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Amelia Island Blues Festival Announces 2014 Headliners

Apr 30, 2014 02:00AM
The Amelia Island Blues Festival scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 12th & 13th, will return back to the ocean breezes of Main Beach this year. Four award winning artist are set to headline this year’s event.

Curtis Salgado winner of the 2010 Blues Music Award (BMA) for Soul Blues Artist of The Year, Salgado effortlessly mixes blues, funk and R&B with a delivery that is raw and heartfelt. Chicago Blues legend, Grammy Award and Blues Music Award Nominee, John Primer is truly “The Real Deal" when it comes to performing Chicago Blues. Samantha Fish won her 2012 Blues Music Award for “Best New Artist Debut” for her album "Runaway", Her new CD, "Black Wind Howlin"will be released two days before the festival. Bernard Allison's acclaimed career has included decades of performing the Blues. Bernard totes the same smokin’ six string shooter as his late father, Blues legend Luther Allison. "We are very excited to have these world class Blues artist to perform at our 4th annual event" say Jeff Malone, President.

Day One - Friday, Sept 12th: gates will open at 5:30pm with music starting at 6:00pm with our very own Fernandina Beach "Blues in School" Band with band leaders Johnny Robinson and Roger "Hurricane" Wilson. From 6:30 - 8:00pm, The Mojo Roots, performer at the 2013 Chicago Blues Festival, will take the stage.

Day Two - Saturday,  Sept 13th: gates open at 11:30am with music performances from 12:15 - 8:00pm. Ben Prestage is returning to perform throughout the day. Blues guitar prodigy Matthew Curry, Bernard Allison, Samantha Fish, John Primer and Curtis Salgado will headline this year's event. For more information you can call (404)784-7687 or visit the festival facebook page. For Information and Tickets visit: www.ameliaislandbluesfest.com