The Rialto Theatre

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Music we celebrate show the heart more clearly
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The Rialto Theatre is run by musicians, for musicians, and music fans located at 1000 Kenmore Blvd.

THE RIALTO THEATRE
In the teen years of the 1900s, Akron had its own Rialto Theatre. The theatre and its marquee graced the boulevard on the south side. The word “rialto’ is borrowed from the Italians as a good name for a place where people go for marketing and entertainment. For over forty years, our Rialto was loved by the local residents as its neighborhood gathering place. The new movie media

THE RIALTO THEATRE
In the teen years of the 1900s, Akron had its own Rialto Theatre. The theatre and its marquee graced the boulevard on the south side. The word “rialto’ is borrowed from the Italians as a good name for a place where people go for marketing and entertainment. For over forty years, our Rialto was loved by the local residents as its neighborhood gathering place. The new movie media

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One week from tomorrow on Wednesday, October 20, Thelma and the Sleaze invade Kenmore Boulevard and bring their no-nonse...
10/12/2021

One week from tomorrow on Wednesday, October 20, Thelma and the Sleaze invade Kenmore Boulevard and bring their no-nonsense hard rock to the Rialto Theatre stage! Joining them are LILIEAE and they'll be riding high off the release of their new EP, and Oregon Space Trail of Doom and they'll be playing their final Akron show of 2021!

We strongly encourage you to grab your tickets now if you plan on catching this one!

Thelma and the Sleaze w/ Oregon Space Trail of Doom & LILIEAE is presented by EarthQuaker Devices and The Guitar Department

Visit https://linktr.ee/therialtotheatre for tickets, COVID-19 updates, and more information.

One week from tomorrow on Wednesday, October 20, Thelma and the Sleaze invade Kenmore Boulevard and bring their no-nonsense hard rock to the Rialto Theatre stage! Joining them are LILIEAE and they'll be riding high off the release of their new EP, and Oregon Space Trail of Doom and they'll be playing their final Akron show of 2021!

We strongly encourage you to grab your tickets now if you plan on catching this one!

Thelma and the Sleaze w/ Oregon Space Trail of Doom & LILIEAE is presented by EarthQuaker Devices and The Guitar Department

Visit https://linktr.ee/therialtotheatre for tickets, COVID-19 updates, and more information.

Not sure what to do this week? The Rialto has got you covered with some great events including the much-anticipated retu...
10/11/2021

Not sure what to do this week? The Rialto has got you covered with some great events including the much-anticipated return of Swing Dancing, a live performance from an American Idol runner-up, and an evening of amazing live local music guaranteed to get you in the Halloween spirit!

WEDNESDAY 10/13: Swing Dancing is Back!
FRIDAY 10/15: Clark Beckham W/ Casey McQuillen
SATURDAY 10/16: HALLOWEEN FRIGHT NIGHT FT. OLIVIA & THE BELLS / EVERGREEN HOTEL / RENT FOR CHERYL

Check out https://linktr.ee/therialtotheatre for the Full Event Schedule, Tickets, and COVID 19 Information.

Not sure what to do this week? The Rialto has got you covered with some great events including the much-anticipated return of Swing Dancing, a live performance from an American Idol runner-up, and an evening of amazing live local music guaranteed to get you in the Halloween spirit!

WEDNESDAY 10/13: Swing Dancing is Back!
FRIDAY 10/15: Clark Beckham W/ Casey McQuillen
SATURDAY 10/16: HALLOWEEN FRIGHT NIGHT FT. OLIVIA & THE BELLS / EVERGREEN HOTEL / RENT FOR CHERYL

Check out https://linktr.ee/therialtotheatre for the Full Event Schedule, Tickets, and COVID 19 Information.

🚨🚨Rialto Theatre PSA🚨🚨Due to circumstances beyond control, the PIN 2 HOT / SAMANTHA GRACE / ED POTOKAR'S "SOUND DART" sh...
10/08/2021

🚨🚨Rialto Theatre PSA🚨🚨

Due to circumstances beyond control, the PIN 2 HOT / SAMANTHA GRACE / ED POTOKAR'S "SOUND DART" show scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, October 9, has been cancelled.

Samantha Grace has rescheduled her performance for Saturday, November 27, and we very much hope to book PIN 2 HOT and Ed Potokar for a rescheduled performance date in the near future.

