- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)48
- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)43
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Statement: Man says copsí good work drove him to grow his own marijuana (05/01/16)1
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- River Ridge Winery changes hands (05/02/16)
Upcoming acts feature variety of styles, local musicians
Starting with tonight's performance by Kraig Kenning, the second half of the Tunes at Twilight season will offer a variety of styles played by quality performers, featuring some local performers, said talent booker Larry Underberg.
Tonight's show will be followed by Rod Picott on Aug. 19, a singer/songwriter in the vein of Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits.
"He was in town for a house concert a couple of months ago, and people are still talking about it," said Underberg.
Picott will be followed on Aug. 26 by bluegrass act Wild Carrot, a band that specializes in traditional bluegrass and a high-energy show.
On Sept. 2, local boys Doug Rees, Bruce Zimmerman and Mike Rennick will take the stage for a triple-threat concert. Zimmerman's blues prowess along with Rees' singer/songwriter credentials and Renick's acoustic rock should make a great mix, said Underberg, and all should have some fresh material for the local crowd to hear.
That show will be followed on Sept. 9 by French transplant Phillippe Bertaud, an instrumentalist who melds classical and rock guitar styles for an aggressive and melodic acoustic sound.
The season will cap off Sept. 16 at the Capaha Park band shell with Brian Hayes, an alt-country player who was asked to come back to Cape Girardeau after a performance at this year's ArtsCape festival.
Tunes organizers will also be trying something new this season, with local restaurants selling food at the concerts, starting this week with the California Juice Club.