2017

A complete night of food, drinks and entertainment is being arranged by Main Street Kent. “Eat. Drink. Laugh.” will take guests to different locations downtown, providing a taste of what local establishments...

Film festival showcases international talent

Alex Kamczyc January 29, 2017

It was a packed house at the Kent Stage Saturday as people showed up to attend the 14th Annual Standing Rock International Shorts Festival.The event is run by Jeff Ingram, executive director and co-founder...

International students listen to ghost stories told by Kasha Legeza from the Kent Historical Society as part of the Kent Stage’s annual Ghost Walk on Oct. 24, 2015.

Ghost Walk unveils Kent’s past

Bruce Walton October 25, 2015

On a cliché, dark and stormy Saturday night, a group of international scholars and students took part in the annual Downtown Kent Ghost Walk at the Kent Stage to hear Kent’s spookiest ghost stories.The...

Kent Stage puts on eight-act Folk Festival

Neville Hardman June 12, 2015

The Kent Stage began hosting folk artists Tuesday, June 9, and will continue to showcase them through Thursday, June 18, as part of the Kent Folk Festival.Kent Folk FestivalTuesday, June 9: Jeff AustinWednesday,...

Ghost Walk offers glimpse into past

Rachel Sluss October 5, 2014

The Kent Stage is inviting Kent residents to experience the city’s paranormal side during the Kent Stage Ghost Walk on Oct. 10 and 11.The Kent Stage offers two tours: the Downtown Kent Ghost Walk, a...

Dawn Lu / The Kent Stater Marina Strah, Senior Applied Communications major, performs at the Ohios Got Talent competition Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Strah won the competition and was awarded a chance to record her first music video through Humble Heroz Productions company.

Humble Heroz proves ‘Ohio’s got talent’

Mark Oprea September 16, 2014

Nine up-and-coming musicians took the Kent Stage for the 4th Annual Ohio’s Got Talent competition Saturday, Sept. 13, hosted by Humble Heroz Productions. By the end of the night, only one would take...

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