New acts have been added to the sixth annual St. John Blues Festival presented by Steven Simon, with five live blues shows over five days beginning on Wednesday, March 19, and running through Sunday, March 23.
The festival’s main concert is scheduled for Saturday evening, March 22, at 7 p.m. in the Coral Bay ball field and stars New Orleans blues legends Tab Benoit, Chubby Carrier and The Bayou Swamp Band, Waylon Thibodeaux and International Blues Competition winner Sean Carney and the Sean Carney Band.
This year’s St. John Blues Festival is dedicated to the Voice of the Wetlands to assist Benoit’s efforts to put a stop to the dramatic and constant loss of Louisiana’s wetlands.
Advance tickets are $25, tickets at the gate $30. Children under 18 admitted free. Food and beverage service will be available all evening. Bring a blanket, bring a chair, but please be cool — no coolers.
Advance ticket sales are available on St. John at Connections in Cruz Bay and Coral Bay and Chelsea Drug Store in The Marketplace. Tickets are also available on St. Thomas at Modern Music in Havensight and Chelsea Drug Store in Red Hook.
The sixth annual St. John Blues Festival is brought to you by The Lumberyard Retail Complex, Merchants Commercial Bank, Coors Light, Theodore Tunick and Company, Holiday Homes, FirstBank, the Inn at Tamarind Court, Shipwreck Landing, Aqua Bistro, Sunny FM, Isle 95, and Steve and Helen Simon.
For more information, call Steve Simon at 340-693-8120 or at [email protected] or www.stjohnbluesfestival.com.
The Sixth Annual St. John Blues Festival Schedule
Wednesday, March 19
Opening Blues Festival party, the Beach Bar at Wharfside Village, 8 p.m. Reverend Raven and the Chain Smoking Alter Boys. Admission is free.
Thursday, March 20
Blues Day in Coral Bay, Aqua Bistro, 8 p.m. Reverend Raven and the Chain Smoking Alter Boys. Admission is free.
Friday, March 21
The One Night to Go Party, Shipwreck Landing in Coral Bay, 8 p.m. Danny Draher and Mitch Woods. Admission is free.
Saturday, March 22
The Sixth Annual St. John Blues Festival, Coral Bay ball field, gates open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Starring Tab Benoit, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, Waylon Thibodeaux and Sean Carney and the Sean Carney Band.
Sunday, March 23
The Closing Blues Festival Party, the Beach Bar at Wharfside Village, 4 to 7:30 p.m. Surprise guest artists all afternoon.