Jokumfest, the annual free blues festival held in the backyard of Victory Heights’ resident Gary Shudie’s house, returns for its 11th year this Saturday, August 17th with a full day of entertainment.
Things get started at noon with three hours of acoustic music. At 3 PM the scheduled acts begin including:
3:00 – 3:50 – Paul Knight (old time banjo & guitar)
4:10 – 5:00 – Papa Bear Band w/ Shawn Stecker, Billy Reed, Jack Cook, Matt Fogdall & Don “Papa Bear” Buss
5:20 – 6:10 – Reggie Miles (songster/blues on guitars & musical saw)
6:30 – 7:30 – Hughs Blues Rhythm & Blues extravaganza w/G W Levell, Al Farlow, Steve Branca & Bert DeCoy
7:50 – 8:40 – Eric Madis with John Marshall, Hugh Sutton, Guy Quintino & Dave Hudson
9:00 – 9:50 – Greg Roberts & Blues of the Past
In addition to the live music, there will be Papa Bear’s deep fried turkey, and a number of ales including a special Jokumfest Pale Ale. It’s all free, and side dishes are welcomed. Gary’s house is 2021 NE Northgate Way, parking is recommended on 23rd Avenue NE. Just follow the sound of the music to the backyard!