Country and Blues coming to Lindsay

The Lindsay Community Theater hosts the Country and Blue Festival this August; 82 Deluxe and Dirty Cello headline the show

LINDSAY – With sky-rocketing temperatures this summer, locals are hard pressed to find entertainment options in the Central Valley where they can also escape the heat. But music fans will get that opportunity on Aug. 3 with the Country and Blues Festival inside the air-conditioned Lindsay Community Theater.

From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Hanford’s own outlaw country band 82 Deluxe will perform while world-renowned bluegrass and blues band Dirty Cello will put on a show. 82 Deluxe will take the stage with their brand of outlaw country mixed with rockabilly and some Central Valley twang. Known for their “outlaw style performance,” 82 Deluxe continues the tradition of Merle Haggard and Buck Owens.

The globe-trotting band, Dirty Cello, will then finish the night. Led by cross-over cellist Rebecca Roudman, the group brings a blend of blues, rock and Americana to the Central Valley. Dirty Cello has performed everywhere from Europe to Iceland to Alaska and presents a blend of danceable, wailing blues with a bit of Americana style country.

“The group seamlessly careens from blues to bluegrass and rock in a way that really shouldn’t make sense but somehow does,” the L.A. Times said about Dirty Cello.

“Roudman has been called ‘the Jimi Hendrix of the cello,’ though her versatile vocal approach is another lynchpin to the band’s ongoing appeal,” Sacramento News and Review said.

Tickets are $25 at the door or $20 in advance online. Tickets can be purchased at lindsaycommunitytheater.com. The Lindsay Community Theater is located at 190 N. Elmwood in downtown Lindsay. For more information, call 559-284 2223.

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