A lifelong fan of rock ’n’ roll, Meredith Rutledge-Borger has her dream job. As associate curator for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum—a job she has held for 19 years—she collects fascinating and priceless artifacts from the biggest stars in music, past and present, and assembles exhibitions around them.
Stark County is uniquely positioned such that big Ohio cities such as Cleveland and Columbus are easily accessible; so it’s almost unfair that it also is close to fun spots in neighboring states, such as Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Downtown Akron nightspot BLU Jazz+ has brought the city’s jazz tradition back to vibrant life. Located in the same lively neighborhood as the Akron Art Museum, The Nightlight Cinema, Musica concert club and Crave restaurant, BLU is a sophisticated venue for live jazz, be it local, regional or national.
Travel a little farther south to experience a day, or two, getting “away from it all.” Sometimes your relationship needs a little more TLC than a date night, and a trip to the foothills of Appalachia wine country can do just that.
Our northern neighbor has an incredible variety of date night options, and more importantly, a variety of options throughout any month and season. During the warmer months, enjoy one of the fantastic sports venues, and don’t forget the handful of wineries spread across Summit County.
For a truly culture-filled date, head straight to University Circle in Cleveland. The up-and-coming, eastside neighborhood is full of high-class eats and top-notch museums, thanks to a rich history and the Case Western Reserve University.