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.|
|11:00 – 9:00 AM||BBQ vendors will be serving|
|11:00 – 11:50 AM||Criterium Race: Juniors|
|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.|
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.
The Cash Box Kings
Hailing from the “Windy City”, the Cash Box Kings are keeping REAL DEAL old school Chicago Blues alive. THE CBK’s are one of a few bands on the national scene playing TRADITIONAL CHICAGO BLUES the way it’s supposed to be played. They can nail the 1940’s & 50’s Chicago and Memphis scene. With 6’3″ 300lb frontman Oscar Wilson who is described as part Muddy Waters and part Cedric the Entertainer they can put on one heck of a stage show. With many Blues Blast awards to their credit including album of the year, their latest release “Holding Court” is just another notch in their belt. They simply are one of the best Blues bands in the land. Learn more about the Cash Box Kings on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thecashboxkings.