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This weekend: Find the blues in and around Atlanta July 4-6, 2014

Happy 4th of July!
Happy 4th of July!
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Happy 4th of July! What better way to celebrate our independence and freedom of choice than coming out and supporting America's own music? The blues were born in America and today many of the musicians embody that spirit of individuality that symbolizes the best of our country.This is where to find the great blues in and around Atlanta to help you celebrate liberty and American pride.

Friday, both Blind Willie's and Darwin's will be closed so that their employees can enjoy the holiday, but Hottie Hawgs is having a 4th of July Catfish Fry and BBQ with Mudcat playing at 5 pm. You can also get your barbeque fix with John Sosebee at Fat Matt's and Swami Gone bananas is at MoonShadow Tavern in Tucker. The Barry Richman Band is at Nik's Place and The Piedmont Playboys featuring Mudcat will be at Northside Tavern in the evening.

Saturday, the fabulous Francine Reed is at Blind Willie's and the Barry Richman Band is at Darwin's. Sky Page & Danny B. Harvey are at Fat Matt's. JP Blues is at Locals Bar & Grill in Acworth and Chris Duarte is at Nik's Place. Beverly "Guitar" Watkins brings her magic to Northside Tavern.

Sunday,The Billy George Duo host the blues brunch at Cypress Street Pint & Plate. Sky Page & Danny B. Harvey continue at Fat Matt's. Uncle Sugar is at Nortthside Tavern and Locals has the Sunday Night Jam. Zac Canales is at Nik's Place.

That's what I know about for this weekend! Have a great weekend. Celebrate responsibly and be careful around firecrackers! Keep on bluesin'!

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