Blues, Jazz & BBQ Festival earnings to River Street with food, song and fun

June 5, 2015 - bbq set

May a object gleam splendid on a 2015 Blues, Jazz, BBQ Festival, set for Jun 5-7 on River Street.

“Our initial year was awesome,” says Carrie Bligh, executive executive of a Savannah Waterfront Association, that hosts a festival. “Last year, we were totally rained out.

“We know it’s going to be good continue this year. We’re anticipating to get that sorcery back.

“It will be flattering most consistent music,” she says. “The basement of a festival is about song and a food.”

June 5 is also First Friday, so informal artisans will be set adult along Rousakis Plaza to arrangement and sell domestic humanities and crafts. Fireworks will be presented during 9:30 p.m. Friday by Wet Willie’s.

Live party will take place on a Rousakis Plaza Arbor Stage with 10 informal blues and jazz musicians, including internal favorites Eric Culberson, The Hitman Blues Band, Main Street Trio, Bottles Cans and Velvet Caravan.

Regional artists will embody a AJ Ghent Band, The Low Counts, a Doug Carn Soul Explosion, Rod Hamdallah and a Richard Harris Trio.

The festival promises “deep Southern blues, well-spoken jazz and hazed barbecue.”

“We’ll have some good internal bands and we’re bringing some from Atlanta and other areas,” Bligh says. “The AJ Ghent Band was scheduled final year though didn’t get to play since of a storms.

“They were partial of a song fest, too. He plays an extraordinary slip guitar.

“They record underneath a Zac Brown label,” she says. “We’re vehement to have him behind and have him perform.”

The festival has something for everyone.

“We swap between blues and jazz music,” Bligh says. “We have a family area with interactive games.

“We have 3 unequivocally good food vendors, all doing a small bit of all — ribs, chickens, pig butts — we’ve got all a bases covered.”

The grills and smokers will be out.

“You smell it, we hear it, we ambience it,” Bligh says. “We are vehement to supplement a newest member to this year’s festival, a Bud Light Blues Club. This VIP area will underline indifferent seating for guests, fun giveaways and a double-decker bar with a height for primary observation of a live entertainment. People can win VIP tickets to a tip of a bar.”

River Street will sojourn open to trade via a festival.

“Really, a usually one we tighten down a travel for is St. Patrick’s Day,” Blight says. “We sinecure off-duty military officers and if they see a need for it, like too many people walking off a side into a street, we make a preference to tighten River Street to traffic.”


What: Blues, Jazz BBQ Festival

When: 4-10 p.m. Jun 5; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Jun 6; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jun 7


Rousakis Plaza, River Street

Cost: Free


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