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It's been a month already, and we still remember! Stay tuned for more upcoming events ft. Unplanned, with JEST Media 'n friend support! Keep the party bumping!
Last weekend was a blast at Brite Winter We went full force fun in the By Land tent. This is my element and I can’t wait to see what’s next for us all. Thank you to Josh Land from @l2photosjland
Last weekend was a blast at Brite Winter We went full force fun in the By Land tent. This is my element and I can’t wait to see what’s next for us all. Check them out here:
Wickliffe Elementary School PTO
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MUSIC HIGHLIGHT - Caught this in the news feed ... Slick new EDM track coming out soon, by Ricky Spanish! Tune into Northeast Ohio's "underground house party" scene 🤗 Music lives when we keep it alive! 🔊
New track "VISIONS" will release on thursday.. I will be playing at CARFEST 2018 presented by Summit Racing Equipment along with the Unplanned crew on saturday and at Airplanes & Renegades - Renegade Sound System Day Party 5 on sunday.. see you on the floor..
Akron Pride Festival 2018
TONIGHT - Snapshot of Nathan-Paul & The Admirables live on stage at BLU Jazz+ during this year's second day of the Rubber City Jazz & Blues Festival! • Akron Historic Arts District
JEST STAGE - Muséus disc-jockeyed the JEST Stage on Saturday, which just so happened to be during the Highland Square PorchRokr Festival foot traffic meandering through the tents! Hope to see you all again next year. 🤡
SATURDAY (8/18) - Flashback to DJ Mind.E during his performance at the JEST Stage this year! • sound equipment provided by Mom's Bassment
JEST STAGE - Tasha Walls of the Akron Flow Collective hoopin' around in front of Crocodile smile shop last Saturday! Go check this talent out with her many performance arts & gifts for the dance & theatrical!
PORCHROKR (8/18) - Members of the Kinetic Artists witnessed leaving their epic marks during the amazing AtPlay Akron's open canvas series at Highland Square PorchRokr Festival this year next to the main stage! Check out this butterfly teardrop who sacrificed itself for our love. 😢❤️
JEST STAGE - LOLO KNOWS whipping up some skilled strokes on a canvas during her live painting at the dance lounge! Check out Abstract by Lo - and in the words of Lolo, "These are the days we live for!" 🤗 Thanks so much for being a part of us, God bless!
JEST STAGE - Nick Creme blowing some smoke out that cloud bubble with Crocodile smile shop (last Saturday)! 💨
JEST STAGE - Dance-lounger enjoying the Kai Wick Studio stage-swing with hammocks, hung on metal work done by Megan Louise - during Highland Square PorchRokr Festival (at our renegade party)! Thanks for bringing so much art & joy last Saturday! 😍
FLASHBACK (8/15) - The pre-opening to Lock 15 Brewing Company serves up a delicious rack of crispy, lush lettuce that feels like a delicate pillow on the tongue with a perfect combination of tomatoes, onions, sauces, and a melt-in-your-mouth medium-rare steak for that rich dose of meaty protein! • Akron NoHo District
JEST STAGE - Gratitude to the Crocodile smile shop for filling our night with cuteness, beauty, creative flow toys & SO much fun! Caught a glimpse of the source of all those bubbles floating over the crowd ... Having her way with the waves, in front of her shop (thrones photo booth in the back) - thanks SO MUCH for coming! :D
JEST STAGE - Samantha Novak Performance Artist performs during DJ Logan Boggs' set of the Unplanned hours yesterday, with a surprise and transcendental experience as the Firestone High School Band upped the ante, offering their powerful dose of rhythmic drum bass with unified marching!
"Internationally seasoned cross-genre Disc Jockey from Akron, Ohio, focusing on a mix of electronically minimal, funky house music, and tribal magick - Muséus is passionate about promoting elevated consciousness through sound & positive alchemical transformation."
