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

People from all over the Southeast abounded the Seawalk Structure in Jacksonville Coastline this weekend break for the 16th annual George’s Music Springing cry Festival. The three day yearly event just keeps obtaining bigger as well as better with such internationally acclaimed blues musicians as the Kelly Bell Band from Baltimore, Joe Bonamassa, Yo Mamma’s Large Fat Booty Band, and also Jacksonville’s own boy marvel, Eric Steckel.

An approximated crowd of 40,000 descended on this beachfront area for a weekend break of fun in the sunlight, as well as the climate couldn’t have been much better. With temperatures in the reduced 80’s, beachgoers got here early to frolic in the sand and surf while viewing the kids and also the pros wreck our little yet honored 2-3 footers in the Aqua East Surfing cry Contest.

Starting the festivities at 5 pm on Friday was Regi Blue, adhered to by Sean Costello and also Shane Dwight, thrilling the audience with their mix of typical blues and jazz faves. Friday’s headliner was The Howl, a howling blues band from Boston Ma.

After hour’s jam sessions across the street at the Seawalk Resort, as well as the Atlantic Theatres all the method in Atlantic Coastline kept Blues fans loving it till the wee hours. At Freebird Live, musicians performed in an intimate performance establishing each evening, topping it off with one of Jacksonville’s favorite bands, Mofro on Sunday evening.

At the western edge of the festival grounds, surrounded by children jumping around on inflatables, bungi leaping and also rock climbing, artists that had just or were going to do on the main phase, used the west stage to stand up close and personal. Eric Steckel pleased followers on Saturday with an “unplugged” variation of his most current and best. Roger Typhoon Wilson roamed the group, as well as on Sunday Dr. Hector carried out a Blues Homage to previous band member Dru Lombar.

Obtaining the group going Saturday mid-day, The Kelly Bell Band showed why they were named the finest Mid Atlantic Regional Blues Band for 9 straight years. Headliner Joe Bonamassa, elected BluesWax 2005 musician of the year, placed on a riveting concert to a complete group dancing to the music under a crescent moon at night.

Sunday saw the arrival of daytime cost savings time and even more sunlight! Returning from last year, the ever prominent Yo Mamma’s Huge Fat Booty Band got things moving with their colorful clothing selections and distinct musical style and also showmanship. The Eric Steckel Band, featuring fifteen year old “Blues Child Wonder” Eric Steckel, took the stage at 5:30 showcasing this person’s outstanding skill and also existence on stage. Closing out this years Springing cry Festival, was Blues terrific Lee Roy Parnell, laying it back with the tradition of what the Blues is everything about.

As one of Jacksonville Beaches’ top events, George’s Music Springing cry Event brings individuals in from around, filling hotels and also crowding the roads every year. Congratulations and thanks to the producers of this years show for bringing in some quality skill – the very best Blues you can get!

Roger Hurricane Wilson wandered the crowd, as well as on Sunday Dr. Hector did a Blues Homage to previous band member Dru Lombar.

The Eric Steckel Band, featuring fifteen year old “Blues Kid Wonder” Eric Steckel, took the stage at 5:30 showcasing this person’s incredible ability and existence on phase. Closing Joe Bonamassa Tickets out this years Springing the Blues Celebration, was Blues excellent Lee Roy Parnell, laying it back with the tradition of what the Blues is all about.

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