Winter Blues Bash Jan. 15 in Rockland
Rockland — The Maine Blues Society, in conjunction with the Naples-based Maine Blues Festival, will host the third annual Winter Blues Bash Sunday afternoon, Jan. 15, at the Time Out Pub, 275 Main St.
The music will roll from noon to 6 p.m. Donations at the door will help the state’s entrants in the 33rd annual International Blues Challenge get to Memphis for the Feb. 1 competition.
Solo act Ryan Halliburton will open the afternoon, followed by the dynamic Between Dead Stations. The Midcoast’s own Juke Rockets Blues Band, veterans of the IBC, will rock the rest of the day, with special guest Armando Michaud form the blues society’s Youth Showcase.
The Blues Foundation hosts the IBC, which features some 250 acts. It is the world’s largest and most prestigious blues music competition, held on historic Beale Street in Memphis, Tenn.