Marietta College is hosting An Evening of Blues & Americana Music at 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 1st, at the newly renovated Gathering Place — at the corner of Seventh and Butler streets. Featuring The Dany Franchi Band and The Kara Grainger Band, the event will benefit music education. Admission is $10. Beer, wine and food will be available at the cash bar. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.