Each year Kent joins forces with dozens of cities around the world to celebrate the music, and message, of The Clash. This year, we spotlight Ohio's first chapter of Jail Guitar Doors, and are raising money to support music equipment donation and songwriting workshops at Grafton Correctional, Lorain, OH.
11-12:15 - Panel - Mass Incarceration: Historical Roots, Contemporary Policies.
Elaine Frantz Parsons - Associate Professor, Kent State University Department of History / Elsinore Bennu Think Tank for Restorative Justice.
Melekte Melaku - Organizing Manager, ACLU of Ohio
Eric Gardenhire - Activity Therapy Administrator II, Grafton Correctional Institution.
12:30-1:45 - Panel - The Arts in Incarceration: The Work and Impact of Arts Programs for the Incarcerated.
Zachary Thomas - Writers in Residence Program / Anisfield-Wolf Fellow
Jessie Glover - Visiting Assistant Professor Otterbein University / Ohio Pison Arts Connection
Christopher Dum - Assistant Professor Kent State University Department of Sociology / ID13 Prison Literacy Project
Evan Rausch - Music educator - Jail Guitar Doors, Ohio.
Upstairs at the Zephyr, visitors will be able to view the exciting visual representations / interpretations of poetry written by the incarcerated as part of the ID13 Prison Poetry Project. Through 2/8 only.
At The Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St. Kent
Daniel Johnston was a singer-songwriter and visual artist regarded as a significant figure in outsider, lo-fi, and alternative music scenes. He released more than 20 albums, and toured with the Preservation All Stars, Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) and Built to Spill. the documentary"The Devil and Daniel Johnston" chronicles his life, with an emphasis on his mental health battles. The movie won the Documentary Directing Award at the 2005 Sundance Frestival. "A fascinating and lovingly crafted musical documentary" - Entertainment Weekly.
***This event is presented by public radio station 91.3 The Summit as a Members Movie Night, but due to the generosity of this community operation (and embracing the spirit of International Clash Day) it is FREE and open to the public. There will be reserved seating and special giveaways for Summit members, and opportunities to become a supporter of The Summit, a valuable resource in the region.***
Doors 6:30; Show 7pm-10pm
The Kent Stage. 175 E. Main St. Kent
Free show featuring new music from Akron's Floco Torres's new band Free Black!. Local punx Cherry support. Chances to win an Earthquaker Devices Pedal. What a way to kick off Clash Day 2020!
Troppus Projects - 141 S. Water St, Kent
Let Me Tell You / I Didn’t Want To Tell You, featuring Roger Hoover and Chad Cochran. Photo series aimed at normalizing the conversation around mental health. Photographs are of musicians accompanied by their stories.
Roger Hoover performing acoustic set: 5 PM
Standing Rock Gallery - 300 N. Water St, Kent
Fever Dreams: The Early Drawings of Daniel Johnston. Featuring never-before exhibited sketches from Daniel Johnston's youth, prior to relocating to Texas. Powerful images reflect a beautiful and tormented mind.
The Zephyr Pub:
Liberated Verses: An Art Exhibit by ID13 and Glyphix Studio
Upstairs at the Zephyr, visitors will be able to view the exciting visual representations / interpretations of poetry written by the incarcerated as part of the ID13 Prison Poetry Project.
Water Street Tavern 132 S. Water St, Kent
Legendary Clash Tribute sets from The Boys from County Hell. NOT TO BE MISSED! These guys are amazing as a Pogues tribute group most of the time, but we are lucky to snag another rare catch for them to perform their Clash sets! Free show!
The Euro Gyro, 107 S. Depeyster St
Come close out the official International Clash Day 2020 with this set Strummer and the gang would certainly have attended! Legendary punx from Kent/Cleveland Kill the Hippies join hometown powerhouse Modem and you don't want to miss Fringe Candidate. Trust us. Free show!
Support your local artists and vinyl collectors! Live DJs, and "Jail Guitar Doors Hazy IPA" on tap, specially-brewed by MadCap Brewing for Kent Clash Day
Standing Rock Cultural Arts 300 N. Water St. Kent
For They Know Not
Chronicles a young woman fighting heroin addiction.
Aimee Wissman, a Cincinnati native who is passionate about art and advocacy, makes her directorial debut with this film. As part of the Pens to Pictures project, Aimee's film screened at several Film Festivals across the country in 2017.
The story of a struggling mother pushed to desperate measures to protect her children, and is the directorial debut of Kamisha Thomas, a Columbus, Ohio native who has a passion for film making and art.
Both films were produced as part of a pioneering project that teaches incarcerated women the art of filmmaking (Pens to Pictures). The film was originally screened at several festivals and events in 2017, including the 41st annual Cleveland International Film Festival and the Wexner Center for the Arts.
Grafton Correctional Institution, Lorain
Kent's Modem joins 3 bands of incarcerated men from Grafton Correctional - The Crew (Jazz Fusion), Rich N Glory (Gospel Rap), Contra Band (Metal). Showcasing the powerful work of music therapy programs, the bands are a selection of those that Jail Guitar Doors, Ohio will be working with thanks to proceeds generated from Kent Clash Day 2020 events and programming. Free and open to the public, but please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to be in attendance; there is some brief paperwork to fill out in order to streamline the entry process into the facility for the performance.
Standing Rock Cultural Arts, 300 N. Water St, Kent
Kent Clash Day & Black Squirrel Radio Present: A live stream of the Grafton gig! Can't make it to Grafton to watch the gig live? Join us at Standing Rock Cultural Arts!
Clash Day Finale at The Dome! 166 Currie Hall Pkwy, Kent
Harvey Pekar (Clev Hardcore/punk); Garter Shake (Pitt-Clev alt/indie pop-rock); Muppethead (Northeast Ohio comedic and serious punk.); The Katy (Clev. indie trio)
Kent Clash Day is possible due to support from Akron's 91.3 FM The Summit, Earthquaker Devices, MadCap Brewing, Bent Tree Coffee, The Kent Stage, The Dome, The Zephyr, Water St. Tavern, Euro Gyro, Standing Rock Cultural Arts, Troppus Projects, Bob Burford, Chris Dum, Jay Geldhof, Logan Thyr, Evan Rausch, & Bengt George