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The summer series of the San Diego County Library Acoustic Showcase continues in July with ten concerts taking place throughout the month!

The Acoustic Showcase series offers a wonderful variety of some of San Diego's very best singer/songwriters, folk music performers and story tellers. These concerts are FREE to the community.
Sunday, July 6  -  2 p.m.
Fallbrook Branch
Plow borrows ingredients from Americana heritage music, adds its own spices, and puts the whole pot on a rolling boil. The result is a simmering musical concoction that wafts through the air and connects the listener to America's musical past and present..
Presented by the San Diego Bluegrass Society.
Bill Hartwell 
Saturday, July 12  -  2 p.m.
Poway Branch
Take well-crafted lyrics that powerfully portray the social and emotional elements of the human condition, and wrap those words in warm, lively acoustic melodies, and you have Bill Hartwell.
Mari Black 
Sunday, July 13  -  1 p.m.
Fallbrook Branch
Monday, July 14  -  6:30 p.m.
Encinitas Branch
Multistyle violinist Mari Black's energetic playing, engaging stage presence, and commitment to bringing people together through music have made her a favorite with audiences across the country and around the world.
The Lovebirds 
Tuesday, July 15  -  6:30 p.m.
Lemon Grove Branch
The Lovebirds' music is closely related in style to duos like The Weepies or She & Him. They will melt your heart with sugary-sweet guitar/ukulele riffs, graceful harmonies, and lyrics that testify to the unshakable power of love.
Jim Hinton 
Wednesday, July 16  -  6 p.m.
San Marcos Branch
Jim Hinton offers a vast repertoire of songs from decades of songwriting and performing Irish and classic folk songs in pubs and coffee houses. He sings in a relaxed baritone and accompanies himself on the guitar, bodhran, and mandocello.
Suzanne Harper 
Wednesday, July 16  -  6 p.m.
Encinitas Branch
Suzanne Harper is an award-winning country singer/songwriter. Her current self-titled album blends the art of country storytelling with an edgy California sound.
Joe Rathburn 
Sunday, July 20  -  1:30 p.m.
Vista Branch
Saturday, July 26  -  1 p.m.
Bonita Branch
Joe Rathburn's music can be placed in the genre called Positive Music. His tunes have purpose and speak directly to the heart and mind of the listener.
Virtual Strangers 
Wednesday, July 30  -  6:30 p.m.
Valley Center Branch
Usually a four piece with banjo, guitar, mandolin and bass, the Virtual Strangers' sound is a mixture of traditional and progressive material.
Presented by the San Diego Bluegrass Society.