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Wetumpka’s River and Blues Heating up for another Blowout!
The smell of Cajun cuisine and the sounds of the hottest blues and zydeco bands around will once again draw thousands to the banks of the Coosa River for the 3rd annual Wetumpka’s River and Blues Music & Arts Festival. On July 19, 2014, Wetumpka’s riverwalk will be full of free entertainment for everyone in the family. Two stages of non-stop entertainment, a juried art show and the Kids Zone will consist of art demonstrations and children’s activities for all ages. Also returning this year, movie night will officially kick-off the festival on Friday night, July 18, at 8:30 p.m. showing the movie “A Nut Job” behind the City Administrative Building.
The festival is proud to announce this year’s co-headliners Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers and the Josh Garrett Band. Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers are a high energy zydeco band with a unique style who offers a combination of blues, soul and funk. Dwayne comes from one of the most influential Zydeco families in the world and is known as “America’s Hottest Accordion”. The Josh Garrett Band is also a well-known blues artist from New Roads, Louisiana. The band has recorded three albums and continues to entertain audiences around the country. Other performing artists include King Bee, Jeff and the Johnsons, Jimi and the Firedogs, River Dan, Honey Tree Band and many more. For a complete line-up visit www.riverandblues.net.
Wetumpka’s River and Blues Music & Arts Festival is funded through sponsorship donations from area businesses. Organizers say the local community has shown a tremendous amount of interest and support for the festival through donations and in-kind services. “Without the strong support of the community, we couldn’t possibly pull this off,” said Tiffany Robinson, one of four of the event organizers. “We love the fact that we are able to offer a free event in a family atmosphere and continue to showcase Wetumpka for its unique characteristics”. Festivities will kick off at 12:00 p.m. with continuous entertainment on two stages, a juried art show displaying many unique forms of arts and crafts and the Kid’s Zone which will thrill the parents and children alike with inflatables, face painters and a mechanical bull. The festival was also listed in the 2013 Alabama Tourism Guide as one of the Top Ten Events in July.