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Rhythm and Brews tickets on sale

Sisters Rhythm and Brews returns July 24-25 for the third year of stellar music and good times.

Once again located in Village Green Park, the festival will feature a diverse lineup of award-winning national acts, including some returning fan favorites and some to discover for the first time.

This year 500 early bird tickets were released to newsletter subscribers and previous years’ attendees, and organizers Joe and Jennifer Rambo announced that these have sold out.

“In addition, we never thought about becoming an international event, but we are humbled and awed at how fast and how far the Festival has grown in only two years as we already have attendees making plans to travel to Sisters from The Netherlands, Germany and Australia,” Joe Rambo said.

The festival has announced bookings.

Arriving on the national scene just a couple of years ago, The War and Treaty deliver live shows that make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. The powerhouse duo recently won The American Music Association award for emerging artist of the year , combining hard-charging rock and soul originals with heart-wrenching ballads. In the last year they have toured with Al Green, shared the stage with Mumford and Sons as well as Brandi Carlisle, culminating with an epic debut signing on last month’s Grammy Awards.

Formed 16 years ago by the members of Grammy Award-winning Latin revival orchestra Groupo Fantasia, Brownout is a feverishly eclectic octet based in Austin, Texas, that combines funk, rock, cumbia and jazz. For this year’s Festival they will be playing a 90-minute set of reinterpreted classic cuts as Brown Sabbath, their funky trombones, duplicate Tony Iommi’s iconic guitar riffs.

Last year’s attendees were wowed by Eric Gales performance, but needed more.

“We are happy to welcome him back to Sisters in year three,” Rambo said. “Needing an Eric Gales fix before July we found ourselves in Portland where he received no less then five standing ovations last week playing a sold-out show at the Aladdin Theater as part of the Portland Jazzfest. Notorious guitar virtuoso Joe Bonnamassa has described him as the best blues guitarist in the world right now. Based on the performance just experienced, we could not agree more! Eric, LaDonna and band will be flying all the way from Romania in July to join us in Sisters for their last tour date before a much-needed anniversary vacation.”

Tickets are on sale now and expected to sell out for $125 plus service fees. More information and tickets may be found at Sisters Rhythm And Brews.


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