The Limestone City Blues Festival will once again bring Downtown Kingston alive with the sounds of the blues August 22, 23,24 & 25, 2013
Celebrating its 17th year, the festival is delighted to announce that Ana Popovic will be headlining the Springer Market Square Stage on Saturday, August 24, 2013. Popovic, a native of Serbia but now based in Memphis, Tennessee, is known for her fearless guitar-playing and soulful voice.
Opening for her will be Canadian Maple Blues Award nominees, The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer. First up will be one of Kingston’s best known bands – Soul Survivors.
Popa Chubby, American blues artist extraordinaire will headline the Princess Street Stage on Friday night the 23rd. Popa Chubby and his band came to light in the mid-90s after serving a long apprenticeship at New York’s famed blues club, Manny’s Carwash.
The ebullient, cantankerous Chubby grew up in a home filled with music – Illinois Jacquet allegedly played at his parents’ wedding. His father, who worked at a small candy store in the Bronx, took his son to see Chuck Berry when he was six years old and as a result Chubby took up the guitar. Opening for Popa Chubby will be Canadian duo Fraser Daley.
The festival opens on Thursday, August 22nd in Confederation Park with the incredible duo of Peter Karp and Sue Foley.
Once again, Limestone City Blues Festival promises to be a ‘not to be missed’ presentation of blues greatness.
Get your $10 admission bracelet from participating venues for all four days of the festival – to the clubs, park, and the concerts on Princess Street and in Springer Market Square – and, with your bracelet, your free blues bucks to redeem at many downtown merchants! Bracelets will be on sale by late July. (Visit their website for bracelet sales locations).
The Limestone City Blues Festival is a produced by the Downtown Kingston! BIA. Downtown Kingston! BIA is an association comprised of, and funded by 700+ downtown businesses. The association is dedicated to the maintenance and promotion of a vibrant and healthy downtown.
Release source: DowntownKingston.ca