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Rubber City Jazz and Blues Festival

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The Rubber City Jazz and Blues Festival, brought to you by Open Tone Music, is Open Tone Music's premier performance event showcasing Akron's world-class musicians and artists. Performances take place in multiple venues throughout downtown Akron. The festival includes mostly local artists and helps orchestrate work ethic, self-esteem and respect through music performance and education for a vibrant arts community.

Schedule of events:

Thursday, September 8th

8pm | Tommy Lehman Squadtet @ Blu Jazz+ | TICKETED EVENT


Friday, September 9th

7:30pm | Dan Wilson Quartet @ Blu Jazz+ | TICKETED

8pm | Miles Ahead (The Movie) @ TrueNorth Akron by Curated Storefront, Summit Artspace Artwalk and The Nightlight

9:30pm | Nathan-Paul Davis and the Admirables @ Blu Jazz+ | TICKETED

11pm | Wave Magnetik & Rowanne Atallah @ Hop House | FREE


Saturday, September 10th

11:15am | Home and Heritage: A History of Jazz in Akron @ Innerbelt Stage | FREE

12:15pm | Ronell Regis Group @ Innerbelt Stage | FREE

1pm | James Gaiters' Soul Revival @ Innerbelt Stage | FREE

1pm | Stephen Harvey Octet @ Mustill Store | FREE

2:45pm | Jack Schantz Quartet Feat. Evelynn Wright @ Mustill Store | FREE

3pm | Bobby Selvaggio Paintings Project @ Blu Jazz+ | FREE

4:30pm | Lucas Kadish Quartet @ Blu Jazz+ | FREE

4:45pm | Dan Bruce's :beta collective @ Musica | FREE

6:15pm | James Johnson III @ Musica | FREE

7pm | Chris Coles' Gleam @ Blu Jazz+ | SATURDAY NIGHT TICKET

7:45pm | Collin Miller & The Brother Nature @ Musica | FREE

8:30pm | Jonathan Barber and Vision Ahead @ Blu Jazz+ | SATURDAY NIGHT TICKET

9pm | Jevaughn Bogard and Abstract Sounds @ Hop House | FREE

9:15pm | Sammy Deleon & Jackie Warren Latin Jazz Group @ Musica | FREE

10pm | Sun Shade and the Tropikal Vybz Band @ Blu Jazz+ | SATURDAY NIGHT TICKET

10:15pm | Justin Tibbs' Blackout @ Hop House | FREE

11pm | Lyrical Rhythms @ Musica | FREE