The third annual Crossroads Blues Festival in Lima, will be August 4-6 at the four corners in Lima, New York (Routes 5&20 and Route 15A.

The Blues Festival kicks off with music entertainment on Friday, August 4 by Dirty Blanket from 8-10 p.m. at the Big Music Tent behind Fanatics Pub and Pizza on West Main Street. There are fun family activities all day Saturday, August 5.

Mark your calendar for August 4th – 6th! This year we have 3 days of fun. Starting with a Blues Festival that runs Friday, August 4 through Sunday, August 6, with a day of fun family activities all day Saturday, August 5. Those activities include: Family Trivia, Euchre Tournament, Annual (World Famous) Bed Races, Limasonic Karaoke, Kids Activities, Hippo Event, Euro Bungee and Bounce House. Food and Craft Vendors will be there all weekend long along with Adult Beverages.

There will also be an Old Time Jail – “arrest” your friends or family members and throw them in jail! Raise funds to “get then freed”! and a Poker Run. Saturday morning, the BCW Trio and Nightengael will perform on the lawn of the Lima Presbyterian Church, starting at 10:30 a.m.

The musical lineup under the Big Tent on Saturday features Gordon Munding at 2 p.m., The Rhythm Dogs at 3:30 p.m., Skyla Burrell Blues Band at 5:30 p.m. and Poison Whiskey at 8 p.m.

On Sunday, there will be a Vintage Vehicle Parade. The musical lineup under the Big Tent on Sunday features JD Blues Experiment at Noon, Steve Grills and the Roadmasters at 1:30 p.m. and Chris Duarte Group at 3:30 p.m.

This will be the seventh year the Lima Crossroads Council will be supporting Camp Good Days and Special Times as a part of its festival mission. Camp Good Days provides services for: children with cancer, children who have a parent or sibling with cancer and/or children who have lost a parent or sibling to cancer. It also offers programs for women and men who have or have had cancer. In addition, Camp Good Days provides programs for children touched by sickle cell anemia. All of the programs and services are offered free of charge for the participants. Camp Good Days has served more than 234 individuals just within the Lima area.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts at the Livingston Arts Center, a member supported organization.

It’s going to be a GREAT weekend! For more info, please see our website at: www.limabluesfest.com.

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