Blues Festivals June 23 through July 19

Posted on 6/17/2010 by Monica Yasher

Blues Festivals June 23 - July 19

There are many Blues Festivals going on in the USA for the next four weeks!  Areas of festivals include Colorado, Missouri, California, Nevada, Oregon, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Maine, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.  If you wish to know a bit more about some of the artists, we have provided links for the artists that we have covered in the past!  I hope one is in your area-Enjoy!

Festivals during June 23
to June 29

Festival:  Winter Park, CO    Blues From the Top
Additional Information:

Delbert McClinton
Trampled Under Foot & Mike Zito 

Walter Trout and the Radicals
Mike Zito
Ana Popovic
Smokin' Joe Kubek featuring Bnois King
Johnny O' Band
Samantha Fish
Michaela Rae

Sunday, June 27
Tranpled Under Foot
Dick50 (Delbert McClinton's Band)
Nick Moss and The Flip Tops
Teresa James and the Rhythm Tramps
JP Soars and The Red Hots
Delores Scott/Jack Hadley


Festival:  Slater, MO   Bear Creek Blues Fest 
Additional Information:

Saturday, June 26
Ronnie Baker Brooks
Albert Castiglia


Steve Smith and the Sneakers
Salty Dawg's Cold Sweat
Riverbend Rebels


Festival:  Long Beach, CA 
Long Beach Bayou & Mardi Gras Blues Festival

Laurie Morvan

Saturday June 26                                                                     Sunday June 27
T-Broussard & The Zydeco Steppers                                 Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie
Lil Pookie & The Zydeco Sensations                                 N'Orleans Traditional Jazz Band
N'Orleans Traditional Jazz Band                                               T-Broussard & The Zydeco Steppers
Mark St. Mary Louisiana Blues & Zydeco Band                Cory Ledet & His Zydeco Band
Creole Belle Cajun Dance Band                                                Lisa Haley
Sai What Band                                                                           Zac Harmon
Oreo Divas Salute to Motown                                                   Sweet Baby J
Blue Dice                                                                                   Lori Morvan
Gregg Young Featuring Andrea Palm                                         Dennis Jones
Artwork Jamal                                                                           Tito Jackson
CD Music


Festival:  Reno, NV    Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews & Blues Festival 
Additional Information:

June 25 and June 26
Rudy Parris Band
Jason King Band
Shane Dwight Band
Delta Wires

Chris Cain
Lee Rocker
Rick Hammond Blues Band
JC Smith Band


Festival: Montery, CA  Monterey Bay Blues Festival
Additional Information:

Friday June 25                                                                                  Saturday June 26
Lenny Williams                                                                                 Mike Hammer & The Nails
Con Funk Shun                                                                                   Rory Block
Blues at Eleven                                                                                  Ruthie Foster
Lydia Pense & Cold Blood                                                                Johnny Rawls, Big Daddy Cade
Jimmie McElroy Band                                                                              & Artwork Jamal
Chick Willis                                                                                       Jesse James
                                                                                                           Myrick "Freeze" Guillory
                                                                                                           The Mel Waiters Show  
                                                                                                           Toni Lynn Washington
                                                                                                           AC Myles
                                                                                                           Laurie Morvan
                                                                                                           Colin John
                                                                                                           Tip of the Top
                                                                                                           The Phil Gates Band
                                                                                                           Caravan of All Stars
                                                                                                           Kyle Rowland
                                                                                                           Kaye Bohler Band
                                                                                                           Mike Hammer & the Nails
                                                                                                           Red Hot Blues Sisters
                                                                                                           Pat Wilder & Serious Business
                                                                                                           Myrick Gillory

Sunday June 27
Sista Monica

Timeless Voices
Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan
Sumac's Soul Heaven Band
J.C. Smith Band
Alvin Johnson
Shane Dwight
John Nash Jr.
Sheryl Rouse & The Songbird Blues Band
Bits Honor Band and Dennis Murphy
Bornea Boys
Deanna Bogart


Festival:  Havre de Grace, MD  Steppingstone's Blues Festival
Additional Information:

June 26
Nothing But Trouble
Mikey, Jr & the Stone Cold Blues


Festivals during June 30 to July 6

Festival: Portland, OR Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival
Additional Information:

Michael Burks

July 2                                                                                   July 3
Taj Mahal                                                                             Booker T
John Mayall                                                                          Bobby Rush
Trombone Shorty                                                                  Michael Burks Band   
Walter Trout                                                                         Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm 
Moreland & Arbuckle                                                          Super Chikan & the Fighting Cocks
DME Hoodoo Moon Cruise                                                 Paul Cebar
                                                                                             Porter David
                                                                                             NW Women in Rhythm & Blues
                                                                                              Zydeco Swamp Romp w/ Curley Taylor
                                                                                             Donna Angelle
                                                                                             Andre Thierry
                                                                                             Corey Ledet

July 4                                                                                   July 5
Commander Cody                                                                 Little Feat
Curtis Salgado                                                                      JJ Grey & Mofro
Janiva Magness                                                                    Galactic with Cyril Neville
Mingo Fishtrap                                                                     Chris Thomas King
Norton Buffalo's Knockouts                                                  Baskery
Kara Grainger
Harmonica Blow off


Festivals Reunion during July 5 - 11
Festival: Hayward, CA 
Hayward Russell City Blues Festival Reunion 
Additional Information:

Bobby Rush

Bobby Rush, Terry "Big T" Williams, Taildragger, Little Jimmy Reed, Big Daddy Cade, Big Time Sarah, Sonny Rhodes, Russell City Memorial Blues Band, Blues Harp Explosion, History Lectures and other events!

