Bill Perry Day Blues Festival coming Sunday to downtown Chester

| 23 Jul 2019 | 10:06

The 12th annual Bill Perry Day Blues Festival will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, at 47 Main Street in Historic Downtown Chester.
Local and regional musicians will be performing at this free, family-oriented event, which is open to the entire community. Bring your dancing feet, a chair or blanket, and plan to stay the day.
The festival will be filled with drumming, blues, and rock music to honor the late Bill Perry, an internationally acclaimed blues-rock guitarist who lived in the Chester area for most of his life. Perry died in 2007.
The Floyd Hicks ”Little Sun” with Spirit of the Mountain Drum Singers will preside over an opening drumming ceremony at 11:30 a.m. The host of local blues musicians to be performing in Perry's honor includes Don Singerhouse, Fred and Brad Schribner, Chris Rabb Band, Rambling Reddan Revue, and Slam Allen. Many of these musicians have been inspired by Perry, or have played and or toured with him.
Local restaurants sponsoring the event, and offering food that day, include Clayton Delaney's, Christopher's Bistro, Rustic Wheelhouse, House Kitchen, American House Ice Cream, and Rushing Duck Brewing.
The Bill Perry Scholarship
There will be a fundraiser for the Bill Perry Scholarship, which is awarded to a local student who has shown excellence in the field of music, in encouragement of the student's ongoing musical pursuit. The recipient will be the guest of honor and will receive the award during a ceremony at 3:45 p.m.
For more information, to volunteer, or to make a tax-deductible donation, contact Rachel Bertoni of the Bertoni Gallery at 845-324-8686 or Mike Farrow at 845-469-2371; or email