special events

MARK HUMMEL'S CHICAGO BLUES PARTY with Oscar Wilson, Joe Beard, Billy Flynn, Wes Starr and Randy Bermudes SATURDAY 8:30 to 10:00 pm | EUREKA THEATER Two-time BMA winner and Grammy-nominated MARK HUMMEL has gathered some of THE best blues musicians to bring you a Blues Party you won't forget! Joining him will be Cash Box King's vocalist OSCAR WILSON; Grammy Award winner and Delmark Records recording guitarist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist BILLY FLYNN; Rochester, New York's legendary blues guitarist and vocalist, JOE BEARD; former Fab Thunderbird, Nitecat & current Charlie Musselwhite bassist RANDY BERMUDES; and legendary drummer WES STARR who has played with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Page, Jimmy Buffett, Asleep At The Wheel, Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, Jimmy Vaughn, Omar & the Howlers, Kim Wilson, Willie Nelson, Hal Ketchum, Blaze Foley, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Bob Dylan, Joe Ely, Anson Funderburgh, Tiny Tim (what?!?) and many, many more! SPONSORED BY CHEVRON AN EVENING with JON CLEARY SATURDAY 10:00pm | EAGLE HOUSE

KICK OFF DANCE THURSDAY 6:00 - 10:30 pm · ADORNI WATERFRONT CENTER SPONSORED BY MAFFIA FAMILY FUND Music starts at 6:30 pm with College of the Redwoods Big Band, followed by Dave Stuckey & the Hot House Gang with Dan Barrett playing from 8:00 to 9:00 pm. Carl Sonny Leyland's Boogie Woogie Boys close out the party from 9:15 to 10:15 pm . Admission is included with an All Event 4 Day pass. $35 without a festival pass. OPENING CEREMONIES FREE TO THE PUBLIC FRIDAY 1:00 - 2:00 pm | ADORNI WATERFRONT CENTER DOORS 12:30 pm · Featuring CORNET CHOP SUEY

Spend an evening with Grammy Award winner Jon Cleary at the Historic Eagle House. Cleary’s love and affinity for New Orleans music has taken him from the rural British village of Cranbrook, Kent, where he was raised in a musical family, to touring the globe working in

KINGS of WESTERN SWING FRIDAY 7:00 pm | ADORNI WATERFRONT CENTER A Western Swing Big Band has become an RCMF tradition and this year brings one of our finest lineups ever! Ameripolitan Western Swing Award Winner Dave Stuckey joins up with Western Swing Hall of Fame musicians Elana James & Whit Smith (Hot Club of Cowtown) to lead a red hot 11 piece Western Swing All Star band. The Kings features the reunion of two of the finest Western Swing fiddle players in the world: Elana James and two-time Bob Wills National Fiddle Champion, James Mason. Joining the twin fiddles will be twin guitars featuring Whit Smith and Chris Wilkinson (Zazou Cowboys, Tropicali Flames, Sweet & Low Melody Co, Jive Aces). Backing them up will be piano maestro Carl Sonny Leyland, 2022 Western Swing Hall of Fame inductee Marc Caparone on trumpet, drummer extraordinaire Hal Smith, Mikiya Matsuda on steel, Swingin' Steve Pikal on bass fiddle, and vocalist Dawn Lambeth. SPONSORED BY MARK & VAL JANSEN COLLEGE of the REDWOODS BIG BAND Directed by Brian Newkirk, the COLLEGE of the REDWOODS BIG BAND performs big band swing music, jazz and much more. Playing charts from Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie to Toto and the Doobie Brothers and more, CRBB will get the party started Thursday evening beginning at 6:30 PM. Be prepared to tap your toes! Dancing is highly recommended. SPONSORED BY MAFFIA FAMILY FUND

the bands of Taj Mahal, John Scofield, Dr. John, and Bonnie Raitt. Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, Cleary has led his own group, the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, for over two decades but still collaborates frequently with his old friends. At the 2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, for instance, Cleary performed alongside Raitt in a heartfelt tribute to Fats Domino. As Cleary says, "Zanzibar to Havana, Shanghai to Tangier, I’ve hammered the keys in some funky places. I've slammed a full tilt Boogie for lifers at San Quentin prison, conjured old Storyville melodies for crowned heads of Europe in Royal suites and serenaded Mayan Indians on the shores of Lake Atitlan. Played the blues with BB King and once I even did the ’Tighten Up’ with Archie Bell and the Drells. From Barrooms, Brothels and shabeens to the Hollywood Bowl and The Albert Hall, I’ve played ‘em all." Catch Cleary twice on Saturday at RCMF: In addition to An Evening with Jon Cleary, he presents his New Orleans R&B Revue at the Historic Eureka Theater at 7:00 p.m. with Joel Paterson, Charlie Halloran, and Jonathan Doyle. SPONSORED BY JO SONJA'S inc.

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