Britt Joins The Music And Art Festivals Returning To The Rogue Valley

Britt Music & Arts Festival, an annual performance festival in Jacksonville, has announced live music lineups for this summer. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will be coming back, too, likely attracting an influx of out-of-town visitors.

Bob Hackett is the director of Travel Southern Oregon. He says that although outdoor and culinary tourism helped keep the region’s economy afloat through the pandemic, live events are a staple in the valley.

“We were able to invite visitors here to have a really good experience even through 2020 and that really helps sustain us going forward,” said Hackett. “To have the cultural sector

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Southport Plein Arts Festival to feature live music, art and more

SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — More than 50 artists will be heading to Brunswick County to take part in the Southport Plein Air Festival this weekend.

Hosted by Up Your Arts and the City of Southport, the 2-day event is an outdoor painting festival.

“Artists come into town and literally paint the town including the landmarks and other things on canvas,” said Up Your Arts Organizer Ken Schnedetz.

The public will be able to walk around town and talk with artists while they’re painting.

The event kicks off Friday, June 18, at 3 p.m. featuring live music, art displays, painting demonstrations

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Bon Iver, Miguel, Jorja Smith Join Interactive Platform Undercurrent

Bon Iver, Jorja Smith, Khruangbin and Miguel are among the artists that have been tapped to develop new installations for Undercurrent, a new music and art platform that launched Tuesday, June 15th.

Undercurrent was founded by Steve Milton and Brett Volker, who, per a release, wanted to unite musicians, artists, and other collaborators to create new kinds of immersive, interactive, multimedia events that could also inspire social change. Undercurrent has been in the works for three years now, and the inaugural event is set to open on September 9th in New York City, with a series of installations that grapple

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Here’s how to celebrate Juneteenth in Arlington, Grand Prairie

On June 19, 1865, federal troops arrived in Galveston to tell enslaved people they were free.

General Robert E. Lee had surrendered two months earlier, more than two years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

The historic day is now commemorated as Juneteenth, the end of slavery in the United States.

Here are some ways to celebrate Juneteenth in Arlington, Fort Worth and Grand Prairie this year:

What: The community is invited to enjoy live music, poetry readings, dancing, food trucks and more at a Juneteenth block party organized by the Arlington Museum of Art and Create Arlington.


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Sound check: Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti venues and artists eagerly anticipate return of live music

YPSILANTI, MI – When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down live music at his Ziggy Stardust-themed bar Ziggy’s, David Jeffries knew he would need to take a page out of his hero David Bowie’s playbook and reinvent the downtown Ypsilanti space that had become a haven for local and underground music and comic book culture since opening in 2016.

He and his wife Jo set up a do-it-yourself online store, using the bar and local music venue’s liquor license and distribution connections to create a one-stop shop for hard-to-find craft beers, seltzers and CBD water.

The Jeffries also began reaching out

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Art, Music, History Mark Renaming of Paterson’s Vreeland Triangle Park to Amistad Park

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