Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Chet returns from Blues & Arts 2009

Just in case anyone was wondering we're back from the 3rd annual San Felipe Blues and Arts Festival. The promoters, the audience, the vendors, even the Fedrales enjoyed our show and asked us to return.
They treated us like we are big stars putting us up in these lovely Townhomes on the 16th hole of a local golf course and only moments from a private beach on the shores of the Sea Of Cortez. It was Great!
Everyone in the band had a very fun relaxing time, and only a few of us are hungover this morning. . . We'll let you guess which ones.  ;0-}>  Want to thank all of you folks again for your help and support!
Please join us tomorrow (Tuesday 3/31) at The Harp - 4935 Newport Ave. in Ocean Beach 7-11 pm. where we are basically planning to have ourselves another blowout of a good time. . . Come on down!
be sure to also mark April 6th on your Calendar for the big Swingin' Jumpin' and Wailin' fundraiser for Spring Harp Fest Concert featuring Charles Burton with Harmonica John, Chet and The Committee, Billy Watson's International Silver String Submarine Band and our Special Guest Mr. James Harman!
-Humphrey's Lounge - 2241 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego. Monday April 6, from 7:00 - 11:00 pm. Great Dance Floor, Fine Food, Cold Beer, Cocktails, Friendly Service, Live Blues Music only $12.00.
thanks again,

Blues & Arts Fiesta Reviews

Hear and See what they are all saying...

Mexico Living: SUCCESS! SUCCESS! Lots of Pictures on the way!

Channel 11 KYMA-TV from Yuma was in San Felipe filming the Blues and Arts Fiesta and interviewing people.
Watch Blues & Art Fiesta

Blue Roadrunner: "The Lions Club and Mexico Living Guide, with financial help from a vast roster of sponsors, did a great job of organizing and promoting the event, which drew seven Blues groups from the San Diego area as well as our own Agave Blues and Vatos Locos bands. The music was superb and the groups who are habitual émigrés to the festival keep improving their sound. Shelle Blue and Michele Lundeen were particularly galvanizing and inspired repeated ovations from the crowd...."

Kat's Korner:
The 3rd Annual Blues and Arts Fiesta was a great success and I personally had a blast. I had to leave for an hour to change my clothes and feed my dogs, but other than that, I stayed until it was over with. A big "thank you" to the Lions Club and the Packs of Mexico Living, Denny and Sandi Flannigan and everyone else involved (and there were many volunteers who ran their butts off). Possibly next year, we need a two day festival!

Casey Hamlin:
A great time for everyone and a super turnout if you missed this one we will have a bigger event next year please come an support us the San Felipe Lions Club, and have fun at the same time...

Thursday, March 26, 2009

PRE-PARTY at "The Lighthouse Lounge/Restaurant"

PRE-PARTY at "The Lighthouse Lounge/Restaurant"
This promises to be the best jam ever! Meet and Greet all of the stars of
Blues and Arts Fiesta 2009! Food and drinks will be served all night as
we get a taste of Saturday show. A meal with for a only $50 pesos and lot of drink and fun!. All the band members, their crew, artist, and all VIP will be attending; don't miss it!
Cover charge of $5.00 US.
More info www.bluesandarts.com

Friday, March 20, 2009

3rd Annual Blues & Arts Fiesta Rules and guidelines:

3rd Annual Blues & Arts Fiesta Rules and guidelines:
  • The Blues & Arts Fiesta is presented wind, shine, or rain...Ha! Ha!.
  • Folding chairs are allowed, Please bring a chairs find your spot and stay ALL DAY!
  • Umbrellas or sun shades are permitted in the dedicated area of the Fiesta grounds.
  • A variety of food and beverage (water, beer, wine, & alcohol) will be available for purchase. No coolers, outside food, beverages of any kind are allowed.
  • No glass containers of any kind will be allowed in the Fiesta grounds.
  • Backpacks and other items may be searched by Fiesta Security.
  • No weapons of any kind are allowed on the Fiesta grounds.
  • Smoking is allowed, Please discard your (unlit) cigarette buds in trash containers.
  • No audio or video recording is allowed.
  • Dogs will be allowed into the Festival - see the guidelines http://basanfelipe.blogspot.com.
We want everyone to have a wonderful experience to share for years to come!
If you haven any more question call local 686-230-9933 or US 1-800-576-0919 Ex 5 or email bluesandarts@gmail.com

Dogs at The 3rd Blues & Arts Fiesta

Dogs will be allowed into the Festival under the following conditions:

1) All dogs must be on a leash at all times.
2) The Owner is responsible for the dog's water, food and picking up after it.
3) If the animal exhibits any aggressive behavior the animal and the owner will be asked to leave by Security and there will be no refunds of admission.

