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
Quartet. 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
Band 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
include 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.