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Fate of CB School looks bleak

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Code Compliance Officer accused of Trespassing

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Two talented women destined to cross paths

Two talented women destined to cross paths

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School Debt comes full circle for Chairman Trivett

School Debt comes full circle for Chairman Trivett

Colonial Beach School Board Chairman Tim Trivett talked to the town council at the March work sessio...

Legg no stranger to making history

Legg no stranger to making history

Colonial Beach Town Council formally introduced Elizabeth “Libby” Legg as the town’s new permanent C...

Alta Vista poor host to CB during Regional tournament

Alta Vista poor host to CB during Regional tournament

Colonial Beach School Board member Wayne Kennedy aired his disapproval of Alta Vista’s hosting pract...

 

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Colonial Beach Blues Festival is this weekend

The popular Colonial Beach Blues Festival, one of the top events at the beach each year, will be held this weekend featuring the legendary Bobby Messano, The Nighthawks and more than a dozen other blues performers.

The festival is sponsored by The Colonial Beach Blues Society, High Tides on the Potomac Restaurant and others to support autism research. The festival will begin this Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at noon at The Black Pearl Tiki Bar on the beach.


“Our goals are twofold: to promote tourism by bringing in those who live outside Colonial Beach to our three-day musical festival and to allow relatively unknown bands the chance to gain some exposure by performing at an event that now receives national attention and coverage,” said Dominick Salemi, a co-founder of the Colonial Beach Blues Society.

In addition to High Tides on the Potomac, this years’ festival is sponsored by the NSWC Federal Credit Union, the Tides Inn and Tides Market, Brutarian Music & Magazine, the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce and Populuxe. Vendor spaces along the boardwalk are available for $50 for the three-day event.

Salemi said tickets to the festival are $25 for the three days or $10 Friday and $10 Sunday for single day attendance. Tickets for Saturday are $20.
“All of our net profits go to OAR - the Organization for Autism Research, Salemi said.

Performing Friday will be the Andy Poxon Band, the Moonshine Society and Anthony “Swampdog” Clark. Sunday’s performers will include the Blues Flash, Piedmont Blues Plus, Scott Ramminger and his Crawstickers, Michael Tash & Bad Influence, and the Nighthawks.

Saturday’s cool performances will feature the popular Bobby Messano, the Big Money Band, Retro Deluxe, Franc Robert, Jumpin’ Jupiter, the Night Kings, Carhy Ponton King and the fabulous illusions by Vick. According to Salemi, the three days of music will draw more visitors to the beach than the Potomac River Festival and Jet Ski weekends combined.

“As far as what the event means to blues fans, well, it gives them a chance to see both legendary performers and highly skilled but relatively unknown acts in one beautiful setting,” Salemi said.

“That is everything for the fan of the form, as otherwise they’d have to spend hundreds of dollars and travel hundreds of miles to catch all of these acts. So in a very real sense, the attendee gets to revisit with some of his favorite performers and, at the same time, discovers new and exciting practitioners of the form,” Salemi said.

For tickets or more information, please call (804) 214-0312 or (804) 214-0883 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

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