The Kent Stage

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Kent, Cleveland, United States

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What once was the Flannigan and Steele Theater in 1927, the Kent Stage is the only remaining downtown theater of its kind in Portage County. The building opened as a movie theater and has entertained audiences in Kent for 82 years. The Western Reserve Folk Arts Association opened up the Kent Stage in 2002 continuing a tradition of providing quality entertainment in Downtown Kent.

Since that time, WRFAA has made many improvements to this historic building, keeping it open and available for all to enjoy. Though primarily a live music venue, The Kent Stage is also home to Children’s Musical Theater of Kent, Up From The River Music Festival, Kent State Folk Festival, Kent Blues Fest, Who’s Your Mama Environmental Film Festival, Standing Rock International Short Film & Video Festival and civic functions.

Many well-known artists have performed at the Kent Stage, including such names as Bo Diddley, Joan Baez, Stephen Stills, Kris Kristofferson, Ani DiFranco, Tom Paxton, Richie Havens, Janis Ian, Peter Rowan and Tony Rice, Melanie, Loudon Wainwright III, The Kingston Trio, Leo Kottke, John Gorka, Leon Redbone, Al Stewart, Pete Best, Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, Sam Bush, John Cowan, Vassar Clements, Rosanne Cash, The Wailers, Little Feat, Nickel Creek, India.Arie, Machine Gun Kelly, and many others. The venue has also hosted the Children’s Musical Theater of Kent, the Kent Blues Festival, Up From The River Music Festival, and since 2002 the Kent State Folk Festival.

Contact Information

Address
175 E Main St
Kent, Cleveland 44240
United States
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Phone
+1 330-677-5005
Web
www.thekentstage.com

Past Events

Monday 9 March 2015
Justin Townes Earle
Gill LandryConcert
The Kent Stage
Kent, Cleveland, United States
41.153788 -81.356888
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Sunday 22 February 2015
Beth Hart
Matt AndersenConcert
The Kent Stage
Kent, Cleveland, United States
41.153788 -81.356888
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Wednesday 12 November 2014
An Unpredicatable Evening with Todd Rundgren
Todd RundgrenConcert
The Kent Stage
Kent, Cleveland, United States
41.153788 -81.356888

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Sunday 3 August 2014
Eric JohnsonConcert The Kent Stage
Kent, Cleveland, United States
41.153788 -81.356888

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Friday 27 June 2014
Iron & WineConcert The Kent Stage
Kent, Cleveland, United States
41.153788 -81.356888

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Friday 21 March 2014
Rhonda Vincent
Bluegrass MountaineersConcert
The Kent Stage
Kent, Cleveland, United States
41.153788 -81.356888
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