Festival Details - "Blues On The Mesa"...
Start: Saturday, October 2, 2021 12:00PM
End: Saturday, October 2, 2021 6:00PM
The festival, in an effort to bring out fans early, will break protocol by starting the event with what could be considered a headliner, a 2004 Grammy Award winning artist who has toured the world over, Alvin Youngblood Hart. Mr. Hart is also the recipient of the prestigious W.C. Handy award for best new artist in 1997. Bluesman Taj Mahal once said about Hart, “The boy has got thunder in his hands.” Next on the bill is The Cass Clayton Band, regional favorites blending influences of blues, rock, funk and soul in a new way. Ms. Clayton has become renowned for her powerful vocals and soulful slide guitar playing. Following Ms. Clayton is an act that can only be described as a “show within a show”, Ladies Sing the Blues. Featuring three of Colorado’s own blues divas, Jessica Rogalski, Jill Watkins and Peaches Embry backed by the band Mojomama. Ladies Sing the Blues was presented to SRO audiences in the Pikes Peak Region twice by A Music Company Inc. The festival continues with The Buddy Whittington Band. A true Texas “Guitar Hero”, Buddy spent fifteen years as lead guitarist for legendary bluesman John Mayall. After touring worldwide with Mayall and recording seven albums, Buddy struck out on his own in 2008. He has recorded three solo albums. Closing out the show is a Grammy Award nominated blues/soul artist with fifteen albums to her credit, Janiva Magness. She was named the B.B. King Entertainer of the year in 2009 by The Blues Foundation; only the second woman to receive the award after Koko Taylor. The award was presented to her by B.B. King and Bonnie Raitt. Ms.Magness has earned seven Blues Music Awards and received 26 nominations.
.An “after party” will follow inside the community room at Gold Hill Mesa from 6 to 9 p.m. featuring the band BJ Estares and Route 61. The Pikes Peak Blues Community, a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization will receive a portion of all proceeds and host a silent auction. A young people’s stage, School of Blues, will feature the band Take 2 performing between the acts.
Blues on the Mesa will feature a variety of food trucks, vendors featuring handmade and homemade items, as well as beer from five local breweries, bourbon, wine and other alcohol for those 21 and older. Tickets are available online only, at www.BluesOnTheMesa.com and are priced at $45 for General Admission (an “early bird” ticket is available for $35) and $70 for VIP. Tickets may be purchased online through the festival website.
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