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Editorial: Blues Festival

Posted: October 1, 2018 3:38 p.m.
Updated: October 2, 2018 1:00 a.m.

Grab your boogie shoes and get your mojo working -- it’s time for the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival.

Now in its 22nd year, the festival, put together by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County and blues master Gary Erwin, known to all as Shrimp City Slim, is three days and nights of real deal blues.

After more than two decades, we believe it’s probably safe to say that the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival has become a much heralded and popular tradition in Camden and Kershaw County. Not only is it a favorite of locals, it is quite popular with visitors from literally across the globe. Originally put together as a showcase for venerated and skilled yet largely unknown veteran artists of a purely American art form and music genre, the festival has become not only a much sought after gig for blues musicians around the world, it has become quite the showcase for our community to the world.

And, it’s yet another reason why our community is such a great place to call home.

If you have never been to the blues festival, we urge you to give it a try -- it all starts Thursday evening and runs through Saturday night. If you’re returning, then you know what a treat you have in store for you.


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