Taj Mahal headlines San Diego Blues Festival

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San Diego Blues Festival

Taj Mahal & the Phantom Blues Band headline this year’s AimLoan.com San Diego Blues Festival to be held Sept. 7 on the downtown San Diego waterfront.

They will be joined by acts such as Larkin Poe, Eric Gales, Curtis Salgado, Black Market III, Whitney Shay, Chris James & Patrick Rynn, The Sleepwalkers and World Famous Jim Gibson.

The festival runs noon to 8 p.m. at scenic Embarcadero Marina Park North.

The annual festival is held as a benefit for the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. The food bank is leading the region’s fight against hunger by providing meals to up to 370,000 people in need each month.

Through the first eight years of the event, the festival and an accompanying food drive have raised $955,000 and 12 tons of food for the hungry.

A large number of San Diego’s needy population are senior on fixed incomes as well as active military and their dependents who require food assistance.

Past headliners at the event have included Mavis Staples, Charlie Musselwhite, Tab Benoit, Bill Gibbons, Elvin Bishop, Los Lobos and Eric Burdon & the Animals.

For tickets, please visit SDBluesFest.com website


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