The second edition of the Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival is happening this March 29th and 30th at the Baikunth Resorts in hilly Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh amidst some outdoor barbecue and a  sponsored Jack Daniels bar.

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Last year’s inaugural version of the festival featured some big names like Parikrama, The Raghu Dixit Project, Mrigya and others.

This year’s edition features last year’s performers Mrigya and The Raghu Dixit Project as well as Delhi jazz/gypsy cabaret act Peter Cat Recording Co., song writing duo Sridhar/Thayil, Delhi blues act Big Bang Blues, Papon & The East India Company and Ankur and The Ghalat Family. There will also be a collaborative set with Kolkata acoustic rock act Neel and The Lightbulbs performing alongside folk musicians from Barmer, Rajasthan.

The second day of the festival showcases the army brass band at Kasauli Club.

The festival happens for a cause and all the proceeds from the festival go to the Genesis Foundation towards funds required for life-saving surgeries of underprivileged children.

If you are interested in dropping in at the festival, note that admission is through ‘Donor Cards’ that are priced at Rs. 5500/- per head.

Enjoy the hills, enjoy the chills and chill out with the music all for a cause.

Related links:

http://www.genesis-foundation.net/events/donar-cards.html

http://www.genesis-foundation.net/events/getting-there.html

http://www.genesis-foundation.net/events/accomodation.html

The Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival@a glance:

When: MAR 29-30, 2013.

What time: MAR 29: 4.30 PM to 10.30 PM, MAR 30: 2.30 PM to 10.30 PM.

Where: The Baikunth Resorts, Kasauli

Whom to look out for:

29th MAR’13:

Big Bang Blues
Ankur and The Ghalat Family
Mrigya
Papon & The East India Company

30th MAR’13:

Desert Funk: Barmer musicians with Neel & the Lightbulbs
Peter Cat Recording Co.
Sridhar/Thayil
The Raghu Dixit Project