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Roving Carolers in Bend for the Holidays

2017 Holiday Musical Performances in the Old Mill District

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in Chapel Hill

In this much-anticipated annual tradition, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis spreads holiday cheer with swinging renditions of your favorite music.

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10 Best Holiday Attractions in Tucson to Bask in Southwestern Glow

Winter is the high season in Tucson, thanks to the city’s great weather and unique Southwestern cultural attractions. The city comes alive from November through January with seasonal events full of holiday cheer.

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10 Best Holiday Attractions in Tucson to Bask in Southwestern Glow

Winter is the high season in Tucson, thanks to the city’s great weather and unique Southwestern cultural attractions. The city comes alive from November through January with seasonal events full of holiday cheer.

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HoCo Fest in Tucson

On Labor Day weekend, the historic Hotel Congress celebrates with over 40 national and regional acts bringing their sound to Tucson.

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Downtown Sessions Concert Series in Fort Collins

A Friday evening concert series on the Old Town Square Stage that features a diverse line-up of small-medium sized Colorado musical acts.

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2nd Friday Art Walk in Chapel Hill

The 2nd Friday ArtWalk takes place in Carrboro & Chapel Hill

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Bend Spring Festival

Northwest Crossing Drive, will come alive, as we utilize art, food, spirits, music, and family-oriented activities to usher in Spring!

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Art After Dark Paso

Studios on the Park celebrates Art After Dark Paso, a fun tradition of art, wine, and live music-filled evenings at the start of every month!

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Saturdays Free Country One Step, Two Step, Waltz Dance Lessons in Austin

DANCE U2 dance company presents: Free Country Two Step, One Step, & Country Waltz

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Band du Pays Swing Concert & Dance in Ashland

Our concert & dance features classic swing jazz from 1920s through 1950s, including a pre-show half hour dance lesson

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“Kenny Rogers Final World Tour” in Danville

Rogers is embarking on what will be his final world tour with a show that will celebrate his musical legacy:  The Gambler’s Last Deal.

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Food & Song at RoxyAnn winery outside of Ashland

Nestled next to the vineyards is the rustic tasting room with an ambiance like no other. Live music will fill the air while you enjoy food pairings from our assortment of cheese, chocolate, meats, and pre-made food from guest chefs.

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Chalk It Up! Prescott

In just nine years Chalk It Up! Prescott has created a community centered public art event attended by over 5,000 people. All ages have the opportunity to create drawings, listen to music, view the art and share in the fun.

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29th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Ventura

Ventura Elks Lodge #1430 presents the 29th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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Live Music & Great Food in Asheville

The Market Place Asheville Presents: Live Music

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Brew Club Tuesdays in Reno

Brew Club Tuesdays is the place to be!

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Winter Farmers Market in Columbia

Over the past few years, the Columbia Farmers Market has experienced tremendous growth. The weekend customer counts regularly surpassed 3,000, and vendor membership expanded to 80 local farmers, producers, and artisans.

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Harlem Globetrotters in Charlottesville

The Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Every game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction.

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The Phoenix Symphony in Prescott

Tito Munoz brings another monumental work of Beethoven to our 2016-2017 Season with Beethovens Eroica Symphony, a rigorous and emotional composition

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2017 Aiken Wine & Sign Regional Book Signing

Authors, books, wine, food, sweet tea! Fun for the entire family & Open to the Public.

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Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins in Asheville

Florence Foster Jenkins, an eccentric socialite, lives under the delusion that she is an enchanting coloratura soprano when she is actually incapable of holding pitch. After teaming up with a pianist, she begins to hold recitals that spark a cultish following of faux fans around New York in the 1930s and 40s. Based on a true story, this beautiful comedy pierces the heart of the hopeful artist that lives in all of us.

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Aiken Trials

Begun in 1942 as a way to give young horses in training the enlightening opportunity to experience every aspect of live racing, the Aiken Trials has become a time honored tradition as the first leg of Aiken’s Triple Crown events, held annually for three consecutive Saturdays in March.

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MET Opera broadcast in Prescott

The MET Live encore performance of Antonin Dvoraks Rusalka features Kristine Opolais in Dvoraks fairy tale opera about the tragic water nymph Rusalka.

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Social Ballroom Dance Parties in Pinehurst

Friday Night Social Party. Fun, friendly atmosphere! Newcomers to advanced dancers welcome!

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Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market

The market specializes in locally hand-crafted items and seasonal local produce.

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Mardi Gras Valentine’s Bash in Danville

Come and enjoy an authentic Cajun dinner, cash bar and silent auction!

