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Blues Festival Guide
Feb 24, 2022
Vol 17/Issue 8

thru Mar 24
thru Jan 27
Mar 24
until April 7, 2022
Celebrating 20 Years
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Celebrating 20 Years
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Here's Kat Riggins, petite powerhouse, international touring singer/songwriter posing with her Blues Festival Guide magazine aboard the January 2022 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise.
This Gulf Coast recording artist was recently nominated for a Blues Music Award for "Blues Soul Female Artist of the Year."

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Get yourself to Tampa Bay this April
(ST PETERSBURG, FL) - Enjoy a fabulous weekend of blues music, nice weather, cool bay breezes and America’s finest blues artists on the sunny shores of Tampa Bay at the 2022 Tampa Bay Blues Festival. This premier event will be held at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, Florida on April 8-10, 2022. All ages; rain or shine. Three great days of blues music on the scenic shores of Tampa Bay. Just a short walk from downtown St. Petersburg with its vibrant night clubs, gourmet restaurants, world-class art museums and more! 
Make plans to join us for great music, foods, drinks, and fun.• Friday, April 8th 12:30PM-10PM:
JJ Grey & Mofro 8:30PM, Samantha Fish 6:30PM, Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters 4:30PM, Mindi Abair 2:30PM, Jason Ricci 12:30PM.• Saturday, April 9th 12:30PM-10PM:
Jimmie Vaughan 8:30PM, Robert Randolph & The Family Band - 6:30PM, Eric Gales 4:30PM, Danielle Nicole 2:30PM, Sugar Ray & The Bluetones 12:30PM • Sunday, April 10th 1PM-10PM:
Larkin Poe 8:30PM, Ronnie Baker Brooks 6:30PM, The Nick Moss Band 4:30PM, The Bruce Katz Band 2:30PM, Backtrack Blues Band 1:00PMArtist and times subject to change. The festival will comply with CDC guidelines in effect as of the date of the event.A Kick Off Party happens Thursday, April 7 with Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters 8PM-9:30PM at The Palladium Theater (253 Fifth Avenue North), St. Petersburg, Florida. Doors open at 7PM.VIP packages usually sell out each year. Buy your VIP passes early! This VIP package is one of the best: front stage seating, backstage waterfront shade tents, complimentary beers, wines, soda, water, custom fire-baked pizzas, dinner from Outback Steakhouse, air-conditioned restrooms and hotel discounts. Purchase tickets via the website. For more information, contact the Tampa Bay Blues Festival via email.
San Francisco’s 16th Mardi Gras Parade & Festival Mar 1st
(SAN FRANCISCO, C) – San Francisco’s Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Parade and celebration happens Tuesday, March 1, from 5pm-10pm in the Fillmore Center Plaza (1475 Fillmore at O’Farrell) San Francisco, California. This year’s Mardi Gras San Francisco Style, will once again be “LIVE” and in person along the Fillmore Corridor. The New Orleans-style festival will bring San Francisco's historic Fillmore Music District to life with Zydeco and blues, and a colorful family-friendly carnival atmosphere.

The Village Project and community partners host this 16th annual and will celebrate with creative costumes, colorful beads, a free concert featuring Grammy nominated Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic at 5pm, a second line parade led by the Gumbo Band, and blues Diva Tia Carroll at 8pm.

The parade starts at 6pm at The Fillmore Turk Mini Park (at Fillmore, Turk and Golden Gate Ave.) Award-winning Bay Area playwright and dancer, Robert Henry Johnson and Baby Aria will serve as Grand Marshalls!

The event is free but please RSVP here. Must be vaccinated and masked to attend! Capacity is limited so register today!
Mardi Gras Mambo 2022 Mar 4th
(MINERAL POINT, WI) - Mardi Gras Mambo 2022 will happen Friday, March 4, at the Mineral Point Opera House (139 High St.) Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Appearing are two Louisiana legends, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Cha’s.

