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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Weekend Doin's, May 13 & 14, plus News, UPCOMING Festivals & a few Concert picks through July 4th — May 13 edition 2017

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Okay, we get it. The last issue kept accumulating late additions, but it retained that "mid week" title. So you're right, we really needed to call the weekend the weekend.

Plus, there's always the need to bring attention to fresh news.

So here ya go. Peruse, find, select, and go enjoy!

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Contents / in this edition...

1) Musical Memorial for Duane Thorin is May 27, 1-5 pm

2) Navigation / Venue Traffic Alert, now through May 20, Pasadena Area

3) This Weekend's Events — Festivals, Concerts, Workshops, etc.

4) Upcoming Musicality — Festivals, Concerts, etc, through July 4th

5) Volunteer: Santa Monica Mountains Trail Work, May 20th (or ongoing)

6) The Guide Has an International Readership

7) Need to Play Catch-Up? Here are Recent Topics / Editions...


Let's get started!

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# 1 news feature...


MUSICAL MEMORIAL FOR DUANE THORIN IS MAY 27


DUANE THORIN left the planet on March 29th, 2017. He was a stunningly fine musician, a bright presence with a brilliant mind, and a wonderful friend to the music community. He was also a personal friend who will be sorely missed by many, and whose frequent communications are missed daily around this windblown adobe.

Whether you knew him from his solo performances with his six or twelve string guitars, or in his operatic "CHEF DUANIO" character, or as the arranger half of the acclaimed duo, THE BOHEMIAN SOUL RUSTLERS, you know what an amazing talent he was.

His musical memorial is set for the world-famous venue where he once booked many of the acts:

The Ice House, 24 N Mentor Av, Pasadena, CA 91106. It happens May 27, from 1-5 pm.

Duane spent many happy and invigorating times there, on stage, backstage and in the office doing all the things a producer and booker must do. Plus, the venue seats many more people than his usual music haunt up the hill, the Coffee Gallery Backstage.

There is a city parking structure on Mentor Av, across from the Ice House, or it's walkable from the Lake Avenue station of the Gold Line light rail.

DONNA BARNES-ROBERTS is producing the afternoon event. She says, "If you have any questions, or contributions of photos, stories, videos, or complete fabrications, please send me an email as I am compiling these bits for the memorial and beyond."

Donna refers to herself as "your humble servant in Duanio-Land."

There are some opportunities for additional musicians to perform. Especially if you ever shared a stage with Duane. Don't be bashful, and remember, having a part is the best way to get through something when you're grieving.

Contact Donna at:

donna@barnesroberts.com

or by phone at 626-344-3488.
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Listen / watch some of Duane's performances and his originals on his website

http://www.thorinmusic.com/

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# 2 news feature...


NAVIGATION / VENUE TRAFFIC ALERT, now through May 20, Pasadena area


In professional bike racing, the Amgen Tour of California begins Thursday, May 11, and will conclude a week from Saturday, on May 20, with the final stage beginning at Mountain High in the San Gabriel Mountains, and finishing in Pasadena at the Pasadena Convention Center at 300 E Green Street. The home stretch comes down the Angeles Crest Highway, passes through La Canada, runs east on Woodbury Road and turns south on Los Robles Blvd. The riders then turn east on Colorado Boulevard, go one block and turn right on Madison, then right on Green Street to the finish line. The race is expected to end around 1:45 PM. If you like bike racing, it will be an exciting place to be, and if you don't, a good place to avoid. If you want to see the finish, arrive early and allow time to find parking. Thanks to our friends at the Pasadena Folk Music Society for the word.


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# 3 news feature...


THIS WEEKEND'S EVENTS — FESTIVALS, CONCERTS, WORKSHOPS, ETC.


If you read the latest updates (added through Thursday night) to our "Mid-Week Edition," you know almost (but not quite) everything in this partic'lar feature.

Dig in, 'cause there's still time to go!
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SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017
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Sat, May 13, FESTIVAL:
"CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL" at the San Diego Botanical Gardens, 230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024; 760-436-3036.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Sat & Sun, May 13 & 14, FESTIVAL:
"BLUEGRASS IN THE SPRING FESTIVAL" at Calico Ghost Town, 36600 Ghost Town Rd, Yermo, CA 92398.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Continuing through May14; FESTIVAL:
16th annual "GATOR BY THE BAY ZYDECO, BLUES & CRAWFISH FESTIVAL" is May 11-14 at Spanish Landing Park in San Diego, CA. It's obviously LOADED with Cajun-zydeco-Creole and blues.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Continuing through May14; FESTIVAL:
5th annual "L.A. DANCE FESTIVAL" is May 11-14 at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz, 10361 W. Pico Bl, Los Angeles CA 90064; www.theatreraymondkabbaz.com/2016/02/28/la-dance-festival-2017 ; class schedule and LADF Fringe performances at: www.ladancefest.org
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Continuing through May14; FESTIVAL:
"PARKFIELD BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL" is May 11-14 at 1st St & Oak St, Parkfield, CA 93451.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Through May 19, FESTIVAL: (started Apr 22)
"WILD FOR THE PLANET" runs Earth Day through Endangered Species Day at the Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Through May 21, FESTIVAL: (began Apr 8)
"THE ORIGINAL RENAISSANCE PLEASURE FAIRE" at Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, 15501 E Arrow Hwy, Irwindale, CA 91706.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html

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Saturday's Concerts, Workshops, etc.

