Rockin’ Country Festival Comes to Kent

The country music scene comes to Kent on March 31 and April 1 with the Rockin’ Country Festival, a two-day, live-music event created by a Kent State University public relations graduate student. The festival is your chance to beat cabin fever while supporting the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank.
The festival kicks off with the return of Akron natives, the Carter Twins at The Kent Stage on March 31. The twins will do an acoustic set from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. and then special guest Tony Rio will rock the stage from 10:30 p.m. to midnight.


General admission tickets cost $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets are on sale now at Woodsy’s Music, Spin-More Records or


On April 1, music lovers can venture around downtown Kent to enjoy local country music at all their favorite establishments – for free! However, attendees to both nights of the festival are encouraged to bring a canned-food item to benefit the Akron-Canton Food Bank’s Harvest for Hunger campaign.


Here’s the lineup:

Katie O. at Pufferbelly Restaurant – 5:30 p.m.

Rob Duskey and The Rounders at Mugs Brew Pub – 7 p.m.

Courtney Bergman at 157 Lounge – 7:30 p.m.

Derrick McKee at Venice – 7:30 p.m.

Laura Fedor at The Loft – 10 p.m.

The Flaughers/Curtis Band at Water Street Tavern – 10:30 p.m.

The Ryan Humbert Band at Ray’s Place – 11 p.m.


To learn more about the Rockin’ Country Festival, visit For additional information, contact the festival’s director Jodee Hammond at304.639.6126 or


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