We are excited to announce that local blues legend Wiley Reed will be performing as part of our opening night spectular this year. Mark your calendars, Friday Ocrtober 26th will be rocking from 5PM with a great lineup of talent entertaining you into the evening.
Wiley Reed is the living embodiment of the blues. Born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1944, he launched his singing career at the tender age of 9 in the local church choir, and began piano studies at age 15. In 1967, he arrived in Australia, married, and chose Australia as his adopted country.
Reed has received several awards for his tremendous musical talent. Wiley has twice won Best Blues Artist at the Gold Coast International Jazz and Blues Festival. He has worked professionally throughout Asia, Europe, South America, the Pacific and the USA. Wiley’s versatile range of musical genres is extensive from jazz, blues, rock and country to tasteful ballads, as well as spiritual and gospel songs. His golden rule is, “I always make sure the folks leave feelin’ better than they did when they came in”