Blues festival, reverse raffle scheduled for Havelock

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Cool John Ferguson plays last year during the Havelock Heritage Blues Festival and Reverse Raffle. This year's event is scheduled for Friday at the Havelock Tourist and Event Center.

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Published: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 07:06 PM.

The Havelock-Cherry Point Rotary Club and the Havelock Chamber of Commerce have scheduled the annual Havelock Heritage Blues Festival and Reverse Raffle for 7 p.m. Friday at the Havelock Tourist and Event Center.

The annual fundraiser includes a steak dinner and music from the Havelock High School Jazz Ensemble, followed by national blues musicians Cool John Ferguson, Captain Luke and Big Ron Hunter. Reverse raffle participants have the chance to win a grand prize of $5,000.

Proceeds go toward the Rotary club’s college scholarship program, the Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust, Polio Plus and other local nonprofit groups as well as the Havelock chamber.

Reverse raffle tickets are $150 each and include admission for two for the concert. The reverse raffle tickets will be drawn during the concert, with the final winner being drawn after the concert.

A limited number of individual dinner and concert tickets will be available for $50 per person and can be purchased in advance at the Havelock Chamber of Commerce, located inside the Havelock Tourist and Event Center.

The evening will begin with dinner at 7 p.m. with music provided by the jazz ensemble. After dinner, Big Ron Hunter, Captain Luke and Cool John Ferguson will take the stage. The three musicians are part of the Music Maker Relief Foundation that promotes the musical traditions of the South.

A cash bar will be available beginning at 8 p.m.

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