Sat, May 13:
2 pm STEVE WERNER does a folk song concert accompanying himself with his amazing Merle Travis-style acoustic guitar playing, at the Platt Library, 23600 Victory Bl, Woodland Hills, CA 91367.
* FREE concert presented by the upcoming "Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival."
* Steve was half of the acclaimed recording duo, FUR & STEVE.
* The 57th annual "Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival" happens May 21, 2017, and is thoroughly covered in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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WORKSHOP —
Sat, May 13:
4 pm "FINGERSTYLE GUITAR WORKSHOP" with RICK RUSKIN at Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City, CA 90230; 310-398-2583; www.boulevardmusic.com
* More on Rick Ruskin at www.liondogmusic.com
* Rick Ruskin plays an 8 pm concert tonight, Saturday, at the same venue, and he performs Friday at 8 pm in Altadena and Sunday at 4 pm in San Pedro (see listings).
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Sat, May 13:
4 pm LYNDA KAY plays a FREE outdoor concert in Veterans Memorial Park, 4117 Overland Av, Culver City, CA 90230; 310-253-6650
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Sat, May 13:
5 pm "THE RITCHIE VALENS COME ON, LET'S GO ROCK & ROLL DAY" happens in the San Fernando High School Gym, 11133 Omelveny Av, San Fernando, CA 91340; http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2942718
* It's "a family- friendly 1950's Sock-Hop" and pre-sale tickets benefit The Ritchie Valens Foundation.
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Sat, May 13:
7 pm THE LONELY HEARTSTRING BAND plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations (10 am-10 pm, 7 days) 626-798-6236.
* The also play McCabe's on Sunday at 8 pm (see listing).
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Sat, May 13:
7 pm "MUSIC2LIFE" Benefit with the surviving PETER, PAUL & MARY duo at the Rubicon Theater, 1006 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001; 805-667-2900.
* See feature story # 4 in the May 5th edition, at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/05/mays-musical-banquet-news-reviews.html
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Sat, May 13:
7:30-10:30 pm ANDY & RENEE, fresh from hosting/producing the 27th annual "Dylanfest," play the Avenue A Bar & Grill, 800 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
* Catch 'em now before they go, next week, to Italy to perform.
* They have a new weekly podcast, "TALKIN' BOB DYLAN." Subscribe, download, listen and share all the "Talkin' Bob Dylan" podcasts at http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheDylanPodcast
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Sat, May 13:
8 pm BEN MILLER & ANITA MacDONALD play the Pasadena Folk Music Society concert series in Beckman Institute Auditorium ("Little Beckman") on the caltech campus; park free and ignore the "reserved for" signs in either lot at the S end of Michigan Av off Del Mar; actual venue address is 400 S Wilson Av, Pasadena, CA 91106. Be aware that other events will make parking competitive, so go as early as you can get there and stroll around the lovely campus.
* FEATURE STORY:
Ben Miller (Scottish border pipes) and Anita MacDonald (Cape Breton fiddle) play this show in Pasadena to wind up their current U.S. tour. Anita is from Little Narrows, Cape Breton, and Ben is American-born, now also living in Cape Breton. They have been performing together for a few years now, and their initial 2015 recording, "A Day at the Lake," shows them to be excellent performers. Zakk Cormier will join them on acoustic guitar for this show. Radio Station 101.5 in Nova Scotia (known as "The Hawk") described them this way: "Ben and Anita have the unique talent of taking well known, traditional tunes and giving them life. They have a great respect and knowledge of how these tunes are to be played, but are able to inject an energy that brings them to life once again. That's the way you keep the music alive for a new generation to discover and enjoy."
* Tix are $20 adults, $5 for Caltech students and children.
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Sat, May 13:
8 pm LISA LOEB plays the Grand Annex, 434 W 6th St, San Pedro, CA 90731; 310-833-6362; www.grandvision.org
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Sat, May 13:
8 pm RICK RUSKIN plays Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City, CA 90230; 310-398-2583; www.boulevardmusic.com
* Rick Ruskin also does a 4 pm workshop today, Saturday, at the same venue, and he performs Friday at 8 pm in Altadena and Sunday at 4 pm in San Pedro (see listings).
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Sat, May 13:
8 pm QUILES & CLOUD plus ALLISON PIERCE play McCabe's 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310-828-4497; www.mccabes.com
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Sat, May 13:
8 pm "CANCIONES DE BUSCADORES - THE SEEKERS' SONGS" performed by USC GRADUATE STUDENTS IN VOCAL PERFORMANCE at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 N Mentor Av, Pasadena, CA 91106; 626-683-6883; www.bostoncourt.org
* Boston Court's Spring Music Series for 2017 continues its opening weekend. Follow the journey from Old world to New through canciones by Turina, Guastavino, Buchardo and Piazolla. USC Graduate Students in Vocal Arts are under the musical direction of Lisa Sylvester.
* Tix are only $10 online.
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Sat, May 13:
8 pm CITYBEAT & THE MAIN STREET HORNS (big 11-piece band) plus the BOBBY BLUEHOUSE BAND with various special guests play the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91066; info & adv discount tix, www.arcadiabluesclub.com


