Location: Clear Lake’s City Park
|7:30 AM||BBBQ Omnium Race Weekend kicks off with a 7-mile Time Trial starting and ending at Lions Field, North 8th Street, north of Hwy 18/122. Download the TT Start Times HERE. These are tentative and may change. Final TT start times will be posted at on-site race registration.|
|11:00 – 9:00 AM||BBQ vendors will be serving|
|11:00 – 11:50 AM||Criterium Race: Juniors|
|12:00 – 4:00 PM||Brews on the Beach Craft Beer Fest.|
|12:10 – 12:40 PM||Criterium Race: Woman’s Category 4|
|12:50 – 1:35 PM||Criterium Race: Category 4|
|1:45 – 2:30 PM||Criterium Race: Masters 40+|
|2:30 – 3:00 PM||FREE kids races for children under the age of 10.|
|3:15 – 3:50 PM||Criterium Race: Masters 50+/60+|
|4:00 – 4:30 PM||Criterium Race: Category 5|
|4:40 – 5:30 PM||Criterium Race: Category 3|
|5:45 – 6:45 PM||Criterium Race: Woman’s Pro-Am|
|7:00 – 8:15 PM||Professional and Category 1/2 Criterium Race – race awards immediately following.|
|8:30 PM||Jimmy Nick on the main stage.|
Saturday’s music starts with two fantastic workshops at the Lickety Split Blues Society Tent in beautiful Central Park.
Great stuff for the whole family.
Saturday’s pre-party gets underway at 5:00 at the Surf District Rock ‘n Roll Grill.
Saturday’s headliner begins at 8:30 on the big stage in Central Park.
Diddley Bow and CigarBox Guitar Building • 1:00-2:30 PM
The diddley bow is a single-stringed American instrument which influenced the development of the blues sound. It consists of a single string of baling wire tensioned between two nails on a board over a glass bottle, which is used both as a bridge and as a means to magnify the instrument’s sound.
The cigar box guitar is a primitive chordophone that uses an empty cigar box as a resonator. The earliest had one or two strings; modern models typically have three or more. Generally, the strings are connected to the end of a broomstick or a 1 x 3 inch wood slat and to the cigar box resonator.
Blues Guitar Workshop • 3:00-4:30 PM
Guitarists who know the blues have a natural advantage over those that don’t. No matter what style they chose to play – jazz, rock, classical – having a blues background provides guitarists with a foundation in form, control, feel and harmonies that can be used to advance their playing in any genre of music. So come by, grab a seat and pick up some tips.
Johnny Long found his trade in traditional pre-war acoustic Blues sound by adhering to the rhythms and styles of original country Blues sounds. Johnny manages to establish an almost unmistakable link between 1930’s Delta pieces and modern Blues talent. Johnny is nominated for 2016 acoustic Blues album of the year.
Jimmy Nick is an old-fashioned, guitar slinging blues prodigy who spent his teenage years being schooled by legendary bluesmen in the famous Chicago clubs of Kingston Mines, Rosa’s Lounge, and B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted. Driven by his motown-tight band, Don’t Tell Mama, featuring saxophone, bass, and drums Jimmy excites crowds with his electrifying guitar work, fresh harp, clever lyrics and animated stage theatrics. His high energy blues and rock-n-roll captivate audiences, and forge instant fans.