The Kiawah Arts and Cultural Events Council brings you another blues extravaganza, fun for the entire family at the
14th Annual Blues by the Sea!
Bring a lawn chair or blanket (rain or shine – we are tented) and enjoy three national Blues acts! Food and beverages for sale on site.
Coolers are allowed.
Plenty of free parking.
Join us for this exciting line-up:
3:00 p.m.- Eleanor Ellis (Louisiana): Born and raised in rural Louisiana, Eleanor Ellis has been an authoritative interpreter of vintage country blues all her life. Her songbook is packed with numbers by Memphis Minnie, Julius Daniels, Skip James and more.
4:00 p.m.- Beverly ‘Guitar’ Watkins (Atlanta): There are few artists left on the scene who have lived through and survived the heydays of postwar blues and rock ‘n’ roll. One is this legendary lady, guitarist/singer Beverly ‘Guitar’ Watkins, who spent her teenage years playing for Dr. Feelgood (Piano Red Perryman) and his band of musical rascals, The Interns, in the early 1960s.
5:30 p.m.- JJ Thames & The Velvet Revolt (Mississippi): With a diverse background in music (blues/gospel/reggae/jazz) and unstoppable sho(wo)manship, singer/entertainer JJ Thames is securing her place on the global stage.