Past Event Midwinter Tunes

Event Details


Saturday, March 5, 2022
4:00 – 8:00 pm



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The Museum’s Midwinter Tunes features musical acts, visual artists, and community partners all hailing from Northeast Ohio. This year’s one-day celebration will be hosted across the Museum’s Bud & Susie Rogers Garden, Beatrice Knapp McDowell Grand Lobby, and galleries. Music, ice carving, a food truck, and festive lighting will add spark to the wintry skies outside, while community partner and vendor pop-ups and activities are bound to warm up the evening inside. The day will include a special celebration of the new exhibition Responsibility to Reveal: 30 Years of the Knight Purchase Award for Photographic Media with pop-up tours.

Audio-Technica and Acme raffle prizes every hour!

Music Schedule

4:00–4:30 pm: The Buffalo Ryders (Homegrown riffs with raw blues influence)
4:30–5:00 pm: Lea Marra & The Dream Catchers (Folk-pop wearing Bluegrass perfume)
5:00–5:30 pm: Matt Kurtz (Hazy, lo-fi, folk-rock)
5:30–6:00 pm: Chanelle Kazadi (Rustbelt trip-hop with a snap snare)
6:00–6:30 pm: The Katy (Indie soul trio with sweet vocals at the helm)
6:30–7:00 pm: MuAmin Collective (Lyric-heavy, conscious rap with neo-soul infusion)
7:00–7:45 pm: Nathan-Paul + The Admirables (Brassy, jazzy soul funk)


  • Large, heated tent with music starting every hour
  • Ice carving by Ron White
  • Fabi’s Taco Truck
  • Nightlight Cinema pop-up film


  • Music every half hour with Akron Recording Company
  • 360 Photo Booth from OH SNAP Photo Lab
  • Chef Gina’s Bake Shop
  • Elizabeth’s Bookshop & Writing Centre
  • Public opening of Responsibility to Reveal: 30 Years of The Knight Purchase Award for Photographic Media
  • Two Indoor Bars

We’re excited to serve our public under the safest possible conditions and under new norms. Each activity will be socially distanced with the safety of our patrons and staff in mind but we recognize that circumstances may change at any moment. Event guidelines will comply with all current CDC, state, and local regulations for COVID-19. More information may be provided in advance of the event.