Support the Paoli Blues Fest -- Summer Breezin' on August 3rd
In four short years, the Paoli Blues Fest has grown to become the largest annual blues festival in the Philadelphia region. The date for the fourth annual blues festival is Saturday, October 6 and Blues Fest co-chairs Pattye Benson and Marie Thibault are expecting attendance to exceed the 2011 visitor estimate of 15,000. The Blues Fest Committee works year-round to make sure that each year the Blues Fest is bigger and better than the year before; and this year will be no exception.
The free annual community event requires many hardworking volunteers plus lots of money. Each year, the nonprofit organization needs to raise approximately $50K to fund the one-day Paoli Blues Fest. Without the support and generosity of corporate and business sponsors, such as Paoli Hospital, Malvern Federal Bank, Paoli Village Shoppes and WXPN, and grants from PA Council of the Arts, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and Brandywine Conference & Visitors Bureau, the annual event would not be possible.
To guarantee the continued success of the Paoli Blues Fest also requires the help of individuals in the community. The second of 2 summer fundraisers, Summer Breezin’ is Friday, August 3, 5 – 8 PM at Royer-Greaves School, 118 S. Valley Road, Paoli. Royer-Greaves School provides the perfect outdoor venue for the sounds of the Rob Dickenson Trio as you sip cold drinks and munch on appetizers. Enjoy the timeless music of Jimmy Buffet, sway to the reggae sounds of Bob Marley and sing along to classic 'oldies' that are sure to have you on your feet.
The fundraiser will feature a silent auction with many exciting items including gift certificates for many local business and restaurants, Phillies tickets, signed baseball memorabilia and personal tours of the Pennsylvania Senate Chamber with State Sen. Andy Dinniman and the State House with State Rep. Warren Kampf.
Dress is summer casual; tickets are $35 or 4 for $100 and may be purchased online at www.paolibluesfest.com . For questions, contact Pattye Benson, Summer Breezin’ Co-Chair, 610.644.6759.