The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center’s lineup for the spring includes a new Breakout Artist series that showcases young singer-songwriters and musicians, with tickets in the $20 range. This is in addition to the world-renowned artists of the Main Stage shows.
Diego Garcia is up first, with a performance tomorrow at 8 p.m. that includes his new song “You Were Never There,” which is getting play on WEHM, a partner in the series. Mr. Garcia will display his Latin roots with a jazz and blues flavor.
On Saturday at 8 p.m. in a Main Stage show, the Canadian band Cowboy Junkies will demonstrate their unique mix of blues, country, folk, rock, and jazz that has earned them a cult following.
Rory Block, twice named “best traditional blues female artist” by the Blues Foundation, will showcase her acoustic guitar playing and vocal stylings on March 30. The next day, Shelby Lynne, a Grammy Award-winner, will perform songs from her two highly acclaimed self-released albums as well as her latest country-folk effort, “Revelation Road.”
On May 4, Kathleen Edwards will perform songs from her new folk-pop, alternative-country album, “Voyageur,” which was well received by The New York Times.
Mike Doughty, a Brooklyn singer and songwriter formerly of Soul Coughing, will take the stage on May 19 for a solo acoustic performance from his newly released “Yes and Also Yes,” an album that ranges from political to personal, including excerpts from his recent memoir, “The Book of Drugs.” The Wood Brothers, a guitar-and-bass duo with a countrified blues sound, will join the lineup the following day.
Dianne Reeves, a winner of a number of Grammy Awards, and her trio bring old and new jazz and rhythm and blues on June 8. Other performers in June are Gary Clark Jr., Ziggy Marley, Jonny Lang, and Robert Cray, who on June 23 will show how his Southern style, soulful voice, storytelling, and guitar have earned him five Grammy Awards. Rounding out the month, Wayne Shorter, a multi-Grammy-winning jazz saxophonist and composer, will showcase his new quartet on June 30.
The nonprofit performing arts center also offers Finest in World Cinema, a year-round series of art-house, foreign, independent, and documentary films, many of which are family-friendly. A complete schedule with prices can be found at whbpac.org.