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Grammy winning guitarist in concert Saturday at De Soto Memorial

Grammy Award-winning guitarist Bill Mize will perform a concert at 5:30 p.m. as part of the Concerts on the Lawn series at De Soto National Memorial.

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a night of music at the national park, which is located at the north end of 75th Street Northwest in Bradenton, along the Manatee River. Admission is free.

Mize has gained national recognition for his latest of five albums, ‘The Angel’s Share.’ Acoustic Guitar Magazine called it one of the best albums of 2010 and said that its “soft touch and heavy groove, combined with an advanced sense of harmony, result in a highly unique and engaging sound.”

Mize’s music was also featured on Ken Burn’s recent documentary ‘The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.”

Mize will be joined on the stage by his wife Beth Bramhall on accordion who is also featured on his latest CD.

Opening the show will be Mike Dougherty, a finger-style guitarist from the Washington D.C. area.

The Chop Shop will be on site with their smoker, selling an assortment of barbeque meats and smoked mullet.

The De Soto National Memorial Friends Group will be selling hot chocolates and bottled water. All proceeds will go to supporting De Soto operations.

For more information, call (941) 792-0458, ext. 101.

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