Every city has its own historical venues, but few can truly compare with the varied past of Akron's own beacon of entertainment The Tangier. Known for its stunning acoustics, intimate layout (ensuring there is literally never a bad seat in the house), and professional production values, The Tangier must-see (and hear!) for any and all music-loving apartment-ites in the Akron, Ohio area.
Vital and brimming with energy since the 1940's, The Tangier's musical history is steeped largely in the jazz scene. Legends as well as rising stars have all graced the stage through the years, as evidenced by the framed performance photos lining the great entry hall of the venue. Additionally housing an elegant restaurant on the property, The Tangier's Indian-style traditional architecture is a sight to behold. The open floor plan, elegant bar areas, and more-than-eager staff all yield a classy night on the town that will have you digging through your apartment closet for your suit jacket, or perhaps a pair of too-expensive heels.
While everything from group dining to wedding reception banquets are housed within The Tangier, the music venue is a world unto itself. The truly awe-inspiring acoustics make for an aural experience close to no other; and while the venue's heart remains alive and beating within the contemporary jazz scene, The Tangier has also recently brought a variety of rock, alt-country and blues acts to its fabled stage. Whether you are new to Akron, a hometown apartment-ite, or just in the city on a visit with friends, you owe it to yourself to experience the living history that The Tangier represents.