13th Annual Russian River Blues Festival: June 14 & 15 * Johnson's Beach, Guerneville, California

May 30, 2008

Los Lonely Boys
Jonny Lang
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Shemekia Copeland
Robben Ford
Coco Montoya
Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks
Earl Thomas... and many others

Prepare to spend a great weekend on the banks of the Russian River groovin’ to outstanding music, tasting California’s famous wines and enjoying the breath-taking scenery at the 2008 Russian River Blues Festival on Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15, at Johnson’s Beach in Guerneville, California. Set in the heart of the beautiful California wine country, the Russian River Blues Festival is a one-of-a-kind event. Festival-goers can enjoy world-class blues from the comfort of their beach chairs or floating in innertubes, kayaks, and rafts on the cool Russian River.

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WINE TASTING
The Russian River Festivals will feature wine tasting from several of Sonoma County’s world famous wineries, INCLUDING SONOMA VINEYARDS, RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS, KENWOOD WINERY AND KORBEL, AMONGST OTHERS. Festival attendees 21 years and older will be able to taste premium wines from these featured wineries.  3 wine tastings are only $10, and there will be a hand-picked selection of Sonoma Valley wineries on hand in the Wine Garden area. Proceeds from the wine tasting will benefit the Sonoma County charity Food for Thought . So help us support this worthy local cause and enjoy premium wines at the same time.

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DAILY LINE UP

Saturday, June 14
Gates open at 10am
Performances from 11am -6pm on 2 stages

JONNY LANG
THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS
SHEMEKIA COPELAND
DAN HICKS & THE HOT LICKS

Sunday, June 15
Gates open at 10am
Performances from 11am - 6pm on 2 stages

LOS LONELY BOYS
ROBBEN FORD
COCO MONTOYA
EARL THOMAS
... and other special surprises to be announced soon!

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LOCATED IN SCENIC NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
JOHNSON'S BEACH, GUERNEVILLE

Johnson's Beach & Resort is located in the casual, little Northern California town of Guerneville on the Russian River. The resort is downtown within walking distance of shopping and restaurants. A few miles away are hiking trails, redwoods and wine tasting. The Pacific Ocean is 14 miles to the west.

Johnson's Beach is open from 10 am to 6 pm, seven days a week, mid May to early October, weather permitting. The Beach has canoes, kayaks and paddleboats for rent plus umbrellas, inner tubes, and beach chairs. Visit Clare and Carla in the snack bar, or let’s the kids play in the roped-off kiddies' pool area.

For detailed driving directions and to print a map, CLICK HERE.

Directions from San Jose and the South Bay:
Take I-880 North, this turns into I-580 West, stay straight onto US-101 North. Exit: River Road. Follow River Road going west for 17 miles, enjoy the scenery, and you’ll be in Guerneville and the Russian River Resort Area in no time.

From the East Bay:
Take I-680 North, merge onto CA-24 West, merge onto I-580 West toward the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge, take the US-101 North ramp. Exit: River Road. Follow River Road going west for 17 miles, enjoy the scenery, and you’ll be in Guerneville before you know it.

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TICKET INFORMATION
2008 Russian River Blues Festival tickets can be purchased in advance for the best savings.

Ticket prices are $45 per day or $80 for both days through June 13. Tickets purchased at the gate are $50 per day.  Children 10 and under are free.

Gold Tier tickets are available for $90 per day or $170 for both days (advance price only). With Gold Tier tickets, guests are allowed entrance to the preferred seating area near the front of the stage, use of a private beach chair and three wine tasting tickets. Tickets are available by calling the Omega Events Box Office at (707) 869-1595 or visiting www.russianriverfestivals.com; or in person at The Russian River Chamber of Commerce, 16209 First Street (at the Historical Bridge), Guerneville, CA 95446, (707) 869-9000. For additional information, call  (707) 869-1595 or visit  www.russianriverfestivals.com.

No glass, cans, alcohol or high-back beach chairs will be permitted.  Low-back chairs only (no higher than 32” in full upright position).

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS 

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