People from all over the Southeast abounded the Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Coastline this weekend for the 16th yearly George’s Music Springing cry Festival. The 3 day yearly occasion simply maintains getting larger and better with such internationally acclaimed blues artists as the Kelly Bell Band from Baltimore, Joe Bonamassa, Yo Mamma’s Big Fat Booty Band, as well as Jacksonville’s own boy wonder, Eric Steckel.
An estimated crowd of 40,000 came down on this beachfront community for a weekend break of enjoyable in the sun, and the climate couldn’t have been far better. With temperatures in the low 80’s, beachgoers got here early to romp in the sand and also browse while viewing the youngsters and also the pros destroy our proud however tiny 2-3 footers in the Aqua East Surfing the Blues Contest.
Beginning the celebrations at 5 pm on Friday was Regi Blue, followed by Sean Costello and also Shane Dwight, delighting the target market with their mix of traditional blues as well as jazz faves. Friday’s headliner was The Howl, a sobbing blues band from Boston Ma.
After hour’s jam sessions across the road at the Seawalk Hotel, and also the Atlantic Theatres completely in Atlantic Coastline maintained Blues fans loving it till the wee hours. At Freebird Live, artists carried out in an intimate show setting each night, covering it off with among Jacksonville’s preferred bands, Mofro on Sunday evening.
At the western side of the festival grounds, surrounded by youngsters leaping around on inflatables, bungi jumping as well as rock climbing, artists that had simply or were going to carry out on the major stage, used the west stage to obtain up personal as well as close. Eric Steckel thrilled followers on Saturday with an “unplugged” variation of his newest and greatest. Roger Hurricane Wilson strolled the crowd, as well as on Sunday Dr. Hector carried out a Blues Homage to former band member Dru Lombar.
Getting the group going Saturday mid-day, The Kelly Bell Band revealed why they were named the very best Mid Atlantic Regional Blues Band for 9 straight years. Headliner Joe Bonamassa, elected BluesWax 2005 artist of the year, placed on a captivating performance to a complete crowd dancing to the music under a crescent moon at night.
The Eric Steckel Band, including fifteen year old “Blues Boy Wonder” Eric Steckel, took the stage at 5:30 showcasing this individual’s remarkable ability and existence on stage. Closing out this years Springing the Blues Celebration, was Blues fantastic Lee Roy Parnell, laying it back with the practice of what the Blues is all about.
As one of Jacksonville Beaches’ leading events, George’s Songs Springing cry Festival brings individuals in from throughout, filling hotels and also crowding the roads every single year. Congratulations and also thanks to the producers of this years reveal for generating some quality talent – the finest Blues you can obtain!
Roger Storm Wilson roamed the crowd, and also on Sunday Dr. Hector executed a Blues Homage to former band participant Dru Lombar.
The Eric Steckel Band, including fifteen year old “Blues Child Wonder” Eric Steckel, took the stage at 5:30 showcasing this individual’s fantastic talent and also existence on phase. Closing Joe Bonamassa Tour 2019 out this years Springing the Blues Event, was Blues wonderful Lee Roy Parnell, laying it back with the practice of what the Blues is all around.