For 10 days in October, the first annual North Coast Music Festival will offer a display of fine Northwest musical acts at venues along the North Coast.

The festival, collaboration between the Cannon Beach Arts Association and Fly Me To The Moon, runs from Oct. 3 to Oct. 13. Proceeds from the festival will benefit both of these non\-profit organizations.

The music festival begins in Cannon Beach on Oct. 3 at multiple venues, including the Chamber of Commerce, the Wine Shack, Cannon Beach Gallery and Public Coast.

The Manzanita, Nehalem and Fire Mountain portion of the festival, runs from Oct. 9-13. Events include several guitar workshops in addition to performances at the NCRD Performing Arts Center, Wild Manzanita, and St. Catherine’s Church, and other venues.

Featured artists include Curtis Salgado, 3 Leg Torso, Julie Amici and Dean Mueller, LaRhonda Steele, Brooks Robertson, Grammy-winner Doug Smith, and many more.

There will be a series of guitar workshops, open to musicians of all levels, taught by Brooks Robertson, award-winning finger style guitarist and Berklee College of Music graduate, and Grammy-award winner Doug Smith.

The Fire Mountain Music Package offers discounted prices on six of the fabulous shows included in the southern portion of the festival. Among them is the Nina Simone Tribute concert and pre-event reception on Saturday, Oct. 12 at the North Coast Recreational District in Nehalem.

Tickets may be purchased in advance on the festival website, or at the venues. Organizers recommend purchasing tickets in advance of the shows as seating is limited for the shows. See the complete list of concerts and workshops online, and for times and ticket info, at www.cannonbeacharts.org.

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