Springing the Blues in Jacksonville: Florida’s Largest Free Outdoor Music Celebration

People from around the Southeast swarmed the Seawalk Structure in Jacksonville Beach this weekend for the 16th annual George’s Music Springing the Blues Celebration. The three day yearly occasion just maintains growing as well as better with such globally well-known blues artists as the Kelly Bell Band from Baltimore, Joe Bonamassa, Yo Mamma’s Huge Fat Booty Band, as well as Jacksonville’s very own boy marvel, 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 temperature levels in the low 80’s, beachgoers got here early to romp in the sand and also browse while seeing the children as well as the pros destroy our tiny yet happy 2-3 footers in the Aqua East Surfing cry Competition.

Kicking off the celebrations at 5 pm on Friday was Regi Blue, followed by Sean Costello as well as Shane Dwight, thrilling the target market with their mix of standard blues and also jazz faves. Friday’s headliner was The Howl, a wailing blues band from Boston Ma.

After hour’s jam sessions throughout the road at the Seawalk Resort, as well as the Atlantic Theatres completely in Atlantic Beach kept Blues lovers loving it till the wee hours. At Freebird Live, artists carried out in an intimate performance setting each evening, topping it off with among Jacksonville’s favored bands, Mofro on Sunday night.

At the western side of the festival premises, bordered by children leaping about on inflatables, bungi leaping and also rock climbing, musicians that had simply or were going to carry out on the major phase, utilized the west stage to rise close as well as personal. Eric Steckel happy fans on Saturday with an “unplugged” variation of his latest and also biggest. Roger Hurricane Wilson strolled the group, and also on Sunday Dr. Hector did a Blues Homage to former band member Dru Lombar.

Obtaining the crowd going Saturday afternoon, The Kelly Bell Band revealed why they were called the very best Mid Atlantic Regional Blues Band for 9 straight years. Headliner Joe Bonamassa, voted BluesWax 2005 artist of the year, placed on a fascinating concert to a full crowd dancing to the songs under a crescent moon in the dark.

Sunday saw the advent of daytime cost savings time and more sunlight! Returning from in 2014, the ever prominent Yo Mamma’s Huge Fat Booty Band obtained points relocating with their vibrant clothing selections and special music design and also showmanship. The Eric Steckel Band, including fifteen year old “Blues Boy Marvel” Eric Steckel, took the stage at 5:30 showcasing this man’s impressive skill and presence on phase. Closing out this years Springing cry Celebration, was Blues wonderful Lee Roy Parnell, laying it back with the tradition of what the Blues is all around.

As one of Jacksonville Beaches’ top occasions, George’s Songs Springing cry Event brings individuals in from throughout, filling resorts as well as crowding the streets every year. Many thanks and congratulations to the manufacturers of this years show for bringing in some high quality talent – the most effective Blues you can obtain!

Roger Typhoon Wilson strolled the crowd, as well as on Sunday Dr. Hector executed a Blues Homage to former band participant Dru Lombar.

The Eric Steckel Band, including fifteen year old “Blues Young boy Wonder” Eric Steckel, took the phase at 5:30 showcasing this man’s incredible talent as well as presence on stage. Closing Joe Bonamassa Tour out this years Springing the Blues Festival, was Blues terrific Lee Roy Parnell, laying it back with the tradition of what the Blues is all about.

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