Country music fans with the case of the blues can pack their bags and head to Kent. Thanks to Kent State Public Relations graduate student, Jodee Hammond, fans will be able to get their honky-tonk on for two solid days this week with the Rockin’ Country Festival, The festival begins on Thursday, March 31 with Akron natives The Carter Twins at The Kent Stage. Growing up in Akron, Josh and Zach Carter moved to Nashville, Tennessee after high school to pursue their dream. The twins will play an acoustic set from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Followed by special guest Tony Rio rockin’ the stage from 10:30 p.m. to midnight. Tickets for the show cost $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets are on sale now at www.kentstage.org, Woodsy’s Music and Spin-More Records. Attendees can bring a canned-food item to benefit the Akron-Canton Food Bank in exchange for a free bag of popcorn. For Friday’s festivities, country fans can make their way in and out of some Kent’s most popular establishments for a night of free music. Again, those in attendance are encouraged to bring a canned-food item to benefit the Akron-Canton Food Bank’s Harvest for Hunger campaign. Below is the lineup, including times and locations, for Friday, April 1: Katie O. at Pufferbelly Restaurant – 5:30 p.m. Rob Duskey and The Rounders at Mugs Brewhouse – 7 p.m. Courtney Bergman at 157 Lounge – 7:30 p.m. Derrick McKee at Venice – 7:30 p.m. Laura Fedor at The Loft – 10 p.m. The Flaughers/Curtis Band at Water Street Tavern – 10:30 p.m. The Ryan Humbert Band at Ray’s Place – 11 p.m. To learn more about the Rockin’ Country Festival, visit www.smalltownsongbirds.wordpress.com. For additional information, contact the festival’s director Jodee Hammond at email@example.com or 304.639.6126.