It’s back for 2017!
The Riverfront Stage returns for the Second 7th Daytona Blues Festival – October 6-8, 2017.
It’s by the Halifax River in Jackie Robinson Ballpark. We’ll have music at this stage during set changes for the main stage.
We’re pleased as punch that Bing Futch will be playing all 3 days on The Riverfront Stage of the 2017 Daytona Blues Festival. And we’ll have George Worthmore, winner of the Suncoast Blues Society solo/duo 2017 challenge, play on Friday and Saturday. Spearman Brewers, winner of the Blues Society of NW Florida solo/duo 2017 challenge, will play on Saturday and Sunday on The Riverfront Stage.
The 2017 RIVERFRONT STAGE SCHEDULE
Friday, October 6 BING FUTCH 5 PM GEORGE WORTHMORE 6:45 PM
Saturday, October 7 SPEARMAN BREWERS 3:30 PM GEORGE WORTHMORE 5 PM BING FUTCH 6:45 PM
Sunday, October 8 BING FUTCH 3:30 PM SPEARMAN BREWERS 5:15 PM
“In 2014, Bing won the “Solo Artist” award in the Central Florida Blues Challenge competition, earning a coveted entry into the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. Taking the mountain dulcimer where it had never gone before, Bing competed in the quarterfinals and advanced to the semifinals, gaining new notice and fans for himself and this unique instrument. Several months later, Bing competed in the 2015 Central Florida Blues Challenge and won the Solo/Duo Award for the second year in a row, which led him back to Memphis to compete in the 2016 International Blues Challenge. There, he advanced all the way to the finals and was given the award for “Best Guitarist” in the solo-duo category, despite competing solely on the mountain dulcimer.” courtesy of bingfutch.com
George Worthmore, a star in the New York City music scene for over twenty years, began with a one-year stint as a guitarist with Kinky Friedman. He’s played backup guitar for Bo Diddley, Ben E. King, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Lou Christy, and The Platters. He has also played shows as a second guitarist with Hot Tuna.
He emigrated to South Africa in 1997 where he owned and operated the world famous Blues Room, that country’s number one, award winning, live music venue.
Since 2004 he has expanded his performing into film and TV and has acted with William H. Macy, Robert Vaughn, and Ron Perlman.
His current show is a tour de force of solo acoustic guitar, from Ragtime to Blues, with some Bach thrown in for the more serious appreciators of the instrument. The music is interlaced with humorous comments and amusing stories about the songs and his experiences.” courtesy of georgeworthmore.com
The Spearman Brewers are a Pensacola based band that plays Acoustic Panhandle Blues, a combination of pre-war blues, jazz, gospel, and jug music. The Brewers honor the past by bringing it to the present with original compositions based on these time-enduring styles. It’s the New Old Stuff, where the bottle hits the string.
Spearman Brewers is Scott Riggs – Brewmaster (Vocals, Resonator Guitar, Slide Guitar, Mandolin, Concert Ukulele, Washboard) – and Jeremy Holcombe – Rickyard Supervisor (Upright Bass, Baritone Ukulele, Soprano Ukulele, Bowed Saw).
Spearman Brewers will compete at the 2018 International Blues Challenge in Memphis – January 2018 – representing the Blues Society of NW Florida. courtesy of spearmanbrewers.com