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Memorial Day blues bash for charities at LP's Pub in Clearwater

What could be better than a Memorial Day pastime for a good cause?

Try one raising money for two worthy causes.

LP's Pub in Clearwater is hosting a 12-hour blues festival and fundraiser on Memorial Day, May 30. The musical lineup reads like a who's who of Tampa Bay blues, with 21 acts (so far) slated to perform on two stages. Games, a silent auction, face painting, balloon artists and giveaways are part of the family-friendly environment.

The events will benefit two causes including Livvy's Lullaby, supporting 1-year-old Olivia "Livvy" Reitmeyer of Clearwater, who suffers from Epidermolysis Bullosa, a blistering skin condition. Another portions of the profits will benefit the family of Jackson Griffith, age 6 of Clearwater, whose wheelchair access van was stolen and destroyed last week. Jackson lives with cerebral palsy, and his father John Griffith is an active member of the U.S. Coast Guard Clearwater station.

Music begins at 1 p.m., continuing until 1 a.m. Admission is free. In addition to a craft beers and a grill menu, LP's Pub owner Phil Cross will roast a 100 lb. pig, first come, first served at 5 p.m.

LP's Pub is located at 904 N. McMullen-Booth Road, across the street from Sam Ash Music Store.

Musical acts confirmed to perform include:

Wendy Barmore, Sarasota Slim, Wendy Rich and The Soul Shakers, Jeriko Turnpike, Ken Peterson Band, the HoneyBoys House Party, Kid Royal & the Hangups...


(Whew... deep breath and continue...)


Morgan Donahue and The Hustle, Franc Robert, David Lee Maxwell with Styxville, The Only Daddys, Joe Rubino and Cruzin' for a Bluezin', the Jimmy Griswold Band, the Mr, Pickles Band...

(Starting to black out... need... oxygen aerosol can... *snifffff*)

Okay, to finish up: The Pauly Gee Band, Karyn Denham & Brian L., Light The City, Big D & The Dirty Deal, plus Charlie Morris, Mike Whitty and Mike Delaney with bands.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 2:00pm]


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