Courtesy of Connie Ellig, Photo by David Hopps
The Baja Blues Fest is bringing on the sound! After recently meeting Baja Blues Fest organizers Jackie and Marty Alameda, San Diego vocalist/songwriter Michele Lundeen affirmed her enthusiasm about performing at the eight-hour music festival to be held on August 25 at the Rosarito Beach Hotel. Known as “The Queen of Steam,” Michele is internationally acclaimed for her own special blend of high energy blues, funk, soul and R&B, and her electrifying onstage presence. Also playing will be the Ensenada group, Coyote Mike & the Wetbacks, who are enthusiastic about the upcoming Rosarito event. Comprised of musicians from the U.S., Mexico and Canada who offer an international potpourri of sounds ranging from blues and rock to funk, jazz and reggae, the Wetbacks perform covers as well as original music. Like Michele, the Wetbacks have played concerts in Ensenada and San Felipe, but the Baja Blues Fest will be their first musical appearance in Rosarito.
In addition to Michele Lundeen and Coyote Mike & the Wetbacks, the concert lineup will feature Stoney B Blues Band, Backwater Blues Band, Chet Cannon & the Committee, Lisa Cee, and the 145th Street Blues Band. The event will benefit six local children’s charities including BECA Scholarship, Friends of the Library, La Misión Children’s Fund, Baja Scholarship Fund, Los Angelitos Orphanage, and the Boys and Girls Club of Rosarito.
There also will be artist and artisan booths, food vendors, Corona beer, L.A. Cetto wines, and other surprises. Gates open at 9:30 a.m., music starts at 11 a.m. General admission to the Saturday concert is $20 US in advance, $25 US at the gate. VIP admission (sold in advance ONLY) is $50 US and includes concert, commemorative t-shirt, entry to Friday night Meet-and-Greet Pre-Party, and Sunday afternoon Jam Session. Info and tickets are available online atwww.bajabluesfest.com or contact Jackie Alameda from 8am-5pm Mon.-Sat. at Baja’s Click-on Internet Cafe & Business Center near Puerto Nuevo, tel. (661)614-0513; e-mail: email@example.com
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