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Carnaval Brasileiro in Austin

Carnaval in Austin is one of the biggest Brazilian Carnaval celebrations outside Brazil.

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3rd Wednesday Wine Tasting in Athens

The Pine’s friends from Five Points Bottle Shop will be on hand with five wines to taste with snacks, and wine knowledge for those wanting to learn!

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Live Music at Belle Fiore Winery in Ashland

Live Music in the Upper Wine Bar of the Belle Fiore Winery Wine Pavilion

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Live Music with Sons of Ralph in Asheville

Scully’s, in downtown Asheville NC, is the place to “Meet Your Friends”! Providing a casual and family friendly atmosphere, we serve fresh, local foods which are prepared daily.

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“The Road to Carnegie Hall” in Aiken

Ken Lavigne is a singer, composer, communicator and consummate entertainer. Recognized early for the outstanding timbre of his lyric tenor voice, as well as the ease and agility with which he sings, Ken’s career has taken many directions that include his current touring show, The Road to Carnegie Hall.

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St. George Art And Studio Tour

The new St. George / Art and Studio Tour is a free, self-guided weekend tour and celebration of the St George Art community! As part of a county-wide Art and Studio Tour season, it will run the 3rd week of the month, from Sept.-June.

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Reno Hot August Nights

Every August, the streets of Virginia City, Reno and Sparks vibrate with the sound of muffled rumbles of rebuilt engines, rays of sunlight glinting off the polished chrome and heavy scents of Dapper Dan hair pomade fill the air. Droves of spectators line the sidewalks for a glimpse into the past, a time when a driver’s license and a hot car were all anyone needed or wanted on a Saturday night.

Join us for a trip down memory lane or a new adventure. Whichever way you look at it, this nostalgic event has it all.

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Bend, Oregon Concerts

Memorial Day weekend kicks off the season of live music in Bend, Oregon

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Western Carolina State Fair

The Western Carolina State Fair is full of family fun!

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Texas Craft Brewers Festival in Austin

This is the only beer festival for and by Texas Brewers. Features the best of Texas craft brewers and displays the beer community.

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Sunflower Concert Series: Arvin Scott with Marti Winkler in Athens

Drummer/percussionist Scott, an Athens resident who is world renowned as a jazz musician, and his combo will deliver a jazz performance. Jazz singer Winkler will open the show.

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Irish Pub Night with Gavin Winship at The Stables in Akien

Gavin from County Durham in Northern England sings, plays guitar, bouzouki and may pull out some Irish pipes and perform Celtic ballads and pub songs. Celtic Music is steeped in history and Gavin loves to share the stories behind the songs.

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Townsend Fall Heritage Festival and Old Timers Day in Maryville

A celebration of our mountain heritage with bluegrass music, Appalachian skills, arts and crafts, storytelling and good food.

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Pops Under the Stars Outdoor Concert in Las Cruces

An outdoor concert featuring popular music performed by the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra

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Jazz Brunch In Chapel Hill

Music on our lawn in Carrboro from 11 to 1pm on Sundays. Bring a picnic blanket or chairs.

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Camarillo Hospice Chili Cook Off

Chili Cook-off
PV Lions BBQ
Wine & Beer
Classic Car Display
Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament
Premium Beer Garden
Fun & Games Zone for Kids

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A Twist of Lemmon at The Villages

Chris is an exceptional performer, actor and a classically trained musician.

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Showdown in Tombstone in Tucson

Authentic Arizona Wild West history comes to life in the streets of Tombstone

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First Friday on the Farm in Fort Collins

Music, bikes, beers, and food trucks creating farm inspired dinners at Shire CSA the first Friday of the month

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Second Saturday Swing Dance near St. George

Don’t worry if you don’t know how to dance there are lessons held just before the dance.

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KY State BBQ Festival in Danville

This September, Danville will be alive with the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the fifth-ever Kentucky State BBQ Festival. Fragrant blue smoke will fill the air as pulled pork shoulder, Texas beef brisket, ribs and more slow-cook to perfection.

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Reno Beer Crawl

It’s an easy walk (or crawl) to each beer crawl location as they are all in the heart of downtown Reno.

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Downtown Reno Wine Walk

THE ORIGINAL AND STILL THE BEST!

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Asheville Goombay Festival

The City of Asheville ranks Goombay as one of four local anchor events where families, businesses, and communities from across the Western North Carolina region gather to celebrate the richness and diversity of the African Diaspora.

