Cuyahoga River Concert Series: Mustard’s Retreat – March 12, 8:00 pm

MustardOn Saturday, March 12, join us at 8 PM for an intimate and engaging evening with “Mustard’s Retreat”.

David Tamulevich and Michael Hough have been playing for over forty years and have delighted audiences in over 4,000 shows.  Musically, they are grounded in the early traditional 60s folk music, were influenced by the songwriters of that time, and their shows represent an eclectic blend of music, old and new, with a big dash of storytelling.

In their own words, “Each night is its own unique moment, unique audience. For us, that is the exciting thing, the magic: to craft a shared experience and leave people entertained and moved…and with moments and songs they will take away with them and remember, ponder, rediscover; hopefully for years to come.” Many of those moments are the result of their well-respected and broad body of original material, written both individually and together.

“We take our writing very seriously.” says Tamulevich, “No matter if it is a serious or humorous song. A song is a tool to communicate a feeling or a story, …to connect and find some common ground….and we want them to be as effective as we can make it.”

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door.

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3rd Annual UU’ve Got Talent – November 14, 2015

UUveXGotXTalentAn Evening of Musical Variety 
November 14, 2015     7:30 pm  $15 suggested donation

Our amazingly musical church community has been working hard to prepare for “the big show.” All proceeds from this concert go directly toward continuing to fund the essential position of accompanist for our choir.  Please help us meet our goal of raising $1,000!

Don’t miss what has become a UUCK musical tradition.  We need YOU to take your place in the audience!

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Cuyahoga River Concerts – Upcoming

HalXandXMattPlan ahead:

  • September 19:  Hal Walker / Matt Watroba
  • September 27:  Special “Hey Mavis” concert at the Kent Stage – part of the Capital Campaign Kickoff weekend   To purchase your ticket(s) visit The Kent Stage:
  • October 17:  Neil Jacobs

To purchase tickets online for concerts held at the Church: UUCK Online Store

For more information on the concerts and performers: Cuyahoga River Concerts Facebook Page

?Please visit our table or contact Cara Constance if you are able to donate food for the hospitality time during intermission.  Our warm, inviting intermissions are a wonderful part of these intimate concerts.?

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Cuyahoga River Concert Series Kick Off: August 15, 2015 featuring Magpie!

Stop by our table in Fessenden during Coffee Hour!

magpieFavorite performers “Magpie” will start off the Fall 2015 Season on Saturday, August 15th at 8:00 pm.  Come and enjoy the beautiful harmony and powerful voices of Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner.  An outstanding guitarist, Greg’s playing and fingerstyle approach form the solid basis of their sound.  They describe their eclectic repertoire as a musical rainbow, so come prepared to hear traditional, classic country, swing, blues, or contemporary songs written by themselves and others.
Plan ahead:

  • September 19:  Hal Walker / Matt Watroba
  • September 27:  Special “Hey Mavis” concert at the Kent Stage – part of the Capital Campaign Kickoff weekend
  • October 17:  Neil Jacobs

At our table:

  • Purchase discounted tickets in advance
  • Purchase discounted Fall 2015 Season Passes
  • You can now purchase your tickets with a credit card

?Please visit our table or contact Cara Constance if you are able to donate food for the hospitality time during intermission.  Our warm, inviting intermissions are a wonderful part of these intimate concerts.?

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UU’ve Got Talent: An Evening of Musical Variety – October 11, 2014

UUveXGotXTalentOctober 11, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Enjoy the 2nd annual fundraiser to support the music program of the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Kent. Just wait till you witness the quality of musical talent coming out of this community of regular everyday people from around Kent. From solo piano to youth singing duets to small ensembles of Classical, Klezmer, Jazz, Folk and Rock, just about anything is possible.  Tickets are $15 at the door.

Tickets:  $15 at the door.

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Cuyahoga River Concert – Saturday, September 20 at 8 PM

Featuring Hal Walker and Matt Watroba

HalXandXMattThese two guys come together just about once a year to create an unforgettable evening of song, spirit, laughs and unique musical combinations. Join Michigan master song leader and story teller, Matt Watroba on a journey into the joy of singing in community. Matt’s original songs and infectious smile will delight your heart. Kent’s own, Hal Walker will top off the evening with his unique approach to making music with just about anything he can get his hands on. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear 2 legends of the NE Ohio Music Scene together for an intimate evening of great music.

