The fourth annual AimLoan.com San Diego Blues Festival will feature Eric Burdon & the Animals, Elvin Bishop, Tommy Castro & the Painkillers, Lazy Lester and a dozen other acts on Sept. 6-7 on the downtown San Diego waterfront.
The event features two stages with rotating acts from noon to 8 p.m.
Tickets are available for the event online at www.sdbluesfest.com. Single-day tickets are $15 and weekend passes are $25 if purchased before July 31. Single-day VIP tickets are also available for $100 and weekend passes for $150.
All proceeds from the event benefit the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, which supplies food each year to more than 320,000 people. Festival attendees are also encouraged to bring two cans of food as part of the event’s food drive.
Included in this year’s lineup are Chicago guitarist John Primer, Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, Earl Thomas & the Rhumboogies, Candye Kane, Sugaray Rayford, R.B. Stone, Kevin Selfe & the Tornadoes, Missy Andersen, Big Jon Atkinson & the Nationals, Jim Gibson, Sharifah & the Good Thing and Bishop John W. Haynes & Change.
During its first three years, the festival has raised more than $225,000 and donations of 10 tons of food to help the Food Bank’s effort to battle hunger in the San Diego region.