Thursday, September 8, 2016

San Diego Blues Festival to Feature Los Lobos Sept. 10

2015 Blues Festival, photo Jeff Beeler
The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank will host the sixth annual San Diego Blues Festival along the downtown San Diego waterfront at Embarcadero Marina Park North (next to Seaport Village) this Saturday September 10, 2016 from noon to 8:00 pm.

The family-friendly event will feature nine musical acts on two stages. Festival attendees will enjoy local craft beer, food vendors, specialty cocktails and wine, along with arts and crafts vendors. Free admission for children 12 and under. All proceeds and food drive donations will benefit the San Diego Food Bank.

The artist lineup includes multiple Grammy Award-winners Los Lobos, Bobby Rush, Nikki Hill, Watermelon Slim, the Bey Paule Band with Wee Willie Walker, Chris Cain, Billy Watson & Junior Watson, The Holla Pointe and Big Jon Atkinson. For detailed bios visit:

General admission tickets: $25; VIP $150; and Super VIP $250. (SUPER VIP tickets include a private concert at the House of Blues Friday evening, Sept. 9.) To purchase tickets, visit:
Tickets will also be available for purchase at the gate.

Big Jon Atkinson (performing at the front gate) 10:30 a.m.
The Holla Pointe - Noon
Billy Watson & Junior Watson - 12:45 p.m.
Chris Cain - 1:30 p.m.
Bey Paule Band - 2:30 p.m.
Watermelon Slim - 3:30 p.m.
Bobby Rush - 4:30 p.m.
Nikki Hill - 5:30 p.m.
Los Lobos - 6:30 p.m.

Food Drive: The Food Bank requests all attendees to bring two cans of food to donate for the Blues Fest Food Drive.

Title Sponsor:
Stage Sponsors: Baker Electric Solar; BCS
Platinum Sponsors: Sovereign Capital, City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture
For a full list of sponsors visit:

Established in 1977, the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank is a critical component to the welfare of San Diego County, providing food to people in need, advocating for the hungry and educating the public about hunger-related issues. Through a combination of government programs and partnerships with more than 400 San Diego County nonprofit charities, the Food Bank acts as a central repository and distribution point for government and donated food. The Food Bank distributed 22 million pounds of food in the Financial Year 2014-2015 to individuals, families and a network of nonprofit organizations that work to alleviate hunger throughout the county. Visit the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank at: 

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