About: Seven springs in, Shakori Hills expands its ranks

7 to see: Orquesta GarDel, Mamadou Diabaté, Michael Hurley, Todd Snider, Eilen Jewell, The Old Ceremony, Ralph Stanley

Interview: Samantha Crain

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About: Four years in, electronic music festival Signal recalibrates

7 to see: Wale, Hemiptera, The Foreign Exchange Revue, Subscape Annex, Noel Sanger, Kid Koala, Jessica Rylan

Interview: Wale

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