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It’s a wrap for week one of Rogue Festival in Fresno, but there’s still plenty to see

Meet Polly Esther and watch Rogue Festival performances from Sunday

Meet performer Polly Esther and watch snippets of Rogue Festival performance from Sunday
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Meet performer Polly Esther and watch snippets of Rogue Festival performance from Sunday

The Rogue Festival is halfway through its two-week run in Fresno’s Tower District.

A few performances (Michael Burgos, “The Eulogy!,” and “Miss Fitts” from Oakland circus act Figmentally) got standing ovations. At least one (“Jaguar Saves America”) had people walk out (not that Jaguar Bennett is the kind of guy to mind that sort of thing).



So, you add those to the list of shows to see (or not). Both of Bennett’s performances did sell out, which should tell you something about the show.

On that note

Organizers remind you that a performance may be listed as ”sold out” online, but still have tickets available at the door, 30 minutes to showtime.

Coming up

The next full set of performances doesn’t start until Wednesday, but you can see several Rogue artists face off in a special edition of the Beat Down Poetry Slam. The show is 7 p.m. Monday at the backstage area of the Revue Coffee Shop. Tickets are $12 and are expected to sell out.

Shows that were canceled, added or changed locations

All Thursday evening shows at Spectrum Gallery will be moved to The Tower Lounge (next to the Tower Theater).

All performances of “Live Nukes” have been canceled, along with the final performance of “Mi Casa, Su Casa” that was scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday.

Several shows have been added at Fulton Street Art and are not listed in the program. They are: “Half-Baked Boomer,” 8:30 p.m. Thursday,” “Jaguar Saves America,” 3 p.m. Saturday and “Tea Liturgy,” 4:15 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are available online or at the door 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Joshua Tehee covers breaking news, with a focus on entertainment and a heavy emphasis on the Central Valley music scene. You can see him share the area’s top entertainment options Friday mornings on KMPH’s “Great Day.”


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