Blues Festivals June 4 through June 23

Posted on 6/03/2010 by Monica Yasher

Blues Festivals
There are many Blues Festivals going on in the USA for the next three weeks!  Areas of festivals include New Jersey, Ilinois, California, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Texas.  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 3 to June 6
Festival:  Hagerstown, MD  Western Maryland Bluesfest
Additional Information:

Mike Westcott Band

Moondog Medicine Show
“Big Daddy” Stallings & The Bluez Evolution Band
Hamilton Loomis
Bernard Allison

The Tonehounds
Eric Byrd Trio with the Brother Ray Band
Eric Lindell
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Joanne Shaw Taylor
Kenny Neal

Michael Burks (pictured above)

Sunday, June 6
The Hard Swimmin' Fish
Flat Foot Sam & The Educated Fools
Eden Brent Phil Wiggins/ Corey Harris

Festival:  Eureka Springs, AK   Eureka Springs Blues Festival
Additional Information:
Delta Highway

Thursday, June 3                                                              Friday, June 4
John Hammond and Bob Margolin                                     Charlie Musselwhite
Patrick Sweaney                                                                 Delta Highway
Harry "O"                                                                           Chris Lager Band
Arkansas Red                                                                      Dorrian Cross
Rich Berry                                                                           Rich Berry
Doghouse Daddies                                                              Marquise Knox
Penelope & the Unusual Suspects                                       Albert Castiglia
Marquise Knox                                                                    Mark Montgomery Duo
Darryl Gleason                                                                    Rowdy Beaver Band
Saturday, June 5                                                               Sunday, June 6
Magic Slim and the Teardrops                                            Dorrian Cross
Grady Champion                                                                 John Walter Morrison
Fast Johnny Ricker                                                              Patrick Sweany
Super Chikan & The Super Cocks                                       Jones Brothers
Oyster's Rockefeller                                                            Lil' Slim & the Tablerockers
Adventureland Blues Band                                                  RJ Mischo & His Red Hot Band
Levee Town
Dave Watson
Full Moon Band
Rowdy Beaver Band
Tas Cru

Festival:  Augusta, NJ     The Crawfish Fest
Additional Information:

Friday June 4                                                                     Saturday June 5
Campers and Crawfish Krewe Only                                    Taj Mahal
Terrance Simian and the Zydeco Experience                      The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
The Redstick Ramblers                                                       George Porter Jr. & the Runnin' Pardners
Honey Island Swamp Band                                                  Amanda Shaw and The Cute Guys
Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys                        Stanton Moore Tria w/Anders Osborne
Paul Sanchez & the Rolling Road Show                              Mem Shannon & The Membership (canceled)
                                                                                             Papa Grows Funk
Sunday June 6                                                                    The Redstick Ramblers
Galactic                                                                               Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys
Marcia Ball                                                                          Paul Sanchez & The Rolling road Show
Railroad Earth                                                                     Honey Island Swamp Band, Rosie Ledet
The Kenny Neal Band                                                         Johnny Ace and Sidewalk Zydeco
The Campbell Brothers                                                       Polka Dot, Summer Ray McLauglan
The Redstick Ramblers
The Iguanas
Joanne Shaw Taylor
Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys
Jesse Lege and Bayou Brew
Polka Dot, Summer Ray McLaughlan

Festival:  Lotus, CA    Coloma Blues Live
Additional Information:

June 5

The Robert Cray Band (pictured above)
Charlie Musselwhite
Shane Dwight

Festivals during June 11 to June 13
Festival:  Chicago, IL  Chicago Blues Festival
Additional Information:
Sugar Blue (pictured above)

Friday, June 11                                                                     Saturday, June 12
Henry Gray                                                                             Ramblin' Rose
Jimmy Dawkins                                                                      Bobby Dixon Blues Band
Cafe R&B                                                                               Nora Jean
Big George Brock                                                                   Andre Williams
Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames                                        Johnny & Destiny Rawls
Mary Lane & the No Static Blues Band                                  Toronzo & Cannonball Express
Grady Champion                                                                     Sugar Blue Band
Sam Lay                                                                                  Sonny Rhodes
Stevie J & the Blues Eruption                                                 Jarekus Singleton
Adib Sabir                                                                               David Honeyboy Edwards
Mississippi Jam                                                                      Bill "Howlin' Mad" Perry
Joe Filisko                                                                               Dexter Allen  
Wildsang                                                                                 Blue Plate Special
East of Eden Soul Express                                                     Joe Filisko
Otis Taylor Band                                                                     Rev. K.M. Williams
James Cotton Blues Band                                                      Larry Hoffman
Zora Young                                                                             East of Eden Soul Express
                                                                                                Nellie "Tiger" Travis
                                                                                                Bobby Parker
                                                                                                Front Porch

