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 Downtown@Dusk in Akron
Akron Art Museum
Thursday, June 18th - Thursday, August 6th

Akron's after work free concert series continues at the Akron Art Museum. On July 9, WKSU's Amanda Rabinowitz hosts Americana music from Anne E. DeChant. The next week, Vivian Goodman welcomes favorites 15 60 75 - the Numbers Band to the stage.

Now through Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m., Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St., Akron, (330) 376-9185

 Sounds of Summer Concert Series
Holden Arboretum
Tuesday, July 21st - Tuesday, August 25th

Holden’s sixth annual Tuesday Summer Garden Concert series features great performances by local bands and performers from the Cleveland Institute of Music. First up North Coast Winds on July 21 at Spyder Stompers and Sugar Pie on July 28. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.

July 21 - Aug. 25, Holden Arboretum, 9500 Sperry Rd., Kirtland, (440) 946-4400

 Kent/Blossom Music Faculty Concerts
Kent/Blossom Music
At Ludwig Recital Hall
Wednesday, July 22nd - Wednesday, July 29th

The 2015 Kent/Blossom Music Faculty Series concludes with Jung-Min Amy Lee, violin; Tanya Ell, cello; Daniel McKelway, clarinet; Barrick Stees, bassoon; Randal Fusco, piano; and Jerry Wong, piano on July 22 and Stanley Konopka, viola; Richard Weiss, cello; Danna Sundet, oboe;
Robert Woolfrey, clarinet; and Joela Jones, piano on July 29.

July 22 and 29 at 7:30 p.m., Ludwig Recital Hall, Kent State University, (330) 672-2613

 Lord Huron at House of Blues
House of Blues
Wednesday, July 29th

Americana artist Lord Huron and special guest Widowspeak come to Cleveland. Founding member Ben Schneider began the band as a solo project - adding members to take the indie folk show on the road. Lord Huron is quickly gathering buzz across the country.

Wednesday, July 29 at 8 p.m., House of Blues, 308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, (800) 653-8000

 Ohio Shakespeare Festival presents 'King Henry V'
Ohio Shakespeare Festival
At Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
Thursday, July 30th - Sunday, August 16th

Prince Hal from Shakespeare's Henry IV parts I and II is now a mature man, King of England and set to take over France. The course of activities also includes avoiding assassination, winning at Agincourt and wooing a French princess. Arrive early to picnic and enjoy the Green Show.

July 30 - Aug. 16, The Lagoon, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Akron, 1-888-71-TICKETS

 Porthouse presents 'Hairspray'
Porthouse Theatre Company
At Porthouse Theatre
Thursday, July 30th - Sunday, August 16th

Plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad's quest to be the newest dancer on The Corny Collins Show turns her into a star and a social activist as she advocates for racial integration on the show, tries to dethrone the reigning Miss Teenage Hairspray, and looks for love with teen heartthrob Link Larkin.

July 30 - Aug. 16, Porthouse Theatre, the Grounds of Blossom Music Center, (330) 672-3884

 Weathervane Theatre presents 'Peter Pan'
Weathervane Community Playhouse
Friday, July 31st - Sunday, August 16th

Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time. Featuring the iconic songs "I'm Flying," "I Won't Grow Up," and "Never Never Land," and a rousing story full of magic, warmth, and adventure.

July 31 - Aug. 16, Weathervane Playhouse, Akron, (330) 836-2626

 Classics B Series: Barber and Bartók
Cleveland Orchestra
At Blossom Music Center
Saturday, August 1st

Brett Mitchell leads the Orchestra in Barber’s Violin Concerto with violinist James Ehnes and a side-by-side performance of Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra with the Kent/Blossom Chamber Orchestra.

Saturday, August 1, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, (330) 920-8040

 Renaissance Theatre presents 'Mary Poppins'
Renaissance Theatre
Saturday, August 1st - Sunday, August 9th

Come experience the enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft that makes this the musical that soars high above the rest. Believe in the magic of Mary Poppins and discover a world where anything can happen if you let it!

Aug. 1 - 9, Renaissance Theatre, Mansfield, (419) 522-2726

 Pops Series: Broadway Divas
Cleveland Orchestra
At Blossom Music Center
Sunday, August 2nd

Wicked. Les Misérables. Chicago. These iconic shows gave us the heroines we love, and the villains we revile: the unforgettable Divas of Broadway. Treat yourself to a Wicked-good evening of Broadway showstoppers, featuring selections from Wicked, Les Miz, Cabaret, My Fair Lady, Chicago, and more.

Sunday, August 2, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, (330) 920-8040

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