This July will bring the 20th anniversary of the Old School Blues and R&B Fest at Jean Klock Park, and city commissioners have saluted its organizers. On Monday, they heard from festival promoter Lee Kirsky, who updated them on the plans for this year. Kirsky told WSJM News the spirit of the blues fest has always been the same.
“The main thing is it’s a fellowship in the name of Jesus, and to show that we can still be one,” Kirsky said. “We don’t have to be divided.”
Kirsky said, in the beginning, the beach didn’t have many of the amenities it has today, and yet, everyone came together. He looks forward to doing it again. The city commission has declared July 8 as “Old School Blues Day.”