THE HAMBURGER FESTIVAL TAKES place this Saturday and Sunday in downtown Akron.  Many food booths, live music performers, contests, etc.  The fun starts at noon both days and takes place at Lock3Park and on Main Street.  More information at

THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT the Funny Stop Comedy Club features headliner Jay Stevens.  If some funny men go over the line with language, you'll enjoy Stevens.  It's clean comedy at it's best.  More info at

THE HEINZ POLL SUMMER DANCE Festival moves to Firestone Park this weekend with performances on Friday and Saturday at 8:45pm.  Admission is free and you can get all the info at  The Akron Symphony Orchestra also performs at Firestone Park on Sunday evening at 7:30.  Visit

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA WILL PERFORM Sunday evening at Blossom Music Center.  I might even have a pair of tickets to give away on Fridays show.

CIVIL WAR HISTORY BUFFS WILL WANT to visit the Hale Farm & Village this Saturday and Sunday for a civil war reenactment and encampment.  The homestead will be open both days at 10am with reenactments both days at 2pm.  Further information is available at

FINALLY, IF YOU REMEMBER THE great "Akron bands" on the late 70's, you'll want to be at Jilly's Music Room this Friday and Saturday for a reunion show of the Hammer Damage Band.  This will be their first show in almost 5 years.  Get all the info at

JOIN ME TOMORROW MORNING from 9am until noon on 640 WHLO.  JIM