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On Saturday, September 8, brave wine, art and Blues lovers gathered at Riverside Park in Murphysboro in spite of the rain in the forecast. Participants enjoyed a day live Blues music from Ivas John with ‘Rip Lee’ Pryor, Joey Odum River Band, Leight July, Roland Johnson and Soul Endeavor and five-time Grammy award nominee Roomful of Blues. The event was hosted by Murphysboro Chamber of Commerce. Art vendors from the region set up booths to sell their creations, along with local craft beer makers and wineries.

1. Jamie Pender of Carbondale with Mayor Will Stephens of Murphysboro

2. Lindy Loyd of Carbondale

3. Sue Gindlesparger of Murphysboro and Sally Wright of Cobden

4. Joshua Carter and Donna Arseneau, both of Carbondale

5. Rocky and Melissa Campbell of Murphysboro

6. Brian Jackson of Murphysboro, Becky Stach of Lindenhurst with Michelle and David Jeschke of Elkville

7. John and Jamie Longmire of Anna

8. Steve Webb, Mike Cripps and Kevin Beavers, all of Murphysboro

9. Bruce Wallace of Murphysboro with Mel Goot of Goreville

10. Andrea Linsley, Sabrina Ferketich and Susan O’Bannon, all of West Frankfort

11. Joe Glasser of Murphysboro with Roland Johnson of St. Louis

12. Whit Whittington of Carbondale, Karen Laurent of Murphysboro, Jennifer Sheehan of Carbondale and Joan Cox of Murphysboro

13. Kathy Belletire of Marion with Mary Dippel of Tupanga Canyon, California

14. Tim Crosby of Dongola

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