Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sallisaw Main Street Gears Up for Blues and Cruizin’ 64

The time nears to hear the blues and to cruise 64.

Sallisaw Main Street’s Cruizin’ 64 and Blues Fest is set for Oct. 7 and 8 in downtown Sallisaw.

This year’s fest features Connie Hawkins and the BluesWreckers, now from Kansas City, but she and husband Steve are originally from Sallisaw. They will be joined by several other groups, including Southern Thunder from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 on Elm Street, followed by the Eric Matthews Band at 8 p.m. On Oct. 8 Whiskey Revolver will play from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Elm Street, followed by Connie and Steve Hawkins and the BluesWreckers at 8 p.m.

Music critics have reported, “Connie’s on top of her game and singing with sassitude as best as I’ve heard and hubby Steve’s killing it on the guitar.”

“Kansas City veterans Connie Hawkins and the BluesWreckers come out strong with a set of tunes that emphasize their versatility and expertise in singing, talent and songwriting.”

“Steve’s guitar and Connie’s vocals are both ‘Red Hot.’”

The fest includes not only music, and cruizin’. The fest also offers an antique car and bike show, a talent show for all ages, food vendors of all kinds, and miscellaneous vendors who offer arts, crafts, etc., and information on various topics.

Sallisaw Main Street members join in with their own food trailer, where they will be selling Indian tacos beginning at 11 a.m. on Oct.7, a treat that should not be passed up.

For more information about the fest contact Carol Brown at 918-776-7920 or Margaret Perry at 918-441-5626.

Money raised is used by Sallisaw Main Street to improve the city’s downtown area.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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