TOPANGA BLUES FESTIVAL SLATED FOR SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012
Los Angeles - The Southern California Blues Society announces the 29th annual Topanga Blues Festival on Sunday, May 6, 2012. This event has always been a favorite for those who not only love authentic blues music, but for those who want to enjoy an afternoon in a picturesque venue. The William Geer Theatricum Botanicum – is a gorgeous, 300-seat, outdoor theatre nestled in an idyllic, shady rustic vale in Topanga Canyon. Please join us for an exciting day of mouth watering BBQ and four world-class blues bands!
This year’s headliner is legendary bluesman JIMMY JOHNSON being flown in from Chicago. Known by many as “The Bar Room Preacher” for his hit record on Alligator Records, he is one of the greatest living electric blues guitarists and vocalists. Johnson is 83 years young and going incredibly strong.
BARBARA MORRISON & THE JOE KINCAID BAND will also do an exciting one-hour set dedicated to the late great Johnny Otis, with whom Morrison toured for 25 years! This is an extremely tight and exciting unit with chillingly soulful vocals!
The dynamic acoustic duo CHRIS JAMES & PATRICK RYNN from San Diego will be throwing down some serious blues on guitar and bass mixing up some urban and front porch sounds. Battle of the Blues Bands winners LIGHTNIN’ WILLIE & THE POORBOYS will be opening up the show with some hot electric blues!
The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum is located at 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga Canyon, CA 90290. Gates open at 10:00 AM and performances go from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Tickets $38.50 for General Admission, $28.50 for Southern California Blues Society members. To purchase tickets, and/or to become a member, visit www.socalblues.org
Established in 1982, the Southern California Blues Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit, all volunteer, public benefit organization, organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes. That purpose being to preserve, promote and advance the culture of the American Blues music tradition for the benefit and education of our members and the general public in Southern California.
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