The Winston Wells Ball field in Cruz Bay was alive this weekend for the 2nd annual St. John Blues Blowout festival organized by selfless volunteers of the St. John Rotary Club. Saturday night marked the highlight performance, with students from the St. John School of the Arts (SJSA) performing first. A primary beneficiary of the fundraiser, SJSA wowed the audience with their Motown act, complete with 3 little “Supremes” and a full student band. Impressive stuff!
The Back Track Blues Band soon followed, easily getting folks off their feet and dancing under the field lights. Lydia Warren, a rising musical star and PhD student, hit the stage with wicked guitar playing and some seriously soulful singing, before showman Biscuit Miller and his band kicked the show into gear with wiggle-worthy R&B dance beats. Energetic piano man/singer Mitch Woods, backed by talented local musicians, took the crowd for a final dance lap and brought the evening to a hopping close. In May, St. John island will come alive again for a 3-day country music festival, May 14-16. Boogie on!