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CINCINNATI, OH, July 9, 2010: One of Cincinnati’s hottest summer festivals — the 18th Annual Cincy Blues Fest — is once again bringing a unique blend of music to the city, with more than 40 acts on four stages:
• Main Stage: Featuring headliners and living legends of the blues world. • Arches Stage (Friday): This year’s theme is Pardi Gras! A Tribute to New Orleans. • Boogie-Woogie Piano Hall of Fame Stage (Saturday): A gathering of blues and boogie piano greats from around the world. • St. Vincent DePaul Local Stage: Showcasing the best of Cincinnati’s award-wining blues scene.
On August 6 and 7, Cincinnati’s Sawyer Point Park will be rocking with local and national blues performers. This year, the Main Stage features Joe Louis Walker, Alexis P. Suter Band, Rick Estrin and the Nightcats, David Maxwell Maximum Blues Band, The Insomniacs, Candye Kane, and Shane Dwight, as well as Cincy Blues Challenge winners The Bluebirds Big Band and Bad Men on a Mission.
On Saturday the Main Stage will also host a performance by Cincy Blues Society’s Blues in the Schools (BITS) Band. “Because proceeds from this festival directly support BITS, we’re thrilled to showcase the talent and hard work of the students in the program,” says festival Director Joy Dziech. “By keeping the blues alive though these young musicians, we’re helping to inspire future blues performers and fans.”
On Friday, don’t miss Pardi Gras! A Tribute to New Orleans on the Arches Stage. Kick up your heels to the sounds of the bayou with local favorites Robin Lacy and DeZydeco, and direct from Louisiana, Little Freddie King and Dwayne Dopsie. Festival admission is $10 per person Friday and $15 per person Saturday, children 13-18 are only $5 each day, and children 12 and under are FREE (with adult).
Closing in on two decades of success, Cincy Blues Fest continues to draw fans and families to Cincinnati’s riverfront for music, food, fun, and the best names in the blues. A full list of performers and scheduled times is available on Cincy Blues Fest’s website: http://cincyblues.org