Sunday, July 6, 2008

Mohawk Valley Blues Festival

The gates will open for the Mohawk Valley Blues Festival at noon on August 22 at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds in Utica, IN. A longtime fundraiser for various causes including aid for Hurricane Katrina victims and the Humane Society, the festival this year will donate some of its proceeds to Operation Sunshine, a coalition of various local branches of organizations such as the Salvation Army, the Girl Scouts and the Boy Scouts. The coalition brainstorms community service projects to be implemented throughout the Utica Area

The headline act for this year's festial is Magic Slim and the Teardrops, with supporters Darrell Nulisch, Sharrie Williams & the Wiseguys and Clarence Spady.

Tickets for the festival are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate, with children 16 and under getting in free.

To find out more about the festival, go to the event's official website.

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