Kids & Families

Downtown@Dusk: Wanda Hunt Band (One-Night-Only Reunion Show!)

July 18, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Join us for a one-evening-only concert from one of Northeast Ohio’s most beloved groups, the Wanda Hunt Band.

Downtown@Dusk: Wanda Hunt Band (One-Night-Only Reunion Show!)

July 18, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Downtown@Dusk: Wanda Hunt Band (One-Night-Only Reunion Show!)

Free & Open to All

Join us for a one-evening-only concert from one of Northeast Ohio’s most beloved groups, the Wanda Hunt Band.

With their big band instrumentation and outstanding musicianship, the Wanda Hunt Band entertains the young and old, hip and square, blue collar, white collar and no collar alike. They have performed in settings as small as a neighborhood block party or local nightclub to huge stage shows as both the opener for famous touring bands and as the headliner for many regional concerts.

Downtown@Dusk concerts are held in the Akron Art Museum's Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. In the event of inclement weather, concerts are held on the terrace, or moved to the museum lobby.

Spend a relaxing summer evening with friends and family in our beautiful downtown garden, the perfect venue for outdoor music and a cool drink. Throughout the summer, the museum café will offer delicious food options, including ice cream novelties and ice-cold beverages.

Photo: Courtesy of the Wanda Hunt Band

Downtown@Dusk is presented by the Akron Art Museum, with additional support Ron and Ann Allan, Audio-Technica, EarthQuaker Devices and Clear Gold Audio.

Media sponsorship is provided by The Summit FM and Western Reserve PBS.

Downtown@Dusk: Anne E. DeChant

July 25, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Enjoy an evening of roots and Americana rock with Anne E. DeChant.

Downtown@Dusk: Anne E. DeChant

July 25, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Downtown@Dusk: Anne E. DeChant

Free & Open to All

Enjoy an evening of roots and Americana rock with Anne E. DeChant.

Anne E. DeChant is an award-winning Nashville recording artist originally from Cleveland, Ohio where she was a five-time Singer-Songwriter of the Year. She has shared the stage with such well-known performers as Stevie Nicks, Nora Jones, Joan Armatrading, Sheryl Crow and the Indigo Girls, and has played venues ranging from the Clinton White House to such storied listening rooms as Nashville’s Bluebird Café, Moonlight on the Mountain in Birmingham, the Evening Muse in Charlotte, Music Box Supper Club in Cleveland, Kimbro’s in Franklin, TN, and Frog Pond in Silver Hill, AL.

Downtown@Dusk concerts are held in the Akron Art Museum's Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. In the event of inclement weather, concerts are held on the terrace, or moved to the museum lobby.

Spend a relaxing summer evening with friends and family in our beautiful downtown garden, the perfect venue for outdoor music and a cool drink. Throughout the summer, the museum café will offer delicious food options, including ice cream novelties and ice-cold beverages.

Photo: Chris Rutan

Downtown@Dusk is presented by the Akron Art Museum, with additional support Ron and Ann Allan, Audio-Technica, EarthQuaker Devices and Clear Gold Audio.

Media sponsorship is provided by The Summit FM and Western Reserve PBS.

Downtown@Dusk: Theron Brown Trio

August 1, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Enjoy an evening of jazz from the Theron Brown Trio.

Downtown@Dusk: Theron Brown Trio

August 1, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Downtown@Dusk: Theron Brown Trio

Free & Open to All

Enjoy an evening of jazz from the Theron Brown Trio.

The Theron Brown Trio (Theron Brown, Zaire [Zigg] Darden, Jordan McBride) is in the business of making you feel good and digging into the roots of jazz, gospel, and fusion. The trio is truly special and has a sound that is recognized in Northeast Ohio as something to be excited about!

Theron Brown is an adjunct professor of Jazz Piano at Kent State University, and he is immensely involved in promoting jazz and classical music. He is also the co-founder and director of the Rubber City Jazz & Blues Festival which takes place annually in Akron, Ohio’s downtown historic district.

Downtown@Dusk concerts are held in the Akron Art Museum's Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. In the event of inclement weather, concerts are held on the terrace, or moved to the museum lobby.

Spend a relaxing summer evening with friends and family in our beautiful downtown garden, the perfect venue for outdoor music and a cool drink. Throughout the summer, the museum café will offer delicious food options, including ice cream novelties and ice-cold beverages.

Photo: Courtesy of Theron Brown

Downtown@Dusk is presented by the Akron Art Museum, with additional support Ron and Ann Allan, Audio-Technica, EarthQuaker Devices and Clear Gold Audio.

Media sponsorship is provided by The Summit FM and Western Reserve PBS.

Family Days Concert: Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players

August 8, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Three-time Grammy Award-nominee Justin Roberts, along with his band, the Not Ready for Naptime Players, has travelled the globe from Hong Kong to New York, and is landing soon in… downtown Akron!

Family Days Concert: Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players

August 8, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Family Days Concert: Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players

Pre-show art activities at 4 pm
General admission to outdoor concert space at 6 pm
Public performance begins at 6:30 pm

Three-time Grammy Award-nominee Justin Roberts, along with his band, the Not Ready for Naptime Players, has travelled the globe from Hong Kong to New York, and is landing soon in… downtown Akron!

Dubbed the Judy Blume of kiddie rock by the New York Times, Justin Roberts is one of the all-stars of the indie family music scene. His music helps kids navigate the joys and sorrows of growing up and helps parents reflect on their own childhoods. Prior to the show, express yourself in our kid-friendly art mosh space where you can slam paint with bubble wrap and make hybrid clink-and-plink musical instruments.

Free and open to all. Registration is requested.

Kathy Moses Salem Philanthropic Fund of the Akron Community Foundation is the lead sponsor for the Family Days concert. Additional concert support provided by The J.M. Smucker Company.

Family Days are made possible by PNC with additional support from the Kathy Moses Salem Philanthropic Fund of the Akron Community Foundation, The R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation and the Robert O. and AnnaMae Orr Family Foundation.

A is for Art Museum

August 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Kick-start your child’s school year with a fresh + fun, sensory-based approach to learning. Sort curious objects by size and shape, experiment with simple color chemistry, build a 7-layer texture-scape and scribble paint with squirty sidewalk chalk.

A is for Art Museum

August 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

A is for Art Museum

Seeing, responding and intuitively doing are the beginnings to growing a mindful child. When children are given opportunities to explore in creative ways, they develop tools for understanding their world. Kick-start your child’s school year with a fresh + fun, sensory-based approach to learning. Sort curious objects by size and shape, experiment with simple color chemistry, build a 7-layer texture-scape and scribble paint with squirty sidewalk chalk.

Family Day event-related activities are free for children ages 0-12, siblings and their adult caretaker(s). Registration is encouraged. Admission to the galleries is free for adult members and ALL children (age 17 and under with an adult). Regular gallery admission applies to nonmember adults.

Family Days are made possible by PNC with additional support from the Kathy Moses Salem Philanthropic Fund of the Akron Community Foundation, The R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation and the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

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