AACW presents the 11th Annual Blues and Jazz festival. The festival will begin at 7:00 pm at Antioch University Midwest, featuring Blooz ‘n’ Pomes. This will be a poetry open mic open to the public. Poets will be backed by a blues band featuring headliners from the festival. Blooz ‘n’ Pomes will continue until 9:00 pm, and then move to Peach’s Grill, 104 Xenia Avenue starting at 10:00 pm.
On Friday, August 26, the festival will move to the Antioch College Amphitheater on Corry Street in Yellow Springs. There will be a variety of vendors as well as the following performers:
6:00 Kelly Richie Band
7:15 Andrew ‘Jr. Boy’ Jones
8:30 Karen Patterson and the 5YZmen
11:30 The Larry Humphrey Band
Saturday, August 27 will begin at 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm with a blues workshop hosted by Debbie Davies and Andrew ‘Jr. Boy’ Jones. This will be followed by Innovation Stage performances by a variety of area musicians from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Evening performers include:
7:00 Andrew ‘Jr. Boy’ Jones
8:30 Debbie Davies
10:00 Nerak Roth Patterson Band
11:15 Blues Summit
The festival will culminate on Sunday August 28 with a Gospel Fest and Basket Meeting. The Gospel Fest will consist of live performances from area gospel artists followed by the Basket Meeting. The Basket Meeting is an old time community tradition similar to a community potluck where participants are encouraged to pack a picnic lunch and socialize.