Photos: Music fans enjoying first day of Riverhead Blues Festival

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | The Greenport-based Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks perform at Saturday's Riverhead Blues & Music Festival.

The annual Riverhead Blues & Music Festival got off to a good start Saturday afternoon under sunny skies with cool breezes on the historic riverfront in downtown.

By 3 p.m. a few hundred fans were on hand to listen to Patti Betti, bluesman Robert Ross Trio of NYC, the traditional American rock and roll of Josey Wales Outlaw band (in the Vail-leavitt Music Hall) and the rockabilly music of the North Fork’s own Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks, who are based in Greenport.

The Blues & Music Festival continues tonight and tomorrow.

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