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Music: Cincy Blues Fest

By Mike Breen · August 8th, 2012 · CityBeat Recommends
to_do_webb_wilder_photo_tom cometWebb Wilder performs at the Cincy Blues Fest - Photo: Tom Comet
 By all accounts (from people who actually attended or performed), last month’s huge Bunbury Music Festival was one of the best-run fests of its kind this area has ever seen. Organizer Bill Donabedian no doubt scored some tips from the operators of the big annual Blues celebration, the volunteer-driven Cincy Blues Fest, which has been doing the “well-run music festival” thing at Sawyer Point Park along the riverfront for many years now. This weekend, the Cincy Blues Fest — one of the finest Blues events in the Midwest — returns to Sawyer Point to celebrate its 20th anniversary, a rare and remarkable achievement for any music festival.

This year’s main stage national headliners are especially strong — Webb Wilder on Friday and Duke Robillard on Saturday — but the Cincy Blues Fest always has a ton of interesting and engaging artists performing throughout the fest’s multiple stages. See Spill It for more details on the event’s many offerings. Tickets are $20 each day (two-day passes are available Friday at the gates for $30), or grab yours early through brownpapertickets.com for a $5 discount. Or you can join the Cincy Blues Society (cincyblues.org), the creators and managers of Cincy Blues Fest, to receive an even deeper discount. Music starts at 5 p.m. Friday Aug. 10 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday Aug. 11. Visit cincybluesfest.org for full details.



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