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Annual Bear Creek Blues Festival to be held June 27 in Slater

Friday, June 19, 2009

Mike Zito performs during the 2008 Bear Creek Blues Festival.
(Eric Crump/Democrat-News)
Slater will host the Bear Creek Blues Festival for the sixth consecutive year Saturday, June 27.

This year's festival will feature seven acts performing between 3 p.m. and midnight, including headliners Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnios King, who will begin their performance at 10:30 p.m.

Styles of music played by acts appearing at the festival include Fletcher's "classic blues;" Rich Berry's "Delta-inspired acoustic blues;" King King Trio's "American Blues, Country, Rockabilly, R&B and soul;" and the funky, bluesy, jam band sound of Howard and The White Boys, according to those bands' official Web sites or Myspace pages.

At 10 p.m., organizers will raffle off an Ibanez AS73 hollow-body guitar with a transparent cherry finish. Raffle tickets are available at Slater City Hall for $1 apiece or $5 for 6.

The holder of the winning raffle ticket must be present to claim the guitar.

Tickets for entry to the event cost $15 for adults if purchased before the festival, or $20 at the gate. Admission for children ages 5 through 12 is $6, and children 4 and under get in free.

Tickets are currently available at The Vox Box in Marshall, Video Visions and City Hall in Slater and Streetside Records in Columbia.

Contact Geoff Rands at marshallreporter@socket.net

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ok Donaovan.......then stay home...what the heck is your problem? It can be a fun time for all if we all mind our own business..and have a DD.

Just be nice to everyone...we are all there to have a fun time.

-- Posted by homebody on Fri, Jun 19, 2009, at 10:08 PM

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