(LAKEPORT, CA) – The annual Blue Wing Blues Festival, will be held out in the shaded garden of the Tallman Hotel’s Blue Wing Saloon & Cafe (9520 Main St. Upper Lake, California) between the hotel and restaurant. The theme of the August weekend is authentic “Bayou Blues” all three nights; with stomping good-time danceable blues rearing its head on Labor Day, September 3. Each evening’s show goes from 6-9pm and is priced separately.
Opening night, Sept 1, features the great local band “Twice as Good” opening for Baton Rouge favorite, Kenny Neal and His Family Band. On Sunday, September 2, Kenny Neal headlines again, with Pat Gleeson serving as the opening act. On Monday, September 3 (Labor Day), Rick Estrin and the Nightcats make a return providing the sounds for a night of old fashioned danceable blues with Rick on vocals and blues harp and the incomparable Kid Andersen on guitar.
The festival was rescheduled form its regular August dates because of the fires in the Lake County area. The $50 + tax admission price includes an opening and headliner band plus a delicious barbeque dinner.