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Live Music at Belle Fiore Winery in Ashland

Come on up to Belle Fiore and relax with some great music, great wine, and great food!

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Sturgill Simpson in Charlottesville

Sturgill Simpson’s authenticity stands out like an island of hope in a sea of tacky.

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Taste of the New South in Pinehurst

We’ve put a new twist on our annual Labor Day Weekend Event!

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Summer Music Series featuring “The Tennessee Sheiks” in Maryville

“The Tennessee Sheiks” return for a summer concert blending Acoustic Swing, Jazz and Folk music.

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Poalillo Vineyards Summer Concerts in Paso Robles

ZZAH “Jazz In The Vines”

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Sole Mates Walkers at The Villages

Join this group to improve fitness, meet new friends and have fun while walking.

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Friday Night Live! At Main Gate Square in Tucson

Glen Gross & Raw Materials stages an exciting Summer Concert Series performance of contemporary jazz standards in the Geronimo Plaza Courtyard at Main Gate Square.

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Washington County Fair at St. George

Bring the family and enjoy our county fair filled with entertainment, fair rides, vendors, and everything you look forward to at Fair time!

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Columbia Farmers Market

Experience the taste of mid-Missouri!

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Traditional Session in Charlottesville

All are welcome…

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Classic City BBQ Festival in Athens

Robert Randolph and the Family Band will perform live!

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Wine Down Wednesday in Chapel Hill

Featuring some of our talented staff members as well as other local acts. Stop by after work to Wine Down!

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Wings over Camarillo Airshow

The Wings Over Camarillo Air Show is a 34 year old tradition drawing some 20,000 people for the two day weekend.

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The Villages Wine Walk

Join your friends and neighbors for the 2015 The Villages Wine Walk on Lake Sumter Landing Market Square. Enjoy samplings of red and white wines as well as hors d’oeuvres while strolling the streets and businesses of Lake Sumter Landing.

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Downtown Farmers Market at Ancestor Square in St. George

Weekly farmers market featuring local seasonal farm fresh produce, food products and local artisans. Anything and everything handmade from Washington and Iron County.

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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

Imagine your toes in the sand, a fantastic bottle of wine nearby, a gourmet meal and first-class entertainment with your friends and family, all while basking in a perfect Lake Tahoe sunset. You’re not dreaming, you’re experiencing the enchantment of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor State Park.  The amphitheater is one of the most scenic venues in the world.

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Paso Robles Concerts in the Park

Come enjoy some live music in the City Park.

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Boone County Fair in Columbia!

The fair offers a variety of activities and shows to entertain all age groups.

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A Southern Village Summer Outdoor Concert in Chapel Hill

Special July 4th Show! The Village Band and The Franklin Street Traditional Jazz Band.

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Ventura’s 4th of July Street Fair

The Independence Day event regularly draws 30,000 residents and visitors in a showcase of handmade arts and crafts by more than 300 artisans along nine blocks of Main Street

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Fourth of July Fireworks and Symphony in Austin

The July 4th Symphony and Fireworks is an Austin Tradition. Free Fireworks, and a Free Live performance by the Austin Symphony. Great food and drinks, and a variety of local Arts & Crafts vendors.

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Classic City American Music Festival, 7th Annual in Athens

Foundry Entertainment & Yuengling present the 7th annual Classic City American Music Festival featuring Dom Flemons (founding member of Carolina Chocolate Drops), Grassland String Band, Little Country Giants, The Skillet Lickers, Art Rosenbaum & more.

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4th of July Celebration in Ashland

Now over 100 years old, this celebration is what makes Ashland a “great small town to live in.”

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2nd Saturdays Downtown in Tucson

Family-friendly music festival held downtown

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Cars and Coffee in St. George

A monthly event for all collector car enthusiast!

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Red White and Tahoe Blue near Reno

Voted by MSNTravel.com and AOL.com as one of the “Top Ten 4th of July Festivals in America!”

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World’s Oldest Rodeo in Prescott

World’s Oldest Rodeo Prescott Frontier Days, Inc., host of the Worlds Oldest Rodeo, was recently named the one event not to miss in Arizona by Yahoo Travel.

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4th of July in Pinehurst

Celebrate our nation’s independence with activities for the whole family, for guests on our Fourth of July package!

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Concerts in the Park in Paso Robles

Come enjoy some live music in the City Park

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The Great American Brass Band Festival in Danville

While maintaining the widest range of brass styles and performing groups—from historical bands of the Civil War to modern, large-scale British-style brass bands—the festival will have a special focus on America jazz and some of the great brass performers who played a major role in the development of America’s most significant contribution to world music

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Jazz Brunch in Chapel Hill

Enjoy a free Jazz and bring your own brunch!

