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Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival headliners announced

Boz Scaggs, who scored hits in the ‘70s with “Lido Shuffle” and “Lowdown,” and later found new success singing jazz standards and blues, will be a headliner at the 2013 Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival. The festival will be held Sept. 21-22 at Johnson Beach in Guerneville. The festival also will feature blues guitarist and singer Robert Cray and his band, East Los Angeles rockers Los Lobos, the rhythm and blues ensemble California Honeydrops, funk and soul singer Jeffrey… Read More »

Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald to star at Stern Grove Festival

Summer may seem a long way off, but the organizers of the annual Stern Grove Festival in San Francisco already have their plans in place. This year’s series of free concerts kicks off on Sunday, June 16, with “The Big Picnic,” co-starring Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald. The ticketed benefit party will take place prior to the concert, which starts at 2 p.m. The season continues through Aug. 18. The complete line-up for the 76th season, held outdoors at Stern… Read More »