February 22, 2019 - Downtown, Kent OH
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Ryan Humbert & Emily Bates
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

157 Lounge
157 S. Water Street
Kent, Ohio 44240

Ryan Humbert and Emily Bates have been singing and performing together for over 15 years, first in the Humbert’s self-titled band and now in honky tonk outfit, The Shootouts. Together Humbert and Bates have performed with Chris Isaak, Pete Yorn, Marty Stuart, Foreigner, The Gin Blossoms, Elvis Costello and more.…

Tucker & Davis
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Belleria Pizza & Italian Restaurant
135 East Erie Street
Suite 202
Kent, OH 44240

These veteran performers were brought up on the Beatles. Together again after years of playing in other bands, they’ve put together an extensive list of classic Beatles songs that will have you singing all the way home.

Joe Leaman & Dan Bruce
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

210 South Depeyster Street
Kent, OH 44240

Joe Leaman on steel drums, and Dan Bruce on guitar–two of Northeast Ohio’s most in demand musicians–will bring a Caribbean flair to this year’s Kent BeatleFest. Relaxing textures with easy listening grooves will bring the Fab Four’s songs to life like you’ve never heard before.

The Jillettes
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Buffalo Wild Wings
176 E Main St
Kent, OH 44240

The Jillettes play classic rock and oldies, but they are not afraid to tackle the modern sounds of today. Known for their British Invasion shows, they also do all-Beatles, because they rock like that.

Abbey Road
8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Dominick’s Pub
147 Franklin Ave
Kent, Ohio 44240

Abbey Road performs with the same models of guitars, amps and drums The Fab Four used in their concerts.

Opus 216
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Franklin Hotel Bar
176 E. Main St.
Kent, Ohio 44240

Violinist Ariel Clayton Karas and bassist Joel Negus of Cleveland-based ensemble OPUS 216 return for their fourth year of acoustic-classical stylings of Beatles tunes for Beatlefest. Founded by violinist Ariel Clayton Karas in 2012, OPUS 216 and its members perform more than 150 public and private events yearly and collaborate…

Ray Flanagan
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Kent State Hotel And Conference Center
215 S. Depeyster Street
Kent, Ohio 44240

Ray Flanagan, chameleon in the local scene, can be found delivering his own songs intimately in his dynamic solo performances, rocking and rolling with his band The Authorities, or playing sideman to any number of bands and artists. To date, he has opened for artists such as Train, Dennis DeYoung,…

Ryan Gavalier
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Last Exit Books and Cafe
124 E Main St, Ste 1
Kent, Ohio 44240

Ryan Gavalier is a Kent resident and student. He is a junior at Kent State University, with a major in Digital Media Production. He has been an avid musician for 15 years. He plays guitar, piano, bass, and he sings. Some of his biggest influences are Led Zeppelin, The Beatles,…

Blue Moondogs
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

195 East Erie Street
Kent, OH 44240

Blue Moondogs is the acoustic duo of Eric Oswald and Linda Neiger. Eric Oswald, Columbia recording artist and guitar player extraordinaire, has shared the stage with the likes of Don Dokken, Duff McKagan (Guns N Roses) and others from the Key Club in Hollywood to Blossom Music Center. He has…

Beatles Karaoke w/ DJ Man Entertainers
8:00 pm - 12:00 am

The Loft Tavern
112 W Main Street
Kent, Ohio, 44240

Bring your air guitars, lefty-bass, and air drums, too. Beep beep, beep beep, yeah!

Kathy Johnson Trio
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Pacific East
100E Main St,
Kent, OH 44240

Known for their interesting repertoire, sense of fun, and wonderful vocals, the Kathy Johnson Trio will present their unique take on the music of the Fab Four. Come and enjoy — and feel free to sing along! We plan to have a good time! Kathy handles lead vocals and guitar,…

Liverpool Lads
9:30 pm - 12:30 am

Rays Place
135 Franklin Ave.
Kent, Ohio 44240

The Liverpool Lads strive to recreate those great Fab Four memories, both musically and visually, with replicas of the same vintage instruments, amplifiers, and wardrobes used by The Beatles. They perform Beatles music mainly from 1962-1966, with a helping of later material included for good measure. Expect the hits, but…

Dig A Pony
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Tree City Coffee & Pastry
135 East Erie St.
Kent, OH 44240

Dig A Pony is the musical identity of Dan Socha, Bethany Joy, and BC Hudson who perform compelling, soulful and spirited arrangements of Fab Four favorites in an acoustic setting.

