Blues House Festival, Poker Run set for Saturday

More than a thousand people are expected to attend the 17th annual Blues House Music Festival in Winchester on Saturday.

Habitat for Humanity of Winchester-Frederick County will host the all-day event at the Eagles Club Outdoor Pavilion on Baker Lane in Winchester.

Kimberley Wilt, marketing director for Habitat for Humanity of Winchester-Frederick County, said the festival usually draws in a crowd of 1,000 to 1,500 people.

“From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., people can enjoy music, beer, food and vendors,” she said.

Headlining this year’s event is John Nemeth, recipient of Blue Foundation awards.

The line-up also includes nationally known artists Ron Holloway, Kelly Richey and RB Stone, as well as those who have played for Blues House in the past: Anthony Rosano & the Coqueroos from Norfolk and April Mae & the Junebugs.

In addition to the musical performances, a poker run will be taking place starting at Groves Harley Davidson, she added.

“A poker run is an organized event where participants, usually using motorcycles or other means of transportation, must visit five checkpoints, drawing a playing card at each one. The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the run,” she said.

The final stop of the Poker Run is at Blues House.

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com

IF YOU GO

• Tickets: Blues House tickets can be purchased online in advance for $15 at www.winchesterblueshouse.com or www.habitatwfc.org, or for $20 the day of the event.

• Poker Run Registration: Available on the websites above or at Groves Harley Davidson the day of the event. Cost is $25 for drivers and $20 for riders. The Poker Run starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m.

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