While many of the blues fans enjoyed the music while relaxing in lawn chairs under umbrellas to protect them from the hot sun, others played for the win in a cornhole tournament.
Not only was the lower parking lot filled with people, but many listened from boats which lined the docks and pulled in close to hear the music.
The Blues School for Kids held in the Court Street mini-park kicked off the day, followed by the Blue Z Band of Oak Hill and Magic Mamma Latte of Gallipolis on stage.
Other bands performing were the Ian Ross Trio of Cincinnati, Mojo Theory of Columbus, Gas house Gorillas of New York, N.Y., Nick Curran of Austin, Texas, and Eddie Shaw of Chicago, Ill.
The Bash is part of the Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society’s summer program. Rhythm on the River resumes Friday night with Bryan Lee and concludes Aug. 13 with Davina and the Vagabonds.