Akron Bands
Live Music Venues Guide

I wanted to put together a guide for Akron bands and regional musicians that displays all of the venues that book live music. It’s nice to have something like this as a musician because it is a time saver and sometimes it’s an eye opener. It is easy to get stuck in a rut of playing the same places and not looking past what you already know or what the next band you meet offers.

Unless you sit down and say to yourself, “Okay, let me figure out how many places in my town actually welcome bands and or musicians to play at their establishment and then write those places all down,” then you really do not know. As a band you want to avoid the “stagnation loop.” Always be working towards a goal, always be moving forward. This list of venues is a way to do that.

It is a good thing to network with new places and meet new people who might help your band grow in popularity. The idea is to make your music less obscure. The reality is that today it is harder than it was to do that in some ways because of the internet. Mass distribution and world wide marketing is available to anyone. The internet is flooded though, and to the music listener it is overwhelming at times. Like an all you can eat buffet that stretches on forever. It is a very good time to focus on real life promotion. No matter the power of the internet, it is still wise as a band to spiral out from your home town. Conquer the town, conquer the region, conquer the state. When I say conquer I mean become very well known and develop a fan base there. What’s the point of playing a show in Cleveland when only five people are coming to your shows in Dayton and that’s your home town? You have to work on it.

The list below is striving to be comprehensive for the Akron Ohio region. I hope it helps everyone. If you can think of a live music venue that I missed, please let me know so I can add it. We are all musicians helping each other. Thanks folks!

-Kam J

Live venues for Akron bands

51 East Market St.
Akron, Oh 44306
Phone: (330) 374-1114
email: musica@celebrityetc.com

Adams Street Bar
77 North Adams Street
Akron, Ohio
PH: (330) 434-9794

On Tap
3997 Medina Road
Akron, OH 44333
PH: (330) 668-1116

Main Street Saloon
1481 South Main St
Akron, OH 44301
Phone: (330) 724-8855

The Matinee
812 West Market St.
Akron Ohio 44303
(330) 252-0272
email: thematinee@sbcglobal.net

Annabell's Bar & Lounge
784 W. Market St.
Akron, OH 44303
PH: (330)535-1112

Uncorked Wine Bar
22 N High St.
Akron, OH 44308
Phone: (330) 374-1114

Akron Civic Theatre
182 South Main Street
Akron, OH 44308
Phone: (330) 535-3179

Northside Bar & Grill
111 N Main St,
Akron, OH 44308
Phone: (330)434-0611

Thursday's Lounge
306 East Exchange Street
Akron, OH 44304
Phone: (330) 253-2651

Lydias Bar
1400 S Arlington Street
Akron, OH 44306
PHONE: (330)773-3001

Kent Stage
175 East Main Street
Kent, OH 44240
(330) 677-5005

The Earthworm
16 South Highland Avenue
Akron, OH

Nervous Dog Coffee Bar
1530 West Market St.
Akron OH
Ph: 330-864-2326

Acoustix Cafe
662 Canton Rd.
Akron, OH 44312
Ph: 330-858-3951

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