Friday, July 19:
What: Bethany Hankins
When: 9 p.m.
Where: Bistro at the Bijou
Melodi's Take: Got a hot date this weekend? Stumped on where to go on a budget? Why not opt for Bistro at the Bijou; not only does this restaurant have an amazing menu, but its prime location sharing a wall with the Bijou Theatre also lends to their encouragement of having artists perform on their own stage. Although exponentially smaller, it still provides for great acoustics and an intimate setting. Bethany Hankins will be performing jazz standards with her backing band, and this event sounds like a perfect date for some young, summer love.
Saturday, July 20:
What: Jason Isbell with St. Paul and the Broken Bones
When: 8 p.m.
Melodi's Take: With his new album "Southeastern," former Drive-by Truckers songwriter and guitarist Jason Isbell is continuing with his prospering solo career on a national tour. The tour has dates almost every week until November where his last concert is scheduled in Miami, but there's no doubt his unique and creative sound will be impressing fans all over the country. "Southeastern" chronicles Isbell's struggle with alcohol addiction but also turned over a new leaf for this musician, as his career is only moving forward.
Sunday, July 21:
What: Pilot Light Record Show and Sale
When: Noon to 5 p.m.
Where: Pilot Light
Melodi's Take: The Daily Beacon Weekender mainly focuses around performances and shows that may catch the eye of any person who picks up the Friday edition of our paper. But once in a while, we feature events that aren't always live performances and exhibitions of shows. Pilot Light this Sunday is having a major crate sale, where tons of vinyl and records will be available for purchase. Since the sale is sure to have some amazing finds both old and new, music fans will be nerding out and art fans will probably be scoring some new pieces to frame. Check out this sale for an enjoyable Sunday afternoon.