KJazz Blues Bash Comes to Carpenter Arts Center With James Cotton and Robby Krieger

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James Cotton headlines Blues Bash

James Cotton and special guest Robber Krieger are headlining the 2011 KJAZZ Blues Bash.

Live blues music on Labor Day weekend returns to Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) when member-supported KKJZ-FM 88.1 presents its second annual “KJazz Blues Bash” on Saturday, Sept. 3 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center.

This year’s concert lineup is headlined by legendary blues harpist, singer and songwriter James Cotton with special guest Robby Krieger of The Doors.  Joining them will be Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials, blues singer and guitarist Ana Popovic and Texas bluesman Shawn Pittman.  Rising Los Angeles newcomer Sugaray will give a bonus pre-concert performance on the Carpenter Center plaza.

VIP reserved ticket packages starting at $175 are available exclusively through KJZZ and include premium reserved seating, access to a VIP reception featuring unlimited beer and wine, barbeque dinner from Naples Rib Co., and a tax-deductible donation to KKJZ.  Reserved seating is also available for $55 and, like the VIP package, would include a one-year membership to KKJZ.  Cal State Long Beach students are offered a special price of $20.

Doors open at 6 p.m., with the VIP reception available from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

VIP packets can be ordered at online at the KJAZZ website, and reserved tickets can be purchased from the Carpenter Center box office online at www.CarpenterArts.org or by calling 562/985-7000. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the day of the event.

More information is available at www.JazzandBlues.org.

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