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Blues Festival Guide
Mar 30, 2017
Vol 12/Issue 13

Feb 18, 2016
News Flash... 
Special BFG Announcements
Video of The Week
Roots Blues Airplay Charts (click chart for samples)
About Us 
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise
Elwood's BluesMobile
Intros and Outros
Festival Calendar
News Flash... 
April 7-9 Tampa Bay Blues Festival returns with an amazing lineup of top talent
(St. Petersburg, FL) - The Tampa Bay Blues Festival returns to the waterfront, in St Petersburg, Florida, on April 7, 8, and 9, 2017. That's three great days on blues music, in the sunny, tropical setting of Vinoy Park, on the shores of Tampa Bay.

This KBA winning blues festival has earned the reputation as one of America's best music events, with fabulous music, in a friendly downtown venue with so much to enjoy.
On Friday, April 7, dig the legendary sounds of Buddy Guy, with Ana Popovic, Albert Cummings, Jordan Patterson and Dennis Gruenling.

Saturday, April 8, features Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Barry Goldberg with The Rides. Also, hear the amazing tunes of Coco Montoya, Toronzo Cannon, Samantha Fish and Matt Schofield. That's an incredible day for blues guitar lovers!

Sunday, April 9, it's Louisiana blues master, Tab Benoit, with IBC Winner, Dawn Tyler Watson, and The Lee Boys, J W Jones and Backtrack Blues Band.
...Find more about the Tampa Bay Blues Festival
Big LLou's 5th Annual Blues Hall Of Fame Tribute Jam, Memphis - May 10
(Memphis, TN) - Five years and counting! It's Big LLou's 5th Annual Blues Hall of Fame Tribute Jam and Fundraiser, a star studded Real Blues experience and "After Party" with a purpose. Come join us as the best and brightest in blues pay tribute to the musicians inducted in the Blues Hall of Fame. Celebrate with "Blues Legends" and network with industry insiders. Fundraising efforts will benefit "The Blues Hall of Fame".

It’s happening Wednesday May 10, 2017, 8:00 PM at The WareHouse, 36 GE Patterson Ave, Memphis, TN.

This year's theme is "THE JUKE JOYNT!" AND we're turning our new location, "The Warehouse" (a couple of blocks from the Blues Museum) into just that! Trolley and Shuttle available to host hotel! We throw'n a Real JUKE JOYNT BLUES Party!!

Doors open at 8pm for Early Bird Tickets / 8:30pm General Admission / Showtime is 9pm. ...Find more about Big LLou's Juke Joynt
Big Bill Morganfield Rising Son of Muddy Waters appearing in new FOX TV series
Appearing April 12 on the New Primetime FOX TV powerful series Shots Fired episode 4, is Blues Music Award Winner Big Bill Morganfield. This television appearance features him acting and also performing in a North Carolina juke joint.
Bill is the center of the scene in the juke joint providing original songs, “Hot Love” and a new twist on “Hold Me Baby,” produced by Da Honorable C Note and the bonus track on Bill's new CD, Bloodstains on the Wall.
Check local listings for times in your area.
...Find more about the series and Big Bill
Celebrate Muddy Waters throughout the Month of April at Delta Blues Museum April 4-28
(Clarksdale, MS) - Annual "Muddy Waters Month" to feature special museum events as well as guest speakers and artists at the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Muddy Waters "Artist Spotlight" Feature is on the Delta Blues Museum website

- APRIL 4: Muddy Waters Birthday Celebration is open to the public at Delta Blues Museum; cupcakes free while supplies last

- APRIL 7: "The Importance of Music Education" with Dr. Kerry Simon
The Coahoma Community College Director of Bands will share her thoughts and insight.

Open to the public; in the Delta Blues Museum classroom, at 1:30PM
"Celebration of Bands" Tribute Featuring seven area high school drumlines, including Broadstreet High School, Leflore High School, Greenwood High School, Eastside High School and other special guests - Delta Blues Museum stage; free and open to the public, at 5:30PM
...Find more about what's featured for Muddy Water's Month
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise
~ BOOK NOW! LRBC #29 Southern Caribbean cabins on sale
~ WIN a Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise for 2
~ LRBC #30 Eastern Caribbean: Bands announced early April
LRBC #29 Southern Caribbean Oct. 21~28, 2017: CABINS ON SALE NOW!
Ft. Lauderdale to Aruba, Curacao & Half Moon Cay, Bahamas on Holland America's ms Nieuw Amsterdam. Join Buddy Guy, TajMo': The Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' Band, Booker T. Jones Stax Revue, Elvin Bishop, Bettye LaVette, Tommy Castro & The LRBR, G. Love & Special Sauce, Cyril Neville, Tommy Castro, Ruthie Foster Quintet, James Hunter Six, The California Honeydrops, Victor Wainwright, Samantha Fish, Coco Montoys, Mr. Sipp, John Nemeth, Marcus King Band & many more! Call Reservations @ (816) 753-7979 and Book Your Cabin NOW! Visit here for complete lineup and cabin availability.

