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The "Akron Sound" Pop-up Museum Fundraiser

Presented by Akron Sound Museum at Jilly's Music Room, Akron OH

May 20 2016
The "Akron Sound" Pop-up Museum Fundraiser

Performances by: Tracey Thomas (5-7), The Hurt (7:30-9:30), The Fifth Wheel (10-12)

In response to a British subject asking to describe Akron, Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo fame responded. After his answer Akron was known throughout the world as “The Liverpool of the Americas.”

From the mid-70s throughout the 80s Akron was churning out so much great music that the movement was to be known as the “Akron Sound.” Bands such as The Rubber City Rebels, Tin Huey, Devo, The Bizarros and Chrissie Hynde had been signed by major record labels and there was a second wave of Akron Bands impossible to categorize were ROCKIN’ the underground music scene. The bands Trudee & The Trendsetters, The Action, Unit 5, the F-Models The Walking Clampetts, The Bettys and many others played incredible original music in the hopes of being signed as the previous bands did. Their legacies have continued to inspire the musicians throughout the 90s and on into today.

The “Akron Sound” Museum’s mission statement is to foster and promote Akron’s talent and entertainment venues. We

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Admission is free. Donations in any denomination are welcome and appreciated.

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Jilly's Music Room

111 North Main Street, Akron, OH 44203


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  1. We have received on our first day of gathering donations for our raffle: Akron Symphony Tickets, 91.3 The Summit merchandise, unsold vintage t-shirts from the Rubber City Rebels Young & Dumb tour, Chipoltle gift cards and certificates from Square Records. We are in meetings with Square Bar in Highland Square and Ohio Brewing. We here at the museum are so excited about the excitement that this

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  2. The event starts at 5:00 pm and the location is at 111 N. main St. in Northside, downtown Akron

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