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Fusebox Festival in Austin

Fusebox is a hybrid arts festival that champions adventurous works of art in theater, dance, film, music, literature, visual and culinary arts.

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AlanFest 2015 in Athens

Athens, Georgia welcomes back “AlanFest 2015, always carrying a smile!” AlanFest is a benefit concert series with all proceeds supporting the David Alan Lewis Memorial Scholarship in Landscape Architecture at the University of Georgia. Their goal is to share Alan’s story, bring people together, and support a future landscape architect in Alan’s memory.

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Live Music at Belle Fiore Winery in Ashland

Come on up to Belle Fiore and relax with some great music, great wine, and great food!

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Burly Beers and Barleywines Festival in Asheville

All participating breweries will bring their heartiest brews - many not usually available in North Carolina - for you to enjoy. Pair that with a hearty Southern-style spread and a live show by People’s Blues of Richmond and it’s a can’t-miss Saturday!

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Celebrate Earth Day with the City of Aiken

From music, food, live entertainment and a host of other activities for the young and old, this year’s Earth Day celebration is like nothing you have ever seen.

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Soul Scratch in Reno

With a fresh take on classic soul, funk and jazz, Soul Scratch’s original sound is a seamless blend of old and new.

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Heart ‘n Soul of Jazz in Pinehurst

Join us for the Annual Heart ‘n Soul of Jazz event

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Cyrille Aimee at the Norton Center for the Arts in Danville

Cyrille Aimée is an unstoppable, undeniable new talent in jazz vocals today. Internationally renowned and praised for her unparalleled abilities, Cyrille’s vocal stylings are enchanting and mesmerizing.  Her rich background has supplied her with the driving force of Dominican rhythm and French Gypsy swing, receiving rave reviews and a fan following wherever she goes.

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Charlottesville, Virginia 2 Wishes Live at Glass House Winery

Joy Kuhar and Mike D’Antoni, will be performing live from 2 to 5pm. Picnics welcome, indoor and outdoor seating available (no outside alcohol permitted). Glass House Winery wines and chocolates, and an assortment of packaged meats, cheeses, crackers, etc. are available for purchase in the Tasting Room.

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Aiken Russian National Ballet Theatre

The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in Moscow during the transitional period of Perestroika in the late 1980s, when many of the great dancers and choreographers of the Soviet Union’s ballet institutions were exercising their new-found creative freedom by starting new, vibrant companies dedicated not only to the timeless tradition of classical Russian Ballet but to invigorate this tradition as the Russians began to accept new developments in the dance from around the world.

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Live Music Thursday with Chris Rhodes in Asheville

Come out to hear one of the Asheville area’s most versatile artists. Chris blends blues, jazz, R&B and a funky pop-rock for a smooth sound and an unforgettable performance.

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Third Friday Chamber Music Series in Prescott

Hear music by local chamber players and special guests every month during the free Third Friday Chamber Music Series.

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D’Anbino Cellars Concert in Paso Robles

Human Nation was formed in the spring of 2009 by guitarist/composer Adam Levine.
 
Bringing together some of the best musicians from California’s central coast, Human Nation is comprised of Adam Levine on Guitars, Ron McCarley on Saxes, Brett Mitchell on Keyboards, Bill Wingfield on Bass Guitars, Dean Giles on Drums and Percussion.
 


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FORToberfest in Fort Collins

Downtown Fort Collins’s newest event FORToberfest, Sept 19 & 20, has an impressive music lineup and brings this end of summer celebration for Fort Collins.  The city’s music scene, rich history of beer brewing, and extremely active bicycle culture help give character to the Downtown area and to Fort Collins. FORToberfest will help bring the three elements of our Fort Collins popular culture together, bicycles, beers and bands.

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Oktoberfest in Danville

A fun downtown festival where local vendors offer a variety of German-style food, European beer (including some local brews!) and live Oktoberfest music.

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The Concert in the Park Series in St. George

The Concert in the Park Series is a celebration of wonderful music, open parks and family celebration. The Series runs April through September at Vernon Worthen Park.

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Live After 5 in Pinehurst

Food and beverages will be available for purchase on site. Pinehurst Parks & Recreation will host lawn games and activities for the kids during the event on the Village Green.

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The Fairview Union in Maryville

The Fairview Union is a Rockin’ Country Music band based out of East Tennessee.

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HoCo Fest in Tucson

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