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Free 'Lunch and Listen' series kicks off today

Local musicians will treat lunching audience members to performances as part of a special music series starting today at the University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the free "Lunch and Listen" series, with shows from noon to 1 p.m. Audience members are encouraged to bring lunch or buy it at the Outtakes Cafe next door.

The performances lead to the opening of the Smithsonian exhibit "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music at the Beaufort Branch Library." The exhibit will run Dec. 17 to Feb. 4.

The schedule is:

  • Today: Folk and Civil War music with Laura Lee Rose and Friends
  • Oct. 10: Jazz on electric guitar with Craig Washington
  • Oct. 24: Blues on harmonica and guitar with Kirk Dempsey of Dempsey Farms
  • Nov. 14: History of blues guitar with Chris Jones
  • Dec. 12 : Evolution of the guitar with Chris Jones.
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