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SUNDAY, MAY 14, 2017
MOTHER'S DAY
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Sun, May 14; Sat & Sun, May 13 & 14, FESTIVAL:
"BLUEGRASS IN THE SPRING FESTIVAL" at Calico Ghost Town, 36600 Ghost Town Rd, Yermo, CA 92398.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Continuing through May14; FESTIVAL:
16th annual "GATOR BY THE BAY ZYDECO, BLUES & CRAWFISH FESTIVAL" is May 11-14 at Spanish Landing Park in San Diego, CA. It's obviously LOADED with Cajun-zydeco-Creole and blues. Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Continuing through May14; FESTIVAL:
5th annual "L.A. DANCE FESTIVAL" is May 11-14 at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz, 10361 W. Pico Bl, Los Angeles CA 90064; www.theatreraymondkabbaz.com/2016/02/28/la-dance-festival-2017 ; class schedule and LADF Fringe performances at: www.ladancefest.org
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Continuing through May14; FESTIVAL:
"PARKFIELD BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL" is May 11-14 at 1st St & Oak St, Parkfield, CA 93451.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Through May 19, FESTIVAL: (started Apr 22)
"WILD FOR THE PLANET" runs Earth Day through Endangered Species Day at the Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Through May 21, FESTIVAL: (began Apr 8)
"THE ORIGINAL RENAISSANCE PLEASURE FAIRE" at Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, 15501 E Arrow Hwy, Irwindale, CA 91706.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html

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Sunday's Concerts, etc.

Sun, May 14:
10 am & 3 pm "MOTHERS DAY SOULFUL SUNDAY BRUNCH" at the Rose, 245 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101; 888-645-5006; tix, http://www.ticketmaster.com/search?tm_link=tm_header_search&user_input=Soulful+Sunday+Brunch&q=Soulful+Sunday+Brunch&camefrom=EMCL_1637095_63854496
* There's live Motown-style music "performed by a plethora of seasoned and soulful musicians, plus an inspirational gospel choir," hosted by Miss Sylvia St. James from the long-gone House of Blues "Sunday Gospel Brunch." This one has so much character we need to list it all...
* Menu:
Chicken & Waffles
BBQ Roasted Chicken
Creamy Mac & Cheese
Soulful House Salad
Caesar Salad
Smoked Bacon
Buttermilk Biscuits & Gravy
Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce
and more
* Brunch 1 begins at 10 am.
* Brunch 2 begins at 3 pm.
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Sun, May 14:
2:30 pm JANET KLEIN & HER PARLOR BOYS play a Mothers Day show of their charming music of the nineteen-teens and 1920s, at the Old Town Music Hall, 40 Richmond St, El Segundo, CA 90245; 310-322-2592; www.oldtownmusichall.org
* It's "An afternoon at the legendary home of the Mighty Wurlitzer!"
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Sun, May 14:
3 pm THOMAS CASSELL & ETHAN SHERMAN, "young lions of jazz, American acoustic and musical improvisation, and maybe some bluegrass," play the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations (10 am-10 pm, 7 days) 626-798-6236.
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Sun, May 14:
3 pm "FOOLS ON STOOLS" Americana showcase, plus the HOLLYWOOD BLUES DESTROYERS at the Redwood Bar & Grill, 316 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012; theredwoodbar.com
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Sun, May 14:
4 pm RICK RUSKIN, fingerstyle guitar master, plays Alvas Showroom, 1417 W 8th St, San Pedro, CA 90732; 310-833-7538; www.alvasshowroom.com
* Rick Ruskin also does a 4 pm workshop and an 8 pm concert on Saturday in Culver City, and he performs Friday at 8 pm in Altadena (see listings).
* $20 tix here include complimentary hot coffee, tea, cocoa, and a filtered water fountain. You are invited to "Bring your own food & drinks, no alcohol."
* The next fingerstyle guitar concert at the venue is Sat, Jun 10, 8 pm, with CALUM GRAHAM and Special guest DONOVAN RAITT, also a $20 concert. (That's notable, because the venue has become mostly jazz.)
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Sun, May 14:
5 pm DROPKICK MICKEYS play traditional Irish music, led by fiddler Michael Kelly from Sligo rags with Padraig on acoustic guitar, at the Shamrock Irish Pub & Eatery, 39252 Winchester Rd #145, Murrieta, CA; 951-696-5252; www.theshamrockirishpubandeatery.com
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Sun, May 14:
7 pm BRAZILIAN VIOLIN TRIO plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations (10 am-10 pm, 7 days) 626-798-6236.
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Sun, May 14:
8 pm LONELY HEARTSTRING BAND play McCabe's 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310-828-4497; www.mccabes.com
* They also play the Coffee Gallery Backstage on Saturday (see listing).
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Sun, May 14:
8:30 pm CILLIAN'S BRIDGE plays a "MOTHER'S DAY SHOW" at the Harp Inn Irish Pub, 130 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA; 949-646-8855; www.harpinn.com.
* "Infusing styles and experience that range from classical symphonies to well known Irish classics, they delight their audiences and are guaranteed to have them on their feet and dancing no time!" — Irish Pub Guide.


