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29th Annual
Blue Crab Festival

Palatka, Fl

May 26
5pm. to Midnight
Kick-Off Party
Live Bands

May 27
10am. to Midnight

May 28
10am. to Midnight

May 29
10 am. to 5 p.m.
Parade and Memorial Ceremonies

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Inspired by classic blues & electric blues, the Bridget Kelly Band has placed their unique stamp on the blues-rock genre.

2016 CD "Outta the Blues"on Alpha Sun Records:

#1 on RMR Electric Blues chart for six weeks in July & August, 2016;
#4 RMR Electric Blues album for 2016
#1 on Blues411.com;
Top-50 All-Time (#43) RadioAirplay Internet Download, Genre: Blues

Hear the band's music at www.REVERBNATION.com/BridgetKellyBand

Sunday, May 28th.
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The Remains

The Remains rock audiences with a wide array of music from Ozzy to Johnny Cash, we strive to play something for everyone! Formed by local Jacksonville musicians from the Rock and Country scenes, The Remains are dedicated to entertaining audiences. Featuring 2 lead vocalists and the ability to capture three-part harmonies, The Remains will engage, retain, and entertain audiences throughout the show. This combined with our ability to cover a wide range of artists and musical genres means we can readily adapt to the crowd on hand and keep them rocking all night! We love it – you’ll love it!

Sunday, May 28th.
blistur (58K)

After moving to Jacksonville, drummer Neal Gupton heard about guitarist/vocalist Chris Kellam as being THE guy all the bands wanted to have in their lineup. After seeing Chris perform it was obvious why the whole city felt that way. But, both were like two ships passing in the night – always mutually committed to other projects. In the mid 2000s the stars aligned and they both got the chance to work together. The mindset of both artists was the same and they immediately connected personally and musically. From there, the band has skyrocketed in popularity and the songwriting has flowed seamlessly. In addition to playing over 250 shows per year in premier clubs, the rock trio commands the stage every time and opens/headlines concerts and various festivals throughout the U.S.. What makes our music different? Each member of the band draws from their own diverse influences. One member’s taste runs the gamut from big band, swing, hard rock, blues, progressive and metal…another from Zeppelin, Steve Vai, The Eagles, Deftones, Avenged Sevenfold and Metallica…another from Fusion and Jazz. When composing a song there is a giant pallette of colors to choose from and the best ones come naturally without thinking too much on how to fit into a modern trend. Rather, how to fit the lyrics into the mood of the song be it comical, dark and moody, angry, happy, inspirational. Music is life. Life is all these things. Why be tied down to one sound? Why be in the same mood every day? No one is. Let’s just make a great song. Blistur’s 5 CD releases, Before There Were Seasons, Greatest Hits Vol II, Bloody Mary, Scars and Stripes, Fear Itself and a near two hour live concert DVD entitled, “aLive and Amplified” have sold thousands of units and garnered excellent reviews from several entertainment sources including the likes of MTV. Songs from these CD’s have received terrestrial radio airplay across the country including Florida, Texas, South Carolina and even the island of St. Maarten. Blistur even travelled to Cuba to play for our soldiers in Guantanamo Bay! The band’s most recent release, “Fear Itself” sold more units in six months than all previous CD’s combined. The first track on the disc, entitled “Make Up Your Mind” was placed on the ballot for the 57th annual Grammy awards under the category “Best Rock Performance”. Poised to release a sixth CD in the winter of 2016/2017, the band continues to move forward at a “Blisturing” pace.

Sunday, May 28th.


Big-Engine (78K)
Even after playing over 200 shows a year, people just can't get enough of Big Engine's nitrous fueled shows and the high energy music that brings down the house night after night. Along with the die-hard fans that follow the boys from town to town, uninitiated newcomers seldom last the entirety of the show without raising their fists in the air and singing along to the band's catchy choruses and instantly memorable lyrics These road warriors travel the country, bringing the party with crowd favorites: "That Girl's a Freak," "Turn It On," "Shake That Thing," "Party Like A Rock Star" and "Sister Mary." In good company, Big Engine has made friends by sharing the stage with Buckcherry, Motorhead, Bret Michaels, Vince Neil, Charlie Daniels, 38 Special, Ted Nugent, Shooter Jennings, and countless other national acts. Needless to say, they have amassed an army of gear heads, bikers, and race fans from the infamous Daytona and Sturgis bike rallies as well as NASCAR races.

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Blue Crab Festival Committee
PO Box 1351
Palatka, Florida 32178-1351