Melding two great joys of summer – listening to live music and eating outdoors, Blues and Seafood (Aug. 17 & 18) and Jazz and Oysters (Aug. 19) take center stage in a line up of events on Southwest Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula. These and other food and/or music events are scheduled into November 2012 at this sought-out vacation destination.
Blues and Seafood will bring top regional blues bands, fresh seafood, micro brews, fine Northwest wine and barbequed Willapa Bay oysters to the Ilwaco waterfront, on Aug. 17 and 18. The event will open with the Friday Night All Star Jam, featuring the Coyote Kings and North Coast Blues Band, from 6 to 10PM, and will pick up on Saturday, from 3:30 to 10PM, with Boogie Bone, the Strange Tones with the Volcano Vixens, Portland’s own Norman Sylvester Band, and headliner The Heat Breakers, a compilation of the region’s finest female blues artists. Tickets, available for purchase online, are $10 for Friday, $20 for all day Saturday, and $35 for a combo ticket to Saturday’s Blues and Seafood and Sunday’s Jazz & Oysters.