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The fourth an­nual Re­nais­sance Mu­sic fes­ti­val takes place Satur­day, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at McLaren Park ( John St. North, near Can­non), fea­tures per­for­mances by Kojo “Easy” Damptey (with Cana­dian Win­ter, Nasr Beny and Mother Tareka), Hailee Rose, Shanika Maria, Jor­dan Aexan­der and DJ Brett Klassen. $10 ad­mis­sion. $5 for chil­dren.


As a former mem­ber of both the Cana­dian Brass and the Pork­belly Blues Band, Stu­art Laughton has his feet in a kaleidoscope of mu­si­cal styles. Laughton brings his Ra­dio Dial band to An­caster per­form at free con­cert Sun­day, Aug. 13, at the band­shell be­hind An­caster’s Field­cote Mu­seum, 64 Sul­phur Springs Rd. Ad­mis­sion is free (do­na­tions en­cour­aged).


Four-time Juno win­ning sax­o­phon­ist Jane Bun­nett brings her all-fe­male Cuban band sex­tet Maque­que to the Burling­ton Down­town Jazz Fest Fri­day, Aug. 11, 7 to 9 p.m. on the plaza out­side the Burling­ton Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre, 440 Lo­cust St. Ad­mis­sion is free. Also see jazz singers Laila Biali Satur­day, Aug. 12, 7 p.m., and Kel­lylee Evans Satur­day at 3 p.m.


Multi-in­stru­men­tal­ists Bren­ley MacEach­ern and Lisa MacIsaac make up Madi­son Vi­o­let, a group that can call both Kin­car­dine and Creignish, N.S., home. The duo har­mo­nizes won­der­fully crafted orig­i­nal songs that have won it a Cana­dian Folk Award and mul­ti­ple East Coast Mu­sic Awards. Madi­son Vi­o­let per­forms Tues­day, Aug. 15, in Hen­drie Park at the RBG, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Blues gui­tar prodigy Spencer MacKen­zie per­forms the same time and lo­ca­tion on Wed­nes­day. Free for RBG mem­bers.


Mas­ter Toronto har­mon­ica player Jerome Godboo joins Brant Parker Bay City Blues Band for the weekly Sun­day af­ter­noon blues jam, 2 to 6 p.m., Aug 13, at the Bay City Mu­sic Hall., 50 Le­an­der Dr., on the water­front. Ad­mis­sion is $7. You may also want to get ad­vance tick­ets for the Aug. 19 dou­ble bill at the venue, fea­tur­ing Smoke Wagon Blues Band and TG Swamp­busters ($10).

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