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Concert brings jazz and blues to Mill City next weekend

Contributing writer for The Canyon Weekly

Music is in the air and art is mere fingertips away!

Mary Flower and the BBQ Boys will play at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 15 at Stewart’s Hall in Mill City. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.. General admission is $25 at the door, non-reserved seating. 

For reserved seating, purchase non-refundable tickets 24 hours in advance for $20.50 at

The April 19 concert is one in a series of concerts that run through Sept. 10, and is a fundraiser for KYAC Community Radio, 90.1 FM. 

In 2013, the BBQ Boys joined forces with Flower as a jazz and blues infected jug band and have created new masterpieces of old standbys and originals, adding rich harmonies and searing solos, according to the KYAC online description. 

Also, a new class for Santiam Hearts to Arts is the Fiber Craft Group, an all-fiber-craft experience for crafters to meet to practice their crafts and learn from one another.

Led by Susan Masse, the group is open to anyone practicing or wanting to learn a fiber craft, including knitting, crocheting, spinning, embroidery and plastic canvas. 

Open to anyone 16 and over and children 6 to 15 accompanied by an adult, the group will meet from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month at Stewart’s Hall in Mill City.

“We already have about eight people interested,” said Masse, who also handles opening, cleanup and closing at the meeting hall. 

Masse also is responsible for promotion and publicity. 

“Each person participating will bring their own supplies,” she added. “I will have some yarn and tools to help people get started. After that they are responsible for acquiring their own supplies and tools.”

For more information, visit Hearts to Arts at or KYAC at Both can also be found on Facebook. 

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