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Amelia Island Blues Festival Announces 2014 Headliners

Jun 04, 2014 02:00AM
The Amelia Island Blues Festival scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 12 and 13, will return back to the ocean breezes of Main Beach this year. Four award winning artists are set to headline this year’s event. Curtis Salgado, winner of the 2010 Blues Music Award 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 one of the best when it comes to performing Chicago Blues. Samantha Fish won her 2012 Blues Music Award for “Best New Artist Debut” for her album "Runaway". Bernard Allison's acclaimed career has included decades of performing the Blues. "We are very excited to have these world class Blues artist to perform at our 4th annual event" say Jeff Malone, President.

On day one the gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with music starting at 6 p.m. with Fernandina Beach’s “Blues in School” band with band leader Johnny Robinson and Roger “Hurricane” Wilson. Then “The Mojo Roots” will take the stage. On day two, gates open at 11:30 a.m. with music from 12:15 – 8 p.m. In addition to the headliners, Ben Prestage is returning to perform throughout the day, along with Blues guitar prodigy Matthew Curry. For information and tickets visit: