“Blues Blast” Blues Festival – Mesa, Az. Saturday, February 21st
Leader: Kurt Sedler
Length: 100 yards (from the parking lot)
Rating: Fun! 'Group' tickets will run $20.00 here vs. $25.00 at the door! This has been an annual Friend’s outing for about 9 years now. It truly is a “Blast”. Appearing at Blues Blast 2009 will be Janiva Magness, Omar & the Howlers, The Juke Joint Duo (Lightnin' Malcolm & Cedric Burnside), The Mikel Lander - Meridith Moore Band, a Phoenix Blues Artist Showcase and Retrospective, Kathy Mabry, and Kevin Casenhiser. The festival begins at 11 AM (doors open @ 10:30), and runs to about 5. Children 12 and under are always free at Blues Blast. Coolers or outside food and beverages may not be brought into the Amphitheatre, but sealed bottles of water are permitted. Concessions, including alcohol, will be available for purchase. Bring a blanket for festival seating ... low beach/lawn chairs are OK too . Video cameras are not permitted, but still cameras may be used. Remember to bring your hat and sunscreen!