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The 3rd annual Blues & Roots on Water Street Festival cooks up some tasty talent

The 2018 Blues & Roots on Water Street Festival is set for Saturday, June 9th from 6:00 pm to midnight. The event will take place at the Kiss the Sky and Water Street Studios complex, 160 S. Water St, Batavia, IL. The festival is a one-day, two-stage, five-act, indoor, limited-ticket, intimate festival featuring some of the finest in Roots, Americana and Blues that the Chicago area, and Austin, Texas have to offer!

The headliner on the Blues Stage will be Alligator recording artist, The Cash Box Kings. Immediately prior to the Kings, Delmark Records recording artist Dave Specter, just coming from his Chicago Blues Festival performance, will be setting the mood and tone on the Blues Stage located within the friendly confines of Kiss the Sky.

Multi-genre three-piece virtuoso musicians, Anderlik, Otto & Church will kick things off in the Roots Lounge located in the Dock Room of Water Street Studios. Austin, Texas roots band Beth Lee and the Breakups will follow while Chicago's very own and notorious Devil in a Woodpile will close out the evening in hoedown fashion in the Roots Lounge located in the loading dock area adjacent to Water Street Studios.

Schedule as follows:

6:00 pm Doors Open

7:00 pm Anderlik Otto & Church (Roots Lounge)

8:00 pm Dave Specter (Blues Stage)

8:45 pm Beth Lee & The Breakups (Roots Lounge)

9:45 pm Cash Box Kings (Blues Stage)

10:30 pm Devil in a Woodpile (Roots Lounge)

Tickets for the festival are limited to 300 and are available online via Eventbrite -  Tickets may also be purchased at Kiss the Sky and Water Street Studios. Tickets purchased in advance are $25 and $35 at the door. River Edge Bar & Grill in Batavia will be serving food and all beer will be from Solemn Oath Brewery. FreshGround Roasting will be serving coffee and selling beans.

The festival is brought to you by Water Street Studios, Batavia MainStreet, Kiss the Sky and the Fox Valley Music Foundation, with support and influence and love and advice from Batavia Enterprises. Thank you to our premiere sponsors: K. Hollis Jewelers and Drendel and Jansons Law Group. Thank you to additional sponsors including: Waveform LLC, Kluber Architects + Engineers, Du-Call Miller Plastics, Teqworks, SmithAmundsen LLC, Funway, Boyce Body Werks, WindmillNext, Bulldog Plumbing, and Edward Jones.