KENT – The Water Street Tavern in downtown Kent is celebrating its 10th anniversary in style – with a FREE, live show on Sunday, February 20th featuring Rock n’ Roll Hall Of Famer George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic. Doors open to the public at 8:00 pm. Space is limited, so plan to get there early. The event is co-sponsored by KentApartments.com and Miller Lite.
Mike Beder, the award-winning establishment’s owner, couldn’t be happier about Clinton & P-Funk headlining the bar’s 10 year celebration. “It’s been a great 10 years and I wanted to throw a party worthy of all the business has given me, and George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic is the perfect act.”
He added, “They’re the ultimate party band that’s spanned generations. Their song catalog is legendary and the beats, hooks, and riffs found in those songs are the basis for tons of the hits students hear on the radio, or I should say, their iPods, today.”
The Water Street Tavern (then “Glory Days”) opened in January of 2001 and was named Playboy’s College Bar of the Month in their first year. In 2003, Water Street Tavern was born when the bar moved down Water Street to its current location. In 2008 Water Street Tavern expanded into the adjacent property and added a 3rd bar, a critically acclaimed full service kitchen (Cajun Dave’s), a stage for live music, and a rooftop patio.
Water Street Tavern is the Official Post Game Party Headquarters and Away Game Viewing location of Kent State Sports. Water Street has been named Cleveland Scene’s “Best College Bar” multiple times, been named one of Cleveland’s Best Beer Joints by Cleveland Magazine among numerous other awards and accolades. Water Street Tavern is known as the go-to place for visiting entertainers and notable alumni hosting events for many notable comedians, movie stars, musicians, and professional athletes.
ABOUT George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic:
Known as “The Grandfather of Funk”, George Clinton is the mastermind of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic along with his successful solo career. In 1997 Clinton was inducted with Parliament-Funkadelic into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Along with James Brown and Sly Stone, Clinton is known as an innovator in funk music and modern-day R&B and Hip-Hop. He has been a staple of pop culture for decades.
KentApartments.com in Kent offers students great location, stellar service, and fantastic amenities in all of their properties. In the Kent area they manage Eagle’s Landing, Jordan Court, College Towers, Holly Park, Ryan Place, Huntington Hills, and University Inn. They are a favorite of Kent State students and are thrilled to be helping bring a show of this magnitude to their residents.
ABOUT Miller Lite
Miller Lite is also a proud sponsor of George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. Miller Lite is a 4.2% abv pale lager brand sold by MillerCoors of Chicago, Illinois. Miller Lite and their local distributor, Superior Beverage has been a proud partner of Water Street Tavern for over 10 years. As the Official Beer Sponsor of Kent State Sports, Miller Lite is a favorite of college students and a natural fit for Water Street Tavern which is the Official Post Game Party Headquarters of Kent State Sports.