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Donkey Basketball is here to stay. On March 26 at Colonial Beach High School, basketball fans from a...

School reduces funding request from Town

The Colonial Beach School Board has approved a $6.8 million 2015-16 school year budget proposal. The...

Robin Grove Park will not be sold

Colonial Beach Town Council members Mike Looney and Wanda Goforth are opposing plans to sell Robin G...

Minnesota students “pay it forward” in Colonial Beach

Minnesota students “pay it forward” in Colonial Beach

A busload of students from the University of Minnesota came to Colonial Beach last week to “pay it f...

Cirbee resigns from CB Planning Commission

Cirbee resigns from CB Planning Commission

The Colonial Beach Planning Commission has lost another of its members.
After only four months of ser...

Shady Lane will open a crab house at Colonial Beach

Shady Lane will open a crab house at Colonial Beach

Dean Nininger, whose family has been operating Shady Lane Seafood in Colonial Beach for 47 years and...

 

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Blues Fest at High Tides brings thousands to the beach

Several thousand blues fans enjoyed a rocking weekend featuring the legendary Bobby Messano, The Nighthawks and more than a dozen other blues performers in a three-day concert at High Tides on the Potomac.

The Blues Fest was sponsored by The Colonial Beach Blues Society, The NSWC Federal Credit Union, the restaurant and others to support autism research.  Fans came from as far away as Florida, by car and by boat, to enjoy the music.

Other sponsors were the Tides Inn and Tides Market, Brutarian Music & Magazine, the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce and Populuxe.  More than a dozen vendors bought spaces along the boardwalk to support autism research and the event.

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

Saturday’s cool performances featured 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.  The three days of music were believed by event organizers to have drawn more visitors to the beach than the Riverfest and Jet Ski weekends combined.

Blues, the guitar-based Memphis-born music style that features soulful vocals, is noted for the devotion of its fans. The Colonial Beach event gave those supporters a chance to see both legendary performers and highly skilled but relatively unknown acts in a beach setting while raising money for a good cause.

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