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Farmer’s Market Through September 11th

The Forestville Certified

Through August 5 ‘Live at Juilliard’ Concert Series to Feature Bay Area Original Artists

Forestville, CA. ~ Runs each tuesday through Sept. 11, 2018. Holiday pig roast, oysters ham- burgers & hotdogs! Beer & wine two bands: Joy Ride and Dog Gone Ounery. Family fun and the freshest produce the local area has to offer! Specialty food items, beverages, including wine and beer; artisan gifts of jewelry, beauty products, clothing and gift items; lively music. FREE to attend. At the Forestville Down- town Park, 6990 Front St, For- estville, CA 95436 across from Shear Pleasure Salon and Canet- ti’s Restaurant. Visit our website at www.Forestvillefarmersmarket. com. For more information, call

Wendy Flowers at

707-481-3565 or 707 887-2561. Email: info@forestvillefarmers-

Anthony Presti plays August 5th!

Santa Rosa, CA. ~ Cel- ebrating a quarter-century of live music in the park, Santa Rosa’s popular ‘Live at Juilliard’ concert series presents its 2018 lineup of original, dance- able music from six of the Bay Area’s fi nest bands. From folk to funk, reggae to bluegrass, and world beat to outlaw country, ‘Live at

Juilliard’ offers

free, family-friendly con- certs each Sunday from 5-7pm, July 1 to August 5 in historic Juilliard Park. In addition to outstanding free music, families enjoy picnicking on the grass and food and beverages available for purchase. “Live at Juilliard is a be- loved Santa Rosa tradition and is especially notable

this summer as we cel- ebrate our 25th anniver- sary!” says Tara Thomp- son, Arts Coordinator for Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks. “Many Santa Rosans have grown up with these weekly, sum- mer concerts in the park, fi rst attending as children and now bringing their children and grandchil- dren to enjoy time togeth- er with family and friends,” she adds.

Location: Juilliard Park,

227 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa. Information: liard. or contact the mar- keting coordinator Kristi Buffo, (707) 543-3276 or Tell them Paul from Up- beat Times sent you!

Most expensive guitar ever sold was Eric Clapton’s “Blackie” Stratocaster ($959,500 in 2004). ~

The oldest guitars came from Persia (mod- ern day Iran), where they were called Tanbur. That was around 3500 years ago.

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Music Festivals at Johnson’s Beach, Monte Rio

Russian River Weird Facts & Trivia - 3

The longest guitar in the world is over 13 meters long. That’s about 40 feet, or 6-7x as tall as you are. The strings are thick, but because they’re so long, the same pitch is maintained as if you were playing on an ordinary-sized one.

Monte Rio, CA. ~ Ev- ery

summer, Johnson’s

Beach hosts a music festi- val dedicated

to bringing

people together for a series of live Blues performances. With an international


court, vendor village, and wine garden, this festival provides the opportunity to enjoy your favorite Blues artists up close and personal, or while swim- ming in the Russian River! or

Stay Cool This Summer with our Wicked Slushes!

You don’t have to go all the way to Healdsburg to get the

Wicked Slush anymore!

Try some of our favorites:

Root Beer

Orange Cream Cotton Candy Mango & More!


Shows Run THROUGH THE entire SUMMER!

Fiori’s Buns & Burgers

406 Larkfield Center Santa Rosa, CA 707-546-6835

Open 11am to 8pm Daily!

Petaluma Beer Festival 2017 Photo by: PAD

“Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

The shortest guitar? Just 10 microns long. A micron is one millionth of a meter, so 10 microns means that small- est guitar is 1/100,000 of a meter long.

The guitar has been used for millennia – the fi rst one can be traced archaeologically back to 3,000 – 4,000 years ago. And they were used in all parts of the world, too – not just one particular region or country.

Gibson made his fi rst electric guitar in 1936.

During middle ages, guitars were used almost exclusively as rhythm instruments.


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