Abe Reid to perform at Blues Festival’s kids area
from a press release…
One of this area’s most accomplished blues performers, Abe Reid, has been tapped by the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society to perform at the kids area at the 19th Annual Carolina Blues Festival, Saturday, May 7 at Center City Park, downtown Greensboro.
Reid, who resides in Statesville, will entertain the children at the kids area with storytelling and an interactive blues performance. He will perform three times at the Kids Area; 1:30-2 p.m., 3:45-4:15 p.m. and 5:30-6 p.m.
Abe Reid won the 1998 PBPS Talent Contest and represented the Society at the International Blues Challenge in October of that year. He became the first, and only, PBPS-sponsored artist to win the International Blues Challenge with a blistering solo blues set. He now tours North Carolina and the Southeast with his band The Spikedrivers.
The kids area was introduced last year at the annual event to give the Festival a more family-friendly atmosphere. Logie Meacham was the performer at the kids area in 2004.
In addition to the blues performances and storytelling, the kids area features face painting, balloons, arts and crafts and other fun activities for the kids.
Children 12 and under are admitted free.
Tickets are available at the Carolina Theatre Box Office, 310 S. Greene Street, downtown Greensboro from 12 -5:30 pm. Call 336.333.2605 to charge by phone, or order on-line at carolinatheatre.com. Other ticket outlets in Greensboro are J&B Music Connection and BB’s Compact Discs.
For more information on the 19th Annual Carolina Blues Festival, go on-line at piedmontblues.org or call 336.275.4944.
The Piedmont Blues Preservation Society is now in its 20th year as a grass roots, non-profit, all-volunteer Triad-based organization dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the American blues art form.