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Concerts at The Machine Shop

FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Dope with special guests Critical Bill, Know Lyfe and Sydetrakt on July 28. Tickets are $15 in advance.

The Deadringer CD release bash will be July 29 with special guests Six Seconds to Oblivion, Blood of the Unborn, Houndstooth and Hydra. This is a low dough concert. Toolology, a Tool Appreciation Concert, will be July 30.

Bobaflex, with special guests Tensionhead, Ballz Deluxe and Superlast will perform Aug. 5. Tickets are $10 in advance.

For tickets to all shows go to, Paradise Express in the Dort Mall (810-743-0330), Strange Daze Tattoos in Davison, High Octane in Fenton or at the club during business hours. Low Dough Shows are always at the door only. Details: Call 715-2650. — G.G. I Chews the Blues Aug. 6

RICHFIELD TWP. — Davison’s premier Blues festival is scheduled for Aug. 6 at the Davison Eagles on M-15 in Davison and will feature nine bands this year. The concert is a fundraiser for Davison Care & Share, which has provided food, clothing and toys for families in need around Davison for more than 30 years.

Performing this year at I Chews the Blues will be: Robert Penn, Jones’n, Argentucky Blues, Motor City Josh, Joe Wright & Friends, Bebe & The Blues Masters, Mike Espy Group & William “Yak” Smith, the Marc Adams Band featuring Gabriel and Gideon Klein and Rusty Steele & The Sandblasters.

The festival begins at noon under the tent at the Davison Eagles and will feature almost non-stop entertainment until approximately 11 p.m. when the last band wraps up.

Food and refreshments will be available along with raffles and a souvenir stand where keepsake items may be purchased. Tickets are $15 and are available at the Davison Eagles.

Details: Call 810-252-3768. — G.G. Thomas the Tank Engine coming to Crossroads Village

GENESEE TWP.— Thomas the Tank Engine will visit Crossroads Village and the Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Rd., Aug. 19-21 & Aug. 26-28.

It’s “Steamies” versus “Diesels” and the No.1 engine is right on track. Thomas the Tank Engine is pulling into Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad for the Day Out With Thomas: Leader of the Track Tour, presented by HIT Entertainment, a worldwide leader in children’s entertainment, and sponsored by MEGA Brands, a leading toy company.

This fun-filled event offers little engineers and their families the opportunity to take a ride with a 15-ton replica of Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & Friends™ series. Children will ride along with their favorite hero on his latest adventure. The tour, now in its 16th year, will make stops in more than 45 US cities and is expected to welcome more than 1 million passengers in 2011.

Tickets for Day Out With Thomas: Leader of the Track Tour 2011 are on sale now and available by calling Ticketweb toll-free 866-468-7630, or by visiting or Ticket prices are $18 plus tax for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply).

Details: Call 800-648-7275 or visit — G.G.

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