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In a vibrant celebration of music and memory, the Seaside Jazz and Blues Festival 2024 will take place from March 15-17 at the Seaside Convention Center, located at 415 First Avenue. This three-day event promises to be an unforgettable experience, showcasing the rich musical heritage of Seaside, Oregon, and commemorating the legacy of the late Kyle Rieger, beloved band director of the Seaside School District.

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Acclaimed guitarist and composer Ethan Sherman has unveiled his latest release, "Passages", a groundbreaking instrumental bluegrass album that epitomizes the essence of musical chemistry and cohesion. With the guidance of Sherman, this album emerges as a vibrant celebration of collaborative creativity and in-the-moment improvisation, setting a new standard in the new-acoustic music scene.

Renowned Louisiana Bayou blues guitarist, Tab Benoit, is set to embark on his much-anticipated 2024 Night Train Tour, starting with a local performance at Chelsea's Live, located at 1010 Nicholson Drive, Baton Rouge, LA, on Friday, February 23. The show starts at 8pm, with tickets priced at $35. For more information, call (225) 256-7676 or visit www.chelseaslive.com. JD Simo will also be performing.

Legendary singer/songwriter/guitarist Bruce Cockburn, whose palette of honors and awards includes 13 Canadian JUNO wins, two Hall of Fame inductions, countless honorary Doctorates, Officer of The Order of Canada and recent inductee into Canada’s Walk of Fame spanning a 50+ year career, is set to appear on the National Public Radio performance show, “Mountain Stage,” beginning Friday, March 29th.

The Great South Bay Music Festival is thrilled to announce its return for the 16th Anniversary. The four-day music and arts festival, presented by Voodoo Ranger, will return to the newly revamped and picturesque waterfront at Shorefront Park in Patchogue Village. The festival will take place from Thursday, July 18, through Sunday, July 21, 2024. Tickets are now available for purchase at www.greatsouthbaymusicfestival.com.

Legendary musician James Taylor, along with his All-Star Band, is thrilled to announce two exclusive performances at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre on June 2nd and 3rd, 2024. These concerts promise to be unforgettable evenings filled with soulful melodies and timeless hits that have defined Taylor's illustrious career.

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NPR’s World Café will exclusively live-stream the International Folk Music Awards tomorrow night at 7:30pm Central: HERE

The line-up is now complete for the 2024 edition of The Town and The City Festival, the two-day music and arts festival in Lowell, MA on Friday, April 26th and Saturday, April 27th.The full performance schedule and ticket information, including for individual shows, is now available at thetownandthecityfestival.com.

I had the pleasure of diving into Loreena McKennitt's latest album, The Road Back Home, it's nothing short of a mesmerizing journey through time, tradition, and the warmth of community. The Road Back Home is a nostalgic embrace of simpler times, capturing the essence of local performances that inspired her early in her career.

The North Mississippi Allstars, an internationally touring blues band known for its energetically rollicking shows, top the third and final list of bands joining the 14th annual Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival lineup. The NMAs, making their RW debut, have been nominated for four Grammys over a 25-year career that has produced 12 albums and countless sold-out shows. Big Something will also join the RW14 lineup. The North Carolina-based jam band has played nearly half a dozen Rooster Walks over the years.

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