River City Blues Festival slated

MARIETTA — The 27th Annual River City Blues Festival will be held March 16-17 at the Lafayette Hotel, 101 Front St.

The show is presented by the Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society.

Tickets are $25 for members and $30 for non-members on Friday night, $25 for members and $30 for non-members on Saturday afternoon and $25 for members and $30 for non-members on Saturday night.

A weekend pass is $70 for members and $85 for non-members

For tickets and more information, call Helen Holt 304-615-7997 or Peggy Bolen 740-376-0222. VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted.

The schedule is:

March 16

* 7 p.m.: Doors open

* 8 p.m.: J.J. Thames & The Violet Revolt — Soul-Blues

* 9:45 p.m.: C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band — Zydeco

March 17

Morning

* 11 a.m.: Schools that Rock, local students supervised by Mark Doebrich. Free and open to the public.

Afternoon

* 12:30 p.m.: Doors open

* 1 p.m.: Cary Morin — Native Americana fingerstyle guitar

* 2:30 p.m.: Gaye Adegbalola Acoustic Duo

* 4 p.m.: Lurrie Bell — Chicago Blues

Evening

* 7 p.m.: Doors open

* 8 p.m.: Mississippi Heat — delta-inspired blues

* 9:45 p.m.: Bernard Allison — blues rock

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