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# 4 news feature...


UPCOMING MUSICALITY — FESTIVALS, CONCERTS, ETC, THROUGH JULY 4th


Here are our recommendations for festivals, concerts, club gigs, screenings, and other events that happen AFTER THIS WEEKEND, through the July 4th holiday. (We'll have more, but we aren't holding these hostage until we get the low down on those...)
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The FESTIVALS listed herein are only SOME of those happening in the next few weeks — they are ONLY the ones happening in California — and all we do here is mention 'em. COMPLETE INFO on all those, PLUS dozens more festivals throughout North America, are all presented in detail in the Guide's yuge "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at

http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Festivals, concerts, club gigs and other events are mixed freely here, based solely on dates and start times.

Here ya go, betwixt soon and July 4th, day-by-day...
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Through May 19, FESTIVAL: (started Apr 22)
"WILD FOR THE PLANET" runs Earth Day through Endangered Species Day at the Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Through May 21, FESTIVAL: (began Apr 8)
"THE ORIGINAL RENAISSANCE PLEASURE FAIRE" at Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, 15501 E Arrow Hwy, Irwindale, CA 91706.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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May 16-21, FESTIVAL:
"CALIFORNIA AUTOHARP GATHERING" at St. Nicholas Ranch Conference & Retreat Center, 38526 Dunlap Rd, Dunlap, CA 93621
* Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Tue, May 16:
6:30-9 pm "SONGWRITERS AT PLAY" series on the Central Coast at Bang the Drum Brewery, 950 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA.
* ELLEN STAPENHORST is playing, and she tells us, "I'll be one of several songwriters performing a short set of originals at this weekly event. Always a good evening! No cover."
* Info at: http://songwritersatplay.com/ or for those who have installed Facebook's spyware, there's info at: http://www.facebook.com/songwritersatplay
* There is a feature story on Ellen in the May 5th edition, at:
http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/05/mays-musical-banquet-news-reviews.html
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Wed, May 17:
7 pm THE BEE EATERS bring their Old Time Music to a house concert in Santa Barbara; info and tix, Cooley@music.ucsb.edu
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Wed, May 17:
8 pm RODRIGUEZ plays the City National Grove Of Anaheim, 2200 E Katella Av, Anaheim, CA 92806; 714-712-2700; www.citynationalgroveofanaheim.com
* He is the real-life archetype for all those myths of a great musician presumed dead who was, all the while, very much alive. Rodriguez is an American musician and the biggest-selling artist, ever, in South Africa. And there, his music was a factor in bringing-down the apartheid regime — without him ever knowing about any of it until years later. That story is the subject of the award-winning film about him, "Searching for Sugar Man."
* The Guide has done feature stories on the artist and the film:
http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2016/08/top-award-winning-music-documentary-on.html (Aug 3, 2016)
http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2014/05/weekend-festivals-and-fridays-arts.html (May 30, 2014)
http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2013/02/late-breaking-extra-news-edition-feb-5.html (Feb 5, 2013)
* More at http://sugarman.org
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Thu, May 18:
7:30 pm THE ROADHOUSE SERIES—THE BAKERSFIELD SOUND plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations (10 am-10 pm, 7 days) 626-798-6236.
* Quite a lineup for this one: featured artist-in-residence and M.C. PATRICK CARRICO, with special guests: Roadhouse alumni KASSIDY HEAL, CHAD WATSON, PAM LOE, VERN MONNETT, COYOTE MOON, J.P. McDERMOTT and ALICE WALLACE, plus "very special guests" RONNIE MACK, KAREN TOBIN, and "the great pedal steel playing" DEAN PARKS.
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Thu-Sat, May 18-20, FESTIVAL:
"12th EVER LOS ANGELES OLD TIME SOCIAL," happens at various L.A. venues.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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May 18-21, FESTIVAL:
15th Annual "JOSHUA TREE FESTIVAL SPRING" in Joshua Tree, CA.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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May 19-21, FESTIVAL:
2nd annual "BERKELEY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL" at the Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Fri, May 19:
6-10 pm LITTLE FEAT'S PAUL BARRERE & FRED TACKETT on acoustic guitar & mandolin, plus KENNY GRADNEY, TONY BRAUNAGEL, DAN GRIMM & KIRSTEN COLLINS play a benefit for "Safety Harbor Kids" with a concert and Poker Party at Topa Mountain Winery, 821 W Ojai Av, Ojai CA 93023.
* Silent auction items include personally signed guitars.
* Safety Harbor Kids (SHK), a 501c3 nonprofit, has its roots in music with current Board members including JACKSON BROWNE and FRED TACKETT and supporters including ALBERT LEE, BONNIE RAITT, PAUL BARRERE of LITTLE FEAT, DANNY SERAPHIN of CHICAGO, many other great artists, and studios including East/West and The Village. SHK is celebrating 10 years of serving orphans, foster and homeless children. More at www.safetyharborkids.org.
* The event features a Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament and a concert by the world renowned guitar/multi-instrumental duo.
* Held to benefit disadvantaged youth in the area, the festivities include poker, music and dancing, wine tasting and games.
* Prizes include a weekend with a Tesla provided by Tesla Motors of Santa Barbara, rounds of golf at the Ojai Valley Inn, horseback lessons, wine & coffee tasting, dining experiences, massages and much more.
* Tix for the concert are $20. Tix for all aspects of the event are at www.safetyharborkids.org/fundraisingevents/2017concertandpoker.html
* VIP tix available at 800-277-0497.
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Fri, May 19:
6 pm-late "DARK NIGHTS AT L.A. LIVE" brings live music by the band WEEKEND CELEBRITY and much more, at the L.A. Live complex next to Staples center.
* Tix at the box office in the West Garage lobby are 40% off if you say "Dark Nights for 40% off." That's at L.A. LIVE's Event Deck (Top Level of the West Garage), 1005 Chick Hearn Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90015; https://www.lalive.com/events-calendar/dark-nights#artists
* There are Stilt Walkers | Roaming Characters | Hula Hoopers | Street Dancers | Contortionists; plus muralists Evol | James Wilde XO | Phobik | BlackBrain | Armando Rosete | Sand One | Septerhed | The Blacklight King | MDMN | Zoueh; and bunches of vendors.