Sunday, June 13
Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir
Dancin’ Perkins
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Quintus McCormick
Carl Weathersby and Larry McCray
Roy Roberts with special guest Barbara Carr
Jimmy Duck Holmes and Terry “Harmonica” Bean

Bobby Rush (pictured above)
Homemade Jamz
Jarekus Singleton with Keeshea Pratt
Mississippi Jam
Joe Filisko
Larry Hoffman rambles with Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Blues Books: University of Illinois Press
East of Edens Soul Express
Erwin Helfer’s Chicago Boogie Woogie Ensemble
Vivian and Vance “Guitar” Kelly and the Backstreet Blues Band
Chicago Blues Reunion featuring Barry Goldberg, Corky Siegel, Nick Gravenites, Harvey Mandel and special guests Charlie Musselwhite, and Sam Lay
                                                   T.K Soul                                                   

Festival:  Hot Springs, VA     Virginia Blues & Jazz Festival
Additional Information:

Ruthie Foster (pictured above)

Friday June 11                                      Saturday, June 12                               Sunday, June 13
Gerald Clayton                                       Papa Grows Funk                                 Hod O'Brien 
                                                               Ruthie Foster                                        Royce Campbell
                                                               Holmes Brothers
                                                               Marcia Ball

Festival:  Hughesville, PA  Billtown Blues Festival
Additional Information:

June 13
Miz Ida & the All-nNightas
Tas Cru
Billy Gibson and Dave Fields

Debbie Davies (pictured above) and Robin Rogers
Big Bill Morganfield
Big Jack Johnson and the Cornlickers

Festival:  Greely, CO  Greely Blues Jam
Additional Information:

Friday, June 11

 Jasco Trio- blues & flamenco guitar
 Jess Redmon Band
Too Slim & the Taildraggers
 Dan Treanor & the Afrosippi Band
Fat Boys
 The Delta Sonics- Al Chesis and band
 Big Jim Adam & John Stilwagen
Blues Recluse- featuring Shawntel Royale
 Erica Brown, Ronnie Shellist, Bob Pelligrino
Rob Wilson Blues Band
The Pettit Brothers Band
 Boa and the Constrictors- Co.
 Lionel Young Band
Saturday, June 11
 The Informants
 Too Slim and the Taildraggers
 Shemekia Copeland

 Sonny Landreth
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Allstar Jam
 Blues Dogs
The Clam Daddys
The Teresa Lynne Band
Paul Soderman and Bluez House
Lionel Young

Festivals During June 18 and June 19

Festival:  Rochester, MN     HamBone Blues Jam
Additional Information:

Shawn Kellerman (pictured above)

Friday, June 18                                                                          Saturday, June 19        
Annie Mack and the Have Nots                                                   Plan B
Moses Oakland                                                                            Doghouse Jon
Joe Moss Band                                                                            Wigglefoot
Swamp Kings                                                                              Jacob Lee Band
                                                                                                     Sharon Lewis & Texas Fire
                                                                                                     Shawn Kellerman Band

Festival:  Linden, TX     T-Bone Walker Blues Fest
Additional Information:
Johnny Winter

Friday, June 18                                                                              Saturday, June 19
Zac Harmon                                                                                     Johnny Winter
Honeyboy Edwards                                                                         Henry Gray & the Cats
19th Street Red                                                                                Malford Milligan
Kayla Reeves                                                                                   Emily Elbert
Guitar Shorty                                                                                    Dorothy "Miss Blues" Ellis
Malford Milligan                                                                              Zac Harmon
Emily Elbert                                                                                     Diddly Squat
Pleasant Hill Quilting Group                                                            Bruton & Price Swingmaster
                                                                                                          Buddy Flett
                                                                                                          Robin & the Bluebirds

Festival: Winchester, VA    Winchester's Blues House Festival
Additional Information:
June 19
   Paul Pfau & The Smooth Cat Burglars
    The Kelly Bell Band
      The Bruce Ewan Band
     Anders Osborne
     The Reddan Brothers Band

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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