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First Night® Akron 2015 now accepting applications for performers
Downtown Akron Partnershipis seeking regional artists to participate in First Night Akron 2015 on Dec. 31, 2014. Artist proposals may include, but are not limited to, music, dance, theater, puppetry, film, visual art/ installation art, interactive/participatory activities, strolling entertainers and make and take projects.  more >  


Snow and Cold Doesn't Dampen New Year's Eve Celebration
The 18th annual First Night® Akron brought approximately 14,000 people to Downtown Akron to enjoy New Year's Eve in a safe, clean and family-friendly environment. Initial attendance figures are estimated based on the clicker totals of the venues. more >  


Get Out! Annual Akron bash welcomes new year
This year, First Night Akron celebrates its 18th year as a family friendly New Year's celebration that entertains with music, fireworks and activities for adults and children alike. more >  

Featured Artist

Big Daddy and the Hoodoo Men

Big Daddy & The Hoodoo Men have been performing traditional American Blues music since 2001 throughout the NE Ohio area. more>