Springing the Blues in Jacksonville: Florida’s Largest Free Outdoor Music Celebration

Individuals from all over the Southeast swarmed the Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Coastline this weekend break for the 16th yearly George’s Music Springing the Blues Festival. The 3 day yearly occasion just maintains growing as well as far better with such worldwide well-known blues artists as the Kelly Bell Band from Baltimore, Joe Bonamassa, Yo Mamma’s Large Fat Booty Band, and also Jacksonville’s own child marvel, Eric Steckel.

An approximated crowd of 40,000 descended on this beachfront neighborhood for a weekend break of enjoyable in the sunlight, and the weather could not have been much better. With temperature levels in the reduced 80’s, beachgoers got here early to romp in the sand and surf while watching the children as well as the pros destroy our tiny but happy 2-3 footers in the Aqua East Surfing the Blues Competition.

Kicking off the festivities at 5 pm on Friday was Regi Blue, followed by Sean Costello as well as Shane Dwight, delighting the target market with their mix of conventional blues and jazz favorites. Friday’s headliner was The Howl, a sobbing blues band from Boston Ma.

After hr’s jam sessions across the road at the Seawalk Resort, and the Atlantic Theatres right in Atlantic Coastline kept Blues enthusiasts liking it till the wee hrs. At Freebird Live, musicians carried out in an intimate show setting each night, covering it off with among Jacksonville’s preferred bands, Mofro on Sunday night.

At the western edge of the festival grounds, surrounded by youngsters jumping around on inflatables, bungi leaping and rock climbing, artists that had simply or were going to do on the primary stage, utilized the west phase to rise close and individual. Eric Steckel happy followers on Saturday with an “unplugged” variation of his most current and also greatest. Roger Cyclone Wilson roamed the crowd, and also on Sunday Dr. Hector carried out a Blues Tribute to former band participant Dru Lombar.

Obtaining the crowd going Saturday mid-day, The Kelly Bell Band revealed why they were named the finest Mid Atlantic Regional Blues Band for 9 straight years. Headliner Joe Bonamassa, elected BluesWax 2005 musician of the year, placed on a captivating performance to a full group dance to the music under a crescent moon at night.

The Eric Steckel Band, featuring fifteen year old “Blues Boy Marvel” Eric Steckel, took the stage at 5:30 showcasing this guy’s amazing ability and presence on stage. Closing out this years Springing the Blues Festival, was Blues terrific Lee Roy Parnell, laying it back with the practice of what the Blues is all about.

As one of Jacksonville Beaches’ leading events, George’s Music Springing the Blues Event brings the people in from around, loading hotels and crowding the roads each and every year. Many thanks as well as congratulations to the manufacturers of this years reveal for bringing in some high quality skill – the finest Blues you can obtain!

Roger Storm Wilson strolled the crowd, and also on Sunday Dr. Hector carried out a Blues Tribute to previous band participant Dru Lombar.

The Eric Steckel Band, featuring fifteen year old “Blues Child Wonder” Eric Steckel, took the phase at 5:30 showcasing this individual’s fantastic ability as well as existence on phase. Closing Joe Bonamassa Tickets out this years Springing the Blues Event, was Blues wonderful Lee Roy Parnell, laying it back with the custom of what the Blues is all about.

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