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Blues Festival Guide
July 14, 2016
Vol 11/Issue 28
Feb 18, 2016
Jul 7
Special BFG Announcements
CD & DVD Releases
Video of The Week
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise
Me and the Devil Blues 
Festival Calendar
Show us your BFG
News Flash
Elwood's BluesMobile
Intros and Outros
Roots Blues Airplay Charts (click chart for links to sample tracks)
Special BFG Announcements
Discount Cruise Tix  ~ Get Magazine ~ Tweet ~ Post Fests

European Blues Cruise - Cabin for sale at Discount
(MARSEILLES, FR) - A cabin on the European Blues Cruise is for sale at a discount (only $1000!) from your friends at the Blues Festival Guide. The Cruise sails Aug-27-2016 - Sep-01-2016 from Marseilles, France aboard the Zenith. Headliners include: Billy Branch, Eddie Shaw, Mitch Woods, Stacy Brooks, more! Call or text Kaati at 775 846 8238 for more details. Click image for cruise details.
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Our 2016 edition is sponsored by the Big Blues Bender.
CD & DVD Releases
Buffalo-based contemporary blues artist Tommy Z’s forth, full-length studio release Blizzard of Blues is a collection of nine tracks eight of which were penned by Tommy, along with a funky cover of a Muddy Water’s classic, “My Eyes (Keep Me In Trouble)” composed by Herbert Walker. Blizzard of Blues CD mixes post-war electric blues with blues-rock, funk, and cool jazz blues into a perfect storm.

Tommy Z is a guitar-driven, electric blues-based stylist onstage, but in the studio he composes a variety of music.  So while well experienced and studied in traditional blues, jazz and rock styles, He’s is an artist who puts that soulful blues feeling into all the different styles he plays. Tommy has been recognized with numerous awards over the years.
... Read complete details about this release
Click to play"Blizzard of The Blues"
Artist site
The blues and R&B tinged rock band KALO, a two-time IBC participant, formed in 2012 after Israeli-born guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Bat-Or Kalo took a long road to Oklahoma. For Bat-Or, everything started with a Jimi Hendrix cassette tape and a gift of an electric guitar that put her on a musical course. Her artistic family encouraged her to follow an artist’s path. So she did.

Following high school, Bat-Or, like most Israelis her age, joined the Israeli Defense Forces for two years. After completing her service, Bat-Or enrolled in college to study music. She moved to the U.S. in 2004 to study guitar at Oklahoma City University.

After graduation, Bat-Or returned to Israel and, in 2009, released her first album, Flesh and Bones, recorded at Bardo Recording Studios near Tel Aviv.
... Read complete details about this release
Click to play"Dear John"
Artist site
News Flash
8th Annual Blues On the Chippewa Festival Aug 5-7, 2016
(Durand, WI) - The 8th annual, free admission Blues On the Chippewa festival will run from August 5-7 2016 in Durand, WI! This year’s lineup includes: The Jimmy’s, Chris O’Leary Band, Skyla Burrell, Inside Straight Band, Biscuit Miller & the Mix, Bobby Messano, Ray Fuller & the Bluesrockers, Katy G & the Girls, Dee Miller Band feat. Jimi Primetime Smith, Mark Cameron Band, Left Wing Bourbon, Alex Rossi Band, Josh Hoyer & Soul Collosal, Nick Foytik & Brother Sun Sister Moon. On site vendors will provide food, beer, wine, soda and water. An ATM will be on site as well. There will be a craft fair both Saturday and Sunday and a motorcycle show Saturday. Sunday evening the “afterglow jam will be held at the Corral Bar in downtown Durand.
Genoa Blues Festival, July 30 presents Headliner Kenny Neal and His Family Band & special guest Grady Champion
(Genoa, NV) - The Genoa Blues Festival presents Louisiana’s very own swamp blues master Kenny Neal and his Family Band with special guest Grady Champion at the Mormon Station Historic State Park, Genoa, NV July 30, 2016. Doors open at 2PM, music begins at 3PM. The opening group is our local favorite, the Buddy Emmer Blues Band. Then IBC award winner Grady Champion takes the stage with his down home Mississippi Blues before Kenny Neal takes the stage with his Bourbon Street, New Orleans celebration! Come hungry and thirsty, we will have oak wood BBQ and libations of your choice. VIP and General Admission tickets are available at

