Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Live music

Brewery to host 2 days of good times in Hailey

Express Staff Writer

Bluegrass band Pert Near Sandstone to play Whiskey Jacques’ on Friday, April 8. Courtesy photo

The Sun Valley Brewery is holding a two-day music fest in Hailey. On Thursday, April, 7, at 8:30 p.m. enjoy live music by the Hillbilly Hellcats. The band returns to the brewery with surf guitar guru Chuck Hughes and his upright bass. Will he do a repeat performance of "Beauty?" Attend the show and find out.

More music at the Sun Valley Brewery will take place on Friday, April 8, at 8:30 p.m. with America's top Santana tribute band, Abraxas. Salt Lake City-based Abraxas is inspired by Carlos Santana, known for his combination of electric blues-rock guitar and Afro-Cuban rhythms. The seven-member band performs a tribute to Santana complementing and re-creating Santana's greatest works.

Opening for Abraxas will be a new band called Those Guys, led by the valley's own Johnny Valenzuela. Those Guys will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. For details, call 788-0805.

Other live music around the valley will by Hanger 17 at the Silver Dollar in Bellevue on Friday, April 8, at 9 p.m. All shows at the Silver Dollar are free.

At Whiskey Jacques', Pert Near Sandstone will play on Friday, April 8. Pert Near Sandstone is a traditional bluegrass band from Minnesota with great string instrumentation. Bluegrass lovers should take some time to see this band.

For a complete listing of music events in the valley, see the Music, Dance and Theater section of the Calendar on Page C5.

—Sabina Dana Plasse

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