OCEAN PARK, Wash. — Blue skies turning pink, gold and orange; stars shining; evergreens surrounding an outdoor stage; and blues to make the heart weep with joy.
All of this is coming to Ocean Park’s Wilson Field with a new music event: the Peninsula Rhythm & Blues Festival.
The inaugural event will be held 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15; and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16.
Ocean Park musician and resident Clint Carter, of the North Coast Blues Band, is spearheading the project. Community groups, businesses and local music lovers are working together to bring this first-ever blues event to Ocean Park.
The Ilwaco High School Jazz band will open the festival. Featured bands will be local, and there will be a large Portland music presence.
South Pacific County Humane Society offers adult beverages in support of the shelter. Food vendors will be present.
Parking will be available on site.
Visit peninsulabluesfest.com for information on this musical addition at the heart of the peninsula. Look for the Brown Paper Tickets button to purchase tickets and guarantee a spot at the extravaganza.
Tickets for Friday evening are $15. Saturday afternoon to evening tickets are $18. A small service fee is charged for transactions.
A funding effort for upfront expenses is underway at youcaring.com. Sponsorships and volunteer opportunities are also available. Contact Clint Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 360-244-5823.
Also check out facebook.com/peninsulabluesfestival.