In concert

Dirty Cello will perform a free concert at Azalea Park on Sunday


The international touring quartet Dirty Cello will bring its high-energy, unique spin on blues, rock and bluegrass to Azalea Park for a free concert at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29.

Led by vivacious cross-over cellist and vocalist Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. Roudman has shared the stage with Carlos Santana, Elvis Costello, Joan Baez, Ry Cooder, JJ Cale, George Clinton, Isaac Hayes and many other exciting musicians.

The San Francisco-based band plays stunning originals and puts its unique spin on covers of Led Zeppelin, Charlie Daniels and Creedence Clearwater Revival, to name a few. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!

More information, photos and videos at

This is the sixth show of American Music Festival’s summer concerts in the park, sponsored by Rogue Credit Union. The concerts usually attract 800 to 1,200 people, who bring picnic lunches, lawn chairs and blankets. The Pacific Coast Trolley will provide rides from the lower parking field on North Bank Chetco River Road to the bandshell. The pickup times are 12-1 p.m. and 3-4 p.m.

The Rotary Club of Brookings-Harbor operates the Snack Shack for all the concerts, providing food such as hot dogs and burgers, and sodas and water. In case of bad weather, the concerts will move indoors to the nearby Azalea Middle School cafeteria, 505 Pacific Ave.

Information and videos about the featured bands can be found at the American Music Festival’s Facebook page at


Concert schedule:

• June 27: Igor and the Red Elvises

• July 18: Monkeemania/Summer of Love

• July 25: The Gothard Sisters (Celtic/folk)

• Aug. 1: Joel the Band (Billy Joel & Elton John Tribute)

• Aug. 15: Petty Fever (Tom Petty Tribute)

• Aug. 29: Dirty Cello (progressive fok rock)

• Sept. 5: Creedence Revelation (Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute)


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