On Thursday, Jan. 7, 7 p.m. inside Musica, 51 E. Market St. downtown Akron, you can jam to the Akron sounds of the ’70s and ’80s as the Museum spins some fine vinyl for your entertainment.
This event kicks off the efforts to collect, catalog, and curate the Akron music scene sounds from as early as the 1920s jazz through the latter part of the 20th century. Collecting and displaying the various artist and sounds that were important in the development of the Akron sound is paramount.
Participants are invited to share memorabilia and music collections with the Akron Sound Museum, and tables will be available for submitting a stash to the museum as either a gift or a loan. Either way, your collection may find itself on display at the Akron Summit County Public Library.
Museum curator Wayne Beck has been working on this project for the better part of two years. His mission is “to foster new artists and continue to keep alive a vital part of Akron’s music legacy known historically as The ‘Akron Sound.’”
“Akron has always been a musical force to be reckoned with and we will be capitalizing on that,” he said. “We want to bring talent scouts back to Akron as the talent did during the Akron Sound era.”
Dust off your Ruby and the Romantics, your James Ingram, even your Black Keys Emmy-winning posters and cover art. Bring them out of closets, cellars and attics, and let them shine once more at the Akron Sound Museum.
To find out more, visit the Akron Sound Museum’s Facebook page.