Sponsors are needed to support an event benefitting the Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department.

On Oct. 12, The Apalachicola Sponge Company presents an all day blues festival. Six sizzling bands will perform at the Hayes House, 48 Avenue D in Apalachicola across from the Coombs Armory.

From noon to 1 p.m. the Smackwater Retrievers will fetch some up something tasty, then, guitar aficionado Matt Law will take the stage until 1:45 followed by Johnny Barbato and the Lucky Doggs. From 3 to 4 p.m., the Easy Street Blues Band will slide some smooth rhythm by you. At 4 p.m., perennial favorite Slim Fatz spins his own special magic spell. Capping off the day, The John Bull Blues Band will perform from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Food will be provided by Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department BBQ. Sponsors please call 653-5564.

For more information, visit www.Apalachspongecompany.com.