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Don’t miss the last two Kenmore First Fridays


Each month, 500-700 of your friends and neighbors are hitting the Boulevard on the first Friday of each month for food tucks, live music, vendors, family activities and more during Kenmore First Fridays.


The events take place 6-9 p.m. in the Kenmore Boulevard Historic District, and the last two of the year promise to be the best yet: The Sept. 3 All-Cardinal Class Reunion will feature music from all decades, including Kenmore’s own Courtney Trice and her band Eboni Redsoul & Brown Sugah. There will be special appearances throughout the night by everyone’s favorite mascot.


Then, on Oct. 1, Oddmall, one of Ohio’s largest and most unique exhibitions of art and artifice will line the streets as attendees wait for the Kenmore Grassman to make his appearance. Live music from Hey Mavis and other twangy favorites are sure to entertain.



New this year at Kenmore First Fridays is the EarthQuaker Devices pedalboard at The Guitar Department, where you can try out a new guitar while testing EarthQuaker’s line of fuzz-inducing pedals, all of which are available at the Guitar Department. In addition, the Akorn Jammers open mic night led by Ralph Obert in the McCutchan Courtyard.


Kenmore resident Mapi Byler said she and her family enjoy the community aspect of First Friday, as well as supporting local businesses and musicians. “We love First Friday because it brings our community together and it invites others to come and enjoy it, too,” she said.


For more information on Kenmore First Fridays, follow the Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance Facebook page or visit betterkenmore.org/events.


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