Mark you calendar — this Friday, June 6th from 4 to 9 pm is the annual Rockin’ on the River party in Kent’s West River Neighborhood. Ok, so the Rockin’ on the River tag line may sound familiar to those that visit Cuyahoga Falls on Friday nights in the summer but when you’ve got live music, a great selection of summer food to eat and plenty of beverages to imbibe along the river’s edge what else would you call it? Do yourself a favor and skip the long lines and high prices of Cuyahoga Falls and head for downtown Kent this Friday to kick off your summer season in classic Kent style. Did I mention that the food and drinks are free!
Rockin’ on the River returns to Kent’s West River Neighborhood June 6
On Friday, June 6, Rockin’ on the River returns to Kent’s West River neighborhood.
The annual event features free food and music.
It is sponsored this year by Family & Community Services Inc. and the law firm of Williams, Welser and Kratcoski LLC.
A hamburger and hot dog barbeque with free refreshments begins at 4 p.m. at Family & Community Services at 143 Gougler Ave. Music featuring the Artim Brothers Band starts at 5 p.m. and will continue until 9 p.m.
Kent State University basketball coach Geno Ford will meet fans at 5:30 p.m. at the law firm located at 11 South River Street. Casey Wolfe, KSU’s Director of Football Operations, will also take part.
At 6 p.m., Portage County Commissioner Chuck Keiper will play his guitar in the law firm’s historic library. Refreshments will be provided.
Following the fun at the law firm and Family & Community Services attendees are invited to gather on the deck overlooking the Cuyahoga River at Riverside Wine & Imports at 911 North Mantua.
Franklin Township Hall and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent will also be open for tours.
Kent Chamber of Commerce and R.W. Martin and Sons are also sponsors.