* WEEKEND CELEBRITY is an in-vogue, media darling band that centers on their fiddle player. It's sorta fiddle-based acoustic pop that can get electrified. To see if this is music you like, go to http://weekendcelebrityla.com/ and click the music vid for "Bittersweet Royals."
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Fri, May 19:
8 pm CHEF DENIS & FRIENDS plus the BOBBY BLUEHOUSE BAND with various special guests play the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91066; info & adv discount tix, www.arcadiabluesclub.com
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May 20, FESTIVAL:
"LAS VEGAS FAMILY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL" is FREE in Police Memorial Park, 3250 Metro Academy Way, Las Vegas, NV 89129.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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May 20 & 21, FESTIVAL:
"DOHENY BLUES FESTIVAL" at Doheny State Beach, 25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr (at Pacific Coast Highway), Dana Point, CA 92629
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Sat, May 20:
8 pm JAMES INTVELD plus the BOBBY BLUEHOUSE BAND with various special guests play the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91066; info & adv discount tix, http://arcadiabluesclub.eventbrite.com
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Sat, May 20:
10 pm THE WAG (from New Jersey) plays The Go Lounge, La Mesa, CA.
* Band member Brian Ostering says, "Our original music has been described as a cross between The Beatles, The Barenaked Ladies and The Mamas & The Papas. Our songs are catchy, upbeat and full of harmonies, and our live show is very energetic and fun. We’re doing a tour of California at the end of May, including a show at The Coffee Gallery Backstage."
* Hailing from the Bayshore area of New Jersey, this 4-piece unit has been entertaining and moving audiences for almost 20 years but still sounds as fresh as it did on day one! With 3 alternating lead vocalists, catchy melodies, and sophisticated harmonies.
* More at www.thewagband.com
* They also play May 23, 9:15 pm in L.A., and May 24, 8 pm at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena. (See listings.)
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Sun, May 21, FESTIVAL:
57th annual "TOPANGA BANJO•FIDDLE CONTEST & FOLK FESTIVAL" at Paramount Ranch, 2903 Cornell Rd, Agoura Hills, CA.
* There is soooo much happening here, at what the Guide proclaims every year as "the best one-day trad music fest anywhere!" There are many featured acts as well as stunningly wonderful contestants and more, plus incredible jamming.
* Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Sun, May 21:
11:30 am-1:30 pm JANET KLEIN & HER PARLOR BOYS play their charming music of the nineteen-teens and 1920s as part of the "Antique Car Show" weekend at the Muckenthaler Cultural Arts Center, 1201 W Malvern Av, Fullerton, CA 92833; www.themuck.org
* Free outdoor concert in the Muckenthaler Amphitheater.
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Sun, May 21:
2-5 pm BERNIE PEARL plays a concert presented by the Santa Barbara Blues Society at the New Victoria Theater, 33 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA; info, 805-722-8155.
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May 23-28, FESTIVAL: (Memorial Day Weekend)
"BISHOP MULE DAYS," at the Tri-County Fairgrounds, 1141 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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May 23:
9:15 pm THE WAG (from New Jersey) plays The Mint, Los Angeles, CA.
* Band member Brian Ostering says, "Our original music has been described as a cross between The Beatles, The Barenaked Ladies and The Mamas & The Papas. Our songs are catchy, upbeat and full of harmonies, and our live show is very energetic and fun. We’re doing a tour of California at the end of May, including a show at The Coffee Gallery Backstage."
* Hailing from the Bayshore area of New Jersey, this 4-piece unit has been entertaining and moving audiences for almost 20 years but still sounds as fresh as it did on day one! With 3 alternating lead vocalists, catchy melodies, and sophisticated harmonies.
* More at www.thewagband.com
* They also play May 20, 10 pm in La Mesa, and May 24, 8 pm at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena. (See listings.)
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May 24-29, FESTIVAL: (Memorial Day Weekend)
"LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE FESTIVAL" at San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, CA.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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May 24:
8 pm THE WAG (from New Jersey) plays the at The Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2021 N Lake Av, Altadena; reservations (10 am-10 pm, 7 days) at 626-798-6236.
* Band member Brian Ostering says, "Our original music has been described as a cross between The Beatles, The Barenaked Ladies and The Mamas & The Papas. Our songs are catchy, upbeat and full of harmonies, and our live show is very energetic and fun. We’re doing a tour of California at the end of May, including a show at The Coffee Gallery Backstage."
* Hailing from the Bayshore area of New Jersey, this 4-piece unit has been entertaining and moving audiences for almost 20 years but still sounds as fresh as it did on day one! With 3 alternating lead vocalists, catchy melodies, and sophisticated harmonies.
* More at www.thewagband.com
* They also play May 20, 10 pm in La Mesa, and May 23, 9:15 pm in La Mesa. (See listings.)
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May 25-29, FESTIVAL: (Memorial Day Weekend)
"SPRING STRAWBERRY MUSIC FESTIVAL" at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95949.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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May 26:
7:30 pm CELTIC WOMAN plays their " VOICES OF ANGELS" tour at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626; 714-556-2787.
* "Voices of Angels" showcases the angelic voices of Susan McFadden, Mairéad Carlin, Eabha McMahon and breathtaking new Celtic violinist Tara McNeill performing music from the forthcoming "Voices of Angels" album. This'll sell-out quickly.
* Tix: https://www.scfta.org/events/detail.aspx?id=15455
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May 26-28, FESTIVAL: (Memorial Day Weekend)
"BOTTLEROCK NAPA VALLEY" in Napa, CA.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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May 26-28, FESTIVAL: (Memorial Day Weekend)
"CALIFORNIA ROOTS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL" in Monterey, CA.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Sat, May 27:
