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The 12th Annual Summertime at the Maritime Concert

The slide blues master meets the titan of Latin Jazz

Opener: Elizabeth Edwards (Award winning County/Americana singer songwriter)

Date: Saturday, August 8, 2015

Time: Gates open at 5pm; Opening Act at 7pm; Main Act at 8pm

Food Service: Picnic on the lawn 5pm to 7pm; BBQ and beverages for sale; Bar Open in Rizza Auditorium: 5pm to 9pm; (No outside alcohol allowed)

Location: Rizza Auditorium at Cal Maritime; 200 Maritime Academy Drive, Vallejo

Admission and Parking: $15 per person

Publicity Contact: Kathy Dupler/707-869-9403

Roy Rogers is considered one of the world's premier slide guitarists performing today. With 8 Grammy nominations as producer and performer, he is also an internationally acclaimed producer,  having produced recordings for John Lee Hooker and Ramblin' Jack Elliott. Rogers' ability to electrify and move audiences to their feet is well know. He loves to perform and it shows.

On stage from the age of five, Carlos Reyes never ceases to amaze. World renowned for his mastery of the Paraguayan Harp and Violin he has touched the hearts and spirits of people around the globe. From performances on the streets of Havana to the Vatican, his music transcends all boundaries.  Described as "Santana meets Gipsy Kings", Carlos bridges traditional musical genres and mesmerizes audiences with unique fusions of Blues, Rock, Jazz, Latin and Classical styles.

Put the two together and you have a dynamic and explosive not-to-missed combo to savor for a long, long time.

This concert will be opened by local singer-songwriter Elizabeth Edwards. Having opened for the late Dan Fogelberg and other songwriting legends such as Jesse Colin Young, Elizabeth Edwards is known for her graceful melodic style, her rich lyrics and beautiful vocals. But it's the message of hope and transformation in her songs that have garnered her a loyal fan base as well as singing and speaking engagements across the country.

Enjoy a picnic on the lawn from 5pm to 7pm.  Grilled food and beverages will be available for sale.  There will be bar service in the newly remodeled Rizza Auditorium from 5pm to 9pm.  (Please, no outside alcohol allowed.) The concert begins inside the Rizza at 7pm.

The California Maritime Academy is one of 23 campuses in the California State University system and the only state maritime college in the western United States. The beautiful waterfront campus in Vallejo is nestled on Morrow Cove's picturesque waterfront at the base of the Carquinez Bridge. Now in its twelfth year, Summertime at the Maritime is a cultural tradition featuring quality, eclectic  shows designed to appeal to a wide range of people and musical tastes. Come celebrate summer while making higher education's "best kept secret" a bit less secret.


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