Individuals from throughout the Southeast abounded the Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Coastline this weekend for the 16th yearly George’s Songs Springing the Blues Celebration. The 3 day annual occasion simply maintains growing as well as far better with such globally well-known blues musicians as the Kelly Bell Band from Baltimore, Joe Bonamassa, Yo Mamma’s Huge Fat Booty Band, as well as Jacksonville’s very own boy marvel, Eric Steckel.
An approximated group of 40,000 descended on this beachfront neighborhood for a weekend of enjoyable in the sunlight, and also the weather couldn’t have been far better. With temperatures in the reduced 80’s, beachgoers showed up early to romp in the sand and also surf while watching the children and the pros wreck our tiny however happy 2-3 footers in the Aqua East Surfing the Blues Competition.
Starting the celebrations at 5 pm on Friday was Regi Blue, complied with by Sean Costello and Shane Dwight, delighting the target market with their mix of conventional blues and also jazz faves. Friday’s headliner was The Groan, a wailing blues band from Boston Ma.
After hr’s jam sessions throughout the road at the Seawalk Hotel, as well as the Atlantic Theatres completely in Atlantic Beach maintained Blues lovers loving it till the wee hours. At Freebird Live, musicians done in an intimate show setting each night, covering it off with one of Jacksonville’s preferred bands, Mofro on Sunday evening.
At the western side of the event premises, surrounded by kids leaping around on inflatables, bungi leaping and also rock climbing, musicians that had simply or were mosting likely to perform on the major stage, utilized the west stage to obtain up individual and close. Eric Steckel happy followers on Saturday with an “unplugged” version of his most recent as well as best. Roger Typhoon Wilson roamed the group, and on Sunday Dr. Hector did a Blues Homage to previous band participant Dru Lombar.
Obtaining the crowd going Saturday mid-day, The Kelly Bell Band showed why they were named the very best Mid Atlantic Regional Blues Band for 9 straight years. Headliner Joe Bonamassa, voted BluesWax 2005 artist of the year, placed on a captivating show to a complete crowd dancing to the music under a crescent moon in the dark.
The Eric Steckel Band, featuring fifteen year old “Blues Kid Wonder” Eric Steckel, took the phase at 5:30 showcasing this individual’s remarkable talent and also existence on phase. Closing out this years Springing the Blues Festival, was Blues terrific Lee Roy Parnell, laying it back with the custom of what the Blues is all about.
As one of Jacksonville Beaches’ top occasions, George’s Songs Springing cry Festival brings individuals in from throughout, filling up resorts as well as crowding the roads every single year. Many thanks and also congratulations to the producers of this years reveal for bringing in some high quality skill – the finest Blues you can obtain!
Roger Hurricane Wilson strolled the group, and also on Sunday Dr. Hector performed a Blues Homage to previous band member Dru Lombar.
The Eric Steckel Band, including fifteen year old “Blues Young boy Marvel” Eric Steckel, took the phase at 5:30 showcasing this individual’s outstanding skill as well as presence on phase. Closing Joe Bonamassa Tour Dates 2019 out this years Springing the Blues Event, was Blues wonderful Lee Roy Parnell, laying it back with the practice of what the Blues is all around.