For twenty years, the annual Untapped Blues & Brews Festival was a traditional Mother’s Day event in Tri-Cities, Washington, but sadly, like many other festivals, it came to an premature end. Now, with a partnership between the Washington Blues Society, Billy Stoops and Al Holman with A1 Refrigeration and Heating and The Clover Island Inn, the event is being re-established under a new name — The ReTapped Rhythm & Blues Festival.
Scheduled for Saturday, May 12 at the John Dam Plaza/HAPO Stage, 815 George Washington Way in Richland, ReTapped will open its gates at noon for a full day of entertainment featuring The Delgado Brothers, Junkyard Jane, Wasteland Kings, Coyote Kings with Tiphony Dames, Shoot Jake and Bent On Blues. There will be wine and beers for sampling and food vendors on site. Tickets are $30.00 in advance through Brownpapertickets.com or $35.00 at the gate.
The Clover Island Inn have also planned a kick-off dance party taking place on Friday, May 11, starting at 7:00 pm with regional favorites Tuck Foster & The Mosrites and Junk Belly performing, plus an all star jam. Admission is $10.00.
A special package including a two night stay at the Clover island Inn, entry to the ReTapped Festival and the Friday night kick-off party, plus an all day shuttle service between the hotel and Hapo Stage is available for $270.00 per couple. Call 509-586-0541 for reservations.