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Fate of CB School looks bleak

Conflicting resolutions, long discussions and short memories seem to be at the heart of the Town of ...

Code Compliance Officer accused of Trespassing

Colonial Beach Town Council spilled the beans about Town employee Theresa Davis’ charge of trespassi...

Two talented women destined to cross paths

Two talented women destined to cross paths

One may call it fate or destiny, but the similarity between two women, Olga Farneth and Velia Jacobo...

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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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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