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The 25 best live music acts of 2016

Best live music acts of 2016

The 2016 BAMS List: Showbams covered many excellent bands, musicians and DJs throughout 2016 — the following 25 acts are our favorite live performers of the year.

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At the Fox Theater Oakland, Tedeschi Trucks Band float beautifully in the balance

Tedeschi Trucks Band

SHOW REVIEW: Between Susan Tedeschi’s powerhouse vocals and Derek Trucks’ slide-guitar genius, Tedeschi Trucks Band are one of those acts that transcend a person’s taste in music.

Waterfront Blues Festival 2016: A colorful palette to feed the soul

Waterfront Blues Festival 2016

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Now in its 29th year running, Portland’s Waterfront Blues Festival remains an anomaly in the world of modern music festivals.

Tedeschi Trucks Band get summer started early at the Greek with Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

Tedeschi Trucks Band

SHOW REVIEW: The “Wheels of Soul” tour rolled into the Greek Theatre, bringing with it the sublime sounds of Doyle Bramhall II, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Tedeschi Trucks Band.

Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Tedeschi Trucks Band and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings 6/6 (SAT)

Tedeschi Trucks Band with Sharon Jones

Win a pair of free tickets to our “Show of the Week” in Berkeley at the Greek Theatre on June 6th.

B.B. King, Tedeschi Trucks Band delight at Hollywood Bowl

SHOW REVIEW: Derek Trucks melted faces, Susan Tedeschi delighted and B.B. King jammed as John Mayer attempted to steal the show at the historic Hollywood Bowl.