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Almuñécar says adiós to August with blues, funk and jazz

Javier Vargas of the Vargas Blues Band in Madrid this year.
Javier Vargas of the Vargas Blues Band in Madrid this year. / SUR
  • The town, alongside neighbouring La Herradura, host the fifth Blues Festival this weekend

The towns of Almuñécar and neighbouring La Herradura will be ending August on a varied musical note with the fifth Blues Festival taking place this weekend at La Herradura Castle while El Majuelo park in Almuñécar will be resonating to the sounds of funk, soul and jazz.

Tonight, the Bello Band, American Blues singer-songwriter Ike Cosse and his Short Fuse Blues Band will be performing at La Herradura castle from 8pm, while on Saturday it will play host to the Vargas Blues Band, described as the "King of Latin Blues" as well as Pedro Andrea, Madrid-born guitarist and Blues singer whose repetoir includes hits made famous by B.B. King, Steve Ray Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald. Saturday's concerts will start at 10pm.

In Almuñécar, El Majuelo park will host the Funky Soul Fest on Tuesday 28, starting at 10pm and on Friday 31 August there will be jazz fusion from Granada-based Yin Yazz from 10pm.

For tickets and further information visit: www.almunecar.info