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Will you be in Virginia Beach in September? If not, you may want to make plans to be there because your soul needs some healing. The Virginia Beach Blues at the Beach Festival is going to be held on the seventh and eighth of September 2012, and you won’t want to miss it.
The Blues at the Beach Festival is an annual event and is going to be held at 17th Street Park this year, or 17th Street Virginia Beach, VA 23451 for those of you using a GPS system to navigate. More details will be announced once the event draws closer and it’s typically in late spring. Currently, the events Saturday are scheduled to start at 1:30 PM and run until 10:30 PM that evening. Sunday’s events are scheduled from 11:30 AM until 5:00 PM. You can contact 757-491-SUNN for details. What exactly will you get to see and do at this blues fest? Not a trick question…you listen to blues music, of course! Local acts and big name national bands perform for your enjoyment. In years past there have been big names like Deborah Coleman, James Harman, Billy Boy Arnold and others who have all graced the open air stage at the Blues at the Beach Festival. There is nothing like a live performance, especially if it is from one of your all time favorite musicians.
Are you new to the blues? Not to worry, there is something for everyone at the festival, and you are sure to leave with a bit of knowledge about the music genre. There are even workshops held for free that you can participate in. There are many crafts and arts for sale as well as craft demonstrations for adults and the little ones. Food vendors offer up some of the area’s tastiest treats, as well as a good selection of local beers. One of the very best things about this blues event is that it is free! You don’t pay a penny to come in and enjoy all of the sights and sounds the festival has to offer. For budget minded travelers, there is nothing better than a free event. For locals, a night enjoying beautiful music right by the ocean can’t be beat. The music plays on come rain or shine.
Make you plans today to attend the Virginia Beach Blues at the Beach Festival this year. You’ll be happy that you did and your soul can heal all wounds!