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by Jordan Green

The Part-Time Party Time Band gets the bacchanal going at the Central Carolina Fair at the Greensboro Coliseum complex on Wednesday, and Straylight Run, Jonzetta, Band Marino, Treaty of Paris and a Clerestory establish the pentagon of pop-rock at Greene Street. Ludacris, Ray J and Hot Stylz appear at Chris Paul’s Winston- Salem Weekend at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem on Thursday, while Brett Harris, Alex Enggist and the Beaumont Brothers team up at the Garage, and Yearling, Mansions and Life Like This surface at the Werehouse. Back in the Gate City, pop phenoms Jonas Sees In Color, Layden and Ailyne catch their big break with slots at the Central Carolina Fair at the Greensboro Coliseum complex on Thursday. Over in Southside, Bob Sanger plays the Press Wine Café. The Greensboro Symphony Orchestra performs at Greensboro Coliseum on Thursday and Saturday. Steel drummer Tracy Thornton entertains the diners at Steak Street in his native High Point on Friday. Baby Anne takes the stage at Rocco Scarfone’s N Club on Greensboro’s South Elm Street on Friday. Now that Rocco’s succeeded in lobbying the Greensboro City Council for expanded sidewalk café hours, maybe he can start filling in the dates at the sparsely-booked N Club. Country up-and-comer Crystal Shawanda appears at the Central Carolina Fair at the Greensboro Coliseum complex on Friday. Solcetfre Project can be found doing their thing at Renaissance Jazz Café. Letitia “Boogie” Bowler, a member of the quartet, has announced plans to relocate to Los Angeles. We wish her the best. Hammer No More the Fingers and Embarrassing Fruits team up at the Green Bean in Greensboro on Friday, while Joshua West presides at the Press Wine Café. Back in the Twin City, Sleepy Horses, American Gun, Strange Faces and Holy Liars convene at the Garage on Friday. The second annual Hoppin’ John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers Convention goes down at the Shakori Hills festival grounds in Chatham County on Friday and Saturday. Bruce Piephoff, Southpaw, Golden Triad Chorus and Divided by 4 play the Honey Bee Festival at 4th of July Park in Kernersville on Saturday. Hard rock group Jence works out at JP Looney’s in Oak Ridge on Saturday. Acrobatics Microcosm, Gut Lightning, the Othership, Terrance & the Tallboys, Second Revolution and Scotty Flippin contribute their talents to a voter registration concert at the Werehouse in Winston-Salem on Saturday, while the bo-stevens, John Howie Jr. of the Two Dollar Pistols and the Magpies hold down the fort at the Garage. With the Dixie Classic Fair notched into their belts, alt country champs Caleb Caudle & the Bayonets take over the Central Carolina Fair at the Greensboro Coliseum complex on Saturday. More music in Greensboro on Saturday: the Joe Robinson Duo at the Press Wine Café, Chris York at Tequila Joe’s, Absolution NC at Somewhere Else Tavern, and Last Stone Cast at Guilford College’s ice cream social. While the grownups are nursing hangovers, the kids are naturally rocking out on Sunday. Two shows of note: The Leeves, Queen Anne’s Revenge, the Fuss and the Cold Tonis play for the punks at 915 Skatepark in Greensboro on Sunday, Sept. 21, while Bury Your Dead, the Ghost Inside, For the Fallen Dreams, Knives Exchanging Hands and the Demonstration stake out the metal side of the ledger at Club Rain roughly 10 blocks east on Lee Street. Gospel artist Kirk Franklin performs at Greensboro’s War Memorial Auditorium with Da’ Truth on Sept. 22, while Sea of Treachery, I See Stars, Agraceful and St. Anthony’s Fire profess a different kind of faith at Club Rain. Still more gospel music at War Memorial Auditorium on Sept. 23 with Black United Fund of North Carolina’s talent showcase featuring Shekinah Glory Ministry.

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