Blues and Brews to benefit Boys & Girls Club

Bonfire Boys are one of the groups who will be playing at Blues and Brews to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Clay County. (Submitted photo.)
Staff Writer

Fans of the blues will have the opportunity to enjoy music while helping young people in the West Point community.

Blues and Brews will take place from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. with live music from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Ritz.

In addition to the sounds of State of Shade, the Bonfire Boys and Artistik, a $40 ticket will include food provided by local businesses, craft beer, wine or non-alcoholic choices.

"We had thought about expanding out on Commerce Street," Nadia Colom, director of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Golden Triangle, said. "But we will keep the event at the Ritz. It is going to be a lot of fun for those 21 and older."

According to Colom, the Boys & Girls Clubs allow young people to reach their full potential as caring, productive and responsible citizens.

"We do that by providing quality youth development programs," Colom said. "We offer them after-school and during the summer while school is out. We want to offer our young people something to do."

Many people have complained West Point has nothing for young people to do. Colom is working hard to change that.

"This is an easy solution to that problem,” Colom said. "We can sit and complain or we can get up and do something. Fundraisers like Blues and Brews enable us to provide that 'something' for our youth to do."

The Boys & Girls Club of West Point is going into its second year. Colom said, so far, it has served approximately 275 children, just here in West Point.

For more information call (662) 418-7285 or email