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Wasaga Beach Blues Festival (Posted On: Wednesday, August 20, 2014)

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The Wasaga Beach Blues Festival kicks off on Sept. 12 with an evening of southern hospitality, live music and dancing at the Boogie Woogie Blues Banquet, set to be the party of the year.

The banquet will be held at the Wasaga Beach RecPlex at 1724 Mosley St. Chuck Jackson's Hogtown AllStars with special guests Chris Gill, Joe Murphy and Texassippi Soul Man Danny Brooks will perform at the banquet: The fun starts at 7 p.m.

Taste of Paradise Fine Foods of Wasaga Beach will cater the banquet, which will have a cash bar featuring Dan Aykroyd Wines and beer from the Side Launch Brewing Co.

Tickets for the Boogie Woogie Blues Banquet are $75 and are available at our website and at the UPS Store in the Stonebridge Town Centre (291 Main St., 705-429-7030).

Based on the tremendous success of last summer's blues-filled weekend, the 2014 edition of Wasaga Beach Blues promises to be even better. It's going to get loud at the Stonebridge Town Centre on Sept. 13 and 14 when several bands rock the main stage at this free festival.  Last year more than 7,800 people from across Ontario and the U.S. attended the festival.

Join our Blues Crew and volunteer with the Wasaga Beach Blues Festival. It's a great way to enjoy the festival, learn new skills and meet new people. For students in music, tourism, hospitality and retail programs, volunteering at the festival provides excellent experience.

A variety of shifts are available for various areas including the Boogie Woogie Blues Banquet on Sept. 12: Setup and Breakdown; Merchandise Tent; Refreshment Ticket Sales; Greeters; and Floaters. Orientation and training will be provided.

The music starts on Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. with Steve Hill, followed by Chris Gill and The Festival Express, Texassippi Soul Man Danny Brooks and The Weber Brothers. The evening wraps up with Lance Anderson's production, Mad Dogs and Englishmen, The Music of Joe Cocker and Leon Russell featuring a Canadian AllStar Band with Chuck Jackson, Danny Brooks and Cheryl Lescom.

Mark 'Bird' Stafford's Junior Jam kicks off the fun at noon on Sunday Sept. 14. If you know a young person who'd like to participate in the Junior Jam, contact the festival. Carlos del Junco and The Blues Mongrels hit the stage next. Steve Strongman and then the Legendary Downchild Blues Band will end the festival on a high note.

While the Wasaga Beach Blues Festival is a free event, donations will be accepted to help grow the festival.

Contact us to participate, volunteer or sponsor the Wasaga Beach Blues Festival - click here.

The Blues has a new home in Wasaga Beach


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