Past Event Midwinter Tunes 2023

Event Details


Saturday, February 18, 2023
6:00 – 10:00 pm



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Join the Akron Art Museum for a FREE celebration of music, art, and community on February 18th, 2023, from 6 – 10 pm. Six bands will be performing live in the Museum’s lobby throughout the night, some of which include Church of Starry Wisdom, Language, Rubber Band, Suitor, and Peachcurls. Artists will activate the galleries, including State of the Art: Constructs artist Joanna Keane Lopez. Community partners will have pop-ups throughout the space, as well as food and drink vendors.

More details below!


  • DJ Palaces: Contemporary art and sound blended within spins and beats
  • Rubber Band: Psych-improv with layered percussion
  • Suitor: Synth-driven indie pop rock
  • Language: Psych-punk with a touch of freakiness
  • Brood X: Northeast Ohio psych rockers
  • Marcus Alan Ward: Guitar heroics and grooves
  • Church of Starry Wisdom: Retro-futuristic goth-classic rock


  • Joanna Keane Lopez and guests
  • SOTA artist Joanna Keane Lopez will be joined by Monique Carr and Guadalupe Maravilla for a performance alongside her installation in the upstairs galleries. Two performances will happen during the event: 6:30 and 8:00 pm. Limited standing room.
  • Wick Poetry Center:  by Sergio Roper, Michael Buebe, and Charlie Malone


  • Daisy Pops – Kent-based Daisy Pops to offer a free do-it-yourself cake pop station
  • Earthquaker Devices – Akron guitar pedal legends will host an interactive ‘pedal petting zoo’ in the Museum’s galleries
  • Elizabeth’s Bookshop & Writing Centre – The Well CDC-based bookshop will have a pop up of curated books available for purchase
  • The Nightlight Cinema – The Museum’s neighbor Nightlight Cinema will present black and white films in the Museum’s lobby and will share about their upcoming two-screen expansion.
  • Garbage Kids Vegan – Vegan treats from the streets.
  • 7th Floor Clothing – Grassroots Akron-based clothing company based in Northside Marketplace will have a pop-up shop

More information and announcements coming soon. Keep an eye on Akron Art Museum’s social media platforms to find out more exciting details. See you then!

Free. RSVP Requested.