Weekend Picks: July 7th – 9th

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Abigail Dowd Performs this Friday at Gronds Cafe in Wendell
(Photo courtesy http://www.abigaildowd.com)

This weekend my top picks include a chance to catch great music from some truly excellent musicians. In addition to music, if you are looking for some new places to explore there are a few places that have just opened to the public this past week. Downtown Garner has a new coffee shop by Full Bloom Coffee Roasters. Up in Wake Forest Juice Bar opens on Friday next to the Publix. Down in Fuquay-Varina the Mason Jar Lager Company is now open to the public and will have beer flowing all weekend long. I look forward to visiting each of these new spots this summer. In the meantime happy exploring!

Friday – July 7th

Abigail Dowd performs at Grounds Cafe in Wendell
Grounds Cafe in Wendell is located in a beautiful setting in the Wendell Falls community with a great outdoor patio to enjoy the summer weather. This Friday they will host North Carolina singer/songwriter Abigail Dowd from 6:30-9:30pm. In addition to music they will have beer, coffee, and wine  available for purchase in the cafe along with their full menu plus tacos!

Saturday – July 8th

Al Strong and Friends at Bond Park in Cary
Al Strong is well known trumpet player, composer, and instructor in the Triangle jazz scene. For this concert at Cary’s Bond Park Sertoma Amphitheatre he will be joined by Alan Thompson (saxophone), JC Martin (guitar), Sean Mason (piano), Kenny Phelps-McKeown (bass), and Jeremy ‘Bean’ Clemons (drums). This concert is FREE and open to the public! Music begins at 7pm. This is a FREE performance thanks to Pinecone. For more information visit https://pinecone.org/events/al-strong.

Sunday – July 9th

Midsummer’s Party at Vita Vite in Downtown Raleigh
Vita Vite is a fun wine bar and art Gallery in the heart of downtown Raleigh. This Sunday 2-5pm they are throwing a Midsummer’s Party where they will unveil an exclusive beer they crafted in partnership with the Neuse River Brewing Company! There will also be beach music by Lucius Wilson and ice cream and other sweet treats for for purchase from Mama Bird’s Cookies and Cream.

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