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Gary Hoey has recently dabbled in blues and has put together an unplugged show for Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport on Friday. In the spirit of the blues, he is performing solo for the first part of the show, then will follow with a specially tailored acoustic set with his band.Maia Kennedy/Photo credit: Maia Kennedy


Rockport: Gary Hoey, who Rolling Stone called one of the top 100 guitarists of all time, will cover classic tunes and new material at a blues-focused unplugged show. Hoey’s latest recording is “Deja Blues.” Friday, 8 p.m. From $25. Shalin Liu Performance Center, 35 Main St. 978-546-7391, www.rockportmusic.org .


Newburyport: The Newburyport Spring Festival features art, crafts, food from area restaurants, children’s entertainment with Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals and Brian Doser, and music by Oncoming Traffic Blues and The Bridge Band. Sunday and Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Rain or shine. Downtown Newburyport. 978-462-6680, www.newburyportchamber.org .

Topsfield: Alfalfa Farm Winery’s Opening Day Festival features live music, local handcrafted red, white, blueberry, cranberry, and pomegranate wines, tastings, and vineyard and production room tours. Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Alfalfa Farm Winery, 267 Rowley Bridge Road. 978-774-0014, www.alfalfafarmwinery.com .


Milva DiDomizio

Milva DiDomizio can be reached at milva.didomizio@globe.com.