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KNA seeks musicians, sponsors & vendors

February 18, 2021 (Akron, OH) – Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance is bringing the fun back to First Fridays on Kenmore’s Boulevard, popularly known as Akron’s “music row,” beginning June 4, 2021. The Alliance is now inviting musicians, vendors and sponsors to contact them for opportunities to be part of the fun.

Since June 2018, Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance’s First Fridays have welcomed thousands of residents and visitors for a night of live entertainment, food trucks, craft beer, children’s activities and more. First Fridays have featured some of the region’s best local rock, country, hip-hop, jazz and blues musicians.

Performer pay ranges from $50 for a half-hour set to $250 for an hour. Sponsorships range from $500 to $2,500. Vendor spots are $15 per event. Musicians and local businesses can find out more about First Fridays opportunities by visiting


Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance is a community development corporation formed in 2016 to preserve, enhance, promote and develop the Kenmore neighborhood in southwest Akron by engaging residents and stakeholders in effecting physical, cultural, artistic, recreational and business revitalization. For more information, visit or follow KNA on Facebook (, Twitter or Instagram (@kenmoreohio).

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