The 2015 Blues & Seafood Festival

 Ilwaco, Washington

     This year’s line up is looking great. Friday blasts off with Papa Rocket. Papa Salty is joining three Hudson Rocket veterans. The “rocket” is fueled by founding Hudson Rocket drummer/vocalist Ken Johnson, Mike Taylor (bass) and Ron Solomon (keys/sax). The “papa” is a slimmed down Tim McAllister.

Up next is our very own North Coast Blues and the Cadillac Horns, the Long Beach Peninsula/North Oregon Coast’s premier blues band.

    Our Friday night headliner is The Randy Oxford Band featuring Lady A. The band will showcase their sophisticated brand of Chicago style musicianship, daring arrangements of blues classics, Americana, Soul, R&B, Funky, Rock, Motown and more.

     We finish up Friday night with a, not to be missed, All Star Jam and Trombone Fest.

     Up first on Saturday is The Strange Tones. The magic of this ensemble is fueled by four players who are equally compelled and driven to advance their unique “Crime A Billy” crusade. This fearsome foursome is led by the husband-and-wife team of Guitar Julie and bassist Andy Strange, and fortified by longtime partners guitarist Suburban Slim and drummer Andy Gauthier. To add some salsa to the show, they’re bringing along their dance troupe extraordinaire, the Volcano Vixens.

    The Ken DeRouchie Band, a premier Soul/R&B/Funk/Blues outfit featuring a crisp horn section and a tight rhythm section and amazing 5 part vocal harmonies, performing original music written by Ken as well as a few handpicked twists on some blues and R & B classics.

      As a headliner this year we are thrilled to present, all the way from the great state of Texas, Hamilton Loomis. He is a non-stop turbo powered, multi- instrumental talent that guarantees to have everyone up swaying and clapping as soon as he hits the stage.

      This is one show you just can’t afford to miss.

     The Food Court will have loads of delights from Peninsula Seafood providers. And, of course, there will local Micro Brews and Regional Wines.

     Once again, we are working with our friends at Jazz & Oysters who are having an early show on Saturday August 15th, just up the road in beautiful and historic Nahcotta.  All and all, an incredible two days of outstanding music and fun!

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