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Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, Aug. 6 through Sept. 2, will feature outstanding oil painter Bruce Gruenzel. His realistic style is influenced by the old Dutch and Russian masters. Donna Bamford, also featured creates original sculptural forms in mixed media using clay and natural materials. The gallery is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours until 9 p.m. for Third Saturday Art Walk on Aug. 18. For more information call 530-642-2944.
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Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery, 6295 Main St. in Georgetown, is featuring Local photographer Tony Mindling during August. His theme is “A Celebration of the Natural World, its Creatures, and Works of Man Gentled by Time.” AODC will have a reception for the artist on Aug. 12 from 2 to 5 p.m. For more information call 530-333-2787 or visit artonthedivide.com.
Marco’s Café, 7221 Highway 49 in Lotus, is presenting fun and entertaining music by Empty Wallets on Friday, Aug. 3 from 7 to 10 p.m. For more information call 530-642-2025.
Red Hawk Casino, 1 Red Hawk Parkway, features an exciting line-up of entertainment at the Stage Bar: Ice House Blues (blues, country rock) Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3 to 4; Night Fever (dance, pop, Top 40) Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3 to 4; Buck Ford (country) Sunday, Aug. 5; Summer of Love (60s) Monday through Thursday, Aug. 6 to 9. For more information on Red Hawk Casino 888-5REDHWK 888-573-3495 or visit redhawkcasino.com.
The Sierra Nevada House, 835 Lotus Road in Coloma, features dinner and music by local classic rock, blues, folk, R&B and jazz musicians on Friday and Saturday. The music starts at 7:30 p.m. The music for Friday, Aug. 3 is Out of the Blue and Saturday, Aug. 4 is Greg Costa. There is no cover charge. For more information call 530-626-8096.
Powell’s Steamer Company and Pub, 425 Main St. in Placerville, is presenting music by Rick Hussong and Jamie Lynn on Saturday, Aug. 4 at 9 p.m.; Jonny Mojo and Friends on Sunday, Aug. 5; and Larry Park and Val Pease on Thursday, Aug. 8. To get a full schedule of musical entertainment call 530-626-1091.
The Wine Smith, 346 Main St. in Placerville, is having music by Hill Country on Saturday, Aug. 4 at 7:30 p.m. For information contact the Wine Smith at 530-622-0516.
Fitzpatrick Winery and Lodge, 7740 Fair Play Road in Fair Play, is having music by Just Chillin on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 9 p.m. to midnight. Enjoy a delightful view of South County wine country and relax. The music starts around 6 p.m. For more information call 530-620-3248 or visit fitzpatrickwinery.com.
Durango’s Mexican Restaurant, 263 Placerville Drive in Placerville, is featuring Eric Hill and Jonny Mojo on Taco Tuesdays during August. Music is from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information call 530-626-0841.
El Dorado Hills Town Center presents free Thursday concerts “Live on the Boulevard” every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Steven Young Amphitheater. On Aug. 9 Super Huey is playing. Bring out a blanket, chairs and picnic to enjoy the summer night under the stars with family and friends. For more details and to check out the entire entertainment schedule visit Town Center’s Website at eldoradohillstowncenter.com or call 916-932-2150.
The sixth annual American River Music Festival is Sept. 14, 15 and 16, and will present more than 25 folk, Americana and blues performances and workshops in 11 locations throughout the river community of Coloma. Music takes place at the main stage at Henningsen-Lotus Park, 950 Lotus Road, in river front campgrounds, on the “gorge” whitewater river trip and on the guided riverfront hike. The festival offers something for everyone with riverfront camping, a whitewater river trip, a guided riverfront hike, wine tasting to music, great kid’s activities including the kid’s parade, “live” art, a European style art market, jams, fun music workshops, excellent food and beverages and an incredible open mic night. For tickets, all performers, the complete schedule and information about this “celebration of music and moving water” go to americanrivermusic.org or call 530-622-6044. The three-day camping/all music ticket is just $99 for adults and $49 for youth. Main stage single-day tickets are $30 adults, $15 youth. The festival is the project of American River Music Inc., a charitable organization, based in Lotus, with a mission, “to teach, inspire and enjoy music.”