As the kick off to the Fifth Annual Stonebridge Wasaga Beach Blues, the Boogie Woogie Blues Banquet is expected to be the party of the year in Wasaga Beach and will feature a cash bar with Dan Aykroyd Wines and the Side Launch Brewing Co. and live music. The banquet takes place September 18th at the Wasaga Beach RecPlex. Doors and bar open at 6 p.m.; dinner is at 7 p.m. and the music starts at 8 p.m.
A preview of the weekend’s music, the Boogie Woogie Blues Banquet will feature Chuck Jackson’s Hogtown AllStars, Donnie Walsh aka Mr. Downchild, David Rotundo, and Cheryl Lescom. Dance the night away Juno award winners and Maples Blues Award winners.
Award-winning local caterer Taste of Paradise Fine Foods is planning on serving up quite the feast at the Boogie Woogie Blues Banquet. The southern style buffet dinner includes a glass of wine or a glass or beer. Kareem Thomas (Chef K) and Pina Stillitano of Taste Paradise say the mouthwatering menu includes Caesar salad, coleslaw, southern Cajun chicken, smoked pork ribs, seasonal vegetables, roasted sweet potatoes, and upside down pineapple cake, plus tea and coffee.
Wayne Buttery and the Groove Project continue the fun with the after party at the Beacon Restaurant from 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The Wasaga Beach RecPlex is located 1724 Mosely St. The Beacon Restaurant is located at 146-45th Street; The UPS Store is is located at 2-291 Main Street in the Stonebridge Town Centre: call 705-429-7030.
Stonebridge Wasaga Beach Blues, a free music festival from Sept. 18 to 20 at the Stonebridge Town Centre in Wasaga Beach, will feature an array of musicians, many of them award-winning. Stonebridge Wasaga Beach Blues is thankful for the generous support of a Celebrant Ontario grant from the Province of Ontario and TD Canada Trust.
About Stonebridge Wasaga Beach Blues
Based on the tremendous success of last summer’s blues filled weekend, the 2015 edition of Stonebridge Wasaga Beach Blues promises to be even better. Last year close to 7,000 people from across Ontario and the U.S. attended Stonebridge Wasaga Beach Blues, which is held at the Stonebridge Town Centre. Chuck Jackson, of the Legendary Downchild Blues Band and the Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival, is the musical director for Stonebridge Wasaga Beach Blues. While Stonebridge Wasaga Beach Blues is a free event, donations will be accepted to help grow the festival.
The Blues has a new home in Wasaga Beach.