The Spot

Here we're allowed everything all the time

What is The Spot? Everything / collaboration / live performance / music / poetry / dance / art gallery / recording space / rehearsal / a place to get down and around / where souls converge to create / or just hang out / all night / we don't close The Spot was started by a group of people with a desire to breathe some much needed fresh air into downtown akron by facilitating creation, collaboration, and bringing artists together. They seek to do this by creating the space known as The Spot: a place where anything goes. On the second friday of every month, The Spot will host a party. At these parties you will find an array of North East Ohio's finest visual artists, musicians, poets, dancers and DJs displaying their talents. It goes on all night. The Spot doesn't close. You can also bring your own drinks. You might want to plan on being there...

[05/31/16]   Spot PSA:

The Spot is no longer a functioning physical location.

However, the energy that was cultivated at the Spot in a certain time period is spreading all over Akron!

SO, get out there and explore all the amazing artistic talent, music and quality local businesses that Akron is growing right now. Your community is beginning to thrive!

[02/19/14]   I feel a huge event is near!!! Stay tuned!!

[12/02/13]   Whos thinks is time for a party?

[08/20/13]   Where my poets at?!?!

[08/19/13]   Stay tuned!!! Really excited!!!

[07/19/13]   We will be having a dj explosion dance party tomorrow with some friends at 9:30. Time to get sweaty. This show will we will not be providing a keg so make sure to bring your own. See ya there!!!

[06/19/13]   Hello spotsters. Tomorrow we will be hosting the first of many jazz concerts. Stop on out and support some of the best Akron and Cleveland jazz artists. Show starts a little early so get there around 730 for good seats. Message me with any questions.

[02/27/13]   We have a special treat for ya tonight!!! C mardo martin will be performing tonight with the release of his new album. Great friend and great musician. Be there!!

[02/09/13]   thanks everyone for a slammin event!!!! see ya next month

[01/24/13]   If you know any artists or if you are an artist who would like to show at the next event, February 8th, just holler at us!

Trystero at The Spot: "The Park" from Perfect Lives

Footage is up from Friday's performance. If you have the time to experience this musical narrative of midwestern american life, we guarantee that you will enjoy yourself. Thank you Trystero!

The premiere performance of Trystero's duo version of "The Park" from Robert Ashley's television opera, Perfect Lives. 12/28/12 The Spot Akron, OH Trystero i...

[12/26/12]   Happy holidays to all!!

[12/01/12]   Thanks to everyone for a great time. Stay posted for the next events. A stronger community one step at a time!!! You all rock!!

[11/30/12]   Tonight at Musica in Akron. Greatful for the Music Benefit. Come down and get blown away by many awesome bands. Soul Porpose, Rachel Roberts, Real true Stories, Dave Hammers Power Supply, Hayden Calling, and The woovs. Gonna be killer. All proceeds go to help those musicians who got the gear stolen. Thanks and see you all there.

[11/26/12]   This Friday THE SPOT is throwing a benefit for the musicians whos equipment was stolen over the summer. This event will be held at MUSICA downtown akron Friday the 30th of November. Show starts @ 7:30. The line up is an excellent:

Soul Purpose
The Real True Stories
Rachel Roberts
Dave Hammers Power Supply
Hayden Calling
The Woovs

Tickets are 10$ and ALL proceeds go to the musicians.

Lets show these guys that our Community Cares!!!

Thanks and we'll see you there!!

[11/22/12]   Happy Thanksgiving to All, Even YOU!!!

[11/16/12]   Scorpio rodeo saterday!!!!

[11/14/12]   OK friends, Heard that Northside might not be having the crucial Jazz Jam on wednesdays. Just putting it out there, but who thinks we should try to have one at The Spot on Wednesdays to keep Akron Jazz Alive?

[10/15/12]   Thank you EVERYONE, for a Great night

[10/08/12]   Check out our latest events!!! Next three months are gonna be huge!!!!

[09/21/12]   Tomorrow at Noon, Highland Square Festival, Be there and Jam on the Spot stage.

