First Church Music Events

First Church has long been a center of music and the arts in Summit County. The beauty and architectural grandeur of the Meetinghouse space is one of the gems of Akron. The acoustics compliment music like no other venue in the area. Experience the beauty, grandeur and acoustics all in one place – First Church. All performances are open to the public. A good-will offering will be taken at the conclusion of the performance to help support the First Church Music Fund.

The concert events are held in our historic Meetinghouse, beginning at 7pm. Parking is avialable on premises and our building is handicapped accessible. All are welcome to attend! Please be sure to tell your friends and neighbors!

Zydeco Kings

In support of statewide efforts to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Zydeco Kings concert on March 20 has been canceled. We hope to reschedule this event and more details will be forthcoming. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Friday March 20, 2020

The Zydeco Kings are a mixture of old school rhythm & blues infused with the spirit of New Orleans, steeped in gumbo boogie woogie, a dash Caribbean soul, rollicking piano, accordion, guitar, saxophone, bass, drums and of course, some rubboard. The Zydeco Kings celebrate the music of Louisiana.
Members include Bob Corlett, accordion, keys & vocals, Mike McClosky, guitar & vocals, Jefferson Rice, horns, keys & vocals, Mike Covert , bass, Doug Smith, drums & Paula Hart , rubboard & percussion.

RSVP to the Zydeco Kings here.

University of Akron Symphony Orchestra

Under the direction of Dr. Guy V. Bordo

Performance will begin at 7:30pm and will conclude at 9:00pm. For this concert there will be an admission price of $12 for general admission, $6 for non-UA students, with free admission for First Church members and UA students with Zip cards. Parking is free and available on-site.

2019-20 UASO Performances:

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Thursday, December 5, 2019, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Thursday, February 6, 2020, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Thursday, April 30, 2020, 7:30 – 9:00pm

First Church has long been a center of music and the arts in Summit County. The beauty and architectural grandeur of the Meetinghouse space is one of the gems of Akron. The acoustics compliment music like no other venue in the area. Experience the beauty, grandeur and acoustics all in one place – First Church. All performances are open to the public. A good-will offering will be taken at the conclusion of the performance to help support the First Church Music Fund.