Blues Bash Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Ole Harv’s Blues Revue

October 25, 2013

Fans of WVPE’s Blues Revue will put on their dancing shoes next weekend to celebrate Ole Harv’s 30th anniversary as host of the weekend radio program.

Host Harvey Stauffer, known to listeners as Ole Harv, will have his own Blues Bash with live music and dinner Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Lerner Theatre in downtown Elkhart.

“The community has been supportive of the blues, so we’re hoping for a good turnout,” said Anthony Hunt, station manager at WVPE 88.1.

The evening will feature a barbecue buffet with beer and wine starting at 5 p.m. in the Crystal Ballroom, where a dance floor will be set up for music lovers to boogie down to performances by two dozen local blues artists.

Blue Lunch, a Cleveland blues band with an energetic horn section, will take the stage in the theater at 7:30 p.m, and the Deanna Bogart Band will play at 10 p.m., followed by a jam session with various musicians. The performances will be shown on a screen in the Crystal Ballroom for people who want to continue dancing.