Organizers of the annual Whitehorse Blues Fest in Spirit Lake continue to outdo themselves.
Now in its seventh year, the three-day summer blues festival kicks-off tonight and continues through Sunday.
If you haven’t been able to hit any of the regional blues fests this summer, this is the one not to miss. The lineup includes some of the greatest blues and rhythm and blues talents in the Northwest.
Slated to appear are Yo and De Cats, Boyd Small and the Big Blues Band, Chip and the Bushwhackers, Kevin Collin and the Mojos, Cafe Blue, J.R. Boogie, Don Larson and the Cynics, Robin and the Blueshoods, Big Daddy and the Bluenotes, Charlie Butts and the Filter Tipps, Johnnie Ward, Brother Music, One Shot Blues Band, Red House and the Hdqrtrs Blues Band.
Now that’s a lot of bands.
Tonight, three Portland bands, Yo and De Cats, Kevin Collins and the Mojos and Johnnie Ward, play the Whitehorse Saloon at 9 p.m.
Blues fans will be able to take in 14 hours of great music on Saturday. From noon until 2 a.m., 16 bands will entertain both outdoors on Main Street and indoors in three clubs. Clubs include the Whitehorse Saloon, Linger Longer and Joe’s Hole.
On Sunday, bands will play in the Whitehorse Saloon and the Linger Longer. Outside, several groups will perform on Main St. during the antique car show and Harley park-in.
Tickets for the entire Whitehorse Blues Fest are $12 and are available at all G&B; outlets. Admission to tonight’s and Sunday’s bar shows are $5 at the door. Remember, to attend the bar shows you must be at least 21.