CINCINNATI, OH – May 2, 2012: On Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 5:30pm, the Cincy Blues Societywill be holding a press event and kickoff party at The Drinkery (1150 Main St.) to announce the Main Stage and other line-ups for the 20th annual Cincy Blues Fest.
James Czar, President of the organization, and Mike Wayne, Director of the Fest, will announce the event’s performers, and the special theme for this year’s Friday night showcase stage. “This is our big 20th anniversary,” explains Director Wayne, “and we’re pulling out all the stops.”
19-year old blues prodigy Brian Keith Wallen will perform at the event. Wallen was the winner of the 2011 Cincy Blues Challenge, and represented the Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis this past February.
“The Cincy Blues Fest has been a huge success, and this year will be bigger and better than ever,” explains President James Czar. “We’ve raised a lot of money for our Blues in the Schools program, and we’ve entertained hundreds of thousands of people over the years. I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished and what the Fest team has put together for this historic year.”
This year’s Cincy Blues Fest will be held on August 10 and 11, 2012 at Sawyer Point Park. For two decades, the Cincy Blues Fest has drawn fans and families to Cincinnati’s riverfront for music, food, fun, and the best names in the blues.