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People enjoy a day in downtown Kent on October 5, 2023.

Local activities for students spending fall break in Kent

Kayla Gleason, Reporter October 5, 2023

For many students, going home for fall break is not an option, but there are many activities on or around campus for students looking for fun ways to spend their time off. Check out the food, drinks and...

Martin Barre of Jethro Tull performs at The Kent Stage

Lex Ogilvie, Reporter June 9, 2023

Martin Barre, lead guitarist of the British rock band Jethro Tull, kicked off his new tour, “A Brief History of Tull,” on June 7 at The Kent Stage. He was joined by Dan Crisp on vocals and guitar,...

Hard Day’s Night performs at the Kent Stage, locted at 1025 Risman drive, during the ninth annual Beatlefest Feb. 17.

Best place to hear local music and bands

Kyle Kuchta, Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: The Kent Stage The Kent Stage has featured classic rock music since 2001, according to owner Tom Simpson.  The venue’s performers also play 1970s, 1980s and folk music. The foundation of...

Danielle Attme keeps the line entertained outside of The Kent Stage. Attme encouraged people to go to local drag and burlesque shows.

Hundreds gather to celebrate Kent Halloween

The people of Kent were out and about in an array of costumes. Ranging from blow-up shark costumes to the typical vampire, Kent was ready to party. The lines for the bars went around blocks, and the...

The Mersey Beatles perform “Get Back” at The Kent Stage on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017.

John Lennon’s half-sister makes special appearance in Kent

Kassandra Kaczmarek October 26, 2017

The Kent Stage transformed into the era of the 60s Saturday night with a performance from The Mersey Beatles and John Lennon’s sister made a guest appearance.“He was an elder brother, my experience...

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

Julia Baird, John Lennon’s half-sister, to perform at the Kent Stage

Kassandra Kaczmarek October 16, 2017

Julia Baird, the younger half-sister of Beatles legend John Lennon, will be appearing at the Kent Stage Saturday, Oct. 21, with The Mersey Beatles.In 2007, Baird wrote the book “Imagine This — Growing...

Local band A Sense of Purpose performs at Euro Gyro in downtown Kent on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.

The Sounds of Kent: Finding the best live music in town

Jenna Kuczkowski August 7, 2017

When music apps just aren't cutting it, music lovers of all genres can enjoy a wide selection of live music in Kent, many within walking distance of campus. Enjoy a drink and some bar food while discovering...

Psychic medium to come to The Kent Stage

Nathaniel Harvey November 2, 2016

On Friday, The Kent Stage is hosting psychic-medium Kim Russo, who will do readings, interact with audiences and share some of her experiences as a psychic.“We booked Kim Russo because there is an audience...

First place winner, Peach, performs at The Kent Stage for Battle of the Bands on Thursday Nov. 13, 2014.

Battle of the Bands coming Friday

Bailey Purpura November 9, 2015

The Kent State Explorers will host the second annual Battle of the Bands 2015 this Friday, at the Kent Stage starting at 6 P.M.The Kent Stage is known for having bands, performances and plays for the community...

Kent Folk Festival closes with a “Big Damn” end

Neville Hardman June 18, 2015

The Kent Stage will end its Kent Folk Festival on Thursday after hosting folk musicians for two weeks.Seven acts performed during the festival and genres ranged from folk, bluegrass and Celtic. Tom Simpson,...

British Invasion

British to invade The Kent Stage at 50th Anniversary Tour

Megan Brown March 3, 2015

Two words: British Invasion.Immediately, bands like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who and the Kinks come to mind. However, this list spans to many more bands and musicians who brought the British...

The Beatles A Hard Days Night album (1964.)

Beatles tribute band Hard Day’s Night to return to The Kent Stage on Saturday

Megan Brown February 5, 2015

Last year, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to America with Northeast Ohio’s favorite Beatles tribute band, Hard Day’s Night, along with other Beatles-inspired acts to the Kent...

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