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Mark your calendar: Jerry Joseph
Jerry Joseph plays Loco's June 4

Jackmormons frontguy Jerry Joseph will perform at Loco’s Grill & Pub June 4.

Joseph is a singer/guitarist with strong connections to Widespread Panic – the Athens–grounded band recorded a half–dozen of his tunes; he and Panic bassist Dave Schools collaborated in the band Stockholm Syndrome, which released the albums Holy Happy Hour and Apollo.

Joseph’s currently on a solo acoustic tour, and will play the 40 Watt in Athens June 2. The Jackmormons’ 2011 summer tour begins with a June 24 show in Happy Valley, Oregon.

Watch for updates in Connect.

You say Spoleto ...

Charleston’s beloved Spoleto Festival starts May 27 and runs through the 12th of June. There’s some nice stuff on the schedule, but in my opinion Spoleto just can’t hold a candle to the Savannah Music Festival.

Nevertheless, how’s this for exciting: Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, re–united (Fleck told us all about it in a recent Connect interview) for a Spoleto show on June 5; the young Appalachian singer/musician Sarah Jarosz (she stunned us here in 2010) is there on June 2; and bluegrass’ Del McCoury Band (yet another SMF perennial) closes out Spoleto on June 12.

Go to for details.

And now, this

• Figured you’d absolutely want to know that Sesame Street Live is coming back to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Arena for three shows June 21 and 22. Tickets for 1–2–3 Imagine! with Elmo and Friends, $12–$50, are on sale now.

• And comedian Mike Epps, another regular visitor to Savannah, has been booked for a return trip to the Johnny Mercer Theatre Oct. 21. Tickets are $38–$46.

Neko Case was a highlight of the Savannah Music Festival in 2009; she’s in the neighborhood (sort of) this very week – playing the 40 Watt in Athens Wednesday, May 18, Charlotte’s Knight Theatre on the 19th, and the Music Farm in Charleston Friday (May 20).