The Gray Sky Blues Music Festival starts on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 following the Tacoma Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade in downtown Tacoma, and will feature some of the finest blues musicians to be found west of the Mississippi. This years festival will be held at The Swiss Restaurant and Pub. Everyone is welcome!!!
Photo Gallery of the
2013 Gray Sky Blues Festival
Nick Vigarino's Meantown Blues
Gray Sky Blues Music Festival 2017 proudly presents Northwest blues legend Nick Vigarino. Nick’s phenomenal guitar playing, powerful vocals and his high energy act make him one of the best showmen in the business. He has released three recordings of original material, several collaborations, performed in 13 countries and has garnered numerous music awards, including Best Slide Guitar, Performer of the Year and Best Acoustic Blues Guitar. In 2011 he was a finalist at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, and in 2010 he was inducted into the Washington Blues Society Hall of Fame.
"Vigarino manages to combine rockabilly, ballads, and the blues, giving you a feel for what this wild man is capable of on stage and in the studio." - Blues To Does
"Slide guitar with the virility and passion of Son House, combined with a jolt of addictive funk." - NPR - KPLU, All Blues
“Vigarino radiates an unpredictable fervor with slashing slide guitar, powerful vocals, funky licks, modern lyrics, and his – ‘slop-jar delta funk’ - blues. He consistently captures and then rivets listeners with precise, passionate performances.” – Jefferson Magazine (Sweden)
“That slide is naaasty!!” – Bo Diddley
"He's original, he's unpretentious, he ain't no poseur or imitator and he's not afraid to sing his mind with 'politically incorrect' lyrics." - Real Blues
Like so many wonderful community events, Gray Sky Blues Music Festival is dependent on the generosity of volunteers. Without the enthusiasm, energy and dedication of volunteers like you, the Tacoma Events Commission couldn't continue to offer world-class, family-oriented entertainment events.
Won't you volunteer a few hours of your time to make this event, now in its tenth year, a success?
Please contact Gary Grape at 253-507-9357 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
While you're volunteering, you'll enjoy some of the best blues west of the Mississippi! Sign up today!
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