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Performance Venues

Kent/Blossom Music Festival on the Kent Campus

Kent/Blossom Music Festival is located on the Kent State University Campus in Kent, Ohio, along State Route 59.

  • The Kent Campus is just 11 miles east of Akron, 33 miles southeast of Cleveland, 40 miles west of Youngstown and 28 miles north of Canton.
  • Parking for the KBMF concerts is plentiful, convenient, and free
  • Detailed directions to the Kent Campus:


Music and Speech Center

Center for the Performing Arts

The Center for the Performing Arts houses most of the facilities for the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music and the Kent/Blossom Music Festival Program including classrooms, rehearsal halls, faculty studios, and administrative offices. The building also houses facilities such as the Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and Dance, E. Turner Stump Theatre, and the Wright-Curtis Theatre.


Ludwig Recital Hall in the Music and Speech Center, 1325 Theatre Drive on the Kent Campus

Ludwig Recital Hall

Ludwig Recital Hall is an intimate facility where most student and faculty recitals are held, as well as performances of the School of Music's smaller ensembles. Ludwig Recital Hall is located within the Music and Speech Center.


Cartwright Hall

University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall

This facility houses the on-campus performances of our large ensembles and is located at 650 Hilltop Drive.  Parking is available off of Terrace Drive.