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Schubas Acoustic Brunch

Schubas Acoustic Brunch with troubadour Mark Dvorak June 2

CHICAGO IL - Schubas, 3159 Southport, welcomes Mark Dvorak, Chicago's official troubadour, to the Acoustic Brunch stage Sunday, June 2 from 12 noon to 2:00 pm. The show is for all ages and there is no cover charge.

“The Acoustic Brunch is very popular here at Schubas,”said general Manager Mike Schuba. "Mark is our favorite brunch stage artist, and we’re always glad to have him back,” he said.

“Schubas underwent a major renovation and we’ve been off for over a year,” said Peggy Browning of the Old Town School of Folk Music. …

Old Time Music Festival

21st Annual Pickin’ Party at the Homeplace June 8 & 9

DOVER TN - The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area presents the 21st Annual Pickin’ Party at the Homeplace. The event takes place at The Homeplace, an 1850s working farm located on The Trace about 14 miles north of Dover near the South Bison Range.

“There will be music all day,” said event director Cindy Earls. “Music carries the oral traditions of our ancestors and shares their stories of hardship, sorrow and celebration!”

Featured performers include banjo expert Phillip Steinmetz & His Sunny Tennesseans,  folk artist and singer songwriter 

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Steven Neale writes:

As a member of my church band, I just wanted to let you know that your guitar links page has been very helpful. Every week, our band holds educational seminars to teach our community all about music! Right now we’re teaching the kids about guitar basics.

I was hoping you could add an additional resource to your page?

One of the kids found this beginner’s guide to the guitar - I thought it was perfect to share.

I think your visitors will like it too. Can you add it to your resources page?

Let me know! I’d be delighted to show my helper - he was so excited to show me what he’d found! …

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