The Costa Rica Blues Fest will return Saturday to rock the house at Club Cubano in the western San José suburb of Escazú.
Headlining this third incarnation of the event will be legendary blues guitarist Texas Johnny Brown and the Quality Blues Band, from the U.S. city of Houston. With a career spanning more than 60 years, Brown has won numerous awards and accolades, including Blues Artist of the Year at the Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton Blues Festival in Houston Sept. 22, 2001, which was subsequently declared Texas Johnny Brown Day in that city.
Joining Brown will be Robbie Clark and the Live Wire Blues Band of Austin, Texas, Electric Storm of Uruguay and a host of Costa Rican bands, including Sin Trucos, Calacas Blues, 3 for Blues, Autómata, The Known Associates, Blues Devils and The Blind Pigs Blues Band.
Tickets cost ¢ 13,000 (about $23) in advance or ¢ 16,000 ($29) at the door, and are available at the following locations: Club Cubano (2215-2001) and Chi-Chi´ s (2228-1173) in Escazú; Rock and Roll Bar and Grill (2282-9613) and Motorpsychos Bar (2203-8361) in Santa Ana, southwest of the capital; and Mac´s American Bar (2231-3145), Poás Bar (2223-8667) and Chicharronera Rancho Alegre (2233-0483) in San José, as well as at Bansbach music stores in Multiplaza Escazú and downtown San José (2522-7600).
The music is set to start at 11 a.m. Saturday at Club Cubano, 800 meters north of the Guachipelín exit off the highway to Santa Ana. Food and drink will be available throughout the event. For more information, visit www.crbluesfest.com