Downtown@Dusk ft. Lost State of Franklin

Thursday, July 12
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Come see Lost State of Franklin perform live at the Akron Art Museum Thursday from 6:30 – 8:30 pm as part of the museum’s popular Downtown@Dusk concert series. Also enjoy a lecture from artist Michelle Stitzlein, ArtCamp@Dusk for the kids, hot dogs and a cold beer from Elevator Brewing for adults.

Lost State of Franklin, the name comes from a footnote in American history, will play their unique blend of jazz, country, rockabilly, rock and bluegrass. The band is comprised of J. Scott Franklin on lead vocals, rhythm guitar and trumpet along with Tyler Postma on vocals, drums, washboard and harmonic, and Jeremy Cottrell on upright bass. The band has been nominated for numerous awards, such as Scene Magazine “Songwriter of the Year.”

Michelle Stitzlein has been creating sculpture with recycled materials as a full-time artist since 2000 in her Baltimore, OH, studio. Her work has been shown in art and craft museums nationally. She has visited over 50 elementary schools and organizations as an artist-in-residence and continues to share her passion for creating with humble materials in her books, workshops, presentations and exhibitions.

Bring the kids down for the first ArtCamp@Dusk! Children7-12 years old will explore fun and wacky hands-on art making in the museum classroom. Registration is required for members and nonmembers. Sign-up today at

Concert goers may also visit the museum galleries to view Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui and String of Hearts: Photographs by Bea Nettles during the evening. Gallery admission is required. For detailed information on this and other museum events, visit the calendar of events at

Downtown@Dusk 2012 is made possible by The City of Akron. It is presented in cooperation with 89.7 WKSU.

ArtTalks@Dusk are made possible by a gift from the Sam & Kathy Salem Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Community Board of Akron.

ArtCamp@Dusk is made possible by a gift from the Harris-Stanton Gallery.