Night out in Stark County | Music

There’s nothing like an anthem from Journey to kick off a night out—unless it’s a live set of serious musical talent. These Stark County venues regularly substitute live gigs by local and visiting acts for self-proclaimed jukebox heroes.

There’s nothing like an anthem from Journey to kick off a night out—unless it’s a live set of serious musical talent. These Stark County venues regularly substitute live gigs by local and visiting acts for self-proclaimed jukebox heroes.

Here are our recommendations for a night of live tunes, tastes and tipples: At Sadie Rene’s in Jackson Township, rock reigns supreme. The raucous club hosts cover and tribute bands Friday and Saturday nights starting at 10, though you can hear original songs Sundays at 9 p.m.

Before the show, share steaks and pasta at Sylvester’s North End Grille—the Italian eatery is less than half a mile away—and is much more conducive to conversation than the decibel-heavy club.

If you’re more Lynyrd Skynyrd than Axl Rose, head south: The Red Dog Saloon in Bethlehem Township is every bit as country as its boondocks locale. On Saturday nights, you’ll find no-frills beer and killer live country music—and pack your boots, because there’s room to dance.

In Jackson Township, perennial German-fare favorite Geisen Haus hosts a rotating bill of live acts (and karaoke) most weekends. Take it in over jäger schnitzel and Hoegaarden.

In downtown Canton, Buzzbin Art & Music Shop is the thrumming center of the live-music scene, bringing a diverse, rocking range of acts to its tiny venue nearly every night.

When you need a break from the packed atmosphere, head uptown a few blocks for a jaw-dropping rendition of a Cuban sandwich at Thatsa Wrapp. Fortunately, both places boast great microbrew menus.

Lest we forsake the teetotalers (as well as the under-21 set), the award-winning Muggswigz Coffee and Tea serves up both a mean pot of tea and a popular open-mic night starting at 8 on Tuesdays. Acoustic stylings trade off with hipstery mashups and even some spoken-word poetry. We’ll vouch for the peanut-butter morsi treats.

Night out in Stark County

SADIE RENE’S NIGHTCLUB
7200 Whipple Ave. NW, Jackson Township
330-499-8246
www.sadierenes.com

SYLVESTER’S NORTH END GRILLE
4305 Portage St. NW, Jackson Township
330-497-1533
www.sylvestersgrille.com

RED DOG SALOON
7151 Sherman Church Ave. SW, Bethlehem Township
330-484-4112
www.facebook.com/TheRedDogSaloon

GEISEN HAUS
6955 Promway Ave. NW, Jackson Township
330-499-9116
www.thegeisenhaus.com

BUZZBIN ART & MUSIC SHOP
339 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton
330-313-1087
www.buzzbinshop.com

MUGGSWIGZ COFFEE & TEA
137 Walnut Ave. NE, Canton
330-452-6336
www.muggswigz.com

THATSA WRAPP
600 Sixth St. NW, Canton
330-452-9727
www.facebook.com/thatsawrapp