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Hot music, cool cats at Peninsula R&B Festival

Tickets on sale for event held Sept. 14-15

Published on September 4, 2018 2:57PM

Last changed on September 7, 2018 10:08AM

The 2017 Peninsula Rhythm & Blues Festival had the Tim Kelly Band of Seaside, featuring Gary Jaskowiak on keyboards.

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The 2017 Peninsula Rhythm & Blues Festival had the Tim Kelly Band of Seaside, featuring Gary Jaskowiak on keyboards.

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OCEAN PARK, Wash. — Tickets are on sale now for the Peninsula Rhythm & Blues Festival taking place 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, and 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Port of Peninsula in Nahcotta, Wash.

On both nights, an invitational jam follows the performances and goes until midnight.

The event features local bands from all parts inland, including a large Portland music presence. Food vendors will be there, and the South Pacific County Humane Society will offer adult beverages in support of the shelter. Parking will be on site.

Ocean Park musician and resident Clint Carter, of the North Coast Blues Band, is spearheading the festival. Community groups, businesses and local music lovers are working together to keep the project going in Ocean Park.

Tickets for Friday evening are $20, Saturday afternoon-to-evening tickets are $25, and a weekend pass is $40. Go to tickettomato.com to purchase tickets, and visit peninsulabluesfest.com for more information.

A funding effort for upfront expenses is underway at gofundme.com. Sponsorships and volunteer opportunities are also available. Contact Carter at clintcarterblues@yahoo.com or call 360-244-5823.



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