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Posted: Thursday, July 3, 2014 6:00 am

The Roxbury Arts Group will put the “blue” in “red, white and blue” for the July Fourth weekend with a performance by Mississippi blues man Cedric Burnside at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. 

Burnside, grandson of legendary blues legend R.L. “Big Daddy” Burnside and four-time Blues Music Awards winner for best instrumentalist-drummer, will perform with Trenton Ayers on the guitar and bass. 

Born and raised in Holly Springs, Miss., Burnside began touring with his grandfather at the age of 13. In 2006, he teamed up with Lightin’ Malcolm, touring as The Juke Joint Duo and releasing the award-winning record “Two Man Wrecking Crew.”  In 2010, Burnside collaborated with his younger brother, Cody Burnside, and his uncle, Garry Burnside, to create The Cedric Burnside Project. He has pioneered a style of music that combines Mississippi Hill Country blues with funk, rhythm and blues, and soul. 

“Cedric is busy touring with festivals, concerts and a filming with BBC Television, so we are very happy we were able to arrange to bring the Cedric Burnside Project to the Catskills,” RAG Executive Director Jenny Rosenzweig said in a media release. 

Advance tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors. All tickets purchased the day of the event are $23. For tickets and more information, call 326-7908 or visit