If you purchased tickets in advance, we will be reaching out to you ASAP. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

Even though tomorrow's concert has been cancelled, you can still come out tonight for Mudhouse Gang & The Tenants - Double Album Release Show! Doors open at 7pm and we can't wait to see you there!

🚨🚨Rialto Theatre PSA🚨🚨

Due to circumstances beyond control, the PIN 2 HOT / SAMANTHA GRACE / ED POTOKAR'S "SOUND DART" show scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, October 9, has been cancelled.

Samantha Grace has rescheduled her performance for Saturday, November 27, and we very much hope to book PIN 2 HOT and Ed Potokar for a rescheduled performance date in the near future.

If you purchased tickets in advance, we will be reaching out to you ASAP. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

Even though tomorrow's concert has been cancelled, you can still come out tonight for Mudhouse Gang & The Tenants - Double Album Release Show! Doors open at 7pm and we can't wait to see you there!

The past year and a half has been full of ups and downs for us, but we're very optimistic about where we are now and exc...
10/07/2021
The Rialto Theatre Recovers and Reaches New Heights

The past year and a half has been full of ups and downs for us, but we're very optimistic about where we are now and excited about what we have planned for the very near future!

Photo: Sane Wynn In 2015, Seth and Nate Vaill opened a music venue run by musicians, for musicians and music fans on Kenmore Blvd, Akron’s music row. It became a successful business that, by all accounts, would be sustainable for years to come. Then came March 2020. The Rialto Theatre’s certain ...

Join us this Friday, October 8 for Mudhouse Gang & The Tenants - Double Album Release Show!The show will be Mudhouse Gan...
10/06/2021

Join us this Friday, October 8 for Mudhouse Gang & The Tenants - Double Album Release Show!

The show will be Mudhouse Gang's first live performance in over a year and they'll be releasing a new album titled "Get Yer Demons Out!" Also, twangy-folky-bluesy-occasionally fuzzy rockers The Tenants have a new album they call "Nasty Roomers" to release Friday.

Grab your tickets now and come help these two Rialto favorites celebrate the release of their new music!

Tickets & COVID 19 Information at: https://linktr.ee/therialtotheatre

Join us this Friday, October 8 for Mudhouse Gang & The Tenants - Double Album Release Show!

The show will be Mudhouse Gang's first live performance in over a year and they'll be releasing a new album titled "Get Yer Demons Out!" Also, twangy-folky-bluesy-occasionally fuzzy rockers The Tenants have a new album they call "Nasty Roomers" to release Friday.

Grab your tickets now and come help these two Rialto favorites celebrate the release of their new music!

Tickets & COVID 19 Information at: https://linktr.ee/therialtotheatre

Something extraordinary. Something big. Something mega. Something copious. Something capacious. Something cajunga is com...
10/05/2021

Something extraordinary. Something big. Something mega. Something copious. Something capacious. Something cajunga is coming to The Rialto Theatre and Brad Savage from The Summit was here along with Jeri Sapronetti & Corey Jenkins from Big Pop today to conspire on that something.

Want to know what it is? We've got details, and we're going to share them, but all we're going to say for today is keep your eyes glued to this page and plan to be at The Rialto Theatre on Friday, December 17, and Saturday, December 18 for a two-night music event you'll tell your great-grandchildren about!

Something extraordinary. Something big. Something mega. Something copious. Something capacious. Something cajunga is coming to The Rialto Theatre and Brad Savage from The Summit was here along with Jeri Sapronetti & Corey Jenkins from Big Pop today to conspire on that something.

Want to know what it is? We've got details, and we're going to share them, but all we're going to say for today is keep your eyes glued to this page and plan to be at The Rialto Theatre on Friday, December 17, and Saturday, December 18 for a two-night music event you'll tell your great-grandchildren about!

At 6pm tonight, the Akorn Jammers Open Mic takes over the Rialto stage during October 1 Kenmore First Friday : Great Gra...
10/01/2021

At 6pm tonight, the Akorn Jammers Open Mic takes over the Rialto stage during October 1 Kenmore First Friday : Great Grassman Gathering! Warm up your voice and grab your instrument, because we open performance slots beginning at 9pm!

Prospective jammers are encouraged to come early and sign up before slots fill up! Don't sing or play an instrument? Come down, grab a drink, and take in some free live music at The Rialto!

At 6pm tonight, the Akorn Jammers Open Mic takes over the Rialto stage during October 1 Kenmore First Friday : Great Grassman Gathering! Warm up your voice and grab your instrument, because we open performance slots beginning at 9pm!

