1:30 PM Welcome by Clint Carter, President, Peninsula Rhythm & Blues Festival
National Anthem by Charity Fleck
2:00 PM United By Music
United By Music North America is an international organization with programs in Europe and North America for very musically talented people with developmental challenges. The Peninsula Rhythm & Blues Festival is very proud and pleased to have UBMNA perform at this years’ event.
The UBMNA Mentor Band:
DaveFleschner (Keys/Vox), Ben Rice (Guitar/Vox), Mark Banner (Drums), William Straub (Guitar/Vox), David Sobie (Sax), Miranda Kitchpanich (Vox) and our Portland Vocal Ensemble
4:00 PM The Ben Rice Band
One of the exceptionally talented members of a new generation of blues artists, guitarist Ben Rice has been steadily impressing people with his soulful voice, considerable guitar chops, and adroit songwriting, and the Peninsula R&B Festival is thrilled to have him here, backed by Melanie Owen on bass, Dave Fleschner on keys, and Mark Banner on drums.
6:00 PM The Norman Sylvester Band
The peninsula’s prodigal son returns to the Peninsula R&B Festival. Norman Sylvester “The Boogie Cat” was inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame. He’s famous on the peninsula, having performed a the Ilwaco Blues & Seafood event and more recently at our own Peninsula R&B Festival. Always a crowd pleaser and always welcome on the beach!
8 PM Scott Holt
Singer/Guitarist/Entertainer/Songwriter Scott Holt has been carrying the Blues Torch for his entire career. Born and raised primarily in Tennessee, Holt jumped on the fast-track by joining his friend and mentor Buddy Guy in October, 1989. Holt was at Guy’s side for a decade. The Peninsula R&B Festival is proud to feature Scott Holt as our headliner for the 4th Annual Festival!