Tinner Hill Blues Festival This Weekend
By FALLS CHURCH TIMES STAFF
June 8, 2012
In its annual tribute to John Jackson, local blues legend, The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation is putting on its signature event this weekend Friday through Sunday. The Tinner Hill Blues Festival begins with an opening party Friday at 5 pm at Stifel and Capra. The VIP party is free and open to the public from 5 pm to 8 pm. At this free public reception Clarence “The Bluesman” Turner will be playing and guests can rub elbows with festival performers.
Friday at 8 pm. Diunna Greenleaf, Blue Mercy and Memphis Gold will be on stage at the State Theatre. Saturday is filled with blues music, beginning at the Farmer’s Market at 8 a.m. and then from 12 noon to 8 pm at Cherry Hill Park behind the Historic Cherry Hill Farmhouse and Barn. Big Boy Little Band, Cathy Ponton King, Ironing Board Sam, Big Ron Hunter, Ardie Dean, Sol Creech and Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen. Popular GMHS band Lu and The Blues Crew will be kicking off the Saturday afternoon concert.
Food and drink will be available at the Cherry Hill Park concert. Tickets for Saturday can be purchased at the Cherry Hill Park. The Park is located at 312 Park Avenue between the Cherry Hill Farmhouse (facing Park Avenue) and the Gage House (facing Great Falls Street). Tickets for the Saturday concerts are $15. Headline Pass tickets, which include reserved lawn seating, are $25 and can also be purchased online at tinnerhill.org. and more detailed information about the concert times, talent, etc. is available on their website.
June 8, 2012