1-5 pm MUSICAL MEMORIAL FOR DUANE THORIN at The Ice House, 24 N Mentor Av, Pasadena, CA 91106.
* See news feature # 1 in this edition.
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May 27 & 28, FESTIVAL: (Memorial Day Weekend)
"SCOTTISH FEST" at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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May 27 & 28, FESTIVAL: (Sat & Sun of Memorial Day Weekend)
"SIMI VALLEY CAJUN & BLUES FESTIVAL," at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park, 5005 Los Angeles Av, Simi Valley, CA.
* Yep, it's a reliably first-rate and endlessly tuneful event with major league headliners.
* Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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May 27-29, FESTIVAL: (Memorial Day Weekend)
44th annual "TOPANGA DAYS COUNTRY FAIRE" at the Topanga Community House & Fairgrounds, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Bl, Topanga, CA.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Thu, Jun 1:
5-8 pm PETER FELDMANN & THE VERY LONESOME BOYS play a bluegrass concert at Christ Presbyterian Church, 36 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA; info & tix, www.BlueGrassWest.com
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Fri, Jun 2:
8 pm JOHN CLIFTON plus the BOBBY BLUEHOUSE BAND with various special guests play the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91066; info & adv discount tix, http://arcadiabluesclub.eventbrite.com
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Sat, Jun 3, FESTIVAL:
"SAM HINTON FESTIVAL" presented by San Diego Folk Heritage is FREE in Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Rd, Poway, CA.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Jun 3 & 4, FESTIVAL:
12th annual "LUMMIS DAYS FESTIVAL" at several NE Los Angeles venues that include the Southwest Museum's Mt. Washington Campus; Occidental College; Sycamore Grove Park; the historic stone Lummis mansion; and the delightful Heritage Square Museum in Highland Park, CA.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Sat, Jun 3:
8 pm SANDY SCOTT BAND plus the BOBBY BLUEHOUSE BAND with various special guests play the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91066; info & adv discount tix, http://arcadiabluesclub.eventbrite.com
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Jun 8-25, FESTIVAL:
"HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL" at 34 theatres, stages, and other venues in Hollywood / L.A., CA.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Fri, Jun 9:
8 pm TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENTS plus the BOBBY BLUEHOUSE BAND with various special guests play the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91066; info & adv discount tix, http://arcadiabluesclub.eventbrite.com
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Jun 10 & 11, FESTIVAL:
"BIG IRISH FAIR & MUSIC FESTIVAL" at El Dorado Park (off the 605 freeway) 7550 E Spring St, Long Beach, CA
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Jun 10 & 11, FESTIVAL:
30th annual "PALOS VERDES STREET FAIR & MUSIC FESTIVAL," on Norris Center Dr & Crossfield Dr, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Jun 10 & 11, FESTIVAL:
"TEQUILA & TACO MUSIC FESTIVAL" in Brookside Park, next to the Rose Bowl, 360 N Arroyo Bl, Pasadena, CA.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Sat, Jun 10:
8 pm REBEL SANTO, plus IMPERIAL CROWNS, plus the BOBBY BLUEHOUSE BAND with various special guests play the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91066; info & adv discount tix, http://arcadiabluesclub.eventbrite.com
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Jun 15-18, FESTIVAL:
3rd annual "ROUTE 66 BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL" at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds, 14800 7th St, Victorville, CA 92395.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Jun 15-18, FESTIVAL:
42nd annual "FATHER'S DAY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL" in the Nevada Co. Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Fri-Sun, Jun 16-18, FESTIVAL:
"LIVE OAK MUSIC FESTIVAL" at Live Oak Camp, about twenty minutes inland from Santa Barbara, CA
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Fri-Sun, Jun 16-18, FESTIVAL:
"COUNTRY SUMMER" Festival in Santa Rosa, CA.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Jun 16-18, FESTIVAL:
"SIERRA NEVADA WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL" at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville, CA.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Jun 17, FESTIVAL:
1st annual "BOOTS & BREWS COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL" in Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Sat, Jun 17:
7:30 pm "SONGS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE" concert presented by San Diego Folk Heritage, at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 2020 Chestnut Av, Carlsbad, CA 92008.
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Jun 17-18, FESTIVAL:
31st annual "LONG BEACH BAYOU" Zydeco, Blues, Creole & Cajun Festival at Rainbow Lagoon Events Park, N side of Shoreline Dr, at Shoreline Village Dr. & Linden Av, Long Beach, CA.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Jun 23-25, 2017:
"SUSANVILLE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL" in Susanville, east of the Sierra in Northern Cal.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Jun 24 & 25, FESTIVAL:
"ARROYO SECO WEEKEND" festival in Pasadena, CA.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Jun 29-Jul 2, FESTIVAL:
"HIGH SIERRA MUSIC FESTIVAL" at the Plumas County Fairgrounds, 204 Fairground Rd, Quincy, CA 95971.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Jul 1, FESTIVAL:
9th annual "ROADSHOW REVIVAL" subtitled "A CELEBRATION OF AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC," at Discovery Ventura, 1888 E Thompson Bl, Ventura CA 93001.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Jul 4, FESTIVAL:
"4TH OF JULY BLOCK PARTY" is a one-day festival at Grand Park and The Music Center, 200 N Grand Av, downtown Los Angeles, CA 90012
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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Jul 4, FESTIVAL:
"COLUMBIA’S GLORIOUS 4th OF JULY CELEBRATION" at Columbia State Historic Park, Main St & State St, Columbia, CA 95310.
Complete info in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at: http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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That's a lil' rundown on bunches o' festivals and a few recommended concerts and events in California through the 4th of July. There are HUNDREDS more FESTIVALS happening all over North America, and we describe 'em in all the detail you need in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA."