This is the best outdoor festival lineup of the summer, in the most picturesque venue, Mormon Station Historic State Park, Genoa, NV. 
...Find more details about the Genoa Blues Festival
Voting for Blues Blast Music Awards is Open until Aug 15
(Pekin, IL) - In early May, a group of Blues music industry professionals including music critics, journalists, festival promoters, music venue managers, producers, musicians and other Blues music industry professionals nominated the best in Blues music in twelve categories. Voting to determine the winners is now open for this year’s Blues Blast Music Awards and continues until August 15th, 2016.

Voting is free and open to anyone who is a Blues Blast Magazine subscriber. If you are not currently a subscriber you may vote anyway and your vote will count as you are automatically signed up as a subscriber to our free magazine as part of the voting process. Blues Blast Magazine subscriptions are always free and you may unsubscribe at any time at the bottom of each issue.
...Find nominees, links and more about the Blues Blast Awards program
Waukesha BluesFest 10th Anniversary Aug 12-13, 2016
(Waukesha, WI) – Waukesha BluesFest, “An American Music and Art Festival, is presented by the Waukesha Rotary Club who are proud to be reaching a 10 year milestone this summer. The festival will be held Friday and Saturday, August 12 and 13, 2016 at Naga-Waukee Park in Delafield, located 1/2 mile north of I-94 on STH 83. Gates open at 12:30pm both days with the music running from 1:00pm until 10:30pm. Here is the exciting full entertainment line-up for the 10th Anniversary edition of Waukesha BluesFest:

Popa Chubby, Cedric Burnside Project, John Primer, Danny Miller Band, Blues Summit Band, Black Cat Bone and Tom Sugars

Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, AJ Ghent Band, Ruf Records Blues Caravan 2016 with Blue Sisters Tasha Taylor, Ina Forsman & Layla Zoe
...Find more about the Waukesha BluesFest
Delta Blues Museum Awarded 2017 Mississippi Arts Commission Operating Grant
(Clarksdale, MS) - Delta Blues Museum has been awarded a $21,600 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) for general operating support. This grant is a portion of the $1.5 million in grants the Commission will award in 2016-2017, made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Delta Blues Museum is Mississippi's first music museum to utilize funds in general operations.

"Organizations that support the arts play a pivotal role in growing Mississippi's creative economy," said Malcolm White, Executive Director of MAC. "The Mississippi Arts Commission is pleased to support their work, which reinforces the value of the arts for communities and for the economic development of our state." ... Find more about the Delta Blues Museum grant and operation
‘The Blues Audience’ Celebrates 34 years of Service to Blues Lovers in New England
(Harrisville, NH) - In July 11, 1982, Across The Board Graphics opened the doors at an office in the radio station in Peterborough, NH, with the intent of working for small businesses in this region. Owner/Graphic Designer Diana Shonk’s first clients were The Peterborough Chamber of Commerce and Peterborough Savings Bank. In 1991 it was the marketing manager at Peterborough Savings that told Shonk that there was a recession coming and she should develop a business that didn’t rely on someone to hire the business to do work for them. That was when she developed The Blues Audience newsletter. Shonk had developed the idea when she was at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, MA. A publication dedicated to helping network the blues entertainment industry in New England was born. ...Find out more about Blues Audience
Video of The Week
Lonnie Mack, Albert Collins, Roy Buchanan
"Further on Down The Road" Live at Carnegie Hall 
Elwood's BluesMobile
July 16-17, 2016 Radio Show: Danielle Nicole

Danielle Nicole was the bassist and main singer for Trampled Under Foot, the band she formed in Kansas City with her two brothers. Now she has her own record. In her own voice. A bit more bluesy. A bit more shake the rafters. A bit more gutbucket. A lot more soul.
Wolf Den - the first solo release from singer Danielle Nicole. Next time, in the Bluesmobile.
For a list of stations where you can find BluesMobile Radio Click Here 
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise
Limited Cabins Remain for the LRBC #27 Southeastern Caribbean, Oct 29-Nov 5, 2016... Act now!

