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SoundTrek 2015 information TBA


SoundTrek 2014 took place on Saturday, July 19, 7pm-12am at 11 venues in UpTown Toledo. The event featured nearly 40 local bands and performers playing original music. More that 1200 people attended this year's event.



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.


With questions, or for additional information, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Performing & Literary Arts Coordinator or call 419-254-2787 x13.
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 2014 SoundTrek Performance Schedule

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Main Library Family Friendly Stage – FREE!
325 N. Michigan St. 419-259-5200
7-8:15: The Wanna Bees (family friendly rock)
8:30: 3RingsLeft (acoustic pop)

Wesley’s Bar
1201 Adams St. 419-255-3333
7: The Blue Streaks (rock)
8: The Gazebo (indie)
9: The Homeville Circle (experimental rock)
10: Quickness (jazz rock)
11: Nathan Roberts & The New Birds (rock)
12: Katie’s Randy Cat (Irish punk)

The Moxie Live
1205 Adams St. 419-320-1075
8: Estar Cohen Project (jazz/jam rock)
9:30: jaefame (hip-hop)
10: Monica Culp (R&B)
10:30: SQ’air (R&B/rock)
12: Elevated Thinkin’ (hip-hop)

Toledo School for the Arts
333 14th St. 419-246-8732
7-9:30: Glass City Steel
(steel drum ensemble)

Manhattans Restaurant
1516 Adams St. 419-243-6675
7:30-8:45: Lori LeFevre Johnson (jazz/vocal)
9-10:45: Raq the Casbah (worldmusic/bellydance)
11-12:30: Stonehouse (rock/jam)

The Attic on Adams
1701 Adams St. 419-243-5350
7: Tim Oehlers (folk/acoustic)
8: Ruth Nichols Trio (jazz)
9: Cottonwood Jam String Band (bluegrass)
10: Old State Line (Americana)
11: Jeff Stewart (rock/acoustic)

The Electronic Stage
1717 Adams St. 419-243-5350
Space courtesy of Manos
9:30: DJ What the Bleep (electronic)
10:30: N.Mattimoe (electronic)
11:30: Sandman (electronic)

The Truth Art Gallery
1811 Adams St. 419-460-1343
7: Huntor Prey (hip-hop/poetry)
7:30: Leah Williams (R&B)
8-9:15: Buddy Boy Slim & The Blues Rockers (blues)
9:30: Dooley Wilson/The Staving Chain (Delta blues)
10:30-12:30: 4 Deep (rock/funk)

Ottawa Tavern
1815 Adams St. 419-725-5483
8:30: Shmotel (garage rock)
9:30: Hobo Stew (indie psych)
10:30: Dolfish (sing/songwriter)
11:30: Heavy Color w/ Yusuf Lateef & Sarah Cohen (electronic/hip-hop)

2012 Adams St. 419-243-1900
10pm – 4am: Live DJs (Top 40 dance)
12 & 1am: Drag Show (performance)

Street Performances
9-11:30pm: Loa Fire (performance art)





About SoundTrek

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 3rd Thursday Loop, and Artomatic 419!



Program History
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.

2014: SoundTrek 2014 took place on Saturday, July 19, 7pm-12am. The event hosted more than 1,000 guests throughout the evening and featured 37 acts (108 individuals) performed at 12 venues in UpTown, with more than $4,900 paid to local entertainers.

SoundTrek is made possible through community support and an amazing cast of more than 60 individual volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering for SoundTrek, or, if you have questions, comments, or feedback, please email Ryan A. Bunch, Performing and Literary Arts Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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