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3rd Annual Blues Festival in Cairo Sept. 9-11

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CAIRO, IL (KFVS) -

The 3rd Annual Blues Festival will run September 9-11.

Cairo's own "The Phonics" will kick things off at 2 p.m. on Friday along with the Chris Canas Band from Michigan.

On Saturday, there will be a patriotic red, white, and blue parade in memory of 911 at 10 a.m. This year the Shriner's will be joining the parade which will be followed by music on stage performed by the 144th Army Swing Band from Springfield, Illinois.

The blues will follow with Low Dog Band from Carbondale, Lew Jetton and 61 South, and the Scott Holt Band.

On Sunday, a gospel concert will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. featuring local and regional choirs and gospel groups from Missouri and Kentucky.

The festival is free.

Sponsors include Cairo Public Utilities, Illinois American Water, Capaha Bank, Southern Foundation, Guetterman Motors, Bell Monuments,Spirit House I and II, Shawnee Community College, and many more.

The festival will be held at Cairo's historic 8th Street.

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