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band are pioneers of the modern New Orleans brass band movement and recognized worldwide as an unstoppable musical machine. Nathan Williams delivers a direct connection to Zydeco’s storied pioneers such as Clifton Chenier and Boozoo Chavis. Together, it’s a non-stop dance fest. A master class in blues, Cajun, New Orleans soul, zydeco and R&B from two of Louisiana’s best.

Tickets for the show can be found here.
Soulful Bluesy Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival Feb 26th
(BATON ROUGE, LA) – The 9th Annual Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival will be held Saturday, February 26, 10am-7pm at North Boulevard Town Square and it’s free to the public. Special festival VIP, Big Chief Package can be found here.
There’s a VIP Pre-Party Thursday, February 24, 7am-12am at Henry Turner Jr.'s Listening Room (2733 North Street) featuring Saturday's performers. Pre-Party tickets are $30 at the door.
The Saturday Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Fest Stage schedule 10am-6:45pm:
Co-Hosts Whitney Vann and Michelle Torres, DJ Teddy Johnson; Larry “LZ” Dillon (Blues/Jazz); Pastor Leon Hitchens (Gospel/R&B); Sir AP (Spoken Word); Eddie “Cool” Deemer (Comedy); Kelton ‘Nspire Harper and the Inspiration Band (Motivational); Owen Scott (Blues/Rock); Robert “The Juice” Lenior (Blues/Soul); April Nicole (Southern Soul/Dance); Soul Revival Band (Soul/R&B); Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor (Blues/Soul/Funk/Reggae) with Big Chief Roderick Sylvas, Big Queen Tonya Sylvas, and Wild Tchoupitoulas Indians; Xavie Shorts (Soul/R&B); SmokeHouse Porter, Miss Mamie and the Gut Bucket Blues Band (Blues).

Along with the variety of live performances at the Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival, grab a Taste of Louisiana Meal near the stage. Shop at our Vendor Village for beautiful artwork, festival food, beverages, fashion, unique jewelry and more. 
17th Annual Dallas Blues Festival Mar 5th 
(GRAND PRAIRIE, TX) -The Texas Trust CU Theatre (1001 Performance Place) in Grand Prairie, Texas, will host the 17th Annual Dallas Blues Festival, Saturday March 5th.

Appearing will be Southern soul-blues artist Jeter Jones known as “King of The Trailride Blues;” Southern soul, contemporary and deep Southern soul blues artist Ronnie “RnB” Bell; Southern bluesman Pokey Bear and his R&B-infused bayou soul; blues singer, guitarist “The Bluesman Lover” Theodis Ealey, fiery contemporary blues and Southern soul singer Nellie Tiger Travis; R&B and soul singer-songwriter Calvin Richardson known as the “Prince of Soul;” and Tucka, the R&B singer "pillow talk" singer who’s also nicknamed “The King of Swing.”
Doors open 6pm and showtime is 7pm. Tickets range from $59 - $125. The show is all ages.

Note: Bags are not allowed the theatre beginning January of 2022 to reduce touchpoints and congestion upon arrival. Exceptions: Medical bags no larger than what is required to transport necessary medical equipment. Diaper bags for guests accompanied by infant(s). Small, single compartment clutches no larger than 5x9 inches (no purses larger than this).
5th Annual Bonita Blues Festival March 11-12
(BONITA SPRINGS, FL) - The Bonita Blues Festival will happen March 11-12 at Riverside Park on Old US-41 in Bonita Springs, Florida, and is celebrating 14 years of giving back to local charities. The 2-day event will feature 12 regional, and international blues bands. Gates open Friday 1pm until 9pm, and  11am until 9pm on Saturday.

Friday’s artists in order of appearance: David Julia Band, Scott Holt Band, Women of the Blues featuring Annika Chambers & Terrie Odabi w/JP Soars & Paul Deslauriers, Damon Fowler & Friends w/Very Special Guest Jonathon Long, and The Nighthawks.