Prospective jammers are encouraged to come early and sign up before slots fill up! Don't sing or play an instrument? Come down, grab a drink, and take in some free live music at The Rialto!

Mudhouse Gang & The Tenants - Double Album Release Show! is only one week away! Grab your tickets today - you don't wann...
10/01/2021

Mudhouse Gang & The Tenants - Double Album Release Show! is only one week away! Grab your tickets today - you don't wanna miss this one!

Tickets & COVID-19 Info : https://linktr.ee/therialtotheatre

Mudhouse Gang & The Tenants - Double Album Release Show! is only one week away! Grab your tickets today - you don't wanna miss this one!

Tickets & COVID-19 Info : https://linktr.ee/therialtotheatre

🎸💥We fully anticipate the combination of Thelma and the Sleaze's no nonsense hard rock, Oregon Space Trail of Doom's psy...
09/30/2021

🎸💥We fully anticipate the combination of Thelma and the Sleaze's no nonsense hard rock, Oregon Space Trail of Doom's psychedelic rock, and LILIEAE's p***y alt rock is going to blow the roof clean off the Rialto Theatre on October 20!🎸💥

If we were you, we'd grab tickets to this one NOW, because they aren't going to last long with this lineup!

Thelma and the Sleaze w/ Oregon Space Trail of Doom & LILIEAE is presented by our awesome friends at EarthQuaker Devices and The Guitar Department!

Visit https://linktr.ee/therialtotheatre for tickets, COVID-19 updates, and more information.

🎸💥We fully anticipate the combination of Thelma and the Sleaze's no nonsense hard rock, Oregon Space Trail of Doom's psychedelic rock, and LILIEAE's p***y alt rock is going to blow the roof clean off the Rialto Theatre on October 20!🎸💥

If we were you, we'd grab tickets to this one NOW, because they aren't going to last long with this lineup!

Thelma and the Sleaze w/ Oregon Space Trail of Doom & LILIEAE is presented by our awesome friends at EarthQuaker Devices and The Guitar Department!

Visit https://linktr.ee/therialtotheatre for tickets, COVID-19 updates, and more information.

Swing dancing returns every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month on October 13 at 8pm! Don’t know how to swing? Don’t worr...
09/29/2021

Swing dancing returns every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month on October 13 at 8pm! Don’t know how to swing? Don’t worry! Come early at 7pm for a one hour lesson and learn a few moves before the night begins - you don’t even need a partner! Swing Dancing at The Rialto Theatre is great way to get out, meet new people, exercise, and have fun!

Head over to Swing Dancing is Back! for pricing and more information!

Swing dancing returns every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month on October 13 at 8pm! Don’t know how to swing? Don’t worry! Come early at 7pm for a one hour lesson and learn a few moves before the night begins - you don’t even need a partner! Swing Dancing at The Rialto Theatre is great way to get out, meet new people, exercise, and have fun!

Head over to Swing Dancing is Back! for pricing and more information!

This Friday, the Akorn Jammers Open Mic takes over the Rialto Theatre stage from 6-9pm during the final Kenmore First Fr...
09/28/2021

This Friday, the Akorn Jammers Open Mic takes over the Rialto Theatre stage from 6-9pm during the final Kenmore First Friday event of 2021! Additionally, Ben Beaver and Samantha Grace will perform in front of The Rialto at 6:15pm and 7:15pm respectively.

Come unwind, grab a drink, and enjoy free live music!

This Friday, the Akorn Jammers Open Mic takes over the Rialto Theatre stage from 6-9pm during the final Kenmore First Friday event of 2021! Additionally, Ben Beaver and Samantha Grace will perform in front of The Rialto at 6:15pm and 7:15pm respectively.

Come unwind, grab a drink, and enjoy free live music!

American Idol Season 14 Runner-Up Clark Beckham is coming to The Rialto Theatre on October 15! Inspired by musical icons...
09/24/2021
Arena Anthems: Clark Beckham, "Yesterday" - AMERICAN IDOL XIV

American Idol Season 14 Runner-Up Clark Beckham is coming to The Rialto Theatre on October 15! Inspired by musical icons from Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles to Marvin Gaye and Al Greene, Clark combines his love of timeless Soul/R&B music with pop sounds and melodies to create a sound uniquely his own.

Don’t miss your opportunity to hear and see Clark live – purchase your tickets for Clark Beckham W/ Casey McQuillen now!

