D.I.C.E. Events

The 5th Annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social
Saturday, August 2, 1-4pm
The Home Savings Plaza at the corner of Main and Water Streets in
Downtown Kent
- A Downtown Innovative Community Event (D.I.C.E)
- Ice Cream at 25 cents a scoop
- Free Ice Cream for Senior Citizens
- Live Old Time Music by The River Bottom Bushwhackers
- Home Made Music Box by John Prtljaga
- Local Art and more!!!

Images from this event

The DICE program is 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.

- D.I.C.E. is a grassroots partnership between SRCA and Downtown
Businesses whose purpose is to revitalize Downtown Kent through cultural
-All events take place at The Home Savings Plaza, Downtown Kent, Ohio.

The River Bottom Bushwhackers

The River Bottom Bushwhackers perform a mix of Irish, Australian, and
American traditional music. Their unique instrumentation and repertoire
appeals to all ages, with a spirited sound reminiscent of days gone by.

They are one of only a few American groups performing the "bush band"
repertoire of Australia, and also perform American fiddle tunes, ragtime
and string band music, and Irish reels and jigs. All members also sing
and the group's main instruments include guitar, banjo, mandolin,
fiddle, accordion, xylophone, washtub bass, and percussion.

John Prtljaga’s Home Made Music Box

John is a wood craftsman who lives in Barberton & Shalersville and has
been making music boxes since 1987. Previously he had been a guitar
maker and his woodworking hobby grew into a passion for the old style
music boxes. Currently the instrument he carries around to events is
based on a Wurlitzer 165 Pipe Organ design. John visits trade shows to
find inspiration from the masters. The instrument plays 120 different
tunes in the style of Polkas, Waltzes, Ragtime, Old Dutch, Belgian, and
German Melodies. He continues to add to and modify this instrument and
explains that now it sounds more like a Dutch Street Organ.