Muséus will be headlining from 8-9PM • AUGUST 18 • JEST STAGE / 11AM-9PM • 752 W Market Street, Akron, 44303 • (See event for complete line-up: https://www.facebook.com/events/240569996566535)
TOMORROW - Music equipment will be provided by Mom's Bassment • Northeast Ohio based mighty powered boomin' bass with a deejay's dream kit of tools & gadgets, loud enough to fill just about any open space!
AUGUST 18 • JEST STAGE / 11AM-9PM • 752 W Market Street, Akron, 44303 • (See event for complete line-up: https://www.facebook.com/events/240569996566535)
"Ricky Spanish started off in the late '90s slinging drum-n-bass records at raves & basement parties, and plays anywhere from deep house, straight techno, to chill ambience - to name just a few. Ricky treats each set as a unique moment never to be replicated in time; every crowd inspires Ricky to cater a set specifically for that moment! Professionally, he is part of the Unplanned crew out of Northeast Ohio, best known for curating monthly dance parties across the local arts & dance venues. Among artists, he has played with Walker & Royce, Lucas Kizer, Scott Diaz, StoneBridge, and is a veteran among the Charivari Detroit festival."
Ricky Spanish will be playing during the Unplanned opening set somewhere between 11AM-5PM • AUGUST 18 • JEST STAGE / 11AM-9PM • 752 W Market Street, Akron, 44303 • (See event for complete line-up: https://www.facebook.com/events/240569996566535)
"Using genres only as a loose reference, DJ Logan Boggs always tries to push the boundaries by delivering the unexpected to those seeking it all over Northeastern Ohio and beyond. He has since gained notoriety for his involvement in spreading the word of 'The Rust Belt Circuit' between Pittsburgh, Columbus, Akron, Cleveland, and Detroit!"
Logan Boggs will be playing during the Unplanned opening set somewhere between 11AM-5PM • AUGUST 18 • JEST STAGE / 11AM-9PM • 752 W Market Street, Akron, 44303 • (See event for complete line-up: https://www.facebook.com/events/240569996566535)
Allow us to present one of our featured Live Painters - Abstract by Lo and boy does she know how to flow with a paintbrush! LOLO simply paints her own soul’s reality. Music is the backdrop when she flows. Ever digging deep, her paintings are a colorful palette of finding the light within. Her work was recently featured at Uncorked Wine Bar & 22 High Street Gallery, in the Akron Historic Arts District, and can be currently visited at Metropolitan at The 9 Autograph Collection in Cleveland, Ohio (where she has a permanent installation)! She has her sights currently set for Europe and sells her work all throughout the United States!
Come see this talent live & in person as she makes her first magical stroke at 2PM during the Unplanned "family" • AUGUST 18 • JEST STAGE (all day dance party & lounge 11AM-9PM) • 752 W Market Street, Akron, 44303 • (See event for complete line-up: https://www.facebook.com/events/240569996566535)
NOTE: For safety, fire will be substituted with LED. (PSST - bring your flow toys!)
"Tasha Walls has been a member of the flow & performance community for over 5 years. She specializes in fire, stilt walking, character acting and dance. Her fire performances include hula hoop, fans, palm torches, crown, as well as fire eating; as one of the founders of the Akron Flow Collective at Thursday's Lounge, she specializes in both performing along with COORDINATING performers for all traditional genres of major music events & festivals such as The Freakstomp Music Festival & Alchemy Rising Music & Arts Festival; she has also performed for many large scale festivals and production companies including Electric Forest, Lost Lands Music Festival and elrow. Tasha is currently an active member of Fire and Light Performing Arts and can be spotted butterflying about, outsourcing around other professional circus & performance groups, to name a few ... The Amazing Giants and Extraordinary Arts LLC."
Come See Tasha flow with other extraordinary local flow artists • AUGUST 18 • JEST STAGE (all day dance party & lounge 11AM-9PM) • 752 W Market Street, Akron, 44303 • (See event for complete line-up: https://www.facebook.com/events/240569996566535)
NOTE: For safety, fire will be substituted with LED. (PSST - bring your flow toys!)
