Spoils of Akron Podcast


Episode 123 - Rockin’ Porches with Red Rose Panic

July 13, 2018

More than 130 bands will take the stage, er, porches, for this year’s Highland Square Porch Rokr Festival, which on this very podcast was once dubbed “Rock N Roll Christmas.” This week, we speak with Katie Carver Reed, from the Highland Square Neighborhood Association, a vast network of neighborhood volunteers who go to great lengths to make sure this festival is a success each year. Porch Rokr, which takes place Saturday, Aug. 18, will feature a beer garden, morning yoga, food trucks and other vendors, a limited raffle for a guitar signed by music legends Dan and Chuck Auerbach, a karaoke stage and, of course, lots of music. And speaking of music, we also have a conversation with Luminari and Smokeface from dynamic hip-hop group Red Rose Panic, this year’s Porch Rokr main stage headliners. They explain their band origins, along with making the most of each 24. For info, visit http://www.highlandsquareakron.org/porchrokr.aspx.