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Riverwalk Blues & Music Festival

This is going to be a really great event. I’m sorry this conflicts with the Beatles tribute band, but now you have two really great choices of something to do on the 16th. It's going to be a busy weekend for the Bison.

I love (almost) all music (I know, everyone says that), but Blues is on the top of my list. Last night I listened to Albert Castiglia with some special guests, and was completely blown away. He and “Trampled Under Foot” are the headliners at the Blues Fest, and below is a link to the Blues Fest site. You'll also see a YouTube link from last night when Danielle (from Trampled) and Samantha Fish were special guests. Below is a YouTube from Danielle Schebelen singing "I'd Rather Go Blind." and the video doesn’t give the performance justice. Let’s just say that for the whole 4 hour performance, guys who can’t dance (me) were moving and everyone else was simply moved. The crowd was mesmerized.

So here’s the deal. The music is from Noon until 1:00am. Albert Castiglia is on at 7:30 and T.U.F is on at 9:30, so my friends are joining me at 7:00ish. But the entire lineup is really outstanding. If The Bison's would like to make a day out of it, then let’s go. Nikki Hill at 5:30 is pretty great also, so I'll probably be there at 5:00ish. Heck, if you'll join me then I'll go at Noon and then you can listen to the Beatles later.

So this promises to be a very long, but very great, day. Please come join me - and I will find you. Friday night I will email the RSVP's my mobile number so we can "Meetup."

RiverWalk Blues Fest link

YouTube from January 27th at Fishtales with Albert Castiglia, Samantha Fish and Danielle Schnebelen (Trampled Under Foot). Danielle’s voice is simply remarkable (it starts about 25 seconds in):

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the event, or online the link I provided above. The following day is the Blues Film Festival. For $25 you can get a ticket that allows you all day access to both the music and film festivals...

Remember that we’re an ACTIVE social and athletic club. The key word is active. We’re going to help you stay active, whether physically, emotionally, spiritually, charitably, or culturally (and any other ly’s we can think of)..

Blues Fest.... Active: Culturally (and emotionally, because it's the Blues!)

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  • Griff

    Thank you all for coming. I thoroughly enjoyed the outstanding music and the privilege of meeting some new friends!

    We also have some new Bison because of the Blues Fest.... Thank you Amanda and Chris for joining our crew! I think you'll like it here...

    February 17, 2013

    • Griff

      We also made some good friends with the "Get Out of the House" social group. Quality folks that we'll have some joint events with.

      February 17, 2013

  • Griff

    Everyone should have an email from me on how to reach the group when getting in to the Blues Fest. My mobile number was in the email. Anyone else who tried to Meetup with us, please MESSAGE me (not post here) and we'll find you. It's going to be a great day of music!


    February 16, 2013

  • Paul Z

    Possible. Schedule conflict.

    February 15, 2013

  • Griff

    I am stoked for this... 'Been listening to the Blues all day. OK, last (probably) update on this:

    1.) You can't possibly listen to the music on the performers section of the Blues Fest page and not get excited about tomorrow:

    2.) It's going to be cool around here on Sunday, but the temps should hold out for Saturday. However it's going to be BREEZY tomorrow, so it WILL feel colder than what the temp indicates. As HOT as the music will be, you may want to bring a jacket / sweatshirt. My office / parking deck is RIGHT THERE, so if you need a close place to store extra gear, let me know.

    February 15, 2013

  • Griff

    Rain today (Friday)? Check...... Cold (by FL standards) and windy on Sunday? Check-check....

    Saturday? Some rain in the morning, followed by an OUTSTANDING day and evening to be outside and listen to some great performers.

    February 15, 2013

  • gabriel

    I'll most likely be there for a few hours...

    February 11, 2013

  • Jim

    Griff says: "Check in as a Bison, and your first drink's free"

    February 9, 2013

  • Jim H.

    This would be my first Bison Social event. Dig the blues :)

    January 31, 2013

  • Griff

    What the Blues Fest web site didn't say, and it darn well should, is that for every Bison who shows up and checks in with the group (Meetup phone checkins don't count), their first drink is on the house. (Thanks Paul)

    January 30, 2013

  • Jim

    As Griff writes: "Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the event, or online the link he provided above. The following day is the Blues Film Festival. For $25 you can get a ticket that allows you all day access to both the music and film festivals..."

    January 29, 2013

  • Griff

    I've amended the post above to include the ticket prices...

    January 29, 2013

  • mila

    Jim, how much it will cost for group?

    January 29, 2013

  • Billy

    does anyone know the cost?

    January 28, 2013

  • Jim

    Great event Griff!

    January 28, 2013

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