- Today Cloudy early, then clearing, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning.
- Tonight Increasing clouds, with a low around 53. West northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.
The La Conner Festivals of Music & Art – the third in the festival series combining an extraordinary mix of blues, jazz, classical, food, art, and spirits. The July Festival will be held at Maple Hall in downtown La Conner on Sunday, July 29, from 3pm-10pm. The Swinomish Blues Revue is the host band for each of the events; band members include a world class line-up of award winning members: Nick Vigarino – guitar/dobro/vocals, Terry Nelson – piano/organ, Chris Leighton – drums/perc, Rob Moitoza – bass/vocals, and Raven – Saxophone, with rotating special guest performers. Special guest vocalist for this event will be the legendary Duffy Bishop. This multi-talented, award winning and Grammy-nominated diva has shared the stage with Bonnie Raitt, Lou Rawls, John Lee Hooker, Bobby Blue Bland, Ruth Brown, and many others. Duffy will be joined by her husband/music director and guitarist extraordinaire Chris Carlson and her long time side man, Raven on saxophone.
Performances will include an appearance by Suze Sims, 2012 WBS Best of the Blues Vocals winner, classical/jazz guitarist Rick Rorex, Jazz Explosion, and Nick Vigarino. Blues art will be displayed by Dennis Hacker, Phil Chestnut, and Willow Stone. An array of smoked delights will be provided by 1st place national BBQ champion Mike Schacht of the BBQ Schacht. Wine by Washington Sips. This is an all-ages event co-sponsored by the Washington Blues Society. Tickets for all day are $20 and kids under 15 are free. More details: www.laconnerchamber.com