2016 Bowlful of Blues Festival in Ojai on Saturday, September 17th

The long-running Bowlful of Blues festival is coming back to Ojai's beautiful Libbey Bowl on Saturday, September 17, 2016. Featuring veteran guitarist-vocalist Arthur Adams and his band, harmonica ace Mitch Kashmar, popular guiutar-harmonica duo Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan, soulful singer Jade Hendrix and her band, and the Calire-Marx Organ Quartet featuring Jimmy Calire on Hammond B-3 organ, John Marx on guitar and Mario Calire on drums. Gates open at 2 p.m. with live music on the lawn by Annieville Blues.

Plus fried chicken dinners by Rondia Kaufer, Firestone beer and local wine, vendors and more. For more info and tickets online visit www.bowlfulofblues.org.

Tickets can also be purchased at these outlets: Cardinali Bros Music, Ojai Creates, and Studio Sauvageau in Ojai; Salzer's Records, Instrumental Music, and Very Ventura Gift Shop & Gallery in Ventura; Jensen's Guitars and Instrumental Music in Santa Barbara; Island Outfitters in Carpinteria; and Instrumental Music in Thousand Oaks. Early-bird tickets are priced at $35 for a limited time. VIP packages are also available.

Volunteers, vendors and sponsors are encouraged to visit the website for more info and applications. Let's make this a true community event in our world-class Libbey Bowl!

The 23rd Bowlful of Blues is a joint production of non-profit Ojai Mardi Gras Wake-Up! Krewe, Ojai Concert Series, and Ojai's real-life "blues brothers," Michael Kaufer and Lanny Kaufer. Net proceeds will go toward making blues-related musical instruments and music education available to local schools.

Libbey Bowl is located at 307 E. Ojai, Ave., Ojai.