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Bonita Blues Festival 2011

Regina Jackson, of Dallas, dances to the Josh Garrett Band at the Bonita Blues Festival at Riverside Park in  downtown Bonita Springs on Saturday, March 12, 2011. Now in its fifth year, the Bonita Blues Festival drew several thousand people over Friday and Saturday to see nine bands from Chicago, Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Florida and England perform. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Bonita Springs Assistance Office, the Wounded Warrior Project and Music for Minors. Tristan Spinski/Staff

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Regina Jackson, of Dallas, dances to the Josh Garrett Band at the Bonita Blues Festival at Riverside Park in downtown Bonita Springs on Saturday, March 12, 2011. Now in its fifth year, the Bonita Blues Festival drew several thousand people over Friday and Saturday to see nine bands from Chicago, Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Florida and England perform. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Bonita Springs Assistance Office, the Wounded Warrior Project and Music for Minors. Tristan Spinski/Staff

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  • Scenes from the Bonita Blues Festival at Riverside Park in downtown Bonita Springs on Saturday, March 12, 2011.Now in its fifth year, the Bonita Blues Festival drew several thousand people over Friday and Saturday to see nine bands from Chicago, Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Florida and England perform. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Bonita Springs Assistance Office, the Wounded Warrior Project and Music for Minors. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Regina Jackson, of Dallas, dances to the Josh Garrett Band at the Bonita Blues Festival at Riverside Park in  downtown Bonita Springs on Saturday, March 12, 2011. Now in its fifth year, the Bonita Blues Festival drew several thousand people over Friday and Saturday to see nine bands from Chicago, Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Florida and England perform. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Bonita Springs Assistance Office, the Wounded Warrior Project and Music for Minors. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Josh Garrett, of Houma, La. and lead guitarist and vocalist for the Josh Garrett Band, performs at the Bonita Blues Festival at Riverside Park in  downtown Bonita Springs on Saturday, March 12, 2011. Now in its fifth year, the Bonita Blues Festival drew several thousand people over Friday and Saturday to see nine bands from Chicago, Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Florida and England perform. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Bonita Springs Assistance Office, the Wounded Warrior Project and Music for Minors. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Scenes from the Bonita Blues Festival at Riverside Park in downtown Bonita Springs on Saturday, March 12, 2011.Now in its fifth year, the Bonita Blues Festival drew several thousand people over Friday and Saturday to see nine bands from Chicago, Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Florida and England perform. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Bonita Springs Assistance Office, the Wounded Warrior Project and Music for Minors. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Scenes from the Bonita Blues Festival at Riverside Park in downtown Bonita Springs on Saturday, March 12, 2011.Now in its fifth year, the Bonita Blues Festival drew several thousand people over Friday and Saturday to see nine bands from Chicago, Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Florida and England perform. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Bonita Springs Assistance Office, the Wounded Warrior Project and Music for Minors. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Scenes from the Bonita Blues Festival at Riverside Park in downtown Bonita Springs on Saturday, March 12, 2011.Now in its fifth year, the Bonita Blues Festival drew several thousand people over Friday and Saturday to see nine bands from Chicago, Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Florida and England perform. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Bonita Springs Assistance Office, the Wounded Warrior Project and Music for Minors. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Scenes from the Bonita Blues Festival at Riverside Park in downtown Bonita Springs on Saturday, March 12, 2011.Now in its fifth year, the Bonita Blues Festival drew several thousand people over Friday and Saturday to see nine bands from Chicago, Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Florida and England perform. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Bonita Springs Assistance Office, the Wounded Warrior Project and Music for Minors. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Scenes from the Bonita Blues Festival at Riverside Park in downtown Bonita Springs on Saturday, March 12, 2011.Now in its fifth year, the Bonita Blues Festival drew several thousand people over Friday and Saturday to see nine bands from Chicago, Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Florida and England perform. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Bonita Springs Assistance Office, the Wounded Warrior Project and Music for Minors. Tristan Spinski/Staff

Guitars wailed and the crowds swayed this weekend during the fifth annual Bonita Blues Festival.

The two-day festival, held at Riverside Park in downtown Bonita Springs on Friday and Saturday, drew thousands of attendees to hear nine bands sing the blues.

The bands included Marty Stokes and the Captiva Band, Tommy Lee Cook and the Boys from Buckingham, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Victor Wainright and the Wild Roots, The Certified Band, J.P. Soars and the Red Hots, Josh Garrett Band, Hamilton Loomis and Eddie Shaw and the Wolf Gang.

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