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BACK TO BEALE STREET BLUES

The South Sound Blues Association presents “Back to Beale Street Blues 2014” a fundraiser, concert and dance to help send the Randy Oxford Band (Band Winner) and Arthur Migliazza (Solo/Duo Act) to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis this January. The fundraiser will run from 4 - 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at The Swiss Pub & Restaurant, 1904 S. Jefferson Ave. Donations are $10 for Blues Society/Association members and $12 for non-members, $8 for active-duty military. Children under 12 are free. Six top regional acts will be featured: The Rafael Tranquilino Band, Blues County Sheriff, Blenis/Ehly Band with Special Guest Thai Barker, Arthur Migliazza, The Mark Riley Trio and The Randy Oxford Band.

DIGITAL AFFAIR

If you are searching for a display of world-class production and party-rocking beats from some of the world’s most in-demand DJs, then you’ll want to attend the “Digital Affair” presented by USC Events at the Washington State Fair 4 p.m. Sept. 14. Jump on a carnival ride, grab some cotton candy, get your face painted, check out the animals, then come to the grandstand for a display of mind-blowing production and party-rocking beats from http://www.facebook.com/Excision, Chuckie, The M Machine, Audien, and DJ Snake. Tickets and info are at http://www.thefair.com.

FAIR SENIOR DAYS

Seniors are an important part of any fair, and the Washington State Fair is no exception. What better way to recognize them than to offer special activities? On Senior Tuesday, Sept. 17 seniors will receive a coupon book filled with fair savings as well as a senior activity sheet full of things seniors will enjoy all around the fair. For the early birds, seniors are invited to the Showplace Stage at 10 a.m. for free coffee and pastries. Red Hatter Events will bring the fun. Learn more at http://www.thefair.com.

DREAMFEST

“Dreamfest 2013,” the local music event of the year plays Sept. 21 and 22 at Louie G.’s Pizza in Fife.

Day One: Clear the Chaos, Insuburban Avenue, Mom’s Rocket, The Crying Spell, Jason Kertson & The Immortals, The Fail Safe Project, Ben Union, The Fame Riot, Witchburn, Amadon, Mechanism, Riot in Rhythm and Windowpane.

Day Two: Fistful of Dollars, The Mural Project, Suspicious by Nature, Rikk Beatty Band, Lady, Justice, The Approach, SweetKiss Momma, Nolan Garrett and Randy Hansen.

Doors open at 11 a.m., shows start at 1 p.m.

ACOUSTIC EVENING

Looking for some music to enjoy on Friday night? Louie G.’s Pizzeria in Fife is always the perfect choice. On Sept. 13, piano man Brooke Lizotte and guitar hero Rafael Tranquilino (and special guests) will play an all-acoustic gig starting at 8 p.m. Cover is $7. Louie G.’s is located at 5219 Pacific Hwy. E. Visit http://www.louiegspizza.com.

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