Not only is it Earth Hour in 128 nations across the Planet, it is also the first weekend of Spring, the Opening of Main Beach AND A FREE ” Taste of the Blues” Concert on Main Beach with no less than 6 performing acts, starting at 1pm.
Here is the program just in from the committee with a HUGE SURPRISE ACT:
TIME: 1:00pm to 9:00pm (Billy Bob’s will be set up and serving lunch at 12:00 noon)
LOCATION: Main Beach Outdoor Festival Area
FOOD AND BEVERAGES: Beer, Wine, Sodas, Water and Billy Bob’s BBQ
BLUES LINE UP:
• 1:00pm to 1:45pm – Evolution
• 2:15pm to 4:00pm – Beech Street Blues Band
• 4:30pm to 5:00pm – Julia Savage Band
• 5:30pm to 6:30pm – Blistur
• 6:30pm to 7:15pm – Conrad Oberg Band
• 7:30pm to 9:00pm – Karl Davis and Friends
At 8:25pm – we will be observing EARTH HOUR
For 5 minutes we will turn off the lights!
We will have Blue Luminaries for sale if you would like to purchase one for $1.00 and you can then become part of history…
On a side note, the big surprise is the last minute addition of 16 year old blind guitar/piano whiz kid Conrad Oberg, who in recent years played several times with Pinetop Perkins, who sadly passed away last Monday and was contracted to be a headliner for the upcoming Blues Festival. 16 Year old Oberg is rapidly making a name for himself around the country as the new blues guitar virtuoso. He contacted the committee with the offer to do a Pinetop Perkins tribute and quick footwork by committee president Jeff Malone, secured the act. Check him out on youTube, you’ll be a amazed what this kid can do on a guitar and piano.
Oh and don’t forget, bring your beach chair and come out and experience a “Delicious Taste”… of what is going to be one of the most spectacular Blues Musical Experiences Amelia Island has ever seen…
The fabulous Amelia Island Blues Festival will be arriving September 16th and 17th 2011.