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~ Live Music Options for Friday, February 10, 2017 ~

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~ Gettin’ Down Around Town, New Bern, NC ~

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The second Friday of each month marks the celebration of Artist throughout New Bern with another installment of ArtWalk. This fun monthly event is celebrating it’s 11th year of bringing artwork to the forefront of the community.

One of the great musical traditions that has been established in recent months is Dan Jam, live during ArtWalk at The Brown Pelican, located at 411 Broad St., New Bern, NC. Dan welcomes players to the forefront to jam with his band from 5 pm-8 pm. So stop in have a cold beverage and enjoy the great jams.

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Following Dan Jam,  The Brown Pelican welcomes the artistic stylings of Justin Castellano who will be working the room from 8 pm-11 pm this evening. This player is classically trained and plays that acoustic guitar like no one else  I know. It’s fun to watch him draw the crowd in and captivate them with music. He doesn’t make it around this way often but he is here tonight, so be sure to check him out when you can!

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Bruce Lynch will be the featured performer at Bear Town Market this evening from 7-10 pm. This show is free. BTM is located at 402 S Front St., New Bern, NC. Lynch knows a great selection of familiar favorites, to keep you moving and grooving all night long!

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Live tonight at The Thirsty Bruin, located at 224 Middle St., New Bern, NC, they will be hosting the music of Buck Loy, another local talent that can keep  you locked into the groove from 8 pm – 10:30 pm.

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Fools Rush In is another standard offering following ArtWalk. For those that like the swing and jazz sounds from long ago, this is the gig for you. So pack up the wine or beer and head down to The Rvertowne Ball Room, located at 305 Pollock St, New Bern, NC. The cost for this great show featuring awesome sounds and a great room for dancing is just $10 at the door. Music starts at 8 pm and the show lasts til 11 pm

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Speaking of Jazz music, you can get another dose over at The City Laundry, located at 901 Pollock St., NC. They are featuring Music After ArtWalk with Casablanca. Another local band with great talents. This trio gets the music started at 8 pm and there is a $7.00 music charge at the door. For more details on the band I copied this from a recent e-mail.

Jazz Classics, Bossa Nova and Middle Eastern. “Casablanca will take you on a musical magic carpet ride to destinations both familiar and exotic,” New Bern Magazine. The sound of Casablanca is an exotic mix, as if gypsy jazz musicians from Paris were joined by local Moroccan players. Tom Spellman is Casablanca’s guitarist, playing both nylon-stringed classical guitar and steel string guitar. Glenn Druhot plays drum set, djembe, bongos and other percussion instruments. Simon Spalding plays violin, guitar and oud, the fretless lute of the Orient. All three members of Casablanca are instructors in the teaching studio of Fuller’s Music House in New Bern.
8pm 7.00 Cover charge

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~ Rockin’ Around The Region~

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Shilo Hill has a show tonight at Foothills Brewery, located at 3800 Kimwell Dr., Winston-Salem. NC. This electric folk rock band is on tour and has two stops this month here with us in NC. To listen to their music or to learn more about the band I have included all of the links that were included on the Facebook Event page. I happen to like their sound, and you might too. Music starts at 7 pm and the show goes until 9 pm.

“Wildflower”: https://soundcloud.com/shilohhill/wildflower
“Seasons” Live: http://bit.ly/1QW9ZDS
Cover of The Lumineers’ “Ophelia”: http://bit.ly/24E8Vs4

http://shilohhillmusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/shilohhillmusic/
https://twitter.com/shilohhillmusic/
https://www.instagram.com/shilohhillmusic/
http://www.youtube.com/shilohhillmusic

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Live tonight at Muddy Creek Music Hal,l located at 5455 Bethania Rd., Winston-Salem, NC, it is the music of CandelFirth, a duo known for their exploration of Celtic music. Here are more details about the duo:

CandelFirth is a musical duo that explores traditional Celtic music through unique rhythms, arrangements and expressions. Randel Candelaria (fiddle, guitar, recorder, bodhran & octave mandolin) has been playing Celtic music for over 30 years with a number of bands including Naomi’s Fancy (having the distinction of performing for a US presidential visit) and the Celthix (which opened up for the Tannahill Weavers on two evenings), and has recently played in pubs across Ireland including sessions with Friar’s Green and the legendary Irish group De Danann. Susie Firth Cooper owns and has played on a variety of harps for over 20 years and performs on flute, penny whistle, djembe and Native American flutes. She has been a solo artist for years and has performed most recently with the band Ashgrove. Her love for Celtic music has extended for the past 30 years or more. Both have joined together to bring their unique approaches and dedication of the music of the British Isles in a blended and dynamic presentation reflecting their appreciation and fondness for the Celtic musical tradition.