Babies In Black
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tree City Coffee & Pastry
135 East Erie St.
Kent, OH 44240

Babies in Black is singer-songwriter Rachel Roberts and Dr. Beth Hiser (music professor at Baldwin Wallace). The duo, Roberts on guitar and Hiser on upright bass, plays 50-60s rockabilly and pop songs, including original compositions resembling the doo-wop era. Lifetime fans of the Beatles, they are excited to play a…

Timothy Koehler
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Treno Ristorante
152 Franklin Ave.
Kent, Ohio 44240

From his childhood, Tim Koehler started his love affair with the guitar. A graduate of the Kent State School of Music (with an emphasis on classical guitar), he worked with acclaimed instructors George Bachmann, Chas Baker and Kazadi Wa Makuna and – in the Kent Chorale – with Dr. C.M.…

Sean Benjamin
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Troy Grille
118 E. Main St. Suite 1
Kent, Ohio 44240

Benjamin has shared the stage with a diverse array of acts, such as Howie Day, The Goo Goo Dolls, Better than Ezra, Mickey Avalon, Pat Benetar, The Features, Red Wanting Blue, The Whigs, Spill Canvas and Switchfoot. From Sirius XM: “Sean’s music is amazing, and it won’t be long before…

Across The Universe
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Venice Cafe
163 W. Erie St.
Kent, Ohio 44240

This John Lennon tribute band covers songs spanning the entire spectrum of his musical career – from the pre-Beatle days to his last studio album, “Double Fantasy.” Relive the magic of Lennon’s music while “Professor” Bill Pappas shares interesting and mostly unknown facts about many of the songs.

Colin Dussault’s Beatles Project
9:30 pm - 12:30 am

Venice Cafe
163 W. Erie St.
Kent, Ohio 44240

That’s right. Blues does Beatles! Award winning harmonica driven, blues based, roots, rock and soul music is what best describes the musical stylings of COLIN DUSSAULT’S BLUES PROJECT. Now, they’ll have to add Beatles to their bio!

Up’Til 4
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Water Street Tavern
132 S. Water St.
Kent, OHIO 44240

Up ‘Til 4 is dedicated to acoustic rock music from the singer-songwriter era of the 60s and 70s through the modern indie-folk music of today. They put special emphasis on vocal harmonies–this time, of the Beatles.

Pipe Dreams
9:30 pm - 12:30 am

Water Street Tavern
132 S. Water St.
Kent, OHIO 44240

Step back a few minutes, into the mid 60-70s where music was the inspiration of a changing world, politics, and lifestyles…a generation striving to make a difference! PIPE DREAMS recreates this sound with an unparalleled set list of over 200 favorites from that era, featuring a tribute to the British…

The Sunrise Jones
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Zephyr Pub
106 W Main St.
Kent, Ohio 44240

The Sunrise Jones is a high-energy cover band dedicated to faithfully recreating the music you love to hear. This talented 5-piece lineup wields a broad and eclectic song list that spans every genre from the 50’s to present day. With professional sound & lights available and an integrated video screen,…

Abbey RoadDominick’s Pub8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Across The UniverseVenice Cafe7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Babies In BlackTree City Coffee & Pastry8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Beatles Karaoke w/ DJ Man EntertainersThe Loft Tavern8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Blue MoondogsLaziza6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Colin Dussault’s Beatles ProjectVenice Cafe9:30 pm - 12:30 am
Dig A PonyTree City Coffee & Pastry5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Joe Leaman & Dan BruceBricco7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kathy Johnson TrioPacific East8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Liverpool LadsRays Place9:30 pm - 12:30 am
Opus 216Franklin Hotel Bar7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pipe DreamsWater Street Tavern9:30 pm - 12:30 am
Ray FlanaganKent State Hotel And Conference Center6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ryan GavalierLast Exit Books and Cafe8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ryan Humbert & Emily Bates157 Lounge7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sean BenjaminTroy Grille5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The JillettesBuffalo Wild Wings6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Sunrise JonesZephyr Pub8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Timothy KoehlerTreno Ristorante6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tucker & DavisBelleria Pizza & Italian Restaurant7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Up’Til 4Water Street Tavern6:30 pm - 9:00 pm