The Old Dam Blues & Bar-B-Q Festival, a fundraiser for Special Olympics and the River Basin Blues Society, will be held on Saturday, August 10th, at the Old Lock and Dam Park in Newburgh, Indiana. There will be 6 blues acts, Bar-B-Q cooked on site, and a bierstube sponsored by Cricket’s Bar & Grill in Newburgh.
There will be a donation bucket for admission at the gate. It will be $5.00 to get into the Cricket’s Bierstube. There will be inflatables for the kids (a suggested donation of $1.00).
The sound & lights will be sponsored by Baker Retirement and Wealth Services and provided by Tri-State Communications.
The event will open at 11 am with remarks and a welcome. The music will be scheduled as follows:
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Dale Niehaus
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Rigdon &Gatewood and the HighRize Hillbillies
Rigdon & Gatewood featuring the Hi-Rize Hillbillies: Ryan Rigdon (guitars, vocals), Blind Dog Gatewood (guitar, harmonica, vocals), D. Scott Lloyd (bass, vocals), Rod Austin (drums).
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Honey Roy
Honey Roy: Roy Micah Carter (keys, harmonica, vocals), Roy Carter (sax), Jon Hyneman (bass), Bob Legate (guitar), Greg Tuley (drums).
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Jimtown Saints
Jimtown Saints: Jonas Cowan (guitars, harmonica, vocals), Gerd Ellis (guitars, vocals), Cory G. Folz (bass, vocals), Gary Hagedorn (drums)
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Clay Street All Stars
Clay Street All Stars: Matt Swenson (guitar, vocals), Kris Pickhardt (keyboards, vocals), Dave Waiz (drums), Doug Ehringer (bass, vocals), Fuzzy Roth (vocals, harp)
9:00 – 10:30 pm Doug Wright & the Nomads
Doug Wright & the Nomads: Doug Wright (harmonica, vocals), Jimmy G (guitar), Hank Dobson (bass), Darren Meyers (drums).
In between the bands there will be various speakers from the Special Olympics, the River Basin Blues Society, and other yet designated.