You can score tickets from EventBrite via the Facebook Event page by following this link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/903394783100495/

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There is a double stack of entertainment in store for the folks at The Blind Tiger, located at 1819 Spring Garden Rd., Winston-Salem, NC. First up you can enjoy the sounds of Morgan Keene Band and closing out the night with their great grooves will be Brothers Pearl. Doors open at 8 pm and there is $12 cover for those who did not get tickets in advance. Music gets started at 9 pm. You can check out their Facebook Profiles by clicking the links below.

Brothers Pearl
w/ Morgan Keene Band
FRI FEB 10
$8 ADV / $12 DAY OF
DOORS 8 / SHOW 9

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It s a double bill of Spanish Flair with Los Amos and  Furia Del Bravo on stage tonight at Texas Disco, located at 5201 W Market St., Greensboro, NC. The cost for tickets are $25 between 9 pm-10 pm or $35 after.

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Are you feeling romantic and find yourself in Greensboro, NC tonight. Be sure to take your date to the Recital Hall UNCG, which is located at 100 McIver Blvd., Greensboro, NC, to enjoy the talents of Baker Lawimore. Come on in at 5:30 pm for the hour-long program.

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Tracy Lawrence will be live tonight at Coyote Joe’s, located at 4621 Wilkinson Blvd, Charlotte, NC. Doors open at 7 pm and the opening act Out of the Blue gets things warmed up at 8 pm for a full night of music and fun. Tickets are $20 ea. 18 and over to enter 21 and up to drink!

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Also happening in around the Charlotte area it is Head For the Hills, live tonight at The Rabbit Hole located at 1801 Commonwealth Ave., Charlotte, NC. This is a funky new grass band that offers some great music…check them out on their website and then go see them live tonight. Doors open at 8 pm and the show starts soon after. They are set to rock you with their new age funky vibes til 12:30 am.

http://www.headforthehillsmusic.com/

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Flying out of Charlotte and making an emergency stop in the RDU area we find an awesome show taking place tonight at The Maywood, located at 658 Maywood Ave., Raleigh, NC. Here is all the info you need to know:

Johnny ‘Cutt Promotions | Presents:
An Acoustic Evening with:
Jasin O’Neil Todd
The Original Guitarist of Shinedown
Also Featuring: Trista Mabry
featuring special acoustic performances from:
LaureNicole | Adam Hill
Bobby Bryson of Americanize | Paper Dolls
Friday, February 10, 2017
Doors: 8:00 PM | Show: 8:30 PM
$12 ADV | $15 DOS | 21+ Only Event
The Maywood
658 Maywood Ave
Raleigh, North Carolina
PURCHASE TICKETS:
http://ticketf.ly/2iQXsGx

FOR FANS OF:
Shinedown, Fuel, Maylene & The Sons of Disaster, Lynrd Skynrd, Hinder, Seether, Theory of a Deadman, Adelitas Way, Saving Abel, Pop Evil, Black Stone Cherry, 3 Doors Down, Alter Bridge, etc.

MUSIC VIDEOS [W/ TODD]:
Shinedown – “.45” 12M+ Views
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLeIyy2ipps
Shinedown – “Simple Man” [Lynrd Skynrd Cover] 34M+ Views
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgFQ6WmxdMs
Shinedown – “Save Me” 12M+ Views
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8dyxGiBx3g
Shinedown – “The Sound of Madness” 27M+ Views
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGt-8adyabk

I am pretty excited to point out again that Adam Hill will be a part of this awesome experience.

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www.adamhillmusic.net

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Sun Dried Vibes have a show tonight along with Tropidelic at The Pour House Music Hall, 224 S Blount St., Raleigh, NC. Music starts at 10 pm and the show concludes at 2 am. Here are more details about this headlining act from the Facebook Event page:

Sun-Dried Vibes provide a fresh twist to the reggae/rock genre with their high-energy live performances that crank out infectious sing-a-longs laced with a positive message. SDV will be heard, since their inception the group has played around 275 dates a year. The trio of road warriors quickly became a festival favorite with two full length albums under their belt and a long list of tour history that grabbed fans from all demographics. In 2014 one of the most progressive promoters in the world took notice and added SDV to the major festival ‘California Roots: Carolina Sessions’ sharing the bill with the Rebelution, Matisyahu, Collie Buddz, Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad, Katchafire and more in Wilmington, NC.

