Sisters Starry Nights returns with Keb’ Mo’

Friday, March 29th, 2013, 8:05 am by Ben Salmon

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The Sisters Starry Nights benefit concert series will return for its 15th season on May 18 with a performance by popular and eclectic blues/soul/pop artist Keb’ Mo’ at Sisters High School.

Reserved tickets start at $35 and will be available beginning April 8 at the Starry Nights website or at Clearwater Gallery (541-549-4994) in Sisters.

Mo’ has played Central Oregon a handful of times, both solo and as an opener for Bonnie Raitt at Les Schwab Amphitheater, but he hasn’t been here since 2008 (unless I missed a more recent visit in The Bulletin’s archives). This spring’s Sisters show will be a solo acoustic affair for the three-time Grammy winner.

Sisters Starry Nights was founded in 1997 by Jeri Fouts and Susan Arends in the face of budget cuts at area schools. Since then, the volunteer-powered series has hosted an array of big-name artists (Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, Amy Grant and Michael McDonald among them) who also donated their time and effort. The result: More than $1 million in net proceeds raised for programs and equipment at Sisters schools.

That milestone will be celebrated at the Keb’ Mo’ show, according to a release from Starry Nights.

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