Swedish Fish and Quartet San Francisco; a Strings Supergroup
Landry Harlan
Quartet San Francisco has been visiting Island schools this week to perform and play music with students, in a program sponsored by the Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Society.
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LadyFest Rocks With the Beat of Solidarity
Steve Myrick
Throngs of music lovers crowded a closed down Circuit avenue in Oak Bluffs Saturday night to celebrate Island women in music.
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Women Take Center Stage at LadyFest Music Festival
Steve Myrick
LadyFest returns on Saturday evening for its second year, featuring female musicians from all over the Island and raising money for Connect to End Violence.
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Band on the Run, Up Circuit Avenue

This Saturday, Sept. 8 is the ninth annual Best Fest. There will be dancing in the streets, or rather street: Circuit avenue.

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Jazz and Blues Summerfest

The Martha’s Vineyard Jazz and Blues Summerfest kicked off on Thursday, August 30.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Introducing Slammy B and the Electric Snakes
Bill Eville
On Thursday, four 14 year olds defied expectations and age limits when they strutted into the Ritz and instead of being tossed out started tuning up.
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Ageless as the Music He Performs
Louisa Hufstader

The golden era of reggae and rock-steady gleamed again for two hours at the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center August 13, when Toots & the Maytals delighted their audience with a concert featuring many Jamaican hits from the 1960s and 1970s.

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Mavis Staples Still a Force On Stage and Everywhere
Louisa Hufstader

With a lifetime of musical activism and nonviolent resistance behind her, Mavis Staples still sings for peace and justice.

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Music at Salt

John Zannini is holding a benefit photography and music extravaganza at Salt, on Lagoon Pond Road in Vineyard Haven, the weekend of August 10 through 12.

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Chamber Music Gala Is Boffo!
Louisa Hufstader

At most Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society concerts, human voices are only heard introducing the music and cheering the performances.

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