Cincy Blues Fest Returns This Week

Cincy Blues Fest returns this week with music Friday, August 10 from 5 pm to midnight and Saturday and Saturday 4 pm to midnight. The Blues Fest takes place at Sawyer Point Park, near Yeatman’s Cove and the I-471 bridge, with parking in nearby lots. The stages will include a Local Stage, the Main Stage, a Showcase Stage for up-and-coming talent, and the Boogie Woogie Hall of Fame Piano Stage; that’s the place where, at 11:50 pm, the grand finale jam will take place. It you get there about fifty minutes before that you will have an extremely rare opportunity to see a French pianist by the name of Fabrice Eulry, who is one of the few artists out there who has collaborated with saxophonist Big Jay MacNeely and this dude from an old Detroit band named the Stooges:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxiBNBP5SH8

Heres a taste of Fabrice on his own:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeYpSWKdU1o

The headliner on the main stage Friday night is Webb Wilder, who you may know for his music, or who you may know for his acting roles, which include (Peter Bogdonavich’s “The Thing Called Love,” Paramount); Webb plays from 10:15 to 11:45.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BYBzLCrjO8

The Main Stage headliner on Saturday is Duke Robillard, whose resume includes a 2006 tour with Tom Waits; he’s also playing from 10:15 to 11:45. Here’s Duke in a 2012 live performance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhcvRnZKjcw

For more information on the event, go to the Cincy Blues Fest website:

http://www.cincybluesfest.org/

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