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Monday, July 23, 2007

Cape Fear Blues Festival

The Cape Fear Blues Society is putting on their 12th annual blues fest in Wilmington NC. This takes place July 27-29th. Sound like a lot of fun, with many different types of entertainment, plus a lot of local blues. Like I have said in previous posts, I really enjoy listening to the locals as much as I do the national and regional acts. Every area has its flavor of blues, so never be scared to go to a blues fests where you only recognize only one or two acts. You will always be pleasantly surprised when you go to any of these outdoor festivals.

Here is the schedule from the Cape Fear Blues Society Website.
2007 Festival Schedule

Friday, July 27

7:30 pm - Cape Fear Blues Cruise / Henrietta III Riverboat: 3 bands, 3 bars, and 3 decks
of pure blues fun! Performers include
Elliott & The Untouchables, Rick Tobey & The
Chickenhead Blues Band
, and Spider Mike Bochey. Heavy appetizers are served by
Angie's Catering. Tickets ($45 per person) on sale NOW at Cape Fear Riverboats, 101 S.
Water St. or call 910-343-1611.

7:00 pm -
Live Blues / Water Street Restaurant: Live blues & jazz from The Prince Taylor
. Enjoy this venue's unique riverfront setting, an awesome band, and a menu of local
fare that's sure to please. 5 S. Water St. For reservations call 910-343-0042.

9:00 pm -
Post-Blues Cruise Party / The Rusty Nail: THE
place to be for Friday night blues. The
Cape Fear Blues
plays their trademark rockin' blues into the wee hours
of the night. 1310 S. 5th St. Call 910-251-1888 for more info.

9:00 pm -
Live Blues / West End Tavern & Deli: Stop in for a special appearance by the
Eric Culberson Blues Band. Enjoy their fresh deli sandwiches and the finest microbrew
selection on the Cape Fear coast. 108 W. Fremont St. in Burgaw. Call 910-259-8444.

Saturday, July 28

11:00 am - Cape Fear Blues Workshop / Finkelstein Music: An ideal listening and
educational experience for musicians, young listeners, and ardent blues fans.
Guitarist Elliott
New will be our featured artist
. FREE! Go to 6 S. Front St. 910-762-5662 for more info.

Noon -
Festival Concert / Hugh MacRae Park: Blues in the great outdoors! Performers
Maurice John Vaughn, The Eric Culberson Blues Band, The Dynamic Therm-
O-Tones, Tommy B. & The Stingers,
and Mojo Collins. Coolers OK, but NO GLASS.
Chairs and blankets welcome. Beverages and food available on-site. Free parking.
Discount tickets at Finkelstein Music ($12). $16 at the gate. Call 910-762-5662 for info.

9:00 pm - Live Blues / The Rusty Nail : It's another over-the-top Blues
party at Wilmington's favorite juke joint.
Mario & The Shakers play
classic blues and butt-shakin' R&B. Enjoy the ambience of this popular
club and find out why it's become the home of the weekly Cape Fear
Blues Jams. 1310 S. 5th St. Call 910-251-1888.

Sunday, July 29

Noon - All-Day Blues Jam / The Rusty Nail: An outdoor blues extravaganza
featuring the area's finest blues musicians. Plus, the
Guitar Giveaway will take
place at 6:00 pm. FREE! Chairs welcome. NO coolers. Beverages and food
available on-site. 1310 S. 5th St. or call 910-251-1888 for more info.


souldeep said...

This event has shrunk so much from its once highly regarded status that it is a sad joke on music fans in Wilmington.

Arthur Shuey said...

The Cape Fear Blues Society lies about its history to give the impression that there was no life before Lan Nichols. Here's a link to proof the first Cape Fear Blues Festival was in 1988, not 1995. What kind of arts organization buries the work and accomplishments of its own artists?,4580296

Arthur Shuey said...

Cape Fear Blues Society lies about its past to give the impression there was no life before Lan Nichols. The Cape Fear Blues Festival began in 1988, not 1995. Here's proof.,4580296

Blues Historian said...

HI Arthur

Like any political organization there is a lot of dirty politics, and rewriting history. It happenes all the time. I am glad you posted a link to the newspaper article about the first festival.

An old friend of mine use to say all the time that the blues wasn't invented in 1980:-)

Thanks for keeping the record straight.

Tom Gary