SON OF LEGENDARY MUDDY WATERS TO PLAY AT SUNSET HILL FARM PARK
Joseph “Mojo” Morganfield, son of legendary Chicago Blues musician Muddy Waters, will take the stage at the Sunset Hill Farm County Park amphitheater after the park’s annual Spring Out to Sunset festival. The May 18th performance will feature tracks from Morganfield’s debut EP “Mojo Risin” as well as a number of Muddy Waters favorites.
Morganfield literally grew up in the Blues, as legends like Eric Clapton, Willie Dixon and others stopped by his house to jam. Mojo's band, The Mannish Boyz, includes Alligator recording artist Maurice John Vaughn and guitarist Rick Kreher, a member of Muddy Water's band. An "Ambassador of the Blues," Morganfield is an inductee of the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame.
“This is an exciting addition to the annual Spring Out to Sunset festival,” said parks Event Coordinator Madison Binkowski. “Along with the inaugural Kansas City BBQ Society competition this year, the concert adds a tremendous element to a fun, family-friendly event.”
Tickets for the concert are $10 and are available at www.portercountyparks.org/springconcert. The show begins at 4pm with opening act James Gedda and Jack Whittle, local artists whose dueling guitar performance features Americana and Blues.
The festival portion of the day runs from noon to 4pm and visitors can enjoy family activities like face painting, crafts, farm animal visits and bounce houses. Entrance to the festival is $5 per car. Food vendors will be on site as well as a beer garden. More info is available at www.portercountyparks.org/springout.