2015 is full of momentum and new opportunities. SDV will set out on a national tour this summer highlighted by an appearance at the largest reggae music festival in the world. California Roots Music & Arts Festival will take place this May in Monterey, CA and the group is humbled to share the bill with SOJA, Steel Pulse, Dirty Heads, Chronixx, The Roots and many more. Sun Dried Vibes will also start working on their new album in San Diego this June.
The ensemble joined forces in the July of 2010 in Rock Hill, SC. On August 28th 2011 Zach Fowler (Lead Vox/ Gtr), Evan Tyler (Bass), and Alex Winchester (Drums) released ‘Give Thanks’ as their debut album and began filling up rooms along the east coast. On April 8th, 2014 their sophomore album “Back2Square1” debuted on the iTunes Reggae Charts at #6 and the hit single “Young One” ft. Jeremy Anderson (TreeHouse) was featured as the MP3 Leak of the Week by The Pier (www.thepier.org ).
SDV has had the pleasure of supporting major acts of all genres including The Dirty Heads, 311, Slightly Stoopid, Ballyhoo, The Movement, Passafire, The Expendables, Natural Vibrations, The Aggrolites, The Supervillains, Less Than Jake, AWOL Nation, Neon Trees, The Nappy Roots and many more.
For tickets follow this link:
http://thepourhousemusichall.com/event/sun-dried-vibes-w-tropidelic/

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Thanks to Ray Price Harley-Davidson it is Bike Night at the Ritz. These shows are free you just have to grab your tickets in advance. You can get them from WRDU FM or you can stop by Ray Price HD to get yours today. If you ride out to the show on your scooter it is free parking for you too! There is a preconcert party on the patio and full on rockathon with Appetite For Destruction, rocking the house from 9 pm til the midnight hour.

We’ve got a special Bike Night at the Ritz! Enjoy live music by Appetite for Destruction – A Tribute to Guns n’ Roses! Pre-party starts at 6:30 and doors open at 8pm. Get there by 9 to see the show! Free tickets available at Ray Price Harley-Davidson!

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The North Carolina Symphony have a performance this evening and tomorrow as well at 8  pm at Meymandi Concert Hall, located at The Duke Energy Center on 2 E South Street, Raleigh, NC.

The NC Symphony are on all social media outlets, but to really keep up with all of their wonderful events please stay connected thru their website.

 http://www.ncsymphony.org/

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NC’s beloved band Nantucket, are going to have a natural ball and celebrate Tommy Redd’s Birthday with a Heartbreaker Ball. This night of heart pumping music will feature two powerhouse drummers on stage. Better come out to The Lincoln Theater, located at 126 E Cabarrus Ave., Raleigh, NC. Doors open at 7 pm and the party last til 2 am. Here is what else I found on the Facebook Event page:

GET READY for our Heartbreaker Ball/Tommy Redd Birthday Bash! AND…we’re beyond excited to announce that Kenny Soule will be joining Jason on drums – two powerhouse drummers, one show!This doesn’t happen often friends, be there! We’re also stoked to share the stage with The Commune and Driver – this promises to be a BIG night of rock n roll, one not to be missed! Get your friends together and let’s DO THIS!

To get your tickets follow this link:

http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/5493615/nantuckets-heartbreakers-ball-raleigh-lincoln-theatre?partner_id=240#_ga=1.61181356.1822209780.1482371622

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Checking out some other areas around our state we find Rockzilla, has a monsters take of rocking the audience at Tony’s Oyster Bar located, at 107 Edinburgh Ave., Cary, NC. They take to the stage at 10 pm and rock you thru to 1 am. Come early, enjoy some great food and stay late to get rocked by this rock, and hard rocking dance band.

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Mason Jar Bonfire offer up the southern rock fixings, the country grooves we all know and love, tonight from 9:30 pm til 1:30 am at North Street Pub and Eatery, located at 115 W North St., Kinston, NC. This is a free show but you ar e welcome to com early and enjoy some great food before the music begins!

