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Selwyn Birchwood, Photo by Paul Natkin, Jacksonville Beach, Mojo Kitchen

Selwyn Birchwood: Florida Native Bares His Feet In The Blues

PLAYING SEPT 22 AT MOJO KITCHEN IN JACKSONVILLE BEACH It’s 90 degrees inside but bluesman Selwyn Birchwood is effortlessly cool. The Florida native is in his hometown of Orlando post Hurricane Irma where he is waiting for the power to be restored, an inconvenience he’s taking in stride with the same down-to-earth appeal that he displays on stage. Birchwood, 32, most often plays in a t-shirt and jeans rocking bare feet and his signature afro. He laughs when asked if his decision to play sans shoes is merely for comfort or a connection to the vibrations of the music. “The …

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Sharing the Blues: Belk Presents Springing the Blues, April 1-3

This year celebrates the 26-year tradition of sun, fun, and music. Exciting changes are underway for , the free outdoor blues music festival at the , April 1-3. It’s now known as and will spotlight the youngest array of talent ever. As the new title sponsor, Belk will help contribute to a greater talent reach and an increased production value. “They are very, very big into southern music and of course, that’s what Springing the Blues is all about,” says festival founder .   Veal shared some of their excitement about the partnership: “Belk is honored to be the title …

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Sittin’ Pretty: VIP season pass from Jax Beach Festivals

With the holiday season behind us, the 2016 festival season is right around the corner. This year, a new VIP season pass from offers premium seating and other amenities good for all four music festivals held at the in Jacksonville Beach. For just $99, festival patrons can get up close and personal with the artists with first rate seating and access to the backstage dining area. Perks also include exclusive restrooms and beverage attendants. The kicks off the season Saturday and Sunday, February 27th and 28th with an emphasis on regional music (www.communityfirstseawalkmusicfest.com). Festival founder says the original local footprint …

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Gainesville Downtown Festival & Art Show

The soulful sound of blues will usher in the  weekend Friday, Nov. 7 with a free Downtown Blues Concert at the  from 7 to 10 p.m. The  is pleased to announce an evening under the stars featuring three incredible blues performances. This soul-moving show will kick-off with well-known local blues musician, , performing his all-original acoustic blues that respects tradition but adds a modern touch. His first acoustic CD, “Change Coming On,” was released in 2012. The CD spent 10 weeks on Roots Music Report’s top 10 internet blues radio charts. His latest CD “Nothing To Do” reached #4 on …

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George’s Music Springing The Blues

Ready for a weekend of sun, sun and great music? All for free! The  is April 4-6 at the . In 1990,  and a handful of friends held the first Springing the Blues Festival in a small pergola near the old Jacksonville Beach Flag Pavilion. The event featured six acts and lasted one day. Twenty-four years later, Springing the Blues Festival is one of the most highly anticipated music events in Florida. Held at the beautiful Seawalk Pavilion, today Springing the Blues features three days of performances by national, regional and local blues artists and attracts more than 150,000 fans …

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Northeast Florida Festivals: Spring 2014

February 27-March 9  There will be a Strawberry Queen, a midway, and diverse live entertainment (rockers from and violinist  show the range of that diversity). Plant City, flstrawberryfestival.com February 28-March 2   Includes a midway of rides, food, entertainment and more for the whole family. Adults are $5; children 11-17 and adults 65+ are $3; children under 10 and active duty military are free. In St. Augustine, on the Beautiful Prince of Peace Grounds, off San Marco Avenue, near the Giant Cross. 101 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, thecathedralfestival.com March 1  Celebrate 140 years of light at the St. Augustine Lighthouse. …

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