The 12th Annual Big Bend Blue Bash kicked off on Friday evening on the Pomeroy Parking Lot. The annual music fest features a variety of entertainers, a film fest, blues school for kids and food and fun. Local group Blitzkrieg kicked of the event on Friday evening in front of a growing crowd. People arrived on boats, lined the parking lot wall and settled in their lawn chairs for an evening filled with music. Several food vendors from around the region were also set up to serve those attending the Blues Bash. For more on the annual event, see the Tuesday edition of The Daily Sentinel.