This is a festival and we want everyone to enjoy themselves but not prevent others from doing so as well.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Seaside town in Mexico hosts popular fiesta

March 8, 2009 - 5:58PM

 Yuma Sun - Yumans are invited to head south of the border later this month for a day of music and art in San Felipe, Baja Calif.

  The seaside town will host its third annual Blues and Arts Fiesta on March 28.

  Eleven bands and 60 artists hailing from both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border will be showcased in the popular event.

  San Felipe is located along the Sea of Cortez, 125 miles south of Mexicali, Baja Calif.

  The Blues and Arts Fiesta is a major fundraiser for the San Felipe Lions Club. The nonprofit group uses proceeds from the event to support a home for abused and abandoned children in San Felipe, according to Kathy Preppernau, a spokeswoman for the club.

  Preppernau said the event offers "amazing talent all encapsulated in cool sea breezes and majestic mountains."

  The outdoor concert and art show will take place at the San Felipe Baseball Field. The fun will begin at 10 a.m. and the bands will play until 11 p.m.

  Tickets are $20, but VIP packages are available, too. For tickets and information on border crossing and accommodations, go to BluesAndArts.com on the Web.

  Many of the bands slated to perform have earned numerous honors in Mexico, and U.S. performer Gino Matteo, for example, was named Best Blues Guitarist at the Guitar Center Hollywood during the King of the Blues competition in 2006. Matteo has opened for B.B. King.

  The band Vatos Locos was the 2008 winner of the Mexico Readers Poll, while Johnny Mastro & Mama’s Boys are past winners of LA Music Awards' Best Blues Band, and Michele Lundeen & Blues Streak has been nominated numerous times for San Diego Music Awards.

  To see the full lineup of bands, go to the event's Web site.

  Art forms on display - and available for sale - will include Mexico's famous string and wax paintings by the Huichol Indians and pottery made by the local Pai Pai Indians. There will also be numerous painters, joined by photographers and jewelry makers.

  "This event provides a unique opportunity to help people and a community, while listening to amazing music and seeing spectacular art," Preppernau said. "We get a large influx of people from the U.S., especially those that live within driving distance, but many who fly to San Diego and drive from there." 

Darin Fenger can be reached at
dfenger@yumasun.com or 539-6860.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

SCORE-International Off-Road Racing CEO, Sal Fish named Fiesta Grand Marshall as SCORE joins forces with the “Blues & Arts Fiesta”

For all you off-road racing fans who are also into Blues Music and Art, the San Felipe BC Lions Club and Mexico Living have just announced that SCORE-International, with CEO Sal Fish, is now a Gold Sponsor of the Blues & Arts Fiesta in San Felipe BC on Saturday, March 28, 2009 from 10 am until 11 pm.    

Sal Fish will be Grand Marshal for this event.  The Blues & Arts Fiesta will feature ten (10) award winning Blues Bands from the US and 2 from Mexico along with 60 talented artist from the US, Mexico and Sonora for a Blues and Arts event like no other.  An outdoor concert on the beautiful Sea of Cortez with awesome Blues music resounding off the majestic mountains and a variety of Art on display and for sale from paintings, sculptures, pottery, jewelry and more.  You may even see some of your favorite off-road racing celebrities as well.  General admission tickets are just $20 for the all day event, bands playing from 10 am until 11 pm.  Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy this awesome concert while also enjoying a variety of food and ice cold beverages.   

If the VIP treatment is your pleasure you can relax and enjoy the concert under the umbrellas of the VIP Section and have drinks and food delivered right to you.  Tickets for the event are available online at www.bluesandarts.com.  You will also find all of the information you need for planning your trip to the fishing village of San Felipe on the Beautiful Sea of Cortez.   

All proceeds from this fund raising event will go to benefit the Sonshine Hacienda Children’s Home www.sonshinehacienda.com  being built in San Felipe to care for 50 abused, neglected and abandoned children.    

You won’t want to miss the action in San Felipe, Baja California that weekend. Purchase your tickets online today at www.bluesandarts.com