- Business & Development
Saturday July 10, 2010
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Downtown Historic Norcross
Calling an event “The BluesBerry Festival” is an admittedly “punny” twist on two seemingly unrelated elements. But in a 140-year-old town known for its creative vibes and trendy venues, it all comes together this Saturday, July 10th, for an evening you don’t want to miss! From 5pm throughout the evening, Downtown Historic Norcross will marry blues music and the flavors of locally grown blueberries, promoting the festivities as “a way to enjoy having the blues”. From 5pm until 7pm, local farmers will be on hand in the downtown area to sell fresh picked blueberries. Starting at 5pm, the Iron Horse Tavern will feature the super cool Atlanta band, “Harpolicious”, known for its signature blues harmonica. At 9pm, Pocket Mafia gets on stage, offering its own great blend of soul, blues and jazz.
The music will continue throughout the Downtown Historic Norcross venue, with the popular “Little Brother Blues” performing at 7:30 at 45 South Café, a local gathering spot offering a variety of libations and desserts, as well as an intimate setting for local and regional musicians. In addition, Mojitos, downtown’s hot spot for Cuban food and music, will offer its own signature sound. Music will be performed by owners Luis and Yanin Hernandez, who “in another life” were professional musicians in the Miami area, specializing in a unique blend of jazz, blues and rock.
While the music is definitely the hot attraction for downtown Saturday night, the evening will round itself out with a literal taste of the blues, as participating shops and restaurants offer blueberry treats and chef specials that celebrate the seasonal berry. To some, it may seem like a funky mixture, but in Historic Norcross it works, with good food and cool blues music the essential ingredients for an evening of unique and relaxing entertainment.