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Camping With The Blues Returns For The 5th Year at Sertoma Youth Ranch

Camping With The Blues Returns For The 5th Year at Sertoma Youth Ranch

The 5th Annual Camping with the Blues Music Festival will be held October 19-21, 2018 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch and will feature Brody Buster One Man Band; LC Williams & the Driver; Duffy Bishop Band; JP Soars & the Red Hots; Scott Ellison Band; Packrats Smokehouse; Prestage Brothers; Gracie Curran & the High Falutin’ Band; Beautiful Bobby Blackmon; Dirty Red & the Soul Shakers; Mark May Band; The Blues Doctors; Amanda Fish Band; Tas Cru & His Band of Tortured Souls and Brandon Santini.

Camping with the Blues Music Festival is produced by Paul Benjamin, Blues Booking Agent, Founder of the highly successful North Atlantic Blues Festival and Gloucester Blues Festival; and Greg Herndon, President and Owner of Mojoe Productions, Inc., an interstate all event production company which supplies sound, stage and lighting for countless events all over the eastern USA. Between the two partners, there is over 75 years of combined experience in the entertainment industry and festival production and are paid consultants at various festivals throughout the year.

This event is held to raise funds for Sertoma Youth Ranch which operates as a 501-3C Non-Profit Organization under Fed. ID#59-2603520 and founded by the Sertoma Clubs in the Tampa Bay Area. It is run by a Board of Directors and their mission to provide a rustic outdoor recreational area for the children of the State of Florida. The ranch is funded in part by donations and events held there. Sertoma Youth Ranch will always be available to all supervised groups of children, including the physically and mentally challenged, at no charge. This includes but is not limited to Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girls Scouts, Church Youth Group, etc.

Every blues artist featured at Camping with the Blues is an outstanding and talented blues artist who has made their mark in the music industry and we are proud to showcase their talents at this incredible event. You will find each of these brilliant blues artists performing in venues all across the US.

Great line up for Camping With The Blues at Sertoma Youth RanchCamping with the Blues Music Festival will be held the weekend of October 19-21, 2018 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville, FL 34602. Gates will open Friday morning at 8:00am. Weekend passes are $65 in adv/$75 gate. Friday only tickets are $25 adv/$35 gate. Saturday only tickets are $40 adv/$50 gate. Sunday only tickets are $25/$35 gate. Ticket prices do not include camping. RV sites with water/electric are $100 for the weekend (3 nights). Tent camping without water/electric are $65 for the weekend (3 nights). Camping is optional and not required to attend. This event is rain or shine. Stage and seating area are under a large open pavilion. Bring your own chairs. Family and Dog friendly. All sales are final. Tickets will be held at Will Call.

Each day begins with a Campers Acoustic Jam and all are invited to participate. Each evening is followed by the bands jamming on stage. There will be an array of food, beverage and merchandise vendors on site.

For tickets, information, sponsor and vendor inquiries, please contact Roseanne Herndon at 941-758-7585. Visit our website at campingwiththeblues.com  Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Performance schedule below:*

Friday:

Campers Acoustic Jam 4pm
Brody Buster One Man Band 5pm
LC Williams & the Driver 6:15pm
Duffy Bishop Band 7:30pm
JP Soars & the Red Hots 8:45 pm
Jam to Follow

Saturday:

Campers Acoustic Jam 11am
Scott Ellison Band 12pm
Packrats Smokehouse 1:15pm
Prestage Brothers 2:30pm
Gracie Curran & the High Falutin’ Band 3:45pm
Dinner Break 5pm
Beautiful Bobby Blackmon 6pm
Dirty Red & the Soul Shakers 7:30pm
Mark May Band 9pm
Jam to Follow

Sunday:

Campers Acoustic Jam 10am
The Blues Doctors 11am
Amanda Fish Band 12:15pm
Tas Cru & His Band of Tortured Souls 1:30pm
Brandon Santini 2:45pm
Jam to Follow

*Subject to change 

Photos courtesy of Camping With The Blues and depositphotos.

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