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Tallahassee Music Week Returns with Expanded Lineup

Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee’s first-ever Music Week last year was a huge success. Now, the event is back and even bigger this year.

As Florida State University violinist Pedro Assayas played at the offices of the Council of Culture and the Arts (COCA) on Tuesday (3/29), Tallahassee Music Week President Rick Minor was ready to announce the official event kickoff.

“The purpose of Tallahassee Music Week is to promote the rich musical talent within our own community, increase public appreciation for music of all forms and showcase Tallahassee’s arts and culture to strengthen the local economy,” he told reporters, who were gathered to cover the announcement.

Between this Saturday and Friday, April 8th, Minor said local musical talent will be putting on some 120 performances at various spots around town.

“Those are performers like the Sarah Mac Band, Grant Peeples, Del Suggs (and) the Wailin’ Wolves,” he said.

Some of those performances will be on regular stages, others in unexpected places like retail stores. Tallahassee Music Week will conclude as another local cultural event gets underway; the Word of South Festival at Cascades Park April 8th through the 10th.