The Riverside Hotel and NRG Neuweg Restaurant Group present the 1st Annual Las Olas Bluesfest 1/17/13-1/20/13

The Riverside Hotel and NRG Neuweg Restaurant Group present the 1st Annual Las Olas Bluesfest
bluesfestJanuary 17-20, 2013
The Riverside Hotel Lawn
620 Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
General admission: $10
Weekend Pass: $35
VIP passes: $100, inclusive of a four-day admission pass, $30 in food and beverage tickets, entrance into after-hours parties at the hotel’s Indigo Lounge, and a complimentary parking pass and event t-shirt

The Riverside Hotel’s lush green lawn has taken a turn for the blue—and it’s ready to host a party full of smooth sounds and you! For those ready for some Blues, mixed with a little R&B, Rock & Roll and Soul, the 1st Annual Las Olas Bluesfest will surely set the rhythm for an ever-so-cool 2013.

Presented by The Riverside Hotel and NRG Neuweg Restaurant Group, the music, food and beer festival—aptly dubbed “A Party on the Lawn”— will take place on the hotel’s Lawn, overlooking Las Olas Boulevard, from Jan. 17 (Thursday) through Jan. 20 (Sunday).  Offering unforgettable performances by 16 bands, as well as an array of New Orleans, Cajun and Creole style bites and imported beers, the festival—hosted by South Florida Radio personality and Florida Panther MC Bill Murphy—will entertain live music lovers from 5 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, 12:30 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

The entertainment line-up:
Thursday, Jan. 17
South Florida Blues Legend Joey Gilmore Blues Band, 5 to 6: 30 p.m.                                            
Pitbull of Blues, 7 to 8:30 p.m.                                  
Mike Quick & The Soul Power Band (New York) 9 to 10:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 18
Kim Reteguiz & The Black Cat Bones, 5 to 6:30 p.m.                       
Soulfonic (Memphis Soul and Chicago Blues), 7 to 8:30 p.m.                      
Blue Fire Band, 9 to 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 19
Jumpstreet 88s featuring Piano Bob & Stan Street, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
The Pat Hunter Project, 3 to 4:30 p.m.                                
Bobby & the Renegades, 5 to 6:30 p.m.                                           
David Shelley & Bluestone, 7 to 8:30 p.m.                                       
Iko Iko, 9 to 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 20
Wesley Phillips, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Indigo Lounge)  
King Muddfish, 1 to 3:30 p.m.                                                           
Joel Da Silva, 4:30 to 6 p.m.                          
John Lisi (New Orleans), 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Harald Neuweg—owner of the Neuweg Restaurant Group (NRG) and Fritz & Franz Bierhaus in Coral Gables and Ft. Lauderdale—partnered with The Riverside Hotel to spearhead the event.
“We are thrilled to welcome the first annual Bluesfest,” said Heiko Dobrikow, general manager of The Riverside Hotel. “We are confident that this amazing celebration of great live music and equally amazing food, drinks and company will bring the community together and be enjoyed by all!”  
Self parking will be offered throughout attended lots in the area and valet parking will be available at The Riverside Hotel. For additional information, call 954-377-0943.