"Mind.E offers some of the greatest beats in Akron, ready to dish out a truly fresh & riveting style of wholesome & transcendental bass. Having contributed to the vibrance of the city's longterm artistic legacy through his many professional incarnations, Mind.E takes this enthusiasm to the next level as a self-professed "music addict". From disco funk, to deep house with cross-cultural times - over good vibes, DEFINITELY be sure to come down & taste what's cooking through the stereo during this aficionado's inferno in action as he delivers us to new heights!"
Mind.E will be playing 6:30-8PM • AUGUST 18 • JEST STAGE (all day dance party 11AM-9PM) • 752 W Market Street, Akron, 44303 • (See event for complete line-up: https://www.facebook.com/events/240569996566535)
"Unwilling to settle, Josh Strollis is an experienced DJ from Cleveland, Ohio, who curates different genres of electronic music to unify each crowd. Classified by some, as, "terminally chill" - Josh Strollis consistently delivers sensational sets which evoke a DEEP emotional response. Josh's primary focus has been to provide auditory experiences for listeners, so that they won't - soon - forget!"
Josh Strollis will be playing during the Unplanned opening set somewhere between 11AM-5PM • AUGUST 18 • JEST STAGE / 11AM-9PM • 752 W Market Street, Akron, 44303 • (See event for complete line-up) • https://www.facebook.com/events/240569996566535
"Akron's not-so-premiere bedroom DJ born. excels at atmospheric adaption, always seeking to provide something a little different at the table. No genre will be left unturned, whether chill or ethereal lounge vibes for a little background tuneage; born. sports a five-year catalogue of mixes & mashups from mostly his online presence. He can be witnessed in action at local events peppered throughout Northeast Ohio, after a lifetime of cultivating its unique taste featuring inspirations from EDM with frequent tracks incorporating soundbites from movies & video games. Every set is meant to be special."
born. will be playing during the Unplanned opening set somewhere between 11AM-5PM • AUGUST 18 • JEST STAGE / 11AM-9PM • 752 W Market Street, Akron, 44303 • (See event for complete line-up) • https://www.facebook.com/events/240569996566535/
"Moonhawk brings a background of NYC pro studio production back home to his Akron Roots. Curating & layering tracks together, this local star deejay is known for his remarkable ability to create a seamless experience during each set from your heart, out to your head & feet."
Moonhawk playing 5-6:30PM • AUGUST 18 • JEST STAGE / 11AM-9PM • 752 W Market Street, Akron, 44303 • (See event for complete line-up) • https://www.facebook.com/events/240569996566535/
THIS SUMMER - The Unplanned crew coming AUGUST 18th to Highland Square | 752 West Market St. ft. an all-star line-up with Muséus, Mind.E, Moonhawk, born., Josh Strollis, Ricky Spanish, & Logan Boggs • Live painting with Abstract by Lo | Akron Flow Collective to make its magical circus charade appearance! | Decorative support by Ingenuity Cleveland | Music equipment by Mom's Bassment | Sponsored by Stephen A. Comunale, Jr. Family Cancer Foundation + many more fun things to do! FREE ADMISSION • ALL DAY dance lounge 11AM-9PM!
FLASHBACK (7/19) - The Art Bomb Brigade's magnificent mural reveal kicked off with a bang ft. THE DREEMERS, as thousands of people walked the streets of Akron, including outside the Musica concert venue here on Maiden Lane! Be sure to check out this beautiful work of art in the downtown Akron Historic Arts District!
FLASHBACK (6/19) - Week two of the Kinetic Artists weekly collaboration in the Kinetic Art Room at the High St. Hop House, during the Uncorked Open Mic Night (hosted by Gretchen Pleuss)!
