Selwyn Birchwood Band Wins “Ticket to Blues Fest” Competition and will open the 21st Annual Sarasota Blues Fest on November 5th
bands in the “Ticket to Blues Fest” competition rocked the house, but the
people chose their pick to open the 21st Annual Sarasota Blues Fest
this year: The Selwyn Birchwood Band. Gainesville southern rockers, Local
Traffic, were the runners up.
Birchwood Band wowed the Gator Club crowd with 30 minutes of pure blues. And
after winning the competition, the band came back on stage for an encore
performance lasting well into the wee hours of Sunday morning, the crowd
swaying and dancing the whole time.
the November 5th Blues Fest are $22 in advance and are available at http://www.sarasotabluesfest.com and in person at The Gator Club and
Rossiter’s Harley Davidson.
The Sarasota Blues Festival
Sarasota Blues Fest was started in 1991 by the Sarasota Blues Society and has
blossomed into the largest musical event in Sarasota under Barbara Strauss,
native of Sarasota who has produced the festival since 1993 and passed the
torch to ExtremeTix and Three Zebras entertainment in 2011. Grammy Award
Winners and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have made this event a Sarasota institution.
Partial proceeds from the event have always been earmarked for charity. All
Faiths Food Bank Backpack Program will be 2011’s recipient. The 21st Annual
Sarasota Blues Festival will be held Saturday, November 5, 2011. For more
information, visit www.sarasotabluesfest.com or call 855-29BLUES
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