This is the season that everyone has been waiting for. Fall officially arrived on Wednesday with a breath of a little cooler air. Celebrate with outdoor events, including the return of the Experience Asia festival to Tom Brown Park on Saturday.
Start your Friday in great shape with Bradfordville Blues Club favorite Selwyn Birchwood under the oak trees.
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Florida State is back home on Saturday with a 3:30 p.m. game against Louisville and FAMU has a pass this week.
Catch the Spirit Sunday with the 8th Annual Rockin ‘with Spirit Event for Spirit of the Child featuring Nashville artist James Otto and the Tallahassee Jason Byrd Band.
Here’s a look at the entertaining events in Tallahassee that we’ve pulled from emails, Council on Culture & Arts online listings, and elsewhere.
Birchwood, Revival on display at the Bradfordville Blues Club
Blues Music Award winning and club favorite Alligator Recording artist Selwyn Birchwood shakes the oak moss at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 24 at the Bradfordville Blues Club, 7152 Moses Lane.
Birchwood is a classically styled blues player – lots of feeling, string bending, tasteful slide and a jumble of lap steel guitar, with a soulful voice and an artist written all over him. It all adds up to a funky and hip performance with a phenomenal group of blues mates behind him including saxman Reggie Oliver, Huff Wright on bass, Courtney Girlie on drums and Professor Mike Hensley on Hammond organ.
He will present his latest chart-topping CD, Living In A Burning House, which features “The Freaks Come Out At Night” written on the BBC.
Advance tickets cost $ 25 at bradfordvilleblues.com. Coverage at the door is $ 30. Birchwood’s last show was the biggest crowd to see a BBC show. Bring chairs and blankets and an appetite for Ms. Ernestine’s world-famous catfish.
The Tallahassee Revival Power Plant will take the open-air stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday with the dynamic vocals and stage presence of the incomparable Avis Berry. These folks catapulted themselves to the top of Tallahassee Music Mountain with a stellar ensemble of talented local musicians, including Jeff Davis on bass, Dillon Bradley-Brown on drums, Chris Skene on guitar and vocals, and John “JB” Babich on piano and vocals. True to their name, they bring to life old rock’n’roll, blues, soul, gospel, rock and jazzy influences created in their own inimitable style.
Advance tickets cost $ 20 at bradfordvilleblues.com. Tickets at the door are $ 25. Bring chairs and blankets for the outdoor show. You can tune into Moose Magnificat, moosemagnificat.com to hear the second at 9 p.m.
Check out what’s new this week at Blue Tavern
The Delta Ringnecks play early music from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Fridays. Then from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. the Steve Fryson Quartet takes the stage at the Blue Tavern, 1206 N. Monroe St. Tallahassee, the tavern’s percussion guru brings an A-Team with a tasty combo of jazz, R&B and blues with Joël Johnson on guitar, Jeremy George on bass and
Joe Goldberg on saxophone. $ 5 blanket.
After Old Time Jam Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Flat Moon Theory goes up to Blue Tavern from 8 p.m. to 6 p.m. This group had an impact on their first performance at Blue Tavern this summer. Frontman Christian Manuel has moved to Nashville but returns for a rehearsal with this stellar group of musicians. Flat Moon Theory is a local band that skillfully mixes traditional bluegrass instruments with classic flair. $ 5 blanket.
On Tuesday, September 28, attend Brazilian happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Paddy League. So join Hepzibah Jones & Sweetgroove from 8pm to 10pm for Tuesday is Bluesday. Half of the former Gin & Razor, Hepzibah and Sweetgroove will pose 1920s and 1930s blues on piano and percussion. $ 3 coverage.
From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29, enjoy happy hour with Andrea and Ted Stanley on violin and guitar, then it’s Warehouse Wednesdays Open Mic with Doc Russell at 8 p.m.
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, Isabel Ruano Azurdia will share songs from across Latin America from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday for happy hour. Then from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., join local conductor Larry McCraw for original tunes with Moon Mammals of Ganymede, starring Alex Cory, Larry McCraw, Dave Murphy, Paul M Harvey and Eli Jonas. $ 5. blanket.
Indianhead Factory at American Legion Hall, ext. 13
The Indianhead Factory presents Fixin ‘to Feast with live music from Tallahassee band Once Great Estate and Thomasville band Kimmer Rowe at a special evening of music, on-demand poetry and food trucks from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, September 25 at The American Legion Hall, 229 Lake Ella Drive. $ 5.
Catch the Spirit at the 8th edition of Rockin ‘with Spirit.
The Spirit of a Child Foundation will hold its 8th Annual Rockin ‘with Spirit Benefit Concert featuring Nashville artist James Otto and the Jason Byrd Band of Tallahassee from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, September 26 at Junction at Monroe, 2011 S. Monroe St.
All proceeds go to the Spirit of a Child Foundation, which works to help children. There will be a VIP reception before the concert and a Meet ‘n’ Greet with James Otto for the sponsors. General admission doors open at 6 p.m.
Tickets cost $ 28. Visit spiritofachildfoundation.org.
Rockin ‘with Spirit is the Spirit of a Child Foundation’s premier fundraising event each year. Headliner James Otto is a two-time Grammy nominee and ACM and CMA award-winning singer-songwriter. Jason Byrd is a singer-songwriter from Tallahassee. He spent many years as an opening act on tour.
Learn more at spiritofachildfoundation.org.
Pride Picnic at Tom Brown Park
The LGBTQ support and social group will be hosting a picnic at Tom Brown Park, 501 Easterwood Drive, from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 25. Meet at the playground. Free food and snacks.
The Tallahassee nonprofit organizes monthly meetings and events for LGBTQ youth, teens and young adults. Visit lgbtqsupportandsocialgroupusa.org.
Bo Dean & The Poachers perform at the Great Oaks Pub
The Great Oaks Pub in Southwood, 3750 Grove Park Drive, is once again hosting Bo Dean & The Poachers from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, September 24. Poachers from South Georgia come a merry band of poachers tapping their toes and picking porches. Their music is reminiscent of the croaking of toads supported by a chorus of singing cicadas.
The sound is called “swamp grass” and is the brainchild of musical prodigy Brandon Fox. They will drive down from Albany in their ‘Poach Coach’, a converted school bus and traveling billboard of artistic graffiti, which also serves as their means of transportation. Call 850-942-4653 for advance reservations.
The Thomasville Entertainment Foundation Presents ‘Soccer & Strings’
The Thomasville Entertainment Foundation presents its family series “Soccer & Strings” from 11 am to noon on Saturday, September 25 at the Thomasville Center for the Arts, 600 E. Dawson St., Thomasville, GA.
Listen to an hour-long chamber music concert with a message: Participating in performing arts activities and participating in sports do not have to be mutually exclusive. Former professional soccer player and violinist Keith Stanfield will lead a training and skills camp for TASA members prior to the concert. For more information, visit tefconcerts.com.
LeMoyne Arts sculpture workshop
LeMoyne Arts, 125 N. Gadsden St., welcomes Barbara Balzer as guest artist instructor for two workshops from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on October 2 and 9, on how “How to Sculpt a Head in a Cube,” for complete the Figure in Form exhibition featuring works by Balzer and Lesley Nolan. In this workshop, students will learn how to build a human head from a simple clay cube using basic math and artistic instincts. The workshop will take place at Studio D of the Education Building. $ 70 for members, $ 80 for non-members. Register on lemoyne.org.
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