Living rock 'n' roll history

July 1, 2013 

— A variety of dynamic performers from Merced's rock 'n' roll past and present came together Thursday for a special appearance at the opening reception of the Courthouse Museum's new music history exhibit

Performers included Roddy Jackson, Harmony Valley Chorus, and Crystal Syphon. Many noteworthy area musicians, such as members of the Merced Blue Notes, were also attendance.

The event was held in Courthouse Park and the exhibit, titled "On the Banks of the Old Merced: A Music History" examines the sounds that made up the music scene in Merced County from 1855 to the 1980s.

The exhibit is arranged chronologically under four themes: Early Musical Development, The Swing Era, The Rock & Roll Era and Music Melting Pot of the 1980s.

For more information about the exhibit, call (209) 723-2401.

The Merced Courthouse Museum is located at 21st and N Streets and is open Wednesday through Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission is free and the exhibit will continue until October.

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