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JUNE 13 The Michael Clem Trio ~acoustic folk
Don't miss the return of The Michael Clem Trio for our 24th Season opener! 20+ year veteran bassist & songwriter for Eddie from Ohio, Michael Clem brings his folk-rock & humor back to his JMU Alma Mater’s hometown. MCT features Clem on guitar, mandola, harp & vocals. He's sandwiched by two Charlottesville music chums, Rusty Speidel (of SGGL fame) on guitar & higher vocals and Thomas Gunn (of Lost Highway) on upright bass & lone- somer vocals ... tasty harmonies abound! www.michaelclem.com

GOLD SPONSOR: DARRIN-MCHONE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

JUNE 27
TOM PRINCIPATO ~electric blues
DC guitarist of 40+ years, Tom Principato Music has been setting the telecaster on fire across the globe with some of the finest performers for too many years to count! He's performed on dozens of blues recordings and is still making ground breaking American music enjoyed by fans worldwide. Principato is one of the most unique guitarists around, combining his rich blues back-ground with high-energy rock, and a highly charged, emotionally expressive delivery making him a long time Fridays favorite! www.tomprincipato.com

SILVER SPONSORS: 250METRO.COM, DAVENPORT WINDOWS & DOORS, DOCTORS JERRI & MICHAEL ALEXIOU

JULY 11 EVERYDAY PEOPLE ~soul, funk, and R & B
This 8 piece band made up of regular working folks in the Shenandoah Valley plays horn driven 60’s and 70’s soul, funk and R&B. Formed by friends in 2001, EDP has maintained a focus on providing danceable classic tunes from the Blues Brothers, Aretha Franklin, Sly and the Family Stone, James Brown, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and more. So if you like to dance and enjoy music that puts a smile on your face, c’mon out and join the party! www.edpband.net

SILVER SPONSORS: SHENANDOAH BICYCLE COMPANY/PULP, HUGO A. KOHL, III, LLC

JULY 25 MERCY CREEK ~folk rock
Based in Virginia since 1998, Mercy Creek performs original music they call aggressive folk rock. Anchored by Cheryl Nystrom's beautiful voice and intelligent lyrics, singer/guitarist Nystrom and song writing partner/drum- mer Jim Ball combine elements of modern folk, world beat, rock, and hints of blues and bluegrass to create music that is fresh and unique. With it's big organic sound, Mercy Creek's music brings audiences to a bright and familiar place...just right for Fridays! www.mercycreek.com

SILVER SPONSORS: LAUGHING DOG T-SHIRTS & GIFTS, BLUE MOUNTAIN HOUSEWRIGHTS

AUGUST 8 MANY NIGHTS AHEAD ~progressive bluegrass
This new local band full of young area musicians has been making strides. Their take on bluegrass integrates strong undertones of blues and the diver- sity of the musicians is apparent in their communal songwriting, ranging from bluesy harmonica heavy numbers to more melodious softer ballads. MNA's no frills delivery delights and Fridays On The Square is delighted to continue to bringrecognitiontoourlocalbands! www.manynightsahead.com

SILVER SPONSORS: GREAT OUTDOORS LANDSCAPING LLC, LANTZ CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

AUGUST 22 BRYAN ELIJAH SMITH & THE WILD HEARTS ~alternative americana
Big favorite back from last season for an encore performance! Bryan Elijah Smith has a catalog of 500+ originals, 7 full length albums, and has performed the entire East Coast and beyond. The Wild Hearts-Jeff Miller piano, banjo & vox, Justin Shifflett drums, Tyler Reardon bass-help fuel the fire of Smith's Americana with raw energy and distinguishable style. Their unique sound combined with Smith's unbashedly genuine songwriting and voice makes this band a great live experience! www.bryanelijahsmith.com

PLATINUM SPONSOR: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY

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PLATINUM SPONSOR: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY

GOLD SPONSOR: DARRIN-MCHONE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

SILVER SPONSORS: 250METRO.COM, BLUE MOUNTAIN HOUSEWRIGHTS, DAVENPORT WINDOWS & DOORS, DOCTORS JERRI & MICHAEL ALEXIOU, GREAT OUTDOORS LANDSCAPING LLC, HUGO A. KOHL, III, LLC, LANTZ CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, LAUGHING DOG T-SHIRTS & GIFTS, SHENANDOAH BICYCLE COMPANY/PULP

BRONZE SPONSORS: THE BEAUTY SPA, CLEMENTINE, CRUTCHFIELD, EASTERN MENNONITE UNIVERSITY, GREEN VALLEY BOOKFAIR, HARRISONBURG FARMERS MARKET, PHILLIP UPDIKE-KLINE MAY REALTY, RAGTIME FABRICS, THE SOLE SOURCE

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