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By Kristina Pritchett

This past weekend, Doheny State Beach was filled with musical icons in the blues, soul and rock genres during the 20th annual Doheny Blues Festival.

Over the weekend, thousands filled Doheny State Beach to listen to artists such as Joe Walsh, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, Robin Trower, Chris Isaak, Mavis Staples, Melissa Ehtridge and more perform on three stages.

Festival-goers were able to taste different barbecue options, shop in the Vendor Village and taste their way through a variety of craft breweries.

This year, Omega Events, launched the Doheny Blues Foundation. It was created to promote awareness of blues music and to provide education about the history, cultural significance and relevance to the present. It will also help educate the youth and foster an appreciation of the blues with a multi-faceted educational approach.

The Festival has been an annual event since 1998 and has featured artists such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gregg Allman, BB King and more.

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