Ninth annual Canton Blues Fest features free all-day music on June 18-19
CANTON, OHIO (June 11, 2010) – The Northeast’s premier Blues Festival, Canton Blues Festival has a 2010 lineup that’s sure to strike a chord with blues fans large and small! The ninth installment of the FREE outdoor summer festival is happening in downtown Canton on Friday, June 18, and Saturday, June 19, and will feature headliners Elvin Bishop on Friday, June 18 at 8:30 p.m. and Hot Tuna Electric on Saturday, June 19 at 8:30 p.m., along with music ALL DAY from noon to 10:30 p.m.! About Elvin Bishop Late one night when Elvin Bishop was 14 or 15, the atmospheric conditions a little rough, Jimmy Reed’s harmonica came cutting through the static from WLAC in Nashville, and Elvin Bishop’s life was changed – he found the good part of rock and roll he had been looking for. Today, Bishop is a slide guitar great with more than 45-years of blues under his belt. About Hot Tuna Electric From their days playing together as teenagers, to their time in The Jefferson Airplane, to their current acoustic and electric blues, no one has more consistently led American music for the last 50 years than Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, the founders and continuing core members of Hot Tuna Electric. Album has followed album – more than two dozen in all, and they continue to develop their interests and styles, both together and in individual pursuits. Visit CantonBluesFest.com for a full list of festival performers, including special guest stars John Lee Hooker, Jr. and Ana Popovic! Blues Fest VIP Passes are available again this year. Buy your two-day pass online for $75 and take advantage of FREE food, beer and incredible views of the stage. One-day Blues Fest VIP Membership passes are also available for $45. Visit CantonBluesFest.com to purchase. The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2010 Canton Blues Fest is made possible in part by Cormony Development and Standard Plumbing and Heating Co. and sponsors including Schauer Insurance Group, Buxton Roofing, The Repository, AEP Ohio, Terry's Tire Town, Mix 94.1 and News-Talk 1480 WHBC, Blue Moon, Downtown Canton Special Improvement District, PPI Graphics, General RV, Phil and Nancy Sonner and Lee Spencer Photography.