Bel Canto Co. holds auditions for its 2009- 2010 season at the UNCG School of Music, Room 350, in Greensboro on June 16. Contact Executive Director Jeffrey Carlson at info@ belcantocompany.com for more information. Tickets for Yo-Yo Ma’s Oct. 26 Bryan Series concert at Greensboro’s War Memorial Auditorium went on sale on Monday. Tickets are available at www.Ticketmaster.com. Bruce Piephoff performs a noontime concert at Center City Park in Greensboro on Wednesday. Alex & Imaginary Friends, Project Citizen and Summer Camp Casanova appear at the Maya Art Gallery. Selah Dub performs at Corpening Plaza in Winston-Salem on Thursday. The Embers bring beach-music good times to Festival Park in Greensboro on Thursday. The Piedmont Old Time Society hosts a “Mount Airy kickoff jam” at the Green Burro in Greensboro on Thursday. And Watership Down appears at the Blind Tiger. Big Lick Bluegrass Festival in Oakboro features Dailey & Vincent, Goldwing Express, the Bluegrass Brothers, Al Batten & the Bluegrass Reunion and Bill Yates & Friends’ Country Gentlemen Tribute Show on Friday and Saturday. Visit www. BigLickBluegrass.com for more information. Tragedy of Crom, Mad Minute, Hell Fire Mafia, Scarred Remembrance and the Calamity Jane rock out at the Soundvent in Thomasville on Friday. Cakes of Light, Pregnancies and Speed Square bring the art and the arrrgh at the Werehouse in Winston-Salem on Friday. Andy Friedman & the Other Failures, Possum Jenkins and Joe Blevins create some musical mischief at the Garage. And the Essex works Elliott’s Revue across the street. Becca June performs Friday through Sunday, June 7 at Riders Pow Wow at Riders in the Country in Greensboro. Street Feat also performs at the pow wow on Friday and Saturday. Kristen Leigh unpacks her guitar and her songs at Caribou Coffee in Greensboro’s Friendly Shopping Center on Friday. The Five L’s, Dreamkiller, Cythera, the Last Hour and 7 Day Sorrow throw down the heavy rock sound at Greene Street Club in Greensboro on Friday. Roy Roberts unleashes his wicked mojo at Gabriel’s. Winston-Salemites Terrance & the Tall Boys and Cakes of Light dip their toes into the Gate City water with a showcase at the Green Bean. Stephanie’s Id and the Catch Fire stir it up at the Blind Tiger. Benj-O-Matic’s MySpace site lists a gig at Somewhere Else Tavern, butthe venue website contains no information. A phone call to confirm maybe in order. And Artistic Theory shares the stage with Javon featuring J-Blaze at Renaissance Jazz CafÃ©.
Watership Down anchors the bill at the Soundvent in Thomasville on Saturday. Instant Jones erupts at Brewballs in Burlington on Saturday. Roy Roberts & the Quest Blues Band perform at the intersection of 6th and Trade streets in Winston-Salem under the “Summer on Trade” flag on Saturday. Several shows happening in Greensboro on Saturday…. Thacker Dairy Road throws a party at the Blind Tiger. Dreamkiller, Tiffany Shea, 7 Day Sorrow, Wounded Soul, Oddstar and Lactose Cuervo pack in the rock-a-teens at Somewhere Else Tavern. Ian Thomas graces the Green Bean. The 2nd annual experimental noise show at Square One features Mystery Pill, aaarrrgghh, Jeff Jenkins, headphone test set and the note E. And Triad Acoustic Stage presents Kelley Hunt at the Adams/Doolittle house. E-mail info@ triadacousticstage.com to make reservations. Summercamp Casanova, Golden Cities and the Sunglasses create a ruckus at Square One on Monday, June 8. Widower, Collector and Torchrunner appear at the Maya Art Gallery, and Nugget and Cool Nathan share billing at the Blind Tiger on June 9.