Tickets & COVID-19 Info: https://linktr.ee/therialtotheatre

At first blush, you might not consider The Beatles' "Yesterday" an "Arena Anthem,” but Clark has a voice, and a way about him (as well as a string quartet fo...

A truly unique and unforgettable evening of music lands on the Rialto stage Saturday, October 9!PIN 2 HOT, founded by Ch...
09/23/2021

A truly unique and unforgettable evening of music lands on the Rialto stage Saturday, October 9!

PIN 2 HOT, founded by Chris Butler (The Waitresses/Tin Huey) and rounded out by a rogue’s gallery of local musicians, is an improvisational noise rock band that takes well-known riffs from rock and pop classics into unexpected musical realms.

Sharing the bill with PIN 2 HOT is pop/rock singer-songwriter Samantha Grace and artist/musician/designer Ed Potokar, who melds sound sculpture and audio architecture.

PIN 2 HOT / SAMANTHA GRACE / ED POTOKAR'S "SOUND DART" is going to be one for the books – make sure you’re here for it!

Tickets & COVID 19 Information at: https://linktr.ee/therialtotheatre

A truly unique and unforgettable evening of music lands on the Rialto stage Saturday, October 9!

PIN 2 HOT, founded by Chris Butler (The Waitresses/Tin Huey) and rounded out by a rogue’s gallery of local musicians, is an improvisational noise rock band that takes well-known riffs from rock and pop classics into unexpected musical realms.

Sharing the bill with PIN 2 HOT is pop/rock singer-songwriter Samantha Grace and artist/musician/designer Ed Potokar, who melds sound sculpture and audio architecture.

PIN 2 HOT / SAMANTHA GRACE / ED POTOKAR'S "SOUND DART" is going to be one for the books – make sure you’re here for it!

Tickets & COVID 19 Information at: https://linktr.ee/therialtotheatre

It’s the first day of fall and we’ve got a whole season of awesome concerts booked! It all starts Friday, October 8, wit...
09/22/2021

It’s the first day of fall and we’ve got a whole season of awesome concerts booked! It all starts Friday, October 8, with Mudhouse Gang & The Tenants - Double Album Release Show!

Mudhouse Gang will bring their signature blues/roots/rock sound to the stage and The Tenants will lay down the fuzzy-twangy-folky-bluesy-rock they're known for. It’s going to be a great night - so mark your calendar and grab your tickets now!

Tickets & COVID 19 Information at: https://linktr.ee/therialtotheatre

It’s the first day of fall and we’ve got a whole season of awesome concerts booked! It all starts Friday, October 8, with Mudhouse Gang & The Tenants - Double Album Release Show!

Mudhouse Gang will bring their signature blues/roots/rock sound to the stage and The Tenants will lay down the fuzzy-twangy-folky-bluesy-rock they're known for. It’s going to be a great night - so mark your calendar and grab your tickets now!

Tickets & COVID 19 Information at: https://linktr.ee/therialtotheatre

We are so excited about what we’ve got booked for the first half of October and we hope you are too! Which shows will we...
09/17/2021

We are so excited about what we’ve got booked for the first half of October and we hope you are too! Which shows will we see you at?

Have a great weekend friends!

Link in bio for tickets and COVID-19 information.

#akronmusicscene #kenmorerocks #therialtotheatre #livemusic #akronohio #kenmoreblvd

We are so excited about what we’ve got booked for the first half of October and we hope you are too! Which shows will we see you at?

Have a great weekend friends!

Link in bio for tickets and COVID-19 information.

#akronmusicscene #kenmorerocks #therialtotheatre #livemusic #akronohio #kenmoreblvd

09/15/2021

The Rialto Theatre welcomes singer/songwriter Jason Eady back to the stage on October 22! Jason will be appearing in support of his eighth full-length album, “To The Passage Of Time,” conceived during a frenetic burst of creativity back in the doldrums of quarantine.

Sharing the bill with Jason is Carolina Story, a duo blending folk intimacy, country grit, and alt-rock muscle. Carolina Story is on the road to supporting their new album, “Dandelion.”

In the meantime, check out this intimate performance Jason gave the last time he was here. For tickets and COVID-19 information, visit https://linktr.ee/therialtotheatre

Tons of great artists are headed to The Rialto Theatre in October! From the pop/soul stylings of American Idol runner up...
09/14/2021
The Rialto Theatre

Tons of great artists are headed to The Rialto Theatre in October! From the pop/soul stylings of American Idol runner up Clark Beckham to the no-nonsense hard rock of Thelma and the Sleaze - there is something from everyone coming up next month at The Rialto!

