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Posted on: June 19, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Summer Concert Series to feature Jo Serrapere and Root Doctor, June 26 and 27

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing will continue its popular Summer Concert Series in downtown East Lansing the weekend of June 26-27 with Jo Serrapere of Stella and the Root Doctors. It’s FREE.

The Summer Concert Series, featuring six weekends of live music, takes place on Fridays and Saturdays from 7-9 p.m. in Ann Street Plaza from June 12 through Aug. 1. The concerts will be canceled in the event of rain. Bring a lawn chair and dancing shoes!

Ann Street Plaza is located on the corner of Albert and M.A.C. avenues. The plaza is home to a large pedestrian-friendly area, a permanent covered stage, an outdoor fireplace and other amenities. Enjoy outdoor dining at surrounding restaurants. Bring a lawn chair and dancing shoes!

Friday, June 26: Jo Serrapere of Stella
Whether recreating old songs from the Mississippi Delta or performing songs in her own confessional style, Jo Serrapere’s original music always reflects her love of American roots music. Her eclectic writing and performance fuses elements of various modern and traditional folk music, old-time and electric blues styles, roots rock, garage surf, swing, hot jazz and alt-country.

Saturday, June 27: Root DoctorRoot Doctor plays a diverse mix of classic soul and R&B alongside traditional blues and inspired original material. Along with more than 20 years of performances, they have released four recordings to local and national acclaim—including two Blues Music Award nominations. The Root Doctor résumé includes appearances with Ray Charles, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Little Richard and Taj Mahal.

The 2015 lineup also includes: Swift Brothers (Friday, July 10), Taylor Taylor (Saturday, July 11), Kathleen & the Bridge Street Band (Friday, July 17), May Erlewine (Saturday, July 18), Dragspel feat. Mike Lynch & Rob Klajda (Friday, July 24), Deacon Earl & The Congregation (Saturday, July 25), Cuatro Sur (Friday, July 31) and Greg Nagy (Saturday, Aug. 1).

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