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3rd Annual Benderdinker

Date(s): 4/26/2014

Saturday, April 26th | 10am-2pm

Riverside landing and Park at Hardy McManus Road, Evans GA
The Benderdinker is a musical kayak,canoe festival on the water. There are 8 stops along a 4.5 mile paddle. Each stop has either a local food item or a local musician/band. A full lunch is provided. Select stops also include children's activities and games. The music, food and children's activities are included in the basic registration. All proceeds go to three local non-profits. Augusta Locally Grown, Savannah Riverkeeper, GRU-Camp Sweet Life. Registration is per vessel not per person. Early registration receives a goody bag and a option for a t-shirt. Register by April 20th for this option.

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21st Annual Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival

Date(s): 5/10/2014

Saturday, May 10th

Festival site on Stagecoach Road, 300 yards off Washington Highway, north of Thomson, GA
The event is held each year to bring great American roots and blues music and musicians to the rural South, as well as pay tribute to country blues legend McTell, a Thomson native son, born and buried in the Happy Valley area of McDuffie County.
The small town feel and exceptional quality of the music presented year in and year out makes the McTell Festival a special event indeed. The organizers strive to feature artists who offer the best in American music, focusing on the styles of Americana, folk, gospel, rock, blues and all its variations with musicians that our smaller market can support — music played by folks at the top of their game.

Headlining this year will be Los Lobos, a multiple Grammy Award–winning, American roots rock band from East Los Angeles, California. Their music is influenced by rock and roll, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues, brown-eyed soul, more. Their live electric show is white-hot, featuring the very best of over 20 albums of music filtered through 40 years of playing together in this lineup. They are led by multi-instrumentalist and vocalist David Hidalgo, regularly recognized the world over as one of the very best guitarists working today. In addition to fronting Los Lobos, he is routinely included on the roster of Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festivals, held bi-annually around the nation to showcase the all guitarists of note.

Tickets, which are $30 advance and $40 day of, go on sale March 1

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