Americana music under the stars at the Highland Center

Prescott's own Doc Garvey's Remedy plays at the Folk Sessions Americana Music Fest Saturday, June 18.

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Prescott's own Doc Garvey's Remedy plays at the Folk Sessions Americana Music Fest Saturday, June 18.

Essentials

Where: Highlands Center for Natural History on Walker Road

When: Saturday, June 18, at 7 p.m.

Tickets: $10 at Highlands Center Gift Shop

Online: www.FolkSessions.com

Americana music: “contemporary music that incorporates elements of various American roots music styles, including country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues, resulting in a distinctive roots-oriented sound that lives in a world apart from the pure forms of the genres upon which it may draw.” - Americana Music Association

The best way to understand what Americana is would be to hear it, and if you haven’t yet, the fourth annual Folk Sessions Americana Music Fest is your chance to experience it.

This is the music this country was built upon – some call it “porch music.”

The fourth edition of the Music Fest includes well-known Phoenix area-bluesman Eric Ramsey. He’s been selected a finalist in the Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Contest, and has been tapped for the prestigious Songwriter’s Showcase produced by Tempe Center for the Arts, to be filmed for PBS distribution.

Also appearing will be Prescott’s own Doc Garvey’s Remedy, featuring Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Famer Paul Spradlin on guitar; and Jason Donne and the Open Graves.

The evening’s music will be performed under the stars at the Highland Center for Natural History on Walker Road.

The event also celebrates the new Prescott Public Radio, which will be the new home of the long-running (13 years!) Folk Sessions radio show, with special guests and giveaways.

Folk Sessions Americana Music Fest happens Saturday, June 18, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at Highlands Center Gift Shop or www.folksessions.com.