D.I.C.E. Events

Standing Rock Cultural Arts and Downtown Businesses present
5th Annual Cider Festival (a deciderly different event)

Saturday, November 1, 2008 12pm-3pm at theHome Savings Plaza
-corner of Water and Main Streets in Downtown Kent
-A Downtown Innovative Community Event (D.I.C.E.)
-Premiere Performance by The Kent Shindig All Stars
-Star of the West Pie Tasting Contest to benefit the Davey Elementary PTO

-HotCider and Carmel Apples from Beckwith’s Orchards
-Old Fashioned Cider Press Demonstration with Mark and Barb Strickler
-Baked Goods by Stahl’s Bakery
-Kent Natural Foods Co-op
-Children's Art Table with Nonnie Swann
-Pumpkin Coloring
-and more

-Amazing and Unique Kent Businesses Open to Serve You

-Pie Contest and Sale begins at noon
-Shindig All Stars begin at 2pm

Images from this event

This event is one event in a series of downtown events that take place
throughout the year.

DICE is a program of Standing Rock Cultural Arts, a 501(c)(3)
organization based in downtown Kent, Ohio.

DICE is a grassroots partnership between Standing Rock Cultural Arts,
The City of Kent, Woodsy’s Music, Kent Parks and Recreation, and a
consortium of Downtown Businesses whose purpose is to revitalize
downtown Kent through cultural events.

Sponsored by The Ohio Arts Council, The Henry V. and Frances W.
Christenson Foundation, The City of Kent, The Kent Parks and Recreation
Department, The Home Savings Bank, Woodsy’s Music, City Bank Antiques,
The Hall-Green Insurance Agency, Taco Tantos, The Wild Goat Cafe,
Huntington National Bank, The Franklin Square Deli, Rays Place, Sue
Nelson Designs, and The Star of the West Milling Company.

Kent Shindig All-Stars - Featuring Champion Flatfoot Dancer Charlie Burton
of Harmony, PA. - w
ill play for one hour, from 2 to 3 p.m

Kent Shindig All-Stars:
David Badagnani, fiddle and banjo
Tina Bergmann, hammered dulcimer
Jim Francis, lap dulcimer
Lila Goehring, guitar
Susie Goehring, fiddle
Marilyn Lashuay, hammered dulcimer
Tom Lashuay, banjo
Heather Malyuk, fiddle and guitar
Tim Newman, mandolin
Bryan Thomas, double bass
Jim Miller, flute and whistle


The Kent Shindig, one of the only regular old-time music and dance jam
sessions in northeast Ohio, was started in 1997 by Chardon clog dancer
and musician Laura Lewis, as a way to keep Appalachian music and
dance alive in our area.

Taking place at Brady's Cafe until 2002, it is now held at Professor's
Pub in Kent, from 7 to 10 p.m. on the first Sunday
of each month. The music is learned orally rather than using sheet
music, and musicians and dancers of all skill levels are welcome.

"Old-time music" is a term coined in the early 1920s to refer to America's
fiddle-based traditional music, particularly that practiced in the
Appalachian region, which serves as the root for more modern traditions
like bluegrass and country music. Although there are also slower songs,
most old-time music comprises up-tempo reels that were originally played
for clogging or square dancing.

Many tunes come from the British Isles, while much of the music's
rhythmic impetus and bluesy ornamentation (as well as the banjo itself)
derives from West Africa. Although most of the best-known tunes are of
Appalachian origin, similar traditions of old-time music may also be
found in other regions, such as the Midwest, New England, and Canada.

Because old-time music favors bowed and plucked string instruments, the
music is often referred to as "string band music." The primary
instruments are the fiddle and banjo, but one may also find diverse
acoustic instruments such as guitar, mandolin, hammered and lap
dulcimers, harmonica, washtub bass, double bass, piano, washboard,
bones, spoons, Jew's harp, or mouth bow. Because different musicians
show up each month, the instrumentation is never the same two months in
a row.

Although it is primarily an instrumental tradition, many old-time tunes
have lyrics, which may be of a historical nature or describe rural life.
Many tunes have fanciful and intriguing names, such as "Cluck Old Hen,"
"Whiskey Before Breakfast," or "Shaking Down the Acorns."

Many Shindig participants travel regularly to the Appalachian Mountains
to study, perform, and teach old-time music.


2nd Annual Davey Elementary PTO
** Pie Baking Contest **
Sponsored by Star Of The West Milling Co.

Where: Home Savings Plaza, Downtown Kent Cider Festival
When: Saturday November 1st, 2008, 12:00PM-3:00PM
How: Pick up an entry form, a free 5 lb bag of flour and a pie tin at
the Star of the West Milling Co. main office, 162 N Water St, Kent
Entry Fee: No Cost to Enter - It’s FREE!

1ST Place - $100.00
2nd Place - $50.00
3rd Place - $25.00

Not a baker? Come on down, buy a slice of pie, enjoy the day and support
your local businesses and elementary school.

For additional information contact:
Star of the West Milling Co at 330.673.2941
Stephanie Alexander at 330.346.0460