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Hey! I found another similar event, only this one features the music of Ray Fulcher this evening and that is happening at The Mad Boar Restaurant from 8-11 pm this evening. Come early and hungry, stay late and let’s dance. MBR is located at 111 River Village Pl., Wallace, NC.

Here is what I learned about the artist.

Ray Fulcher – Somewhere between Alan Jackson and Jason Aldean is where you’ll find me and my music. Have opened for Craig Morgan, Kid Rock, Jon Langston, Old Dominion, Casey Donahew Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, Lee Brice, Dustin Lynch in recent months and become a statewide and regional act along the way. I call Nashville, Tennessee home now where I spend my weeks writing and weekends on the road.
Follow me on twitter – @callme_raymond
Follow me on instagram – @rayfulchermusic

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James Ford the rockin’ New Bern guitarist that plays a bad bass and killer six string, will be on had to entertain the crowd out for supper tonight at Captain Bob Beck’s Marina Café located at 110 S Marine Blvd, Jacksonville. Ford will offer a little pop, rock, blues, indie and 90’s rock and some old favorites too. Come on out for a good meal and the great tunes too.

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Checking things out in Fayetteville tonight, there are three acts on tap to rock you at The Twizted Kitty, located at 2918 Fort Bragg Rd., Fayetteville, NC.  Doors open at 5 pm Fire Ball are $4.00 plus other drink specials. Music starts at 9 pm. Here are the details….

Motorjunkie, Born Again Heathens and Aittala are back for an epic night at the kitty with guest bartenders, drink specials, and an amazing crowd..
$8 Cover
Doors Open @ 5
Show Starts at 9

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The Coasters will bring their show Yakety-Yak, Don’t Talk Back to The Nash County Community College’s Brown Auditorium, located at 522 Old Carriage Rd., Rocky Mount, NC. You are invited to come out enjoy the sounds made popular by this band in the 50’s, as they give it up tonight. from doors open at 6:30 and music starts at 7:30 pm and the show goes til 9:30 pm. I included more info on tickets and the band below, which I got from the Facebook Event page:

The Coasters present “Yakety Yak, Don’t Talk Back”—February 10, 2017 at the Nash Community College Brown Auditorium, Rocky Mount
Mark your calendars and join us for a fabulous evening featuring The Coasters, an American rhythm and blues/rock and roll vocal group on February 10 in the Brown Auditorium, Nash Community College. The fun evening will include dancing, food and cash bar. This iconic group had a string of hits in the 1950s including Yakety Yak, Searchin’, Charlie Brown, and more.
MORE INFO // http://bit.ly/2f0Yq1d
TICKETS // http://bit.ly/2f0TSId

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Suicide Blonde is back and they are coming to Tiebreakers Sports Bar & Grill, located at 1920 Smythewyck Dr., Greenville, NC. They bring back the 80’s like no ones business. So if you have a passion for that music, you can get your fix tonight from  9 pm til 2 am.

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Psylo Joe is all set to deliver a fun show tonight for the audience out at AJ McMurphy’s, located at 1914 Turnberry Dr., Greenville, NC. There is no cost for this show and the music will keep you grooving through the 80’s and beyond from 9 pm til 1 am.

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Bill Lyerly will be rocking the crowd at The Buccanner Music Hall, located at 2120 E Fire Tower Road, Greenville, NC. His show starts at 10 pm and if you get down to the sounds good ol roadhouse music, then Lyerly is the man to see.

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Emerge Gallery & Art Center, Home of the Pitt County Arts Council, is very excited to announce a new music series celebrating the rich heritage of African-American Musicians, with ties to Eastern North Carolina, with artistic director, Carroll V. Dashiell, Jr., House Band, and a special monthly guest artist. Please share within your network and we hope that you will be able to attend!
The African American Music Series is a monthly music series happening the second Friday of each month, celebrating the rich heritage of African American musicians.
Cost: Free
Location: Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 S. Evans Street, Greenville, NC 27858
Artistic Director: Carroll V. Dashiell, Jr.
7:00 pm First Set
8:30 pm Second Set

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The always fun and entertaining classic rock cover band, The Roman Sams have a show tonight at Buck Wild Tavern, located at 4052 S Memorial Drive, Winterville, NC. They get the party started at 10:30 pm and rock you til 1:30 am.

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~ Cruisin’ Along The Coast ~

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Stereotype will be live tonight from 10 pm til 1 am at The Palm Room, 11 E Salisbury St. Wrightsville Beach, NC. Celebrate the 28th birthday of band mate Chris Pearson and enjoy the sounds Jenny Lynn Music. The show starts at 10 pm and concludes about 1 am.

