Creedence Clearwater Revisited will perform Friday, Aug. 28. - Britt Festivals

Three shows at Britt Festivals

The Britt Festivals season continues its eclectic musical offerings under the stars this week with performances by Creedence Clearwater Revisited, the Avett Brothers and Chris Isaak at the Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28. Stu Cook and Doug "Cosmo" Clifford, the rhythm section from the legendary Creedence Clearwater Revival, put together a band to perform live Creedence hits, including "Susie Q," "Proud Mary," "Down On The Corner," "Fortunate Son" and "Who'll Stop The Rain."

The group's performances have audiences singing, shouting and stomping along to the familiar notes of every song. Creedence Clearwater Revisited also includes lead singer and rhythm guitar player John Tristao, lead guitarist Tal Morris and multi instrumentalist and vocalist Steve Gunner.

Hollywood Reporter critic John Lappen described a Creedence Clearwater Revisited concert as —¦ an amazing list of hit after hit that was done serious justice by the players involved. The cheering crowd had big smiles and whoops of joy at hearing live some of the best American rock ever written and recorded."

The opening act will be Rogue Valley blues singer Karen Lovely and her band. The band won the Journey to Memphis Award at the Portland Blues Festival in July.

Tickets are $58 reserved, $33 lawn and $20 for children age 12 and younger. All reserved seats are sold out, but lawn tickets are still available.

The Avett Brothers will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. Brothers Seth and Scott Avett play guitar and banjo, respectively, and Bob Crawford takes on stand-up bass as the band performs a mix of bluegrass, country, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock 'n' roll, honky tonk and ragtime.

The brothers were raised in the textile-mill town of Concord, about a half-hour north of Charlotte, N.C. Their dad, Jim Avett, had a box of eight-track tapes that Scott and Seth picked through, listened to and digested. It included albums by Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Jim's own folksy duo, Common Decency.

In 2001, the brothers launched an acoustic side band, called Nemo Back Porch Project, for which they added upright bassist Crawford. That band eventually became the Avett Brothers.

Live shows remain their calling card. In the spring of 2009, they opened selected dates for the Dave Matthews Band. On their own, they've filled a 7,000-seat venue in Cary, N.C., and sold out two nights at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland — one of their strongholds. In June they performed back-to-back sellouts at New York's Fillmore East.

The opening act will be the Heartless Bastards garage rock band.

Tickets are $39 reserved, $29 lawn and $15 for children 12 and younger.

Singer and songwriter Chris Isaak will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1. Isaak has recorded a series of albums from 1985's "Silvertone" to 2009's "Mr. Lucky." His hit songs include "Wicked Game," "Somebody's Crying," and "Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing."

Isaak has appeared in numerous films including Jonathan Demme's "Married To The Mob" (1988), David Lynch's "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" (1988), Bernado Bertolucci's "Little Buddha," Jonathan Demme's Academy Award-winning "Silence Of The Lambs" (1991), Tom Hanks' rock 'n' roll movie "That Thing You Do!" (1996) and John Waters' "A Dirty Shame" (2004). In addition to guest parts on a special Super Bowl episode of "Friends" and the Emmy-winning HBO miniseries "From The Earth To The Moon," Isaak starred in his own acclaimed Showtime musical comedy series "The Chris Isaak Show" from 2001-2004.

Opening will be Kristina Train, whose vocals feature a little bit of London and a little bit of Memphis. Tickets are $69 reserved, $39 lawn and $27 for children 12 and younger. All reserved seats are sold out, but lawn tickets are still available.

See brittfest.org or call 773-6077.

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