Redwood Coast Music Festival – Thursday and Friday 

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The Zane Middle School Jazz Band under the direction of Bruce McKay performed in its 25th annual Redwood Coast Music Festival on Thursday evening to open the Kick Off Dance at the Adorni Center.
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The ever popular Stompy Jones band followed on Thursday evening with guest vocalist Chris Binnings. He recruited RCMF Board member Teresa Goodlin (left) and Valerie Jansen, both of Eureka, to join the band on stage for a few songs.
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Scott Lawrence's sense of humor showed up in his "bounce" piano-playing style for Stompy Jones.
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Former Eureka residents Thekla and Merle Schultz, now of Siverthorne, Col., showed off smooth dance moves and sartorial style on Thursday at the Kick Off Dance.
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Grant Elementary School 5th grade students rehearsed their Parasol Walk moves prior to the free Opening Ceremonies on Friday at the Adorni Center.
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Grant Elementary School 5th grade students marched through their Parasol Walk at the free Opening Ceremonies on Friday at the Adorni Center, led by retired teacher Lynn McKenna (left), who taught the Charleston and Parasol Walk with the help of Fred Johansen and Linda Hall.
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Grant Elementary School 5th grade students marched through their Parasol Walk at the free Opening Ceremonies on Friday at the Adorni Center.
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Bruce Hitchko, of Eureka, led Mary Rydman, of Ahsland, Ore., in a swing dance at the free Opening Ceremonies on Friday afternoon at the Adorni Center.
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The Historic Eagle House hosted a performance by the local Delta Nationals on Friday afternoon, where I ran into a mini-reunion of the Lazio sisters: Cathryn Lazio (left), of Berkeley; Deborah Lazio, of Palm Springs; Lisa Harris and Patty Callison, both of Eureka.
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Volunteer Mary Murphy, of Arcata, took a dancing break from her duties at the Historic Eagle House during a performance by the local Delta Nationals on Friday afternoon,
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An expanded offering of local bands this year added a new, popular aspect to the Redwood Coast Music Festival. The Historic Eagle House hosted a performance by the Delta Nationals with Ross Rowley on bass and vocals on Friday afternoon.
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Gator Nation with Willard Blackwell on washboard and vocals led off the late Friday afternoon Redwood Coast Blues performances at the Municipal Auditoreum.
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Lisa Mann (right on bass) and her Really Good Band (including Jason JT Thomas on guitar) followed in the late Friday afternoon/evening Redwood Coast Blues performances at the Municipal Auditoreum.
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Tom Rigney and his band Flambeau seemed like they were everywhere during the Festival, including leading off Friday night's Western Swing Extravaganza at the Adorni Center.
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Donna Landry and Bryan Rehling, of Eureka, worked on some stylish dance moves during Friday night's Western Swing Extravaganza at the Adorni Center.
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Kevin and Melanie Cunningham, of Carlotta, brought their young country western fans to Kenny Ray & the Mighty Rovers' Tribute to Merle Haggard at Friday night's Western Swing Extravaganza at the Adorni Center.
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Dave Ryan (left on piano) and Jake Wiegandt (guitar and vocals) joined forces with Kenny Ray & the Mighty Rovers in a Tribute to Merle Haggard at Friday night's Western Swing Extravaganza at the Adorni Center.
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The Historic Eagle House hosted a performance by the local Delta Nationals on Friday afternoon, where I ran into a mini-reunion of the Lazio sisters: Cathryn Lazio (left), of Berkeley; Deborah Lazio, of Palm Springs; Lisa Harris and Patty Callison, both of Eureka.

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