Costa Rica Entertainment – The Costa Rica Blues festival will return to beautiful Playa Potrero in the province of Guanacaste. The festival will take on Saturday February 10, with non-stop live music starting at 11:00 and going until 23:00 at the Costa Rica Sailing Center in Playa Potrero.
Since 2008, the Costa Rica Blues festival has brought true American Blues Legends such as Smokin Joe Kubek, Guitar Shorty and Texas Johnny Brown. It is an outdoor show, beach front, for all ages, with raffles, silent auctions, great BBQ and of course, the music. In 2017, for the sixth edition, the festival had a very successful event with the presentation of Diunna Greenleaf, winner of the 2016 Blues Foundation Award for Best Female Blues singer in the USA. In 2018, the festival will bring Annika Chambers from Houston Texas, recently nominated by the Blues Awards for best Female Blues Singer and the Sparky Parky Parker Band also from Houston, who is considered one of the best young talents to have emerged from Texas in recent years.
In this occasion, the festival has been scheduled to take place in the middle of the Mardi Gras week, and many other events with the Blues Festival musicians will take place between Saturday February 3 and the closing date with the Mardi Gras Parade in Flamingo Beach on Tuesday February 13. The calendar includes a presentation of the headliner of the festival, Annika Chambers at the Eugene O’Neil Theater in San Jose on Thursday, February 8 at 8pm.
The Mardi Gras parade is a Flamingo tradition that has been running for the last 24 years with the objective of raising funds for local charities.
The full Mardi Gras Calendar is available at www.crbluesfest.com.
The festival is a charitable event that benefits Abriendo Mentes, a local NGO that promotes education and culture in the communities of Potrero, Brasilito and surrounding villages. All proceeds will go to this organization. You may visit their website to learn more about the programs they manage at www.abriendomentes.org
The cost of Tickets is $30.
Points of sale:
- Playa Potrero: The Sailing Center
- Playa Potrero: The Smokin Pig
- Tamarindo: Jaime Peligro Bookstore
- Playa del Coco: REMax
- Brasilito: La Oliva Food Imports
- San Jose: Instrumentos Musicales Bansbach , Downtown
- San Jose: Mac`s American Bar, Sabana Sur
From Houston, Texas: Annika Chambers
From Houston, Texas: The Sparky Parker Band
From Pittsburgh, PA: Craig Thatcher
From Canada: Donnie Walsh “Mr. Downchild”
From Switzerland: Andy Egert
From Austin, Texas. The Jake Levinson Band
From Costa Rica: Los Neotics Funk and Soul
From Costa Rica: Smokin Mo & Blues Devils
For information about the featured bands, visit: www.crbluesfest.com