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Martin Zellar, Adam Levy, Ben Kyle, more to play unique Americana Showcase

Ben Kyle at Bastille Day 2009

Ben Kyle at Bastille Day 2009

The James J. Hill Library in St. Paul has announced a series of local concerts that should prove to be intimate, one-of-a-kind affairs: The Americana Showcase kicks off this Sunday, March 7 with a lineup of talented roots-based singer-songwriters. The first in a series of events that will "honor the rich musical heritage of the American Midwest," this weekend's show features Adam Levy of the Honeydogs, Ben Kyle of Romantica, Brandon Sampson of Six Mile Grove, and Martin Zellar of the Gear Daddies.

The Americana Showcase coincides with the opening of a photo exhibit by environmentalist Clyde Butcher titled America the Beautiful: The Monumental Landscape, which will be presented in the space surrounding the performances.

See below for the full lineup of performers slated to play the series, which runs through mid-May.

March 7

Adam Levy of The Honeydogs

Ben Kyle of Romantica

Brandon Sampson of Six Mile Grove

Martin Zellar

March 27

Sally Barris

Molly Maher

Erik Koskinen

Brandon Sampson of Six Mile Grove

April 9

Brandon Sampson & Barry Nelson of Six Mile Grove

Ashleigh Still and Adam Levy

Martin Devaney and Jake Hyer

Bethany Larson and one of her Bees Knees

April 30

Dana Cooper

Brandon Sampson of Six Mile Grove

David Stoddard

Dan Israel

May 16

Season Closer  Line Up Announced Soon

Tickets run $20-$22 per show or $75 for the entire season, and are available for order online.