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Audubon offering series of free outdoor concerts

By Staff | Jul 22, 2011

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will again offer a series of free outdoor concerts this summer at its Yankauer Nature Preserve, north of Shepherdstown.

The society’s 8th Annual “Music in the Cedars” concert series will consist of nine concerts in all. The concerts will be held every Tuesday evening in August and September, with each one running from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The concerts will be held rain or shine in the preserve’s covered pavilion. There is no fee and anyone is welcome to attend.

The schedule is:

Aug. 2: The Outpatients – three part harmonies, blazing instrumental and all around “newgrass” jamming.

Aug. 9: Erik Janus – local rock and jazz musician with delusions of folkdom stripped down to just his voice, his songs (along with creative covers) and an acoustic guitar.

Aug. 16: Greg Lloyd and “The Kids” – Greg Lloyd, Bob Dean and their “kids” join forces to bring you an evening of folk tunes with guitar, banjo and voice.

Aug. 23: Chelsea McBee – tunes and originals highlight her unique, inviting voice paired with the distinctive sound of her five-string banjo.

Aug. 30: The Rolling Coyotes – a blend of country-tinged folk with diverse instrumentation and vocals describing unique places, characters and themes.

Sept. 6: The Dilletantes and Trudy Roth perform well-known acoustic folk songs with voice and guitar.

Sept. 13: To be announced.

Sept. 20: Betty Jo Scott and T-Roy – folksongs and new originals resonate with stirring rhythmic depth as Jo’s singing is accompanied by guitars and various hand drums.

Sept.27: Steve Cifala – dynamic performer is influenced by Rhythm & Blues, Little Feat and Eric Clapton.

Those who attend the concerts are welcome to bring their own picnic suppers but the preserve does not have trash pickup, so everyone is asked to carry out everything they bring in.

Picnic tables will be available in the pavilion on a first-come, first-serve basis. Attendees may also bring their own chairs or picnic blankets for their comfort. Please leave pets at home.

Directions to the nature preserve are posted on the PVAS website at www.potomacaudubon.org.

For more information, contact the society by email at PVASmail@aol.com or telephone at 304-676-3397.