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Get Out! March 19 – March 25

Organized by local roots musician and enthusiast Danny Dudeck (Mudcat), the annual two-day Chicken Raid fest honors the late country blues legend Frank Edwards by presenting a wide swath of local and regional blues/R&B (and related) acts ranging in age from teens to nineties. It’s a refreshing, laid back, unpolished good time, and a great opportunity to enjoy and pay respects to many of the older, more obscure figures in Southern roots and blues music, such as Greenville’s Mac Arnold, Centralhatchee, Georgia’s Roy Lee Johnson and Perry, Georgia’s Essie Mae Brooks (pictured). It’s at the Northside Tavern (where else would it be?) on Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25.