Kicking off the month is Mudhouse Gang & The Tenants - Double Album Release Show! on Friday, October 8, followed by PIN 2 HOT / SAMANTHA GRACE / ED POTOKAR'S "SOUND DART" on Saturday, October 9!

To see the full event schedule, purchase tickets, and more information, visit www.therialtotheatre.com.

COVID-19 UPDATE: In an effort to ensure the health & safety of our staff, artists and patrons from the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, all patrons will need to show proof of vaccination (card or photo of card) or a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours from the time of entry to the venue in order to attend shows and events at The Rialto Theatre.

MORE INFO: https://www.therialtotheatre.com/news — We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

COVID-19 UPDATE – EFFECTIVE 9/7/21 — In an effort to ensure the health & safety of our staff, artists and patrons from the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, all patrons will need to show proof of vaccination (card or photo of card) or a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours from the time of entry ...

TOMORROW! (9/11) The Rialto welcomes singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, John Lennon Songwriting Award Winner, and...
09/10/2021

TOMORROW! (9/11) The Rialto welcomes singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, John Lennon Songwriting Award Winner, and TEDx Speaker Jae Jin & Akron musician, singer/songwriter, coach and business owner Jenny Baird to the stage.

Jenny Baird is the founder and main coach for both Rockstar Camp and On-Stage Bootcamp, which she launched in April of 2020. Jenny is constantly releasing original music, even having a full-length album to her name. She’s headed back into the studio this month to record a new set of singles for release this year.

Compared to artists such as Jason Mraz, fun., and Sam Smith, Jae Jin has been recognized as an emerging force by the likes of Pat Monahan (Lead singer/songwriter of TRAIN), and also has been featured on NBC’s The Voice, the Emmy Award-winning TV show, House of Cards, and The Huffington Post.

Grab your tickets advance at https://www.therialtotheatre.com/tickets/jae-jin-amp-jenny-baird-09112021 and join us for a perfect evening of music and entertainment!

COVID-19 UPDATE: In an effort to ensure the health & safety of our staff, artists and patrons from the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, all patrons will need to show proof of vaccination (card or photo of card) or a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours from the time of entry to the venue in order to attend shows and events at The Rialto Theatre.

MORE INFO: https://www.therialtotheatre.com/news — We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

TOMORROW! (9/11) The Rialto welcomes singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, John Lennon Songwriting Award Winner, and TEDx Speaker Jae Jin & Akron musician, singer/songwriter, coach and business owner Jenny Baird to the stage.

Jenny Baird is the founder and main coach for both Rockstar Camp and On-Stage Bootcamp, which she launched in April of 2020. Jenny is constantly releasing original music, even having a full-length album to her name. She’s headed back into the studio this month to record a new set of singles for release this year.

Compared to artists such as Jason Mraz, fun., and Sam Smith, Jae Jin has been recognized as an emerging force by the likes of Pat Monahan (Lead singer/songwriter of TRAIN), and also has been featured on NBC’s The Voice, the Emmy Award-winning TV show, House of Cards, and The Huffington Post.

Grab your tickets advance at https://www.therialtotheatre.com/tickets/jae-jin-amp-jenny-baird-09112021 and join us for a perfect evening of music and entertainment!

COVID-19 UPDATE: In an effort to ensure the health & safety of our staff, artists and patrons from the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, all patrons will need to show proof of vaccination (card or photo of card) or a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours from the time of entry to the venue in order to attend shows and events at The Rialto Theatre.

MORE INFO: https://www.therialtotheatre.com/news — We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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Played there last night for Fancy Legs CD Release at The Rialto Theatre. Great venue with a badass R&R Club feel, lovely people (Joe, Ashley), and as I declared at night's end, as far as sound goes "Nate, you are a Golden God." Just a swell place to play, to listen, and to bump! Bump!
Let's Grow Akron cares for many gardens near Summit Lake and assists gardeners all over Summit County by providing classes on community garden leader training, canning food, composting food waste, rain barrels, and many other gardening related topics. Please support their efforts by attending their plant sale. Thank you!
Chris Ketler how do we get more acts at thie amazing venue
How do we get some great acts like comedy at this theater. I have seen funny noise productions and they rock.
Thank you for a great day yesterday. So glad Quinn was able to hold his graduation party at your venue - love it!