Mark Saturday, July 20, 2013
On Your Calendar..........
Rain Date - Sunday, July 21, 2013
$ 10 Advanced - $12 Gate
Hot Blues, BBQ, and Art Returns After a 2 Year Hiatus
12 Noon - 11pm at
2369 Joslyn Ct.
Lake Orion, Mi. 48360
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Event News and Calendar item
June 17, 2013
Contact: Kathy@ontherocksdetroit.com/ 248-687-9168
Hot Blues and BBQ Festival at Canterbury Village 7th Annual Fest on July 20th
presented by Oskar Blues Brewery
Some of the region’s very best blues talent will be showcased at the 7th annual “Hot Blues and BBQ” Festival at Canterbury Village on Saturday, July 20
presented by Oskar Blues Brewery. Steve Allen, Event Coordinator for the
Detroit Blues Society and Festival Director, is excited to be hosting this event at Canterbury Village on July 20th after a two-year hiatus. "We decided to hold the Fest at Canterbury Village because of the ample parking, interesting shopping, family atmosphere, and the village-type setting,” Allen says.
The Hot Blues and BBQ Festival features music by Greg Nagy, The Boa
Constrictors wsg Paz Man of WCSX, Broken Arrow Blues Band, Dirty Basement
Blues Band, Heather Jones and Jones’n’, Big Smooth and the Hellraisers, and
Sweet Willie Tea. The blues begins at noon and runs until 11pm. For more
information and advance tickets: www.hotbluesandbbq.com
Tickets are just $10 in advance and $12 at the gate, and all ages are welcome to attend. Ages 12 and under are free, and there will be plenty of kid’s activities.
Event goers can expect a beautiful outdoor setting filled with trees and park
benches, and are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy live music, vendors, and delicious food – featuring the world-famous C-Pub BBQ.
Many Detroit-area residents have no doubt visited Canterbury Village in Lake
Orion to shop for unique Christmas items in its “Aldridge’s Always Christmas” Bavarian-style store. But this summer, in celebration of Canterbury’s 20th Anniversary, Canterbury Village will play host to a wide variety of outdoor festivals and events in the 5-acre area behind the Village that will surely brand it as a premier location for live summer entertainment.
“Canterbury is a wonderful and unique venue to host special events and
festivals. With over 21 acres of Olde World Charm, there is no other setting like this in Oakland County,” enthuses Canterbury Village President Keith Aldridge.
“Come see why some of Detroit’s best events are moving to us!”
About the Detroit Blues Society
Founded in 1985, The Detroit Blues Society (DBS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization dedicated to the preservation, education, and advancement of the blues tradition, as it relates to the Metro-Detroit area. Its primary goals are to promote a wider appreciation for the blues by the general public and to serve the members of the Society. DBS provides members with the monthly newsletter Blues Notes, which serves to inform members and the general public regarding relevant news, schedules of upcoming events and profiles on our members.
DBS schedules free blues jam sessions, usually on the second Saturday of
each month (January-May and September-December), arranges discounts on
merchant sponsored merchandize, discounted event tickets and administers an educational program.
About Canterbury Village
Olde World Canterbury Village, a designated historical landmark in the State
of Michigan, extends over 21 acres on part of the old Scripps Farm. It is host
to 18 specialty shops and wonderful features. With 90,000 sq. ft. of holiday
retail space, Aldridge's Always Christmas is one of the largest and most unique Christmas stores anywhere!
William Edmund Scripps, the son of the founder of the Detroit News and WWJ
radio, started the farm as a "hobby". The farmland of 3,000 acres was purchased by Scripps in 1916 from several different landowners. When William Scripps
died in 1952, much of the farm was sold at auction. A large part of the collection of Scripps's European paintings from the estate were donated to the Detroit
Institute of Arts in 1956. The farmland and lakes are now mainly parks for Orion Township, Oakland County, and the state of Michigan. The original farmhouses and buildings are still part of Canterbury Village to this day.
Directions: From I-75, take Exit 83 North (Joslyn Road.) Just three miles east of I-75. 2369 Joslyn Ct, Lake Orion, MI 48360
Editor’s Note: Festival Organizers and Canterbury Village Representative are
available for interviews. For more information on all upcoming events, visit
www.canterburyvillage.com and select the “upcoming events” tab.
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