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SOU TA 8F <br /> 1865 <br /> CITY OF SOUTH BEND <br /> PETE BUTTIGIEG, MAYOR <br /> OFFICE OF THE MAYOR <br /> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE <br /> March 5, 2012 <br /> Contact:Debra Johnson,Director of Communications <br /> Phone: 574-235-9261 <br /> MAYOR BUTTIGIEG PARTAKES]IN THE ANNOUNCEMENT <br /> OF SOUTH BEND 2012 BLUES &RIBS FEST <br /> South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg,along with Phil St. Clair,Executive Director of <br /> South Bend Parks & Recreation Department, and Mark Bradley, Director of Marketing & <br /> Promotions, will announce the South Bend 2012 Blues & Ribs Fest in the Upper Deck of <br /> Coveleski Regional Stadium on Monday,March 5 at 12:00 p.m. <br /> "The Blues &Ribs Fest is an opportunity to have fun while raising funds for special <br /> needs programs,"said Buttigieg. "The fest will also attract visitors from around the <br /> region to South Bend." <br /> South Bend 2012 Blues &Ribs Fest raises fiends for the city's special needs awareness <br /> campaign. Ticket prices are $20 in advance and $24 on the day of the event. Tickets are <br /> available for purchase at the following locations: Morris Performing Arts Center box <br /> office,Hammes Bookstore at Eddy Street Commons,O'Brien Center,321 E. Walter <br /> Street, Super Sounds Catalogue Center in Goshen and Coveleski Regional Stadium ticket <br /> office or online at <br /> "This is such an exciting time for the City of South Bend. There will be a variety of <br /> barbeque ribs vendors from around the region, as well as a variety of traditional and non- <br /> traditional food vendors," said Bradley. <br /> This year's headline act is Jimmie Vaughan & the Tilt-A-Whirl Band, featuring Lou Ann <br /> Barton. For more than four decades, Vaughan, a guitar player from Dallas, Texas earned <br /> his living rockin' the blues. Vaughan's passion for the blues and rock 'n' roll goes back <br /> to his early childhood.While home from school recuperating from a broken collarbone, <br /> he began to play the guitar. Later, he began playing around Texas with a series of bands, <br /> most notably the Chessmen,who opened once for Jimi Hendrix. In 1974, Vaughan <br /> played with vocalist and harmonica player Kim Wilson and formed the group,Fabulous <br /> Thunderbirds. In 1979,the band released their debut album and a fan base grew from <br /> there. The Fabulous Birds reached their peak of popularity with the 1986 release of Tuff <br /> 1400 COUNTY-CITY BUILDING- 227 W.JEFFERSON BOULEVARD-SOUTH BEND,INDIANA 46601 <br /> PHONE 574/235-9261 FAx 574/235-9892 <br />