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Monday, March 23, 2009

3rd International Blues & Arts Feista

3rd International Blues & Arts Feista
By John Benjamin Pack

On March 28th the Sea of Cortez will be a different shade of blue and lives will be changed.

San Felipe is a slow moving fishing village on the western apex of the sea, just 120 miles south of the U.S. border. But on this day, everything changes and you can feel the energy as it blows over the town on the daily winds.

Every person in town will be at the baseball field to enjoy great music and fine art while supporting the growing good this event makes possible each year. This year will feature some of the best “rockin’ blues” bands and as many as 60 of the finest artists from northwest Mexico and the southwest U.S.

With each ticket sold, and each art display, the attendees and artists are changing lives. The 150 people working the event are all volunteers, even the bands are donating their music and amazing talents.

One of the Sponsors for the event is Score-International and CEO Sal Fish will be Grand Marshall. So, all you off-road racing fans will want to be there too.

Mark your calendars for March 28 and visit the little fishing village of San Felipe for the fundraising event of the season. Presented by the San Felipe BC Lions Club, and Mexico Living. Tickets are only $20 for admission. Tickets and travel information are available at www.bluesandarts.com.

  • Michele Lundeen & Blues Streak - "The Queen of Steam" - roadhouse blues, classic R&B and funky soul. A multiple San Diego Music Awards "Blues Blues" nominee.
  • Vatos Locos - 2008 Mexico Living BEST OF Readers Poll winner.
  • Agave Blues - A mix of original and favorites, from San Felipe.
  • Johnny Mastro & Mama’s Boys - LA Music Awards “Best Blues Band” winner.
  • The Backwater Blues Band - High-energy blues. One of San Diego’s premiere blues bands.
  • Shelle Blue - Upbeat and sultry rhythm and blues sounds.
  • Mofo Party Band - Old-school Chicago Blues and West Coast Jump sound.
  • Chet and The Committee - nominated "Best Blues Band" 2007 and 2008 by San Diego Music Awards Association.
  • Lisa Cee - Rockin’ blues with a funky edge.
Featured Artists:
  • Andrena Joyce - Artist
  • Artistic Jewelry by Lails
  • Baja Chocolate Lovers
  • Baja Nueva
  • Casey Hamlin - Photography
  • Digital Designs by Robin
  • Huichol art of Shaman Jose Hernandez Sanchez
  • Jack Zivic – Mixed Media
  • Jim Mann – Watercolors
  • Johanna Czoberek - Lemurian Wands
  • Kathy Keane - Magic in Nature Photography
  • Marianne Claggett Hatbands
  • Mary Mobley - Clay Creations
  • Daria Mariscal and Pai-Pai Potters
  • Polos Fine Art Gallery - Polo Valencia
  • Reuben Gomez - Artist
  • Ruth Olivar Millan - Artist
  • Sea of Cortez Salt
  • Smoke Signals - Authentic Cuban Cigars
  • Steven Sherrod - Artist
  • The Peoples Gallery
  • Valentina Ragsdale
The Blues Concert and Art Fiesta is a fund raising event for the community of San Felipe benefiting The Sonshine Hacienda and The Flying Samaritans Medical Clinics.

Sonshine Hacienda's goal is to aid the social services of San Felipe in being able to place abused and/or abandoned children in a safe place, while they and their family situation can be evaluated more in depth. 011-52- 686 686-577-0795 or email: missionaries2@yahoo.com, ask for Gary or Karen.

Flying Samaritans is a volunteer organization that operates free medical clinics in BC, Mexico. Doctors, dentists, nurses, translators, pilots and support personnel drive or fly to clinics in private aircraft. The Flying Samaritans has four basic missions: primary care, specialty care, education and emergency care.

Lions Club International Mission Statement: To create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation. www.sanfelipelionsclub.com

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