Award-winning, national blues performers to take downtown stages
CINCINNATI (June 4, 2013) – The 21st edition of the Cincy Blues Fest features four stages of local, regional and national blues acts performing Friday, August, 2, 5 p.m. to midnight, and Saturday, August 3, 4 p.m. to midnight, along the Cincinnati riverfront downtown at Sawyer Point.
Admission to the Cincy Blues Fest is $15 on Friday and $20 Saturday, with two-day passes for $25 sold at the gate on Friday. Children 13-18 are $5 each day, children under 12 are free. Proceeds support the Blues in the Schools program, which strives to keep the blues alive, educate students about history and cultural significance of the blues.
For more information and a printable map, visit www.cincybluesfest.org.
Headlining the weekend are national acts Watermelon Slim and the Workers, winners of Band of the Year and Album of the Year from the Blues Music Awards; Ana Popovic, three-time nominee for the 2012 Blues Music Awards; EG Kight, nominated for top contemporary female artist and song of the year; and the Reba Russell Band, a Memphis music staple recognized by the National Recording Academy for outstanding performances.
Schedules for the weekend include: Friday, August 2, Budweiser Main Stage: Steve Tracy and the Crawling Kingsnakes, Reba Russell Band and Watermelon Slim and the Workers; and on the Showcase: Women in the Blues Stage, Rio and the Ramblers, The Juice, Tempted souls Band and EG Kight.
On Saturday, August 3, the schedule includes; Budweiser Main Stage, Stacy Mitchhart, Nikki Hill, Honey Island Swamp Band and Ana Popovic. Saturday’s Main Stage schedule also includes the winner of the Blues in the Schools challenge.
Schedules for the Boogie Woogie Piano Hall of Fame Stage and St. Vincent DePaul Local Stage will be announced later.
Cincy Blues Society is a member-supported, 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to promote and advance the culture and tradition of Blues music as an original American art form. Cincy Blues Society has been in existence since 1990, and strives to fulfil its mission by encouraging and facilitating both performance and educational events and projects.