Emily McCannon and Matt Joiner
Grab your partner and head down to the seventh annual Sweetheart Duets Hoot, which happens Monday at the Melting Point and features music from nine local couples—collaborators both creatively and otherwise. The lineup this go-round includes members of local bands The Skipperdees, Packway Handle Band, Dangfly, String Theory and BorderHop Trio, as well as several pairs of singer-songwriter lovebirds. (See Calendar for full lineup.) Longtime Hoot honcho Susan Staley opens and hosts the show alongside her own special sweetheart. "We have a lot of newlyweds, and some folks who will be on the big stage for the first time," Staley says. As are all Hoot happenings, this one is open to all ages, and admission is free.