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Potomac Renaissance condos are movin’ on up

Potomac Renaissance condos are movin’ on up

The long planned second phase of the Potomac Renaissance Condominiums in Colonial Beach began buildi...

Council not responsible for delays

In an interview with Tracey Tunstall, Director of Federal Programs and current Interim Superintenden...

Street closings for this weekend's Jet Ski Races

To facilitate the Fifth Annual International Jet Ski Races July 18-20, Taylor Street from Wilder Ave...

Carpenter’s legacy will live on in building named after him

Carpenter’s legacy will live on in building named after him

On June 12, Commissioners, staff and guests gathered to unveil the new sign naming the Potomac River...

CB Museum celebrates 15 years

CB Museum celebrates 15 years

CB Museum Curator Mitzi Saffos and Mayor Mike Ham both shake hands with Art Buswell while honoring h...

Chief Legg on Police Dispatch, “The move didn’t make it new!”

Colonial Beach Police Chief Elizabeth, “Libby” Legg is taking a second look at police dispatch throu...

 

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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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