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Retrospective: Magic City Blues

Retrospective: Magic City Blues

Take a look at photos from the first 12 years of Magic City Blues.

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Cornmeal

Cornmeal

Music fans will have three chances to catch Cornmeal, a five-piece band that blends roots and bluegrass. They perform Thursday at the St. John’s Summer Concert Series and Aug. 9 and 10 at South Park.

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Huey Lewis remains '80s pop icon in music, image

Huey Lewis remains '80s pop icon in music, image

Huey Lewis is not simply known as a hit maker from the 1980s, but as a pop culture icon.

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Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite

New indie soul meets old-school blues when Ben Harper, left, and Charlie Musselwhite bring their collaboration to the Magic City Blues Festival in August. The annual festival is moving its Saturday program to the South Park venue, where the Sunday program has grown in popularity since it was…

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More Montana outdoor concert attractions are gaining traction

More Montana outdoor concert attractions are gaining traction

Does music sound better outside?

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South Park Tap Room planned for Magic City Blues

South Park Tap Room planned for Magic City Blues

There are no T-shirts yet, but the South Park Tap Room still promises to be a happening spot come August.

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A beer line-up

A beer line-up

From right to left, Montana Brewing Company's Czech "Chilsner," Angry Hank's Microbrewery's Head Trauma IPA, Canyon Creek Brewing's ONS Blonde and Uberbrew's White Noise Hefeweizen.

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Local Brewers at South Park Gazebo

Local Brewers at South Park Gazebo

From left, local craft brewers Gregg Layman of Montana Brewing Company, Jon Hanson of Angry Hank's Microbrewery, Ron Kalvig of Canyon Creek Brewing and Mark Hastings of Uberbrew are coming together to serve their unique beers at the South Park gazebo during Magic City Blues on August 7-10.

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Pouring a brew

Pouring a brew

Owner of Uberbrew Mark Hastings pours a glass of White Noise Hefeweizen on Friday May 9, 2014 at South Park.

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Local Brewers Come Together

Local Brewers Come Together

From left, local craft brewers Gregg Layman of Montana Brewing Company, Jon Hanson of Angry Hank's Microbrewery, Ron Kalvig of Canyon Creek Brewing and Mark Hastings of Uberbrew toast each other Friday May 9, 2014. These four brewers will come together to serve their unique beers at the Sout…

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Promoter announces Harper, Huey Lewis at this summer's Magic City Blues

Promoter announces Harper, Huey Lewis at this summer's Magic City Blues

On a gray March day at South Park, it’s hard to imagine a hot August afternoon with thousands of people angling for shade under the giant cottonwoods at the Magic City Blues festival.

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Davina brings boom and swagger to the Northern Hotel

Davina brings boom and swagger to the Northern Hotel

Davina Sowers boasts that the Vagabonds “make a lot of noise for a no-guitar blues band.”

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Foursight: Readers pick favorite entertainment moments of 2013

Foursight: Readers pick favorite entertainment moments of 2013

For this week’s Foursight question, we asked our Facebook friends what their most memorable moments in entertainment were in 2013? To join in the coversation, go to www.facebook.com/billingsgazetteenjoy.

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Davina and the Vagabonds bring blues back to the Northern

Davina and the Vagabonds bring blues back to the Northern

Magic City Blues is teaming up with the Northern Hotel to bring blues back to the historic downtown hotel.

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City to study street closures, give events 2-year breather

Organizers of events that have traditionally been held on temporarily closed city streets can breathe easy, at least for a couple of years.

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Possible policy changes worry street-event organizers

Possible policy changes worry street-event organizers

The streets of Billings have become increasingly popular places to throw concerts, festivals, feeds, fundraisers and even cattle drives.

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Magic City Blues festival: Friday

Magic City Blues festival: Friday

A two-block area of Montana Avenue in Billings is home to the Magic City Blues festival, which has gained popularity since it started in 2001.

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Clouds part for opening night of MCB on Montana Avenue

Clouds part for opening night of MCB on Montana Avenue

The clouds parted and the rain stopped as Sons of Fathers kicked off the 12th annual Magic City Blues festival Friday evening on Montana Avenue.

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Best bets: Baseball; Vintage Trouble at MCB

Casey's pick:

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Magic City Blues is a true community festival

Magic City Blues is a true community festival

There was a moment in 2011 at Magic City Blues at South Park when Tim Goodridge lost himself in the rich vocals of the Chicago Mass Choir and he was reminded why he brings music to Billings.

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