Internationally-acclaimed concert producer Steve Simon presents the fifth annual Coors Light St. John Blues Festival with seven live blues shows over five days beginning on Wednesday, March 21, and running through Sunday, March 25.
The festival’s main concert is scheduled for Saturday evening, March 24, at 7 p.m. in the Coral Bay Ball Field and stars New Orleans’ blues legend Jon Cleary and The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Memphis’s “Prince of Beale Street” Billy Gibson and The Billy Gibson Band, International Blues Competition winner Joey Gilmore and The Joey Gilmore Blues Band and St. John’s own Queen of the Blues, T-Bird.
“We are dedicating this year’s Blues Festival to the Blues Foundation’s HART Fund, which provides financial assistance to blues artists and their loved ones in times of illness and special needs,” said Simon. “For many years the HART fund has made a difference in the quality of life of some of the blues world’s elder statesmen and we are very proud to be part of that effort this year.”
Wednesday , March 21: Opening Blues Festival Party at the Mongoose Junction courtyard starring Danny Morris, 8 p.m. Admission is free.
Thursday, March 22: Compass Rose starring 2 Blue Shoes, 8 p.m. Admission is free.
Friday , March 23: Shipwreck Landing starring Rob Peck, 8 p.m. Admission is free.
Saturday, March 24: Compass Rose starring Mitch Woods, 2 to 6 p.m. Admission is free.
Saturday, March 24: Skinny Legs starring 2 Blue Shoes, 2 to 6 p.m. Admission is free.
Saturday, March 24: The 5th Annual Coors Light St. John Blues Festival, Coral Bay ballfield. Gates open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Starring Jon Cleary and The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Billy Gibson and The Billy Gibson Band, Joey Gilmore and The Joey Gilmore Blues Band and T-Bird and Friends.
Advance tickets are $25, tickets purchased at the gate are $30. Children under 18 admitted free.
Advance ticket sales are available on St. John at Connections in Cruz Bay and Coral Bay and Chelsea Drugs at The Marketplace.
Advance ticket sales are available on St. Thomas at Modern Music in Havensight and Nisky Center, and Chelsea Drugs in Red Hook.
Sunday, March 25: Closing Blues Festival party, the Beach Bar, with surprise guest artists all afternoon. 4 to 7:30 p.m.
The 5th Annual St. John Blues Festival is brought to you by Coors Light, Theodore Tunick & Company, Holiday Homes, American Paradise Realty, FirstBank, Sun Dog Cafe and The Gecko Gazebo Bar, The Inn at Tamarind Court, Pirate Radio, Sunny Fm, Isle 95, and Steve and Helen Simon.
For further information call 340-693-8120.