Greetings!

The summer series of the San Diego County Library Acoustic Showcase begins in July with eleven concerts taking place throughout the month!

The Acoustic Showcase series offers a wonderful variety of some of San Diego's very best singer/songwriters, folk music performers, and story tellers. These concerts are FREE to the community.
Erika Davies
Wednesday, July 1  @  6 p.m.
Encinitas Branch
 
You'll be entranced by Erika Davies' dramatic, glamorous style and evocative, sensual voice, singing her original compositions and covers of early-20th-century classics.
Ricky Ruis
Sunday, July 5  @  2 p.m.
Fallbrook Branch
  
Ricky Ruis plays with the panache of a master three times his age. He is a blisteringly fast thumb-style picker who can turn around and deliver a ballad with amazing depth and touch.
Christine Parker
Tuesday, July 7 @ 6 p.m.
Julian Branch
 
Saturday, July 11 @ 2 p.m.
Poway Branch
 
Drawing on such musical influences as Colbie Caillat, Ingrid Michaelson, and Brandi Carlile, Christine Parker has won over crowds with her pure and soulful vocals and engaging lyrics.
Mair Rathburn
Tuesday, July 7 @ 6:30 p.m.
Santee Branch
  
Mair's repertoire runs the spectrum from classical to folk and contemporary music. Her singing has been compared to Sarah Brightman, her playing to Harpo Marx, her performance a dash of Andre Rieu, and her fans range from ages 1 to 101.
Peter Bolland
Tuesday, July 7 @ 6:30 p.m.
Rancho San Diego Branch
 
Like Neil Young, James Taylor and Jackson Browne before him, this San Diego native conjures up a melancholic America still littered with battered Chevys and dotted with dirt roads, pawn shops and hissing summer lawns.
Sara Petite
Wednesday, July 15 @ 6 p.m.
San Marcos Branch
  
Often described as an Americana artist, Sara Petite's sound is an earthy fusion of folk, bluegrass, country, and mountain music with surprising flashes of pop and rock.
Nathan James
Sunday, July 19 @ 1:30 p.m.
Vista Branch
  
Never one to follow convention, Nathan James
has created a unique musical identity with his homemade instruments and self-taught skills.
Bill Hartwell 
Tuesday, July 21 @ 6:30 p.m.
Lemon Grove Branch 
 
Thursday, July 23 @ 5 p.m.
Jacumba Branch
 
Take well-crafted lyrics that powerfully portray the social and emotional elements of the human condition, and wrap those words in warm, lively acoustic melodies, and you have Bill Hartwell.
The Yes Team 
Saturday, July 25 @ 1 p.m.
Bonita Branch
  
Ever since Kinnie Dye, Jonathan Walsh, and TJ Moss drove their purple van from NYC to San Diego in search of sunshine and harmony, a lot of people have been saying YES to The Yes Team. Their mission is simple: to spread unity through harmony!