(OJAI, CA) – The Bowlful of Blues’ 25th anniversary festival will take place in Ojai’s beautiful Libbey Bowl on Saturday, September 22, from 4pm-9:3 pm. Headlining are Alligator Records’ rising stars, the Selwyn Birchwood Band. Nationally known artists, Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps, will appear with their down-home blend of Texas blues and New Orleans R&B.
Rod Piazza, international touring harmonica virtuoso, will take the stage with special guest, boogie-woogie pianist Carl Sonny Leyland. Also appearing are the West Coast group Hot Roux with their infectious mix of Louisiana blues & swamp rock ‘n’ roll and the blazing guitar blues of the Kwan Telifaro Project. Multi-talented performer Gill Sotu will handle the MC duties.
Great food and barbecue, beer and wine, arts, crafts and blues-themed booths will add to the nonprofit benefit celebration. General admission (festival seating) is $40 in advance and $45 at the gate (plus a required $3 bowl maintenance fee). A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $100 (bowl fee included) and offer select front section seating, reserved secure parking, VIP lounge, premium beer and wine, complimentary snacks, and exclusive artist access.