Bertoni Gallery, located at 1392 Kings Hwy. in Sugar Loaf, NY will present the 10th Annual Bill Perry Day Blues Festival on Sun., Jul. 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is a free live blues festival featuring several bands playing in the Sculpture Garden from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is open to the public.
Bill Perry was an internationally acclaimed blues-rock guitarist who lived in the Chester, NY area most of his life, until his passing in 2007. Bertoni Gallery and the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan have joined forces to present the 10th Ed Vandercliff Scholarship for the CFOS-Bill Perry Memorial Fund for Music Education and Appreciation Award. The scholarship is awarded to a local High School senior who has shown excellence in the field of music and to encourage the recipients’ ongoing pursuit of music. The scholarship recipient will be the guest of honor on this day and will receive the award during a special ceremony at approximately 2:45 p.m.
Throughout the day the bands playing in his honor will include Spirit of the Mountain Singers, Lovesick Homeboys, Blackdirt Blues Band, and the Bill Perry Celebration Jam Session. Bring a chair, a tent or blanket and spend the day enjoying some of the best local and regional musical talent around.
For more information, to volunteer or to make a tax-deductible donation to the CFOS- Bill Perry Memorial Fund, call the Bertoni Gallery at 469-0993. All cash donations will be matched in tax-deductible donation by an anonymous donor.