POMEROY — Meigs County will “sing the blues” this weekend as the Pomeroy hosts the 16th annual Big Bend Blues and Brews Bash.
Always the last weekend in July, “the Bash” has become a summer tradition in southeastern Ohio. Set along the river in Pomeroy, fans will gather on the levee to enjoy local and national bands.
Performances begin at 6 p.m. with Point Pleasant’s Pop Friction, followed by Pomeroy’s own Blitzkrieg, American rock ‘n rollers The Steepwater Band from Chicago, and Bronx musicians, the Gas House Gorillas.
The psychedelic blues rock duo Balkun Brothers are traveling from Hartford, Conn., to perform at 10 p.m. at the Courtside Grill in downtown Pomeroy.
The Bash continues Saturday when musicians take the stage at 2 p.m.
Shouts and Whispers from Athens are the day’s openers, followed by Jake Dunn and the Blackbirds of Pomeroy, the Blue Z Band from Oak Hill, Parkersburg, W.Va.’s Sunset Roosters, and the Chris O’Leary Band from Hudson Valley, N.Y.
From Miami, the Albert Castiglia Band, featuring Blues rock guitarist Albert Castiglia, will perform at 9 p.m.
Grammy winner Cryil Neville and the Royal Southern Brotherhood from New Orleans will close out the Blues Bash. The group is scheduled to take the stage at 10 p.m.
The two-day event not only offers music; the parking lot will be filled with food and craft vendors.
For a complete schedule and information on the Bash, visit www.pomeroyblues.org.