or call (816) 753-7979
LRBC #27 Southeastern Caribbean, Oct. 29-Nov. 5, 2016
San Juan, Puerto Rico to the exotic islands of Barbados, Dominica, Grenada & Guadeloupe on the Celebrity Summit. Buddy Guy (3 shows), Taj Mahal & Phantom Blues Band, Keb’ Mo’, Los Lobos, John Hammond, Tommy Castro & LRBR, Kenny Neal, Ana Popovic, Shemekia Copeland, Trampled Under Foot Reunion, Roomful Of Blues, Southern Hospitality, Tinsley Ellis, Johnny Rawls, Lil' Ed, Super Chikan, Albert Castiglia, Rudy Rotta Band, Edent Brent, Chubby Carrier, Victor Wainwright, Lee Oskar, Nick Moss & many more!
LRBC #28 Eastern Caribbean, Jan. 22-29, 2017
SOLD OUT. Join Waitlist!
Ft. Lauderdale to St. Maarten, St. John USVI & Dominican Republic on Holland Aerica’s new ms Koningsdam. Taj Mahal, Irma Thomas, The Lowrider Band, JJ Grey & Mofro, Tommy Castro & The LRBC w/ Billy Branch, Ron Thompson & Tasha Taylor, Tab Benoit, Ruthie Foster, Walter Trout, Terrance Simien, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Muddy On The Waters w/ The Nighthawks, Mud Morganfield & Bob Margolin, Curtis Salgado, California Honeydrops, Danielle Nicole Band, Jarekus Singleton & many more!
NOTE:  If you need help, please email or visit Booking FAQs or call (816) 753-7979 to join. Visit
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More then a cruise! More Than You Can Imagine!
Intros and Outros
Thoughts & Birthdays
~ Birthdays of note through next week: 
July 15 Willie Cobbs (1932); Washboard Sam aka Robert Brown (1910); July 16 Denise LaSalle (1939)
July 17 Peppermint Harris (1925); July 18 Jalacy "Screamin' Jay" Hawkins (1929), Martha Reeves (1941), Lonnie Mack (1941); July 19 Little Freddie King (1940)
July 20 Carlos Santana (1947), Steve Freund (1952), Sleepy LaBeef (1935); July 21 Floyd McDaniel (1915)
July 22 George Clinton (1940); July 23 Tony Joe White (1943)
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Not all upcoming blues festivals are listed here at certain times of the year due to space constraints. Unless highlighted, festivals are no longer inked due to increasing spam
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 Tel Aviv Blues Festival
Jul-13-2016 - Jul-16-2016
Tel Aviv, Israel
Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival, 29th Annual
Jul-15-2016 - Jul-17-2016
Winthrop, Washington, USA
Roadhouse Bluesfest 3rd Annual
Magnolia, Delaware, USA
Calgary International Blues Festival
Jul-25-2016 - Jul-31-2016
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Prairie Dog Blues Festival
Jul-29-2016 - Jul-30-2016
Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, USA
Genoa Blues Festival
Genoa, Nevada, USA
Kitchener Blues Festival
Aug-04-2016 - Aug-07-2016
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
 Notodden Blues Festival
Aug-04-2016 - Aug-07-2016
Notodden, Norway
For all festival links
please go to our website
Notodden Blues Festival
Aug-04-2016 - Aug-07-2016
Notodden, Norway
Blues On The Chippewa
Aug-05-2016 - Aug-07-2016
Durand, Wisconsin, USA
Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival 29th Annual
Aug-12-2016 - Aug-14-2016
Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA
Mystic Blues Festival
Aug-12-2016 - Aug-14-2016
North Stonington, Connecticut, USA
Navasota Blues Fest
Aug-12-2016 - Aug-13-2016
Navasota, Texas, USA

Heritage Music BluesFest
Aug-12-2016 - Aug-14-2016
Wheeling, West Virginia, USA
Waukesha BluesFest
Aug-12-2016 - Aug-13-2016
Delafield, Wisconsin, USA
 Chenango Blues Festival
Aug-19-2016 - Aug-20-2016
Norwich, New York, USA
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We produce the annual Blues Festival Guide magazine, affiliated with the top-ranking website, and this weekly blues newsletter: The Blues Festival E-Guide, with approximately 30,000 weekly subscribers.
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