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Three nights of music on Chasco Fiesta schedule

Tonight's Chasco Fiesta show, Rhythm & Bluesmasters, kicks off three nights of music to please just about every musical taste: blues, then rock and doo-wop on Friday, and, finally, country on Saturday.

Tonight's headliner is John Lee Hooker Jr., son of the late Delta blues legend John Lee Hooker, whose unique style earned him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Junior's style is more modern, though it has all the elements of classic blues — a plaintive story accompanied by a jazz/funk/R&B beat.

After a youth laced with drugs, alcohol, jail, bad relationships and near-death, young Hooker turned his life around and became serious about his music. His first album, Blues with a Vengeance, was chosen the California Music Awards' Outstanding Blues Album of the Year in 2004.

His sophomore album in 2006, Cold as Ice, has a Motown sound, and his third, 2008's All Odds Against Me, has been a hit in both the United States and Europe.

Opening acts are Tampa Bay blues icon Damon Fowler and the group Time Bandits.

Friday's entertainment, True Oldies Night, features Legends of Doo Wop with a Twist, featuring Joey Dee, with opening act Jonathan Cortez.

Saturday's two highlights are the Chasco Fiesta Boat Parade at 1 p.m. and the Chasco Country Concert at 5:45 p.m. Headliner at the country concert is Luke Bryan, with opening acts Love and Theft and Wiley Fox, with other activities going from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Chasco Fiesta ends Sunday.

Today's schedule

5 to 10 p.m.: Native American Festival; Chasco Carnival

6 to 10 p.m.: Rhythm and Bluesmasters


12:30 p.m.: Chasco Fiesta Golf Tournament, Seven Springs Golf & Country Club

5 to 10 p.m.: Native American Festival

5 to 11 p.m.: West Pasco Sertoma Chicken Barbecue; Chasco Carnival

6 to 11 p.m.: True Oldies Night, headliner Legends of Doo Wop, Doo Wop with a Twist, featuring Joey Dee; also, Jonathan Cortez ($5 admission)

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