5th Annual Mt. Rainier Rhythm & Blues Festival at the Mineral Lake Event Center on September 24, 2011 is now confirmed.
This year's line up is truly international and features three bands that were in the finals this year at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis. Another Band performing in Mineral this year is heading to Memphis next year to represent the South Sound Blues Association (SSBA) at the 2012 IBC, and even another band will be competing in the regional IBC finals to represent the Washington Blues Society (WBS) next year at the IBC. This year's Festival also showcases Pacific NW veterans and legends of the stage.
In addition to the Main Stage there will be indoor stages and open jamming around the bon-fire for all musicians, whether they are performing or not. There will also be tent and RV camping on-site and plenty of activities for the whole family. Attendees will experience a twelve hour musical extravaganza at the foot of Mt. Rainier, just ninety minutes or less from most major metro areas in western Washington.
More about the performers:
Nick Vigarino's Back Porch Stomp - Nick Vigarino's Back Porch Stomp were in the IBC finals this year and have been in high demand around the country since then. Nick is a master of the slide guitar and has developed a style of his own that continues to amaze fans and fellow musicians alike.
Little Blue and the Bluenotes - Little Bill Engelhart has been in the music business for over 55 years, performing more than 10,000 shows in his career. Bill continues to be one of the busiest performers on the scene today. Little Bill is a genuine music legend around these parts and the City of Tacoma has even given him his own day for eternity.
Georg Schroeter and Marc Breitfelder - All the way from Germany are this year's IBC winners in the Solo/Duo category. They made music history this year as the first European act to win the IBC. They are traveling with a 4 piece band and they are ending their North American tour at this festival. Georg on piano and vocals and Marc playing world class harmonica, have brought their unique blues style to the forefront of the modern Blues scene. THIS WILL BE THEIR ONLY WASHINGTON STATE APPEARANCE!
Tickets are available via Brown Paper Tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/191547 or via Brown Paper Ticket's 24/7 Ticket Hotline at: 1-800-838-3006.