FLASHBACK (7/19) - Artist Muséus transcends the audience at Elevate Akron by shedding a piece with some gospel of beautiful music, enchanted immediately behind a noteworthy winged-heart at the deejay stand, feather inside his hat 'n all! Elevate Akron is a ceremonial Mecca of good vibes inside Lock 3 Akron, Ohio, if you did not YET know, so DO be sure to like their page and come back this time next year! If you're not yet acquainted with Muséus' ethereal waves & better beats, also, then it's time to get familiar with that flow-tune! Check out a surreal upcoming artist (otherwise known as DJ Naeno) & follow his events for more upcoming joy & festivities!
FLASHBACK (7/14) - Time Cat's Jeri Sapronetti transforms the Pish Posh, pop-up gallery - into a smashing hit, once again, with her cool-cat tunes & a - little red guitar; pop-up by Hieronymus • Akron Historic Arts District
FLASHBACK (7/14) - "Pish Posh, I was taken a Bosch" ... inspired trip by the new "Pish Posh" gallery pop-up by Hieronymus at the "underground" new spot emerging like a butterfly in the Akron Historic Arts District! This show REALLY is stunning! If you haven't treated yourself yet to one of the greatest exhibitions to ever hit the streets of Akron, do be sure to mosey your sweet little feet just outside the edge of the Akron Art Museum. Today is the perfect time, during Free Thursday's Downtown at Dusk, live concert; the "extra" tidbit gallery is pin-dropped PERFECTLY between the district at the corner of East Market Street next to Akron Electric Tattoo Co (Odd Fellows Tattoo) & the corner of Broadway! Hotspot open WED-SAT · 12PM-5PM
FLASHBACK (7/14) - Saturday's delectably outlandish yet mystifying "Pish Posh" gallery opening (by Hieronymus, who takes its name from 16th century painter Hieronymus Bosch) brings in a variation of new dubiously fantastic scenes described as being designed to instill both, "delight—& terror". Also opened last Saturday, a refreshingly bright splash of worthy color, and recommended for you to peruse-on-by during today's "Free Thursdays & Downtown at Dusk" at the Akron Art Museum (sponsored by Smucker's) ft. the, "FRONT International Exhibition" • Akron Historic Arts District
The Vegetarian Macaroni at BLU Plate is a rich & cheesy serving with red ripe delectable peppers, seasoning, and your choice of optional meat: Shrimp, Scallops, Steak, & Chicken
TONIGHT (7/5) - Independence Week gets steamier, with a juicy little album release tour known as "Perception" by indie-voiced jazz Bohemian, New York vocalist Kristina Koller at BLU Jazz+! Easily one of the best performances ever in the Akron Historic Arts District! 👍
ARTIST MUSÉUS - We are very inspired by Muséus (Anthony Meyo) and all he does as an artist, including his latest performance opening for the Sundown Ritual // JUNE 24 • Be sure to LIKE his page, and get tuned in for happenings on upcoming festivities, music and dance-wear!
Some of the beauty of showcasing artists who travel Elsewhere is that they send festive news from Elsewhere. News like having the #MysticFlyer featured in the #IntergalacticArtCarFestival in Las Vegas earlier this month is thrilling. (A LED light panel from last year's Mystic Flyer art car was on display in the United Building along Main Street over the winter.)
Keep traveling, Timothy Johnson & Anthony Meyo.
The BLU Plate JACKSON SQUARE CHICKEN WRAP is a discrete balance between the proteinaceous filling of blackened meat with a lighthearted twist of decadent veggies to keep you going between morning, & afternoon! • Akron Historic Arts District
LAST THURSDAY (4/26) - One of the most beautiful concerts ever to be witnessed at Musica for 91.3 The Summit members, filled with what felt like raindrops of string lighting & warm colors for one of Ohio's notoriously favorite bands, Red Wanting Blue • ft. Scott Terry, on vocals • Akron Historic Arts District
NOW SERVING LUNCH - The new Brisket Burger @ BLU Plate comes served as a thick, fine serving of protein around healthy doses of vegetative nutrition with portobello crisps & fried shallot aioli! • Akron Historic Arts District
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