What is the New England Blues Festival All About?
We started a new area tradition, combining blues music and charitable efforts. This is our 16th annual New England Blues Festival, so come on down and help us achieve our goals! The festival is held to promote the RED, WHITE & BLUES in Southern New England and to benefit worthy area community funds and groups.
General Admission tickets are $20.00
DISCLAIMER: RAIN OR SHINE NO RE-ADMITTANCE NO ALCOHOL, OUTSIDE FOOD. THE HOLDER OF THIS TICKET ASSUMES ALL RISKS IN ATTENDING THIS EVENT. PROMOTERS OF THIS EVENT ARE NOT LIABLE FOR PARKED VEHICLES, ACTIONS OF OTHER ATTENDEES OR CANCELLATION OF SCHEDULED ACTS. THIS TICKET IS A REVOCABLE LICENSE. PROMOTERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REVOKE SUCH LICENSE, IN THEIR SOLE DISCREATION, AT ANY TIME FOR ANY REASON. USE OF THIS TICKET INDICATES AGREEMENT TO THESE TERMS.
The POW/MIA Table
You may notice this small table here in a place of honor. It is set for one. This table is our way of symbolizing that members of our profession of arms are missing from our midst. They are commonly call P.O.W.'s or M.I.A.'s, we call them brothers.
They are unable to be with us this evening and so we remember them.
This table set for one is small... it symbolizes the frailty of one prisoner against his oppressors.
The table cloth is white... it symbolizes the purity of their intentions to respond to their country's call to arms.
The single rose displayed in a vase reminds us of the families and loved ones of our comrades in arms who keep faith awaiting their return.
The red ribbon tied so prominently on the vase is reminiscent of the red ribbon worn on the lapel and breasts of thousands who bear witness to their unyielding determination to demand a proper accounting for our missing.
A slice of lemon is on the bread plate... to remind us of their bitter fate.
There is salt upon the bread plate... symbolic of the family's tears as they wait.
The glass is inverted... they cannot toast with us tonight.
The chair is empty... they are not here.
Remember... all of you who served with them and called them comrades, who depended on their might and aid, and relied on them... for surely... they have not forsaken you.
Veteran’s Wish List
Shaving Cream, Deodorant, Shampoo, Conditioner, Toothpaste, toothbrushes, Denture Cleaner, Denture Cup, Denture Grip, Soap, Combs, Dietetic Candy, Hairbrush, Socks, Clock Radio, Puzzles, Books, New Underwear, Battery Operated Clocks, VCR Tapes, Sports Mugs, Writing Material, Slippers, Sweaters, Large Print Pinochle, Playing Cards, Lap Robes, Afghans.
Disposable Razors, Electric Razors, Suspenders, T-Shirts, Caps, New Hankercheif’s and any type of luggage
Knee Socks, Cosmetic bags, Unbreakable Mirrors, Cosmetics, Nightgowns, Hair Clips, Cardigan Sweaters.
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This program reaches 10,000 festival readers/goers from around the area and beyond.
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The Blues Traveler
Parking is FREE
Directions from the north:
Take Rt 495 South to exit 4 Rte 105. Take a left onto Rte. 105 through intersection Rte. 28 and first set of lights take 2nd left onto Courtland St. Take the 1st right onto Oak St. Take the 2nd left onto High St.
Directions from the south:
Take Rt 495 North to exit 4 Rte 105. Take a right onto Rte. 105 through intersection Rte. 28 and first set of lights take 2nd left onto Courtland St. Take the 1st right onto Oak St. Take the 2nd left onto High St.
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