Blues in the Bay

It's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses.

Hit it.

This year's Blues in the Bay Festival, a marathon of great blues in Alexandria Bay from Sept. 2-6, featured more than a dozen bands—as well as a few mysterious characters roaming the streets in Blues Brothers getups.

The five-day festival even included "blues cruises" aboard Uncle Sam Boat Tours, and a Blues Motorcycle Poker Run on Sunday to benefit Jefferson County Hospice.

Stay tuned to Alexandria Bay's main site for information on next year's blues fest, as well as other upcoming events.


Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.