Festivals during July 7 to July 13

Festival: Kalamazoo, MI  Kalamazoo Blues Festival
Additional Information:

July 8
Gerry Hundt
Tas Cru
Eddie & Vaan Show

July 9
Salute to Detroit Blues
Motor City Josh
Alberta Adams
Johnnie Bassett

July 10
Levee Town
Billy Gibson & Dave Fields
Randy Oxford Band
The Nighthawks

Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers

Festival: Nescopeck, PA  Briggs Farm Blues Festival 
Additional Information:

Friday July 9, 2010
Mississippi Heat
 Moreland & Arbuckle
John Primer
Lonnie Shields
 Ann Kerstetter
workshop with Harper
Mark Armstrong
Vandalay Industries

Saturday July 10, 2010
Clarence Spady
 David “Honeyboy” Edwards
 Mac Arnold
 Deb Callahan
 Lonnie Shields
 David Coppa & Scrapple
 Cathy Donnelly Blues Band
 workshop with “Honeyboy”
 Terry “Harmonica” Bean


Festivals during July 14 to July 20


Festival: Auburn, CA  Gold Country Blues Fest
Additional Information:

July 10
Walter Trout
Guy Davis
Soul of the Gypsy Tour


Festival: Twisp, WI  Winthrop R&B Festival
Additional Information:

Friday - July 16, 2010 
 Ty Curtis Band

Saturday - July 17, 2010 
12:30 PM - The Ty Curtis Band
2:00 PM - Paul Thorn
4:00 PM - The Strange Tones w/the Volcano Vixens

11:30 PM - 2:00 AM Nightly All Star Jam Hosted by The Strangetones

Sunday - July 18, 2010
12:30 PM - Junkyard Jane
9:00 PM- 2:00 AM Nightly All Star Jam hosted by Junkyard Jane
11:00-12:00 Preston Shannon
12:15-1:15 Biscuit Miller
1:30-2:35 John Nemeth
2:50-4:00 Bryan Lee
4:15-5:20 Johnny Rawls

Lydia Warren alternating with Cole Downing playing between acts both days

Festival: Rockland, ME North Atlantic Blues Festival
Additional Information:

JULY 10 Saturday

11:00-12:00 Preston Shannon
12:15-1:15 Biscuit Miller
1:30-2:35 John Nemeth
2:50-4:00 Bryan Lee
4:15-5:20 Johnny Rawls
5:35-7:00 James Cotton

JULY 11 Sunday
11:00-12:00 Shakura S'Aida

4:30-6:00 Keb' Mo'

American Blues News Staff

What makes American Blues News unique is our coverage across America. Here is our lineup:

Mon: Memphis Correspondent - Robert "Nighthawk" Tooms
Nighthawk is our resident globetrotter and man behind the scenes, as he tours with the Reba Russell Band.

Tues: New York Correspondent - J. Blake
Blake is the American Blues News review and interview guru. You may catch him out and about in NY playing the blues.

Wed: National Correspondent - Monica Yasher
Monica is our executive director and artist interview specialist. You can catch Monica singing the blues around Pittsburgh or working on some country music songs in Nashville.

Thurs: Washington, DC Correspondent - Virginiabluesman
Geraldo offers inteviews and reviews. You may have seen him at an Ana Popovic concert or conversed with him on her websites, as he offers administrative support with her music.

Fri: Northeast Photographer - Nelson Onofre
Nelson offers a Friday column of blues photography and pictorial support for the interviews covered by the team.

Jim Stick in Colorado
Jim will be focusing on the Blues Festivals in the beautiful state of Colorado, and the artists that live and visit there.

Maureen Elizabeth, our resident art correspondent, will be focusing on blues art as she explores the creation of CD covers, or speaking with artists who also have a love of creating pictorial art in addition to their music! She may also feature some of her good friends in the Pittsburgh area. In her love of art, you may find Maureen's photography accompanying writer's articles on our pages. Maureen is also our marketing director.

Pittsburgh correspondent and photographer, CR Bennett, will share the Pittsburgh scene with all of you. You may also see CR's pictures accompanying other writer's articles.

We head to the big state of Texas! Abby Owen, our Texas correspondent.

Another big area to cover, the West Coast with Casey Reagan, Casey will feature many artists and events on this ocean's shores.

Lastly, we have our roving blues entertainment writer,
Chef Jimi.

And of course, we will surprise you sometimes!

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