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Ilwaco’s Blues and Seafood – August 12-13

Norman Sylvester

Norman Sylvester. The Original Northwest Boogie Cat has shared the stage with BB King, Buddy Guy, James Cotton, Junior Wells, Otis Clay, Tower of Power,Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Peter Frampton and many more National Touring Stars. Norman is one of the most engaging showmen around the Northwest and is totally dedicated to the soul healing force of Music.

2011 PROMISES to be bigger and badder than ever as the merchants of the Port of Ilwaco gear up for two days and nights of great local and regional blues and seafood.

Friday Night All Star Jam brings back Robbie Laws and the newly configured North Coast Blues Band. Saturday is an all day event beginning at 2pm: It’s Boogie Bone, the Coyote Kings and the Norman Sylvester Band. Headlining is The Harp Breakers, a great lineup featuring Vyasa Dodson and Dave Melyan of the Insomniacs, Peter Dammann of the Paul deLay Band, harmonica great Bill Rhoades, Cliff Ashmon of the Hudson Rocket Band, Franco Paletta of Franco Paletta and the Stingers, Kim Field of Kim Field and the Mighty Titans of Tone, bass great Albert Reeda and Jim Rafferty.

The Food Court is expanding as well, with lots more delights from Peninsula Seafood providers. And, of course, there will be Micro Brews, Regional Wines and BBQed Oysters from Willapa Bay.

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