La Conner Festivals of Music and Art – July 29, 2012

Special Guest: Duffy Bishop!

The La Conner Festivals of Music & Art is a series of events combining an extraordinary mix of blues, jazz, classical, food, art, and spirits, at Maple Hall, in downtown La Conner on Sunday, July 29, from 3-10pm.

Tickets are $20 and kids under 15 are free. Buy them at the door – available anytime during the 7 hour show.

The Swinomish Blues Revue is the host band for the events. This host band boasts a world class line-up of award winning members including Nick Vigarino – guitar/dobro/vocals, Terry Nelson – piano/organ, Chris Leighton – drums/perc, and Rob Moitoza – bass/vocals, with rotating special guest performers.

Special guest vocalist for this event will be the legendary Duffy Bishop. This multi talented, award winning diva has shared the stage with Bonnie Raitt, Lou Rawls, John Lee Hooker, Bobby Blue Bland, Ruth Brown, and many others. Duffy will be joined by her husband/music director and guitarist extraordinaire Chris Carlson and her long time side man, Raven on saxophone.

Performances will include an appearance by Suze Sims, 2012 WBS Best of the Blues Vocals winner, classical/jazz guitarist Rick Rorex, Jazz Explosion, and Nick Vigarino.

Here’s the line up. Based on how much fun everyone is having, these times will be on the “ish” side – as an example: “6pm-ISH”.

  • 3pm – 4 pm – Classical guitar/piano
  • 5pm-5:30pm – Jazz Explosion
  • 6pm/6:30pm – Nick Vigarino solo/duo/trio/band/
  • 7:30pm to 8pm Suze joins full band
  • 8:30pm to 10pm – Duffy and Chris
  • 10pm-ish Grand Finale – Rich, Nick, Suze, John, and others join Duffy and Chris.

Blues art will be displayed by Dennis Hacker, Phil Chestnut, and Willow Stone. An array of smoked delights will be provided by 1st place national BBQ champion Mike Schacht of the BBQ Schacht. Wine by Washington Sips. This is an all ages event co-sponsored by the Washington Blues Society.

Tickets for all day are $20 and kids under 15 are free.

Our Calendar of Events has much more information on this fabulous event!

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