Tickets are $15 at the door.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent, 228 Gougler Ave., Kent, OH


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The UUCK and the Cuyahoga River Concert Series present: Magpie


April 12  8:00 pm

$10 donation at the door

call 810-265-4007 to reserve tickets.

Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner began to play music together in Kent, Ohio in September of 1973.  In the years since then, they have traveled and toured extensively, performed in concerts, at folk clubs and festivals around the world, and recorded many times.  Magpie has always embraced a musical rainbow, and with impressive proficiency in each different genre. From traditional, classic country, swing, and blues of the nineteen twenties and thirties, to contemporary songs written by themselves and others, Terry and Greg cover a lot of musical ground.

Pete Seeger wrote:  “Greg and Terry can show us all what a wonderful thing it can be for two voices to harmonize together. How lucky I am to have lived to see and hear more links in the chain.”

Sing Out magazine writes: “This recording (Give Light)  absolutely radiates light, glowing with great songs in radiant performances… Their music is their religion, and Give Light comes very close to the divine.”

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Hal-elujah! Hal Walker CDs Now Available

Hal-elujah!I have compiled Hal’s best performances during Sunday morning services at church over the last 6 years into one critically acclaimed* CD, now available at church on Sunday mornings. They are $10 each, with all proceeds going to the music program at church. Revel in Hal’s original masterpieces! Wonder at his ability to play two instruments at once! Be amazed at John Marfy’s jaw harp prowess! Hear Hallie transition from a girl into a young lady!

Get your collectible “Hal-elujah” CD during coffee hour starting Sunday, March 23, or anytime from Brad Bolton.

*Christie likes it.

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March Music Weekend — March 15-16, 2014

Saturday, March 15, 8:00 pm:  WILD CARROT in Concert

Wild CarrotPam Temple and Spencer Funk are Wild Carrot. This Cincinnati-based, award-winning group has what it takes to please all types of folk music fans. Rooted in traditional American music, their repertoire branches in diverse directions: from original tunes to swing, blues and traditional songs, using guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, concertina and vocals.  Their performances have often been described as “honest, soothing, uplifting and fun all at the same time”, moving an audience from laughter to tears and back again in a way that makes the listener feel like they’re in a conversation with old friends. All of this adds up to a performance that’s been described as “seamless”“life-sized complex, subtle and powerful” and “a joy.”  $10 donation at the door.


 Sunday, Mar 16, 2:00- 3:30pm:  Matt Meyer workshop: Drumming and Spirituality

 Matt MeyerMatt’s “Drumming and Spirituality” workshop is a chance for people of all skill levels to participate in hands on rhythm-making. The workshop includes instruction on basic technique, as well as information on the origins of percussion instruments from around the world. Participants will also experience the spirituality of community music-making through stories, games and discussions as well as look at how rhythm and music intersect with Unitarian Universalist values. Bring your own drum if you have one, for those who don’t, enough will provided.  $10 donation at the door.

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Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Eve!

Celtic Clan of Kent Concert in the sanctuary, Saturday, March 16, 7 PM featuring family friendly music with toe tapping jigs and reels and wonderful vocal harmonies. There will be some old style Irish dancing too!

The Clan is a 7 piece band who play traditional acoustic style Irish music along with some tunes from Scotland, England and Wales.

This will be a fun fundraiser for the church.

Tickets at the door: Adults $7 children 12 years and under, free.

Visit our Facebook page to hear some tunes.

For more information contact Trish McLoughlin or the Church Office.

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Special “Pick-up Choir For All Ages” singing at Plum Creek, June 10!

Have you always wanted to try singing in the choir, but weren’t ready for the commitment.  Here’s your chance!  We are forming a “Pick-Up choir for all ages” to sing at our annual church picnic at Plum Creek.  Only 1 one-hour rehearsal. Sunday,  June 3 at 6:30 pm.  C’mon, give it a try!   Hope to see you there, Hal


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