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- $20 for admission for two to the Blues and Bones Festival (a $39.98 value)
- $38 for admission for four to the Blues and Bones Festival (a $79.96 value)
On Saturday, July 27, the Calaveras County Fairgrounds transform into a celebration of blues and BBQ. The festivities last from 12–10 p.m., during which time attendees can set up lawn chairs and listen to various blues artists. The lineup includes the likes of John Lee Hooker Jr., a Grammy-nominated blues singer, and Daniel Castro, a guitarist and singer straight from San Francisco's blues scene. As their music fills the air, it mingles with the aromas of slow smoked pork, beef, and chicken. Attendees can sample BBQ from various vendors, who compete for prizes in the People's Choice Event.
Children 10 and under get in for free.
Blues and Bones Festival
The blues can spawn from many different things. A life full of regrets. A failed relationship with a former sweetheart. A favorite Cheers episode interrupted by the Public Broadcasting System. With the blues, there's always a story in between the notes of every chord progression. At some point, however, all of that melancholy comes full circle, and the music transforms into a raucous celebration of life. That's certainly the case at the Blues and Bones Festival, where crowds gather to hear regional blues artists, from soulful singers to lightening-fast guitarists, share their euphonious stories to cheering crowds.
Though the expressive performances of these artists certainly shake attendees right down to their bones, the "bones" in the event title actually refers to the remnants of slow-smoked BBQ. In addition to the music, the outdoor festival culls a melange of food vendors who add their own signature seasonings to pork, chicken, and beef in hopes of taking home prizes.