Make a weekend out of it! Start off with Blues and Seafood at the Port of Ilwaco and then head north for Jazz & Oysters in Ocean Park
Ilwaco’s Blues and Seafood event is sure to please with an exciting lineup of Blues artists! This year’s event features Billy D and the Hoodoos to kick off Friday Night’s All Star Jam at 5PM. Friday’s lineup will also include Lisa Mann & Her Really Good Band, followed by Albert Cummings to wrap up the nights’ entertainment. Doors open at 4:30.
Saturday kicks off with Blind Wolf, followed by North Coast Blues, who will be bringing the Cadillac Horns along to help blow the roof off. Franco Paletta & the Stingers will follow, and the original NW Boogie Cat, Norman Sylvester, is back by popular demand and promises to have everyone up and on their feet, dancing the night away! Saturday wraps up this awesome event with The Heartbreakers, featuring a terrific line up of the Northwest’s greatest female blues singers. On Saturday, doors open at 12:30 with music starting at 1PM.
Delight your palate with local seafood, regional microbrews and wines, and barbecued oysters fresh from our very own Willapa Bay. Head down to the Port of Ilwaco, August 15 & 16, 2014 and enjoy two days of live Blues! Tickets may be purchased online, at the Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau, or at the event. Tickets are $15 for Friday night and $25 for all day Saturday. Two-day tickets for Friday & Saturday are $35. Blues and Seafood is partnering with Jazz & Oysters to offer a special combination ticket for $55.
Jazz & Oysters
What pairs well with Blues and Seafood? Jazz & Oysters of course! This year’s lineup includes Cherie Blues, a Seattle-based band whose tastes run from jazz, blues, and R&B to swing and standards. The Cory Weeds Quartet is bound to keep toes tapping to jazz rhythms as they will also be featured in this years’ show. The annual event rounds up a great weekend of live music, seafood and culture on the Peninsula! Bring your lawn chair or blanket, some sunscreen and join other jazz fans for a day of great music and fabulous food complete with local oysters, desserts, drinks, and an array of sausages and other tasty tidbits. The festivities are from 12-5:30PM at Wilson Field in Ocean Park, August 17, 2014. Tickets are available online and at the event. $25 for adults, $10 for children ages 10-18, children under age 6 are free. Active Duty Military and their dependents get in free.
Blues and Seafood, Jazz & Oysters Combo Tickets:
Enjoy all that Blues and Seafood and Jazz & Oysters have to offer! Come and enjoy a great weekend of music, food, and fun on the Long Beach Peninsula. You can purchase tickets for each event separately OR you may purchase a combination ticket for a full weekend package that includes Friday and Saturday at Blues and Seafood in Ilwaco and Sunday at Jazz & Oysters in Ocean Park for only $55.
Events on the Horizon
– Columbia Pacific Farmers’ Market – Long Beach, Fridays through October 10
– Summer Fest – Long Beach, Weekends through September 1
– Saturday Market at the Port – Ilwaco, Saturdays through September 27
– Washington State International Kite Festival – Long Beach, August 18-24
– Pacific County Fair – Menlo, August 20-23
– Waikiki Beach Concert Series – Ilwaco, August 23