New Jersey's most exciting Blues Fest features two stages, craft and vendor tables, food, and free parking!
The Fifth Annual Bourbon Street Blues Fest comes alive May 19 at the Lebanon Township Memorial Park, 70 Bunnvale Road, in Califon, NJ, from 11:30 AM to 8 PM.
Tickets for the Festival are: $20.00 in advance/$25.00 at the gate.
Families (up to two parents with four children) can get in for $50.00 pre-sale.
There are discounts availble for military and college students of $10.00 for those with current military or college ID.
Children from 6 to 18 years old get in for $5.00 each, and must be accompanied by a guardian.
Those 5-and-under are admitted for free.
Tickets are on sale at the gate and select Bourbon Street Wine & Spirit locations. Parking is available free of charge outside the main gate. A variety of quality foods and beverages including beer and wine will be available for purchase. Please bring valid identification if you plan to consume alcoholic beverages. Identification will be checked upon entering through the main gate. Please call 609-488-4789 for more information.
Headlining are Rick Derringer and Pat Travers Band.
Rick Derringer's classics "Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo" and "Jump" are off his platinum album, ALL AMERICAN BOY, and "Real American" is used as a theme song by wrestler Hulk Hogan and the biggest politicians around. Derringer recorded and played with Johnny Winter And... and both Edgar Winter's White Trash and The Edgar Winter Group. Derringer also has a successful solo career; he's recorded on albums with Steely Dan, Cyndi Lauper, KISS, Richie Havens, and as a producer most recently on Jenda Derringer's viral youtube hit "Cigarette."
Pat Travers is known for his own song "Snortin' Whiskey," a dynamic cover of Smiley Lewis' "Boom Boom Out Go The Lights" and Bob Marley's "Could This Be Love." Since first joining Ronnie Hawkins' touring band (before it became the band), Pat went on to release the critically acclaimed 1976 debut album, PAT TRAVERS featuring his own brand of high quality '70s guitar rock and roll. He has gone on to deliver melodic eighties rock, a blues period throughout most of the nineties, noted performances with various power trio’s during the first few years of the new Millennium, and a full blooded return to the trademark Pat Travers Band sound as he enters his fifth performing and recording decade. His latest album, says Pat, "is, quite simply, one of the best Pat Travers releases of any era."
Other International touring acts on the bill include: *George Kilby Jr., who calls his style "rough-cut American music" *Willie McBlind, a trailblazing psychedelic electric Mississippi Delta band *C.C. Coletti, who in addition to singing w/ Meat Loaf, features former Spin Doctors' guitarist Anthony Krizan
Regional artists include the best in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York City scene: Slackjaw with Nasty Ned, Citizens Band Radio, 61 North, and the Black River Band.
2012 BOURBON STREET BLUES FEST LINE UP
Exact performance times are subject to change without notice.
11:30: BLACK RIVER BAND
1:15: GEORGE KILBY JR.
3:15: WILLIE MCBLIND BAND
5:30 CITIZENS BAND RADIO
7:45: SLACK JAW BLUES BAND WITH NASTY NED
BOURBON STREET BAND
12:15: 61 NORTH
2:15: CC COLETTI BAND
4:15: PAT TRAVERS
6:30: RICK DERRINGER
FESTIVAL CONTACT: BOURBON STREET BLUES FESTIVAL CONTACT INFO