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Independence Day Celebration 2012

SUNDAY . . . . JULY 8th



At the SANDBAR in “P” Channel – About 1 Mile East of Weedon Island Canoe Launch Ramp & Dock


The Cross Creek Blues Band


High-Energy Blues – Southern Rock – 50s & 60s Rock ‘n Roll

SUNDAY JULY 8th 2012

Music from about 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

The only practical way to get to the SandBar is by Boat, Canoe, or Kayak. Kids, Dogs, Coolers, are welcome. Bring plastic chairs if you want to sit in the water and enjoy the event. Boats that are up close have a good view but, if you don’t get there early, you will anchor a bit farther from the Band Barge, and a chair in the water, with your favorite beverage, and maybe a snack or two, makes it just that much more FUN!

We DO NOT have a fireworks display. This is simply a fun, Sunday Concert, as close to the 4th of July as we can get. Again . . . . This is a FREE CONCERT and nobody pays the band to do this. So . . . . There is a TIP JAR for the band, to sort of defray the cost of doing the concert. Donations are always very welcome and appreciated.

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Thanks for all your support!

The Cross Creek Blues Band




Riviera Bay



SUNDAY  MAY 27th 2012


The Cross Creek Blues Band

And Noted Guest Musicians Making Special Appearances

Playing High Energy Blues & Southern Rock

Performance is FREE and will be from Approximately 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

(Depending on tides & weather)



Last Labor Day was the first time out with the new BAND BARGE and we all had a great time! We have added a couple more things.


We have decent anchors and perhaps we can borrow the same generator we had last year.  We had a full compliment of musicians, with Jeff  on Keyboard & Drums, Lyle on Bass, Rob & Gary P. on drums, Captain” Gary on Harmonica, John on Guitar, “Mr. Bill” on Sax, and Hal on guitar. While we know most of the same band members are on board, we expect additional musicians to make the concert even better for all our neighbors and fans!


Gary Pawuk – A/K/A “Cuyahoga Slim” on the drums,
Lyle Mosier on bass, all did an excellent job.


John is an excellent guitarist – one of the best I have known.
“Mr. Bill” is a true professional on Sax.


Jeff, on keyboard, and “Captain Gary” on Harmonica, added to the music in a very big way.


And . . . A good time was had by all!




Labor Day 2011 Concert

The Labor Day 2011 gig went great!

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Greetings everyone!
We are doing our LABOR DAY CONCERT at the sandbar in “P” Channel on SUNDAY – September 4th. We will probably start about noon or so and play as long as it is comfortable and appropriate. We have a tarp cover on the Band Barge but hopefully, we can dodge any serious rain. Forecast calls for 40% but they say the pattern is for late afternoon or evening showers, instead of the reverse pattern we have been experiencing lately. We are definitely a GO . . . . Unless the weather is so severe that boating is not happening.

P channel sandbar Weedon Island

TO ALL MUSICIANS: This is going to be a great deal of fun – weather and tides permitting. We always have a really big crowd and everyone that attends has been very appreciative of our musical efforts. Obviously, you are all invited and welcome to play on the new “BAND BARGE”. Aside from the regulars, I understand that a number of others also want to play. We have Rob, Gary, Lyle, Mr. Bill, John, Joe, and me (Hal) scheduled and anyone else that wishes to participate, please contact me. We will probably leave the dock behind my house at about 11:00 A.M. to possibly 11:30 A.M. That means we need all the gear on board and pre-setup, as much as practical for the short voyage to the sandbar. We will be taking my deck boat, as well as the band barge. There should be plenty of room for all musicians that want to participate. Bring what you want to drink and probably some sunscreen.

I want to, once again, thank everyone who has been contributing time, effort, materials, and cash, to building the “BAND BARGE”. It is almost ready and, while it may not have all the finishing touches on it by Sunday . . . It WILL be at the sandbar and it will serve us well as a floating stage, unless a severe storm blows up.

Here are some progress photos:

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