Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Northern California Blues Festival this Saturday, August 7th!

The Northern California Blues Festival is a first class family friendly blues event dedicated to bringing the best in the blues to you while raising money for and awareness of local charities.

This year's event’s featured beneficiary is the Auburn Recreation District Youth Assistance Program, providing anonymous financial assistance to qualifying families for the purpose of enrolling their children into quality sports, arts, and educational programs offered by the District.

The venue seating is a grassy, mostly open to the sky but partially shaded, natural amphitheater. Come early to claim a spot in the shade! To help beat the heat, there will be four large twin-fan misting towers placed in the food/vendor areas.

Blankets are ideal for sitting on the gentle slope of the amphitheater, while blankets and lowback chairs are equally as appropriate for the flat ground. Bringing of high-back chairs (30" and taller) is discouraged. Those who do bring in high-back chairs will be asked to sit on the outside fringes so as not to obstruct the view of the other festival-goers.

Similarly, no umbrellas, shade chairs, or shade structures can be used. Check out pictures www.partyinthepark.net (similar stage placement, though the NCBF's is larger) to get an idea of the natural shade provided at the venue at various times of the day.

There will be a free Kids Zone with inflateable water rides to keep your children cool and climbing structures to keep them challenged.

Food, craft and merchandise vendors will be on hand and will accept cash for payment. There will be an ATM onsite.

Scrip will be available for purchase and will be required for the Festival Beverage Tent items such as beer, margaritas and bottled water. Food vendors will have a variety of non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase by cash.

No food, ice chests, bottles, cans, etc. will be allowed into the event with the exception of unopened plastic water bottles and fresh fruits and vegetables, which may be carried in. Limited free public parking is available. Private parking will be available at Parkside Church, directly across the street from the event entrance, for a suggested donation of $4 to the church. No pets, please.

Wristbands will be provided and you will have in and out priviledges for the entire day. For security reasons, your festival wristbands must be worn throughout the event.

Event Musical Lineup:
Volker Strifler 12:30 PM
Dennis Jones 1:40 PM
Kaye Bohler 2:50 PM
Chris Cain 4:10 PM
Sacramento Blues Revue 5:30 PM
Zac Harmon 7:00 PM
Elvin Bishop 8:30 PM

General Admission only $25 Advance or $30 at the Gate

Kids 12 and under only $5 with Free Kids' Zone!!!

This year they've added inflatable water rides to the kids zone and have 12 food vendors with range of food choices to please kids and adults alike!!

Buy tickets here! Hurry, online ticket sales end Thursday!!

Follow the Northern Cal Blues Fest on twitter here.

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