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# 5 news feature...


VOLUNTEER: SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS TRAIL WORK, MAY 20th (or ongoing)


For all those who didn't gain a sense of fulfillment on Earth Day back in April — or who just want to sustain the feelings you got that day — the need is always great for your participation in the trenches, as well as your orientation of activism. If you'd like to get a useful workout, and not just make machines squeak in a gym without accomplishing any useful work, here ya go.

Saturday, May 20, 2017
8:30 am-2 pm (time tentative) You can take part in needed TRAIL WORK in the SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS Nat'l Recreation Area. It's organized by the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club, and led by Rachel Glegg. Contact one of the following folks to take part.
• Rachel - 310-985-2826 rachel.dorman@gmail.com
• Ronald Webster - 310-559-3126 mawebster1984@sbcglobal.net
• John Russell Marshall - 951-898-4632 russmarshall13@gmail.com
• William Vanderberg - 310-245-2763 vanrock2@hotmail.com

Details...
Level: Moderate, outdoor.
Bring: Sturdy footwear with a closed toe, work gloves, long sleeves/pants, sun protection, water, lunch/snacks.
Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Volunteers help build and maintain trails in the Santa Monica Mountains. SMMTF trail crew works most Saturdays, October thru June, 8:30 am-2 pm (approx). Long-term and one-off volunteers equally welcome. Tools and instruction provided. Any significant rain cancels the day's trail work. For meeting time/place or additional information, contact Trail Work Coordinator Rachel Glegg.


