Plenty of free live music on tap this weekend

By Conner Howard | reporter Published:

Want free live music? You're in the right place. Here's what we've got to jam out to in Kent this weekend:

Get 'em while they're red hot

This week's free live music at Water Street tavern features Kent country/alt rock band The Last of the Red Hot Burritos, which plays at 7 p.m. Friday at 132 S. Water St.

Inspired by classic country rock greats such as The Byrds and Gram Parsons, The Last of the Red Hot Burritos is something of a fixture in the Kent music scene. They've graced the Kent Stage, among other iconic venues, and this is a great opportunity to experience their classically-built sound at no cover charge.

It's okay to be reggae

Later that night and just around the corner, a double whammy of reggae/funk/alt rock is set for 9:30 Friday at the Stone Tavern at 110 E. Main St.

Catch Mantua-based jam/funk band Drunken Sunday followed by Akron reggae group Throne Gone Down on the Stone Tavern stage. As always, there is no cover charge for Stone Tavern music.

The band next door

Partners in music and in life, Robin and Linda Williams have built a significant buzz since their debut in June 2012 with their honest and earthbound folk/americana music. They're bringing their acclaimed Virginia-born sound to the Kent Stage 8 p.m. Saturday.

Robin and Linda are joined on stage by Their Fine Group, the backing musicians who round of the Williams duet's sound. Members include fiddle/mandolin player Chris Brashear and string musician Jim Watson.

Tickets cost $20 and are available at www.thekentstage.com.

Contact this reporter at 330-541-9423

or choward@recordpub.com

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