Kids & Families

Art Babes: Baby and the Onesies Band: Engineering Sound with Everyday Objects

May 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM EDT

Park the stroller and cozy up in our circle of babes for sensory play, face-to-face bouncy rhymes, and social games to inspire baby’s curiosity and build first relationships.

Art Babes: Baby and the Onesies Band: Engineering Sound with Everyday Objects

May 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM EDT

Art Babes: Baby and the Onesies Band: Engineering Sound with Everyday Objects

Best for ages 0 – 12 months and their grown-ups

It’s a pint-sized artdate for caregivers and their rollers, sitters, scooters and dribblers. Park the stroller and cozy up in our circle of babes for sensory play, face-to-face bouncy rhymes, and social games to inspire baby’s curiosity and build first relationships. Happy babbles and crying are welcome! After class, make time for coffee talk and play awhile in our baby-friendly space.

$5 for members, $10/nonmember child. Registration required.

Not a member? Join here!

Art Babes is made possible with support from the Robert O. & Anna Mae Orr Foundation.

Family Day: Backyard Art-BQ

June 1, 2019, 11AM - 2PM

Join us for a contemporary spin on an old-fashioned festival in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden, where cloudscapes inspire fairytales and color-filled, imaginative play celebrates the hidden, natural world beneath our feet.

Family Day: Backyard Art-BQ

June 1, 2019, 11AM - 2PM

Backyard Art-BQ

Bring a picnic blanket and your imagination for a summer kick-off party in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. Explore STEAM-based play for the senses with basil and lemongrass watercolor spritz printz, sunbaked clay pies, Kool-Aid batik and fizzy art-BQ sauces that are part art, part science. When your fingers get sticky, grab your beach towel and splash out with wacky water play and prismatic bubble concoctions.

Registration is required. (coming soon)

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 non-member 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.

Downtown@Dusk: Sammy DeLeon & his Latin Jazz Septet (Member Appreciation Night!)

June 27, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

 At 6:30 pm relax and enjoy the music of Sammy DeLeon & his Latin Jazz Septet at the first Downtown@Dusk concert of 2019!

Downtown@Dusk: Sammy DeLeon & his Latin Jazz Septet (Member Appreciation Night!)

June 27, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Downtown@Dusk: Sammy DeLeon & his Latin Jazz Septet (Member Appreciation Night!)

Enjoy an evening of Latin Jazz from one of Northeast Ohio's most recognized bandleaders, Sammy DeLeon.

DeLeon regularly mentors young musicians from Oberlin College who want to learn Latin music. His friends jokingly call his band “Sammy Salsa College” because his band has been a rite of passage for many upcoming players.

*Member Appreciation Night! 5:30 – 7:30 pm*
Calling all Akron Art Museum members!


Kick-off your summer concert season with us in the Art Oasis in the Upper Grove of the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden and pick-up some tasty treats and special offers!

At 6:30 pm relax and enjoy the music of Sammy DeLeon & his Latin Jazz Septet at the first Downtown@Dusk concert of 2019!

Free for Members • Register below to attend

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Not a member? Join today!

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.

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: 15 60 75 The Numbers Band

July 11, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Join us for musical fireworks with local original blues, jazz and rock legends The Numbers Band at Downtown@Dusk 2019.

Downtown@Dusk: 15 60 75 The Numbers Band

July 11, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Downtown@Dusk: 15 60 75 The Numbers Band

Join us for musical fireworks with local original blues, jazz and rock legends The Numbers Band at Downtown@Dusk 2019.

15 60 75 The Numbers Band has been praised by almost every national music publication and several international publications since the beginning of their 45+ years of live performances and recordings.

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.

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.

Photo: Shane Wynn

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: 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.

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