Hart and Soul



Sometimes the thought of a multi-day music festival involving some sort of camping seems like a far-off idea for people with much more expensive and comfortable sleeping bags. And how family friendly is Coachella, really? Let's try the low-key option happening right in Ferndale instead.

The Old Hart Theater building, where Ferndale Repertory Theatre hangs its hat, is hosting Music from the Hart, a two weekend music festival ($10 each night, $5 children 12 and under). On Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m., it's Guitars and More Guitars, with locals strumming and plucking out classical and Hawaiian slack key. Saturday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. is Noche Latino, with Ana and Jaime on vocals and guitar, and some music and dancing by Mariachi Herencia Mexicana. You can catch the highlights from those nights on Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m.

On Friday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m., catch a wave with Paul Beatie and the North Coast surf rock of Guns 'n Barrels. Things get more intimate after that on Saturday, May 3 with Singer/Songwriter Night, featuring Lyndsey Battle, Boomsauii, Hugh Gallagher, Paul Demant and Nola Sharp. Once again, if you missed either show or you just can't get enough, you can sample the offerings again on Sunday, May 4 at 2 p.m.

No hassle, no scene, no taking out a small loan for tickets. Just music in a place you already dig.

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