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2009 Western Maryland Blues Fest schedule of events

May 24, 2009

Complete information is available at www.blues-fest.org

Thursday, May 28 - Blues Prelude

University Plaza Park, 50 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown

Free, but limited admission. Lawn chairs and blankets encouraged.

· The Nighthawks 5 to 6:30 p.m. Gates open at 4 p.m.

Friday, May 29 - Lotta Blues Show

City Central Lot, North Potomac Street. Gates open at 4 p.m. Admission is limited.

$20 in advance and $25 at the gate. $7 admission for children 6 to 12 years old. Free for children 5 and younger. IDs required. A transaction fee of $2.50 per ticket applies to advance sale tickets.

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· 4:30 to 5:15 p.m - Ronnie Ray

· 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. - Chopteeth

· 6:45 to 8 p.m. - Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials

· 8:15 to 9:30 p.m. - Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers

Saturday, May 30 - Downtown House Party

City Central Lot. Gates open at 11 a.m.

$35 in advance and $40 at the gate. $7 admission for children 6 to 12 years old. Free for children 5 and younger. IDs required. A transaction fee of $2.50 per ticket applies to advance sale tickets.

Beck's Stage

· Noon to 1 p.m. - The Kelly Bell Band

· 2 to 3 p.m. - Bonerama

· 4 to 5:15 p.m. - Janiva Magness

· 6 to 8 p.m. - Roomful of Blues

Bud Light Stage

· 1 to 2 p.m. - Bad Influence

·3 to 4 p.m. - Willie "Big Eyes" Smith

· 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. - The Mike Stern Band

· 8 to 9:30 p.m. - The Derek Trucks Band

Sunday, May 31 - Family Blues Picnic

City Park, Hagerstown

Free admission

Peter Buys Band Shell

· Noon to 12:45 p.m. - The Rhythm Kings

· 1 to 1:45 p.m. - Jumptown

· 2 to 3:15 p.m. - Ruby Hayes Blues Band

· 3 to 5 p.m. - Campbell Brothers

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

· 1 to 1:45 p.m. - Campbell Brothers steel-guitar demo

· Noon to 1 p.m., and 2 to 3 p.m. - Williamsport High School Jazz Ensemble

Ticket specials, prohibited items and other good things to know

· $50 combination tickets are available for Friday and Saturday's concerts.

· No chairs, coolers, food or beverages may be brought into the festival area Friday or Saturday

· Animals, except service animals, are prohibited

· Audio and video recording are prohibited

All packs, parcels and bags are subject to inspection

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