Concerts by Oregon blues greats Curtis Salgado and Lloyd Jones will highlight a weekend full of art events and musical performances at Cannon Beach’s 31st annual Stormy Weather Arts Festival, November 2-4. The arts festival is one of the most popular events for this Oregon beach town recognized as one of “The 100 Best Art Towns in America.”
Throughout the weekend, the town’s galleries will present special events showcasing the artists they represent with several nationally known artists on hand to share their latest works, conduct demonstrations or discuss their art. On the Saturday of the festival, visitors can wander from gallery to gallery, enjoying free live music with regional musicians at indoor and outdoor venues throughout the town as they go.
The festival’s spotlight concerts offer the opportunity to see some of the Northwest’s top performers in the intimate setting of Cannon Beach’s Coaster Theatre Playhouse. This year’s festival will feature headline performances by two of Oregon’s most popular blues artists. Portland roots artist Lloyd Jones, who has recorded six critically acclaimed albums and earned awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Cascade Blues Association and an induction into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, will take the stage on Friday night with his Big Band. Saturday night, Curtis Salgado, the real-life inspiration for John Belushi’s Blues Brother character, storms the stage. Salgado’s 30-plus year career has featured performances alongside the likes of Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt and Belushi himself, along with recognition including B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and three-time Soul Blues Artist of the Year at the Blues Music Awards.
Blues fans will want to stick around Sunday for Brews, Blues & Barbeques, enjoying live blues, local beers and a barbecue lunch. The weekend also includes the Dancing in the Rain Fashion Show on Saturday showcasing stormy weather apparel and accessories from local and national designers.
For more information or to purchase concert tickets, visit cannonbeach.org/explore/Cannon-Beach-Stormy-Weather-Arts-Festival