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Waterline Brewery, located at 712 Slurry St., Wilmington, NC, will host the Folkstone String Band, who start offering the music to soothe your appetite at 7 pm and dish out their picking for your pleasure til 10 pm.

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A Night with Striking Copper at The Annex – Brooklyn Arts Center
Wilmington, North Carolina
EXCLUSIVE CONCERT! ONLY 150 Tickets Available
February 10th, 2017
Meet & Greet starts at 6:30pm
Concert starts at 7:30pm
Come meet the bands & sponsors at the “Meet & Greet” before the concert! There will also be a short, exclusive acoustic showing from each musical group!
THE EXTRA $5 YOU SPEND TO ATTEND THE MEET & GREET WILL BE DONATED TO “OPERATION PRETTY THINGS, INC,” A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT’S MISSION IS TO EMPOWER VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Musical Groups:
Neil Cribbs & the Rough Gentlemen
Mike Blair and the Stonewalls
Striking Copper
Tickets (can be purchased using the “Brown Paper Tickets” link):
$15 for Concert
$20 for Meet & Greet and Concert
There will be a Full Cash Bar & Food Truck at The Annex!
Come join us for a night to remember!

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The Asheville, NC outfit Empire Strike Brass is will be live tonight along at the beach! They will be rocking the room at The Whiskey, located at 1 S Front St., Wilmington, NC. This NC based band is currently on tour and don’t play as often in NC as they once did. But they are in the house to tonight in Wilmington, as they blow your through a fun show starting at 10 and quitting when they have to, about 2 am.

Here is what  I learned on the Facebook event page about this band:

The band’s new album, “Theme for a Celebration” to drop February 2017! The force is strong with Empire Strikes Brass. With the capability to perform as a 7-9 piece lineup, add DJ Push/Pull for an electronic set, or take you to New Orleans by transforming into a true second line parade, ESB’s versatility allows them to adapt to virtually any party setting imaginable. The band’s new upcoming debut album titled “Theme for A Celebration” represents their love for brass instrumentation within a diverse array of musical genres. The group is comprised of veteran musicians who have honed their skills with, and been regular members of acts such as; Squirrel Nut Zippers, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, and Big Ol’ Nasty Get Down. As a sit in horn section, Empire Strikes Brass have been featured in collaborations with many acclaimed artists, including; Beats Antique, Warren Haynes, Andy Frasco, Rubble Bucket, Roosevelt Collier, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, and The Fritz, to name a few. The energy wielded by Empire Strikes Brass is more than simple Jedi mind tricks, it’s a full force experience that will take you on a ride to the dark side and back!
Empire Strikes Brass

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Halftime Sports Bar and Grill located at 1107 New Pointe Rd., Leland NC.hosts Steel County Express live tonight starting at 9:30 pm. Come out and enjoy the rocking grooves of their modern country offerings.  “Baby it is cold outside,” so grab the shit kickers and get down with some boot scootin’!

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Mac & Juice Duo live at Royal James Cafe, Beaufort, NC

 

Live tonight on Turner St. in Beaufort , NC you can find Mac & Juice Duo jamming from 9 pm til the idnight hour. Ths band is great as a duo or a quartet and if you like jam bands, you will be proud to know these guys. Come on out tonight and brings your appetite, the Royal James Café has the best burgers around and they are situated at 117 Turner St.

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That is what I found for music options for your dancing pleasure for this evening. I hope you get out and enjoy the sounds of live music sometime soon. I am dedicated to making sure you know where to go to find it. If you like this blog please sign up and get an email each time we publish. I appreciate my readers, the musicians and the venues who all do a part in keeping live music alive! Thanks for keeping me informed!
Please take kindness with you today and hug strangers. Don’t forget that life is short and could end in a moment, so make sure you take time to enjoy the dance.

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Send all of your event invites to me on Facebook and you will end up in the list of options in the days ahead. I can be found on Facebook by following this link:
https://www.facebook.com/TraceyStones69.
I also read emails daily. You can send those to:

tracey.stones.writer@gmail.com

Please include the day, the date, the time of the event, the time of your scheduled performance, what time doors open and the price of tickets. Pictures are also helpful. I share links to band websites, so send those along as well. Thanks so much for taking the time to fill me in on the details, together we will reach the people!

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