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by Karen Phillips

JONATHAN ALBRIGHT ONCE A MUSICIAN, ALWAYS A MUSICIAN

BY KAREN PHILLIPS

Jonathan Albright always had aspirations of being a musician. He attended UNCG for a while, but left to pursue touring and performing with a band. Jonny works at Europa Bar & Café downtown and runs sound for the band Hip Pocket. He also writes songs under the alias Hot Rod Mamas. Missing his life on the road, he decided to put together a local music festival called Sideshow at the Park. Jonny played guitar with Jonas Sees in Color for years, so he wanted to feature them at the festival, along with many other local bands like House of Fools and Amphion Percussion. Patika Starr will also be performing her fire-dancing and hoop acts. “Greensboro has a vast scene of local goods and services,” Jonny says. He encourages people to head downtown to see where life takes them. “You may be surprised what’s been under your nose for so long.” Check out Sideshow at the Park on Saturday from 2 to 11 p.m. at Festival Park. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 at CFBG record store and online at sideshowatthepark. com, or at the door for $12.

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