Fernandina’s got the blues

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm

Reporter – News Analyst

Albert Castiglis kicks off Fernandina Beach's 3rd Annual Blues Fest on Centre Street.
Albert Castiglia kicks off Fernandina Beach’s 3rd Annual Blues Fest on Centre Street.

The 3rd Annual Blues Fest, that is.

Hundered of people attended the free, kick-off  event on Friday night September 13, 2013, on Centre Street near the Palace Saloon with noted bluesman Albert Castiglia.  The event continues today, beginning at 10:30 a.m. for holders of VIP tickets, and general admission open a half-hour later at 11:00 a.m.  Tickets are available at the door.  Saturday’s line up includes:

• 11:15  –  12:00 Claudette King, – BB King’s very talented youngest daughter

• 12:15  –  1:00   Josh Miller Band

• 1:15  –  2:00  Roger Hurricane Wilson w/ Shuffle Junkies

• 2:15  –  3:30  John Nemeth Band

• 3:45  –  5:00  Zac Harmon

• 5:15  –  6:30  Ana Popovic

• 6:45 – 8:00 Mud Morganfield
 Muddy Waters’ son keeping the Chicago blues alive.

Check out www.ameliaislandblusefest.com for additional information.

DSCN1000The Centre Street crowds enjoyed the blues Friday night, even with the passing train in the background.  Saturday’s venue will be the Amelia River parking area, south of Ash Street.


September 14, 2013 10:10 a.m.

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