(MARIETTA, OH) -The 27th Annual River City Blues Festival is presented by the The Blues, Jazz, and Folk Music Society of the Mid Ohio Valley. Held Friday-Saturday, March 16-17 at The Lafayette Hotel (101 Front Street, Marietta, OH) and featuring Zydeco, Chicago and Delta blues, Americana and soul. Acts include C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band. Chenier is the Creole son of the Grammy Award-winning “King of Zydeco,” Louisiana musician, Clifton Chenier; Bernard Allison, son of the late Luther Allison, Lurrie Bell, son of the late Cary Bell; soul-blues shouter JJ Thames, Mississippi Heat, Gaye Adegbalola, and Cary Morin.
Friday Night, March 16-Doors open at 7pm
8pm JJ Thames & The Violet Revolt (Soul Blues)
9:45pm CJ Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band (Zydeco)
Saturday Afternoon, March 17:
11am High Schools That Rock (Free show, open to public)
Afternoon Show-Doors open at 12:30pm
1pm Cary Morin (Native Americana Fingerstyle Guitar)
2:30pm Gaye Adegbalola (Acoustic Duo)
4pm Lurrie C Bell (Chicago Blues)
Saturday Night Doors open at 7pm
8pm Mississippi Heat (Delta Inspired Blues)
9:45pm Bernard Allison (Blues Rock)
Tickets prices: Friday night, Saturday afternoon, or Saturday night shows each: $25 members/$30 non-members. Weekend Pass: $70 members/$85 non- members. Advanced tickets may be purchased by calling Helen Holt at 304-615-7997 or Peggy Bolen at 740-376-0222.