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# 6 news feature...


THE GUIDE HAS AN INTERNATIONAL READERSHIP


We all know that music is an international language. But we seldom think to share the "analyticals" of that, as they pertain to us. Of course that's because just seeing numbers, is well, not 'zactly exciting. But it is fun to learn that people all over the world are into Folk-Americana and acoustic music!

These numbers do NOT include US readership. And they are neither the most nor the least impressive numbers we've seen for any day of the Guide's existence — and honestly, we don't even look very often to see what our numbers are — but it is good to know that we need to issue a shout-out to readers in all these lands around the globe. So, welcome, everybody!

The Guide's INTERNATIONAL readership for two days, May 12 & 13, 2017

Note that the counts are "partial," because these are made by various browsers where the Guide was selected from a search list. These numbers do NOT include visitors who type-in or copy-and-paste the url for the Guide — or for any specific edition of the Guide — or those who click the Guide from their list of favorites. Hence, it's reasonable to assume these numbers reflect newbies who are discovering the site.

May 12, 2017:

Russia 1536
United Kingdom 116
France 91
Germany 59
Ireland 40
South Korea 19
Australia 17
China 16
Portugal 12
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May 13, 2017, through 2 pm (PDT):

Russia 2489
United States 1600
United Kingdom 149
France 65
Germany 60
Ireland 26
Australia 20
South Korea 19
Netherlands 19
China 15
Brazil 10
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Thanks, all. Stay tuneful!


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# 7 news feature...


NEED TO PLAY CATCH-UP? Here are recent topics / editions...


Three of the most recent "Music News" editions of the Guide contain things you need to know:

"Remembering BILL BRYSON, bluegrass musician extraordinaire" is the May 3rd special edition, at:

http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/05/remembering-bill-bryson-bluegrass.html
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We reported the sad news about JIMMY LaFAVE being diagnosed with terminal cancer. Itv was received from Slaid Cleaves and his wife, Karen. It's an up-top feature, added when the news arrived. Plus, that April 21st edition ran with more six music news stories. It's at:

http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/weekend-music-news-lotsa-great-stuff.html
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The latest full edition of music news ran May 5th. It contains the following feature stories:

1) THIS WEEKEND is Festival-Crazy! Here's a Guide to Maximizing Your Fun!
2) BOB DYLAN finally gets his Nobel prize; and DYLANFEST is this Sunday in Torrance
3) LAURIE LEWIS, Bluegrasser and Grammy winner has news, and she plays Saturday night
4) PETER, PAUL & MARY duo play "Music2Life" Benefit in Ventura, May 13
5) Obscure here, famous elsewhere, and wonderful: ELLEN STAPENHORST
6) ERNEST TROOST's latest — an original and ironic "Make America Great Again"
7) For a Cajun landmark, it's ashes to ashes, Hall-Of-Fame to dust
8) Cajun-Zydeco-Creole-Blues FESTIVAL SEASON & concerts in Southern Cal
9) NU-BLU, top bluegrass stars, release brand new album "Vagabonds"
10) New CD by World Music star MEKLIT features ANDREW BIRD on violin and THE PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND
11) New releases of great old material: THE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, THE DOORS
12) "WILLIE NELSON’s Luck Reunion" 2017 included Southern Cal's THE WILD REEDS
13) The Broad Stage wins Ovation Award for "1984" as "Best Presented Production of 2016"
14) Maritime Music / Sea Chanteys Festivals & News

It's at:

http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/05/mays-musical-banquet-news-reviews.html

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Be sure to get acquainted with the Guide's continuously updated

"ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" -!

It's your most complete source for both the LOCAL and NATIONAL Folk-Americana MUSIC FESTIVAL scene !

The edition that keeps the current upcoming festivals on top is at

http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-current.html
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If you only want to check on the ADDITIONS to that yuge catalogue (added festivals or added info on already listed festivals), you can check easily on those, at

http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-music-festival-guide-late-additions.html

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THE COMING SUMMER...

Now, we're really NOT going back into the daily music calendar bid'ness, but, that said... there is an irresistible bridge of tunefulness between weekends of festivals.

And if you rely on corporate mainstream media for your supposed news, you'd miss all that. Along with most of the music news we bring you. So, we'll feature some select picks of concerts, etc., as we navigate the summer together.

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As always, you know that a whole lot more is coming soon — including fresh MUSIC NEWS, PREVIEWS & REVIEWS, and more additions to our massive guide to the MUSIC FESTIVALS of 2017.

Meantime, go get tuneful!

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LEGALESE, CONTACTING US, 'N SUCH...

Boilerplate? Where's the main pressure gauge? And the firebox?

What "boilerplate"? Who came up with that goofy term for the basic essential informational stuff...
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