Standing Rock Cultural Arts, The City of Kent, and Downtown Businesses present
11th Annual Cider Festival (A deciderly different event)
-a DICE (Downtown Innovative Community Event) event
-Old Fashioned Cider Press Demonstration (Barb Strickler and company)
-Old Time Music performed by Johnny and The Apple Stompers (Weather Permitting)
-Baked Goods from Stahl's Bakery for sale
-Amazing and Unique Kent Businesses Open to Serve You
Saturday, October 25th, 2014. 1-4pm
Hometown Bank Plaza, corner of Main (59) & Water (43) Sts, downtown Kent
Images from the event
Johnny and The Apple Stompers Description:
Bluegrass based but with plenty of country, ragtime, jazz and blues with a gritty old time tinge.
After the flood...we all just started playing music together. We just didn't have much else we could do.
Johnny Miller- Lead Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Mando and Fiddle
Cory Grinder- Fiddle, Harmony Vocals, Mandolin, Guitar
Shawn "Molasses" Wee- Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar, Mouth Harp and Harmony Vocals
Steve "Slow Horse" Gil - Banjo, Guitar, Vocals
Ben "The Chicken" Shuber - Accordion, Washboards, Yelling
Johnny Habu - Washboard, Percussion, Birthday suit
Gut Bucket Bob- Washboards, Geetar, Vocals
Coler Riffle - Guitar, Harmonies
This event is one event in a series of annual Downtown Innovative Community Events (D.I.C.E.), a grassroots partnership between Standing Rock Cultural Arts, The City of Kent, and a consortium of Downtown Businesses for the revitalization and continued growth of downtown Kent through cultural arts events. All events take place in the Open Air at The Hometown Bank Plaza and are free to the public. Annual calendar of events is available at www.standingrock.net.
NEXT D.I.C.E. EVENT:
Ice Carving Exhibition
-Saturday, February 7, 2015, 1-4pm
Sponsored by The Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation, The Ohio Arts Council, The City of Kent, The Kent Parks and Recreation Department, The Hometown Bank, Woodsy’s Music, City Bank Antiques, The Hall-Green Insurance Agency, Taco Tontos, Ray’s Place, Family and Community Services, Inc, Franklin School of Dance, Off the Wagon, Standing Rock Jewelers, Glanville-Hussing and Fath Family Optometry, Off The Wagon, and Star of the West Milling Company.
Standing Rock Cultural Arts and with the support of Downtown Businesses present
Kent’s 11th Annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social
-A Downtown Innovative Community Event (DICE)
-Ice Cream at 25 cents a Scoop
-Free Ice Cream for Senior Citizens
-Hand Crafted Music Box Playing Old Time Songs
-Music by The Kent Shindig All Stars
-Music by The Little Tango Orchestra
Saturday, August 16, 1-4pm
Hometown Bank Plaza, Intersection of Main and Water Streets in Downtown Kent
Images from this year's event
ABOUT THE MUSIC:
Hand Made Organ of John Prtljaga
The Organ was started by John in 1990 and continues to be modified to play Old Time Dutch and German Folk Songs, Polkas, and Waltzes. It has 75 Keys and started out as a Wurlitzer 65 Organ. The Case is made of oak and now has the design of an old fashioned Dutch Street Organ. This will be the 4th year John has made his appearance with this personally crafted instrument.
Little Tango Orchestra
The Kent Shindig All Stars: The Kent Shindig , one of the only regular old-time music and dance jam sessions in northeast Ohio, was started in 1997 by Chardon clog dancer and musician Laura Lewis, as a way to keep Appalachian music and dance alive in our area. Anywhere from 6 to 20 musicians will make it to the performance.
Downtown Kent Historical Highlights:
City Bank Antiques: http://www.citybankantiques.com/
In August 1995, Don and Karen Barrett opened City Bank Antiques in the original, 1911 City Bank Building in Kent, Ohio. Don is an expert in the repair of American pocket watches. It was inevitable that their hobby would someday develop into a business, which Karen, a former librarian, now manages. Their store offers a variety of antique clocks as diverse as cuckoo and school house regulators to grandfather clocks and pinwheel regulators. The Barretts are proud to be official Chelsea Clock dealers, the “timekeepers of the sea” and the last great American clock company.
In September 2005, Don and Karen showcased their expanded shop which now encompasses the entire original City Bank Building and occupies more than 1850 square feet of first floor retail space. When it comes to antique pocket watches, City Bank Antiques is one of the largest retailers in the state.
The Kent Historical Society: http://www.kentohiohistory.org
The Role of the Kent Historical Society
The role of our historical society in the community has grown over the years. We now bring educational programs to schools, businesses, and civic organizations, as well as collaborate with community groups on projects such as the preservation of our historic Pioneer Cemetery, the Main Street Kent revitalization program, and historic preservation projects in the community.
We are dedicated to documenting Kent history through artifacts, records, and documents from the people of our community, our living history.
237 E. Main Street,
Kent, Ohio, 44240
Phone: (330) 678-2712
Hours of Operation
Friday and Saturday
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Downtown Innovative Community Events (DICE) program:
Downtown Innovative Community Events is a grassroots partnership between Standing Rock Cultural Arts and downtown businesses whose purpose is to revitalize downtown Kent through cultural events. All events take place in the Open Air at The Hometown Bank Plaza and are free to the public.
Sponsored by The Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation, The City of Kent, The Kent Parks and Recreation Department, The Hometown Bank, Woodsy’s Music, City Bank Antiques, Off The Wagon, The Hall-Green Insurance Agency, Taco Tontos, Ray’s Place, Glanville Hussing and Fath Family Eyecare,, Family and Community Services, Inc, and Star of the West Milling Company.
D.I.C.E. Schedule for 2014
-Friday, August 29, Dusk.
Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social
-Saturday, August 16, 1-4pm
-Saturday, October 25, 1-4pm
Ice Carving Exhibition
-Saturday, February 7, 1-4pm. 2015.
ALL DICE EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND TAKE PLACE AT THE HOMETOWN BANK PLAZA, AT THE CORNER OF WATER AND MAIN STREETS IN DOWNTOWN KENT.