June offers some good chances to catch a Bob & Lynn Dixon show on a stage and two of those chances come this week!

The first stage is a front porch at Kingfield Porchfest. We don’t live in Kingfield, but we did once and we’re there a lot and we have played at Kingfield Farmers Market, a gem, for years now and a bunch of you know all about the neighborhood, so come on over to the festivites on Thursday June 16th. Our set starts at 6pm at 3716 1st Ave S. Micael Kac is on at 7:30. More at https://www.facebook.com/events/247637818926616. It will be a blast, I’m sure! Bringing merriment to the neighborhoods is basically my life’s mission, even if we also bring the saddest songs.

Next up, on Saturday, June 18th, is the City Pages Stage under the Central Avenue Bridge at the Stone Arch Bridge Festival. We’ve performed at this big art and music festival every year since 2008 or whenever the music part was added to the art festival. Once again we play the lunch shift, 12:15 to 1:00pm, right next to the food and tables and chairs. (Food includes Black Forest Inn brats.) So join us for lunch in the shade – with good songs and tunes!

Third, Tuesday, June 28th, brings a rare indoor, air-conditioned gig on the stage at the Underground Music Cafe. Sarah Cagley hosts this Bluegrass and Old-Time Showcase on the fourth Tuesday of the month. We hope to join forces with Sarah on a few tunes. The show is from 7:00 to 9:00pm. Hoyt and Hamline in St Paul.

We will play lots of farmers markets throughout the summer and fall. Click on “Calendar” for details if you’d like to look ahead or see the latest updates.

Meanwhile, August has a big deal engagement for us. We’ll be on the main stage at the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival, at El Rancho Manana near Avon MN, which runs Thursday August 11th through Sunday August 14th. We’ll let you know when we get the detailed schedule of shows, showcases, and workshops. We’re excited!

We hope to run into you somewhere this summer! Old-time music in the ‘hoods!