MassMu’s June Rhythms Concert Features Three Bands
The Massillon Museum’s Rhythms Concert Series will continue on Thursday, June 15, with two bands from Akron’s fabled early punk scene—the Bizarros and The HiFis. They will be joined on stage by singer-songwriter Anya Van Rose and her trio.
An Akron-based punk rock/new age band formed in 1976, Bizarros musicians include Nick Nicholis, Don Parkins, Jerry Parkins, and Martyn Flunoy.
Chuck Keith, Rich Roberts, Tren Houseman, Harvey Gold, and Denny Coyle comprise The HiFis, also part of Akron’s early 1980s punk rock scene.
Sweet in her vocals and grounded by dark guitar-driven grit, Anya Van Rose, accompanied onstage by Austin Wolfe, Austin Popovich and Devin Johnson, has her first full length album, Lucky Stars, coming out in July.
Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and galleries will remain open until the concert starts at 7:00 p.m. in Gessner Hall. A cash bar will be available. Tickets ($12 each or $10 for members) can be purchased at MassMu.org/Tickets, in person, or by phone at 330.833.4061. Membership will be verified at the door; memberships can be purchased at any time.
Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in nearby city lots. Contact the Museum in advance for accessibility accommodations. ASL interpretation will be available at the event.
Chaired by Dan Kane, the Rhythms concert series provides an intimate and accessible atmosphere for enjoying top-notch entertainment.
Funding for the Rhythms series is made possible by Visit Canton. The Massillon Museum is also grateful for operating support from the Ohio Arts Council, ArtsinStark, and the citizens of Massillon. This concert is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East in downtown Massillon. A visit to the Massillon Museum is always free. Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in nearby city lots. For more information, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.
Alexandra Nicholis Coon, Massillon Museum Executive Director – 330-833-4061 x111
Margy Vogt, Massillon Museum Public Relations Coordinator – 330-844-1525