Enter for your chance to WIN A Blues Cruise For 2!
One lucky winner will be drawn on August 15th for an ocean-view cabin for 2 on LRBC #29, sailing Oct. 21-28. Please limit one entry per person. Must be 21 to enter. Tell 'em Blues Festival Guide sent you! Entry form.

LRBC #30 Eastern Carribbean Feb. 4~11, 2018: Bands announced in late March/early April
Ft. Lauderdale to Tortola, San Juan, Puerto Rico & Grand Turk on Holland America's ms Koningsdam (Pinnacle Class). Stay tuned for the band announcement. Once cabin assignments are complete for those passengers who prebooked, Open Cabin Sales will start or a Wait List will be announced. To receive this announcement, join the mail list here.
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More Than A Cruise… More Than A Festival... More Than You Can Imagine!
Special BFG Announcements
~ Promoters! Post Your 2017 Festivals ...easy & free
~ Join over 11,000 Blues Freaks at our Tweeter feed!
Greetings festival promoters! Please post your 2017 festival dates on our top-ranking website (even if you don't know your line-up yet). It's easy (2 minutes) and free and we don't sell our lists! Here is the direct link to post your festival. Just fill in the blanks - your FESTIVAL INFO will go live within hours.
Your FESTIVAL will be seen by the 32,000 unique visitors that come to our site each month.
The Blues Festival Guide is a leading media source for all news and updates related to blues music throughout the world. Take advantage of our website traffic and POST YOUR FESTIVAL on our top-ranking site
Looking forward to a successful 2017 festival season with you!
Best,  Kaati, Michele, Cheryl, Goran, Heather, Tom, Sean, Tim, and Irene
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Elwood's BluesMobile
April 1-2, 2017 Radio Show: Blues By Numbers
We do not think of the blues as a precise measuring system, but a great deal of addition and subtraction go into it. If you are shooting for a hundred, for instance, ninety-nine and a half just won’t do. You've got your 300 pounds of joy. And the time you can’t find your baby is generally three o’clock in the morning. Stick with Elwood and the BluesMobile will crunch the numbers for you.
Blues by the numbers. Next time, in the Bluesmobile.

For a list of stations where you can find
BluesMobile Radio
Click Here  
Video of The Week
Muddy Waters "Mannish Boy"
Intros and Outros
Thoughts & Birthdays
~ Birthdays upcoming of note: 
Mar 30 John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson (1914), Eric Clapton (1945); Mar 31 Big Maceo Merriweather (1905), Lowell Fulson (1921); April 1 Lucille Bogan (1897), Alberta Hunter (1895), Joseph Amos Milburn, Jr. (1927); April 2 Marvin Gaye (1939); April 4 Muddy Waters McKinley Morganfield (1913); April 5 Larry McCray (1960); April 6 Big Walter Horton (1918) Warren Haynes (1960); April 7 Billie Holiday (1915)
If you missed your a copy of the Weekly e-Guide, you can find back issues in the
Roots Blues Airplay Charts (click chart for samples)
Festival Calendar
To view our entire calendar of more than 500 festivals, click here!
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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
For a complete list and links see our comprehensive website
NOTE: Highlighted/Linked Fests here
are paid "Featured" ads

 Redwood Coast Music Festival
Mar-30-2017 - Apr-02-2017
Eureka, California, USA
Tampa Bay Blues Festival
Apr-07-2017 - Apr-09-2017
St Petersburg , Florida, USA
Walla Walla Guitar Festival
Apr-07-2017 - Apr-09-2017
Walla Walla, Washington, USA
Springing the Blues
Apr-07-2017 - Apr-09-2017
Jacksonville Beach, Florida, USA
Baton Rouge Blues Festival
Apr-08-2017 - Apr-09-2017
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Blues By the Sea, 13th Annual
Apr-09-2017, Kiawah Island
South Carolina, USA
For all festival links
please go to our website
 Juke Joint Festival
and Related Events
Apr-20-2017 - Apr-23-2017
Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA
Blues with a Side of Bacon
Henderson, Nevada, USA
New England Blues Summit
Apr-28-2017 - Apr-30-2017
Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA
12th Annual
Ventura County Blues Festival
Camarillo, California, USA
Gator By The Bay
May-11-2017 - May-14-2017
San Diego, California, USA 
About Us 

RBA Publishing/Blues Festival Guide 
P.O. Box 920, Arcata, CA 95518
Call 707-630-3304
RBA Publishing is the parent company of the Blues Festival Guide and Reggae Festival Guide.
We are woman owned and operated.
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.
We look forward to your suggestions, critiques and questions. Reach our E-Guide editor, Michele Lundeen via EMAIL.
Contact our home office to find out how to advertise in this e-weekly newsletter. Call 707-630-3304.
Information both editorial and advertising in the Blues Festival E-Guide is believed to be correct but not guaranteed. Double check info carefully before you attend any event or send money for anything. We do not write the news... we just report it.
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