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#BetterAkron2015 Digital Media Challenge
Downtown Akron Partnership and First Night Akron hope to raise the level of community engagement with the help of technology many of us keep in our pocket. The #BetterAkron2015 challenge asks individuals and families throughout greater Akron to create a 60 second or less video on their smart phone or other mobile device that captures their hopes and dreams for Akron in the new year.  more >  


First Night Akron unveils button art for 19th annual New Year’s Eve celebration
The First Night Akron 2015 button artist, selected by a committee of past buttons artists, is Lawrence A. Walker, a graphic designer and artist. The button is worn by thousands of revelers for admission to 12 venues of entertainment on New Year’s Eve. more >  


Calling all volunteers: Opportunities available for First Night® Akron 2015
Volunteers are a critical part of First Night Akron, the celebration that rings in the new year and showcases arts and entertainment to the community. More than 400 people are needed to greet guests, check admission buttons, introduce performers, assist with hands-on activities, track attendance and serve as bus hosts. more >  

Featured Artist

Mo’ Mojo

Mo’ Mojo is a hard driving, high energy, Zydeco-based “Party-Gras” Band.  more>