[09/17/12]   Hello Everyone!!! If we were to have a Food night at the spot, what kind of food would you like to see there?

[09/16/12]   thanks everyone for a great time!!! next month is our one year aniversity....stay updated...

Trevor Wilson and Vocal Ensemble - The Bad Man (Official Music Video)

This band played at The Spot on Wednesday night and they were AMAZING. Check them out!

Directed by Benjamin C. Bernstein Director of Photography: Brian Papish Additional Cinematography: Andrew Chan Gladstone Visual Effects and Color: Javier Pac...

Trevor Wilson and Vocal Ensemble - The Bad Man (Official Music Video)

I would highly suggest coming to the spot tonight! We are having some great performers in from NYC. Trevor Wilson Vocal Ensemble will be performing their haunting harmonies for us in the intimate location of The Spot. Only $5... this will be cool.

Opening will be akron locals Kyndra and the boys

Directed by Benjamin C. Bernstein Director of Photography: Brian Papish Additional Cinematography: Andrew Chan Gladstone Visual Effects and Color: Javier Pac...

[08/21/12]   We are always interested in the music, art, and creativity in our community. If you would like to present your expression, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are interested in you!!!

this art wont last forever! spot10 suckas!!!

Spot show ten! This one is gonna be sick

The Spot's cover photo

# 9



[06/09/12]   A PARTY IT WAS.

[05/21/12]   GEAR STOLEN

Hayden Calling's Gear

-A yellow Mexican J Bass with tortise shell pick guard, loads of stickers on the back, and a cigarette burn on the headstock. It's in a Fender Hard shell (not SKB) case. Serial (MZ6177119)
-1x15" Fender Rumble 100 combo amplifier (missing a Treble adjustment knob) serial (IA04B14862)
-Korg AX3B multi effect pedal. Serial (005337)
-A forest green Mexican Strat with a mint green pick guard with lace sensor hot golds and orange gel caps on the pots. It is in an off brand black hardshell case. Serial (MZ2163895)
-Purple Soundblox bass envelope filter pedal
-3 octave digital synthesizer made by Akai called a MiniAK
serial# ((21)K10911024204401)
-At least five instrument cables.
-Cymbals in Roadrunner bag: 20 inch Supernatural Aura Ride, 20 inch Paiste 4000 series Power Ride, and a cracked 18 inch Paiste 2002 Black Label Ride.

Pat's gear
1 Yamaha mg124cx mixer2 mackie thump th-15a speakers1 shure sm582 imp-2 direct boxes2 on stage ss7761b speaker stands1 30ft xlr monster cable 3 25 ft xlr monster cable1 75 ft xlr cable1 25 ft rca male to male2 20 ft stereo 1/4" to 1/4" 1 5' stereo rca male to 1/8"
Teddy's Gear
Dark Red epiphone les paul with a green sticker on the front

Dan's Gear
2 1x10 120W Harbinger PA speakers

[05/21/12]   In case you have not heard, The Spot got robbed last night between the hours of 1:30AM to 12pm. We have reason to believe that someone stayed behind (details on suspect will follow) after the event we had last night, hid in the back room after we locked up and proceeded to steal about 3 to 4000 dollars worth of gear.

Gear list coming soon. If you know ANYTHING about this or what may have happened, please call matt 216.904.1370 or dan 330.590.0980. If you have a keen criminal investigative mind, contact us too!

Timeline Photos


[04/25/12]   So we're having our first open poetry reading on saturday.
You can hear others read. You can read yourself. I know that Baron K. Rodgers will be reading.

Doors @ 7pm, reading at 8pm.
$2 at the door. Byob (21+)

dig it!

The Spot's cover photo


The Spot's cover photo

The Spot's cover photo

[04/03/12]   LIFE drawing workshops! at the spot....anyone interested? donation based, to pay the models and for materials....let us know if you wanna join the group.

[03/11/12]   to all who came out on friday for the 6th event, thanks for the support, the artists were amazing! the vibe is the best its ever been.....long live the spot!!!

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