We need you! -- SoundTrek is made possible by volunteers just like you. In exchange for a brief shift, volunteers will receive a free wristband to enjoy the event. To sign up to volunteer, click here.
SoundTrek is an annual live local music experience featuring nearly 40 bands at 10 venues along Adams Street in UpTown Toledo in one single night. This is an all local celebration of Toledo's rich live music heritage with music ranging from rock, pop, and hip-hop to blues, jazz, R&B, Americana and more.
SoundTrek 2014 will take place on Saturday, July 19, 7pm-12am.
Ottawa Tavern Lot (20th at Adams)
The Attic Lot (17th at Adams, behind Manos, across 17th, and in grass lot)
The Love Wall Lot (13th at Adams)
Toledo City Paper Lot (12th at Adams)
Plus all street parking is free on weekends!
SoundTrek is pleased to present a food truck court and vendors area at this year's event at the corner of 14th and Adams Street. Featured food trucks and vendors include Wanderlust Sandwich Co., Rosie's Rolling Chef, The Displaced Chef, Mr. Bob's Q, Labaron's On the Move, Celestial Nuts, The Social Clothing Co., and Toledo 5 The CW! Stop by for a bite!
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Main Library Family Friendly Stage – FREE!
The Moxie Live
Toledo School for the Arts
The Attic on Adams
The Electronic Stage
The Truth Art Gallery
SoundTrek is The Arts Commission's latest addition to the Live Work Create Toledo initiative. The program is designed to celebrate Toledo's rich legacy as a live music town. Featuring a wide variety of local musicians and DJs, as well as premier Downtown live music and dance venues, SoundTrek offers visitors the opportunity to experience a cross-section of the live entertainment available in Toledo in a single evening. For the price of one wristband, guests get access to 11 great live music venues featuring performances by 40 different local and regional musicians and bands. SoundTrek features a diverse array of live music, including rock, pop, hip-hop, blues, jazz, R&B, bluegrass, electronic, and much more!
SoundTrek is a program of The Arts Commission's Live Work Create Toledo initiative, which helps drive cultural tourism in Toledo while fostering economic development and revitalization through the arts. Additional Live Work Create Toledo programs include The Gallery Loop & Holiday Loop series, Thursday Art Walk series, and Artomatic 419!
2011: The Arts Commission's first annual SoundTrek took place on Friday, July 22, 2011. The event drew attendance from more than 1,000 visitors and featured 41 local, regional, and national entertainers performing at 13 venues in the Warehouse District and Uptown Neighborhood. Music offered during the evening represented a broad range of styles and genres, from acoustic, folk, and bluegrass to world, dance, pop, and rock, to jazz, blues, and hip-hop.
In addition to providing area music lovers with a grand showcase of local music, SoundTrek also seeks to act as an economic stimulator to Toledo's live music community. This goal is achieved by drawing more than 1,000 people into local drinking and dining establishments, as well as ensuring that all artists are paid. The 2011 event saw 140 individual artists paid for their craft, collectively totaling more than $4,500 in payments to local artists.
2012: In 2012, SoundTrek took place on Friday, July 20, 8:30pm-1am and focused on the UpTown Arts & Entertainment District along the Adams Street Corridor, taking place at 10 venues in the district. This focused area made the event more walkable and created more of a neighborhood festival vibe. Nearly 1500 people attended the event, which featured 30 groups (91 individuals) performing at the event, all paid for their craft. SoundTrek 2012 paid more then $5,000 to local entertainers in a single evening.
2013: SoundTrek 2013 took place on Friday, July 19, 8:30pm-1am and once again focused in the UpTown neighborhood and hosted more than 1300 guests that evening. In all, 37 acts (137 individuals) performed at 11 venues in UpTown, with more than $5,200 paid to local entertainers.
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