Monday, February 27, 2012
Southern California Blues on the Beaches of San Felipe Baja California
Submitted by Tom Stewart
This is the 6th year of this great San Felipe, Baja, music, and art festival and in the past two years, the event broke away from the true blues style of music, but this year its back! This year features a great San Diego lineup to performing on the beach of the beautiful Sea of Cortez, at the El Cortez Hotel and artists from around Mexico and the U.S. with a huge variety of fine art.
This is the most anticipated year for the Blues & Arts, with all these great San Diego artists performing from the young soul and blues artist, Inspired and The Sleep covering classic soul, blues and R&B with a Indi-rock twist to the true veterans of world class blues, Billy Watson, Natham James, Chet Cannon, Ric Lee, Tom Stewart, Tony Matoian, Charles Burton, and Mercedes Moore, in addition to Backwater Blues Band with special guest, plus Baja locals Coyote Mike and The Wetbacks will also be tearing up the beach stage, and all the great supporting band musicians. But, the blues don’t stop there. There will be an all-star jam at the end of the show, in addition to a pre-party on Friday and a post party on Sunday.
This festival is all about good times; the show, the music, the art, food and drink, with all the love that this great Baja community of San Felipe. They welcome all to attend this festival; they roll out the red carpet for the artists, musicians, and guests. The weather is perfect this time of year and guaranteed to be sunny and warm.
Helping to put this event together is Gary Dilley and the San Felipe Lions Club, El Cortez Hotel, John & Rachel Pack of Baja Good Life Club, Tom Stewart of Backwater Blues Band, the community of San Felipe. All proceeds go to local charities.
The sound this year is being produced and engineered by a great pro sound system and sound engineer Justin Barton of JB Soundscapes, sound engineer and technician for Dwight Yoakum; they are also the sound for the Legendary Rhythm Blues Cruise.
San Felipe is a safe, friendly, and beautiful place to visit only and is only 4-hour drive from San Diego. Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door. VIP packages and hotels packages are also available. More info visit www.bluesandarts.com or the Baja Good Life Club at www.bajagoodlife.com.
Thanks Tom Stewart