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Archived News Release from 2010

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Redwood City PAL Presents the 2010 Summer Blues Festival FREE in Downtown Redwood City!

Redwood City, CA - July 20, 2010 - On July 23rd and 24th, the Blues will rulein Redwood City, at the annual Redwood City PAL Blues Festival! What a great way to spend a beautiful summer day and evening, basking in Redwood City’s glorious weather, enjoying top-notch blues performers, and helping to benefit the crucial programs of the Redwood City Police Activities League (PAL). The main performances take place Downtown at Courthouse Square. Here’s the lineup:

Friday, July 23rd
6 pm - Café R&B - Courthouse Square
8 pm – The Madison Blues Band – Club Fox (grand re-opening!)
Adults can join the After Party at Deseo Tequila Lounge, 851 Main Street, featuring Kenny “Blue” Ray

Saturday, July 24th from 11 am – 8 pm at Courthouse Square
Candye Kane - Dave Crimmen - Amy Lou's  Blues - Dave Hydie - Brother Cat - Frankie Lee - Freddie Hughes & Kickin' the Mule - Johnny Talbot
Adults can join the After Party at Deseo Tequila Lounge, 851 Main Street, at 8 pm  featuring Ron Hacker

Get more details about the 2010 PAL Blues Festival at

Plus, Redwood City’s fabulous Art on the Square will also be in full swing both Friday and Saturday, as artists and artisans transform the streets surrounding Courthouse Square into an outdoor gallery to exhibit their incredible works of art.

Purchasing food, beverages, prize tickets, and T-shirts at the Blues Festival will provide funds to help Redwood City PAL continue its work focusing on intervention, prevention, and alternative programs for at-risk and economically challenged youth in Redwood City. Redwood City PAL influences thousands of children and teen lives in positive ways each year, thanks to the great volunteers who give of their time and energy.

Redwood City PAL thanks these wonderful local sponsors for making this event possible: San Mateo Credit Union, Recology, The Golden Gate Blues Society, Schoenstein Physical Therapy, Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission, Fox Theatre, Wells Fargo, Spectrum Magazine, Saier Services, Redwood General Tire, Gelb Music, Rabbit, Art on the Square, Stanford Medical Center, Redwood City Downtown Business Association, SRDC Recycling, Sequoia Healthcare District, Krefeld’s Awards, Saltworks, First National Bank, City Pub, See’s Candies, Peninsula Sunrise Rotary, Kohlweiss, Deseo Tequila Lounge & Restaurant, Lyngso Garden Materials, and Sequoia Hospital.

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Dan Smith
Redwood City Police Department
(650) 780-7100


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