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Dancin’ in the streets at Friday Market

Martha & the Vandellas, David Bowie and Van Halen had it right when they sang “Summer’s here and the time is right, For dancin’ in the street, Oh, it doesn’t matter what you wear, Just as long as you are there…”

For confirmation, just ask any Grass Valley Friday Market fan.

Starting this Friday and running weekly through Sept. 3, the annual Friday Market offers plenty of free musical entertainment. About half the acts are from here; the other acts are from around the state.

Spread out on Mill and Main streets in downtown Grass Valley, the street festival includes a certified farmer’s market, art and craft vendors, a health fair, food booths and ongoing entertainment.

Music from the blues, world music to bluegrass will be represented by acts such as the Craig Horton Blues Band, Bodhi Busick & the Whirled Leaders, Tempest, Lisa Kindred Blues Band, Dakota Sid and the Badland Serenaders, Akimbo!, DJunqueyard Gypsies, Spark & Cinder, Saul Rayo & Cocina del Mundo and Mountain Laurel.

Horton’s Oakland-based band appears this Friday. In addition to the blues, Horton plays jazz, R&B and rock ‘n’ roll. He has toured with Little Walter, The Dells, Sam Myers and The Mississippi Delta Blues Band and appeared with Chuck Berry, Sam Cook, Otis Rush and Buddy Guy.

The free market runs from 6 to 9:30 p.m. each Friday.

Call Grizzly Hill Productions at 265-9495 or the Grass Valley Downtown Association at 272-8315 for more information about Friday Market.

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