2016 South Mountain International Blues Festival Returns Sept. 11

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The South Mountain International Blues Festival is back in West Orange, NJ for the 7th Year with a 2016 “Best of the Fest” — Volume II lineup. The festival is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 11, from 12 to 8 p.m., across from 9 Cherry Lane in Essex County’s South Mountain Reservation. Essex County South Mountain International Blues Festival is the largest family friendly, free, day-long, music festival featuring a dynamic line up of blues artists.

Orange native and long-time South Orange/Orange resident Mike Griot is hosting the annual South Mountain International Blues Festival this year and is presenting a Best of Fest lineup, featuring the following renowned blues acts: Popa Chubby, Bill Sims Jr, Lil’ Bastad, Eliza Neals, and Tomas Doncker and the True Groove Global Soul Allstars.

The festival is free, food and drink are available onsite all day. It is sponsored by Essex County and Mike Griot’s PWI Entertainment & Media. This year, The North Jersey Blues Alliance and the Festival are partnering with the Nikhil Badlani Foundation to educate and enrich the lives of our children through music.

South Mountain International Blues Festival 2016 Lineup

11:45 WELCOME — HOSTS: Mike Griot
11:55 National Anthem/Eliza Neals
12:00 Marel Hidalgo
12:40 Bill Sims Jr
1:25 Floyd Gray Jr. GOSPEL CHOIR
1:55 Tatiana Lima
2:30 The Nikhil Badlani Foundation YOUTH SAX ENSEMBLE
3:15 Eliza Neals THE NARCOTICS
4:20 Tomas Doncker & True Groove Global Soul ALL STARS
5:45 Popa Chubby
7:20 Lil’ Bastad

Schedule subject to change. For more information, visit www.southmountainbluesfestival.com.

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