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Ojai Bowlful of Blues

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A celebration of the blues and community will take place on Saturday, September 16, when the Bowlful of Blues rolls and rocks into Ojai’s Libbey Bowl. Headlining the festival’s 24th edition, in an exclusive West Coast appearance, direct from Lafayette, Louisiana, acclaimed Zydeco blues band and Rounder Records artists, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas. Performances at the afternoon and evening affair include the downhome, Chicago-style harmonica and vocal sounds of Morganfield Burnett & Da Blues; the seminal soul/funk/R&B group, Raw Silk; Ventura all-stars, the Gypsy Blues Band with special guest Bill Flores; L.A./Austin recording artist, Cody LePow; and special guest emcee, comedian Denise Carter.

Ojai’s hometown American roots music festival, founded in 1983, will take place from 4:00 to 9:30 p.m. with gates opening at 3:00 p.m. Bowlful of Blues is presented by the Community Advocacy Coalition of Ventura County (the-cac.org) and their affiliate FM and internet radio station, Rhythm of the Coast (rhythmofthecoast.com), in association with the Kaufer Brothers, longtime producers of the event.