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Carolina Blues Festival set for May 20 at Barber Park Amphitheater in Greensboro

Blues fans, listen up: The 31st annual Carolina Blues Festival is set for 1 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Barber Park Amphitheater, 1500 Dans Road, in Greensboro, North Carolina.

A 10-pack of general admissions tickets are a bargain at $38.

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2016 Piedmont Blues Preservation Society winners perform at IBC ‘Memphis or Bust Showcase and Fundraiser’ on Sunday, Jan. 15, at Greensboro’s The Blind Tiger

From the good folks at the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society:
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Piedmont Blues Preservation Society (PBPS) 2016 Blues Challenge winners Gabe Morales (Youth), Seth Williams and Terry VunCannon (Duo) and Laura Blackley & The Wildflowers (Band) are set to perform at the “Memphis or Bust Showcase and Fundraiser,” on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Blind Tiger, 1819 Spring Garden St. Tickets are $10 for non-PBPS members, $8 for PBPS members and are available at the door. The event also includes a 50/50 raffle, silent auction and an Autographed Guitar Raffle. Williams and VunCannon can be heard performing at 7 p.m. Friday at the Muddy Creek Cafe, 5455 Bethania Road, Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Williams and VunCannon are also playing another fundraiser for the trip from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, at The Mad Bean in Madison, North Carolina. Continue reading