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  • Frio Four Band members (from left) John Hackett, Bear Grammar, John Ramsey and Tommy Young play a set at the Blues Fest at Jake’s at Polly Peak last Saturday. BULLETIN PHOTO/Chuck McCollough
    Frio Four Band members (from left) John Hackett, Bear Grammar, John Ramsey and Tommy Young play a set at the Blues Fest at Jake’s at Polly Peak last Saturday. BULLETIN PHOTO/Chuck McCollough

Jake’s at Polly Peak celebrated its annual Blues Fest on Saturday, Oct. 9, with a fun message: “Blues All Day, Blues All Night”

The popular bar at 3810 TX-16 started the outdoor event around noon and featured music into the late night.

Jake’s owner Susan Parker was excited about the long running event, saying this is only the second time she will have seen it since taking it over in 2019. The musical event also sup

The musical event also supports children at Christmas time, according to local Sovereign Sons Motorcycle Club spokesperson Joseph Valdez.

“We are able to use this event as our Annual Fundraiser to help the Medina Children Home and Lakehills Baptist Church,” he said.

Blues Fest had live music from five bands: The Frio Four, The Smith Brothers, Albert Garcia and Friends, The Jimmy Spacek Band, and the Justin Murray Band.

Hungry blues fans could use food trucks on site.

Frio Four Band, made up of members Bear Grammar, Tommy Young, John Hackett and John Ramsey, was the first band to play.

Grammar gave the Bulletin a history of Blues Fest just before a band practice.

“This event goes back a ways. I have some event shirts from 2004 and around that time, and I believe it may have gone as far back as 1998. It is very popular fall