With lights strung up, snow in the air and gift shoppers going strong, it's certain the holidays are upon us. It's also pretty clear that downtown Kent is getting into the spirit of the season.
Holidays at the Stone
Scratch your itch for contemporary holiday music at The Stone Tavern at 110 E. Main St. tonight at 9 p.m. with a holiday-themed live show featuring musician Alan Madej and his new single, appropriately named "Christmas!" Madej will share the stage with Corissa Bragg and the Honey Brown Bandits.
Ugly Sweater Dance Party
Did grandma knit you a truly horrendous sweater for Christmas last year? Well, here's your chance you show it off without feeling out of place.
Head over to the Zephyr Pub at 106 E. Main St. tonight at 10 p.m. for a gathering of warm and cozy proportions. The Ugly Sweater Dance Fest urges you to dig through your closet, put on the most hideously tacky Christmas sweater you can find and proceed to party hard in it. The festivities go until early Friday morning.
Kent native and folk/rock/country singer-songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield takes to the Kent Stage at 175 E. Main St. Friday at 8 p.m. with her brother, David, for the Sibling Rivalry tour, a 13-show trek across the eastern United States.
Jessica has opened for the likes of The Black Keys, Cake, The Avett Brothers and more during her career and David has contributed to some of her previous work, including Jessica's debut full-length album "With Blasphemy So Heartfelt." Don't miss your chance to catch this fantastic duo live.
Tickets cost $11 for general admission and are available at www.thekentstage.com.
Contact this reporter at 330-541-9423