Saturday’s artists in order of appearance: Joe Connors with The Howell Brothers & Friends, McKinley James, King Solomon Hicks, Honey Island Swamp Band, Mike Zito's Big Band w/Albert Castiglia & Kat Riggins, and Shaun Murphy.
Bring blankets, sunscreen, chairs, money for vendors (an ATM will be available), and happy feet! No pets, coolers or outside food or beverages. This event is rain or shine.

Friday and Saturday’s After Hours Jam will be hosted by Levee Town and begin at 9pm at Maria's Mexican Restaurant, 27080 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. Must have a festival wristband to attend.
On Sunday it's Blues and Bloodys with Josh Garrett at 12pm and Magnolia Boulevard at 3pm at The Center Bar at The Promenade at Bonita Bay (26811 S. Bay Drive) Bonita Springs.
The Bonita Blues Charitable Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
National Blues Museum 1918-19 Pandemic Blues Exhibit
(ST. LOUIS, MO) - The National Blues Museum is proud to announce our next exhibit: “Pandemic Blues.” This exhibit traces the 1918 Influenza Pandemic’s effect on blues musicians and the music industry to the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 4th a Members Only Special Exhibition Opening “Pandemic Blues” will happen 5:30pm-6:30pm with wine and cheese plus a special piano performance by Ethan Leinwand playing the sheet music from the exhibition. Pandemic Blues will then be available for public viewing in early March.

Exploring the devastation brought about by the “Spanish Flu” of 1918 and its devastating impact on artists materially and personally, the exhibit highlights how musicians, entertainers, record companies, and ordinary citizens dealt with the realities of a global pandemic, from social distancing and theater closures to the writing of Flu-inspired songs.

In 2020, the arrival of COVID-19 signaled a similar wave of changes in music and left thousands of performers out of work. Comparing how artists in both periods adapted and banded together to sustain their livelihood, “Pandemic Blues” will work to encourage vaccination and the unity required for an active, healthy world of live music.

Thanks to the support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ (IMLS) Communities for Immunity program. Communities for Immunity provides funding awards and support to museums and libraries engaging their communities to boost COVID-19 vaccine confidence. The initiative is led by the Association of Science and Technology Centers and the American Alliance of Museums.
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Tuba Skinny & Friends "Weary Blues" 
Intros & Outros... 
Holidays, Birthdays and... Just In Case
• Black History Month
• American Heart Month
• Mar 1st Mardi Gras aka
"Fat Tuesday
Birthdays upcoming of note:
Feb 24-Willie Kent (1936-2006); George Thorogood (1950); Feb 25-Ida Cox (1896 or 1898-1967); Feb 26-Antoine "Fats" Domino (1928-2017), Bob "Bear" Hite (1943-1981); Mar 1-Zac Harmon (1957); Mar 2 Alvin “Youngblood” Hart (1963), Rory Gallagher (1948-1995); Mar 3-John Primer (1945); Mar 4-Bobby Womack (1944-2014); Mar 5 J.B. Lenoir (1929-1967), Peg Leg Howell (1888-1966), Tommy Tucker (1933-1982); Mar 6 Walter "Furry" Lewis (1893-1981), Walter Trout (1951); Mar 9 Georgia White (1903), Lloyd Price (1933); Mar 10 Dave Alexander aka Omar Shariff (1938), Ronnie Earl (1953); Mar 12 Leonard Chess (1917-1969), Bill Payne (1949 Little Feat co-founder)
Just in case:
World Bartender Day is celebrated on February 24. Australia and New Zealand created this day in 2018 at a cocktail-making event. One of the oldest professions known to man — the first bartending job was probably held in the 1400s but said to have emerged several thousand years ago in various locations such as Rome, Greece, and Asia. At that time bartenders would have been the innkeepers and owners of alehouses who would make their own brews and liquors to serve the patrons. 
It goes without saying that blues music has a long and no doubt storied history with bars and their bartenders.
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 Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA 
Leeds Blues,
Rhythm & Rock Festival
Leeds, United Kingdom
Pigz in Z’Hills
BBQ & Blues Festival
Mar-4-2022 - Mar-5-2022
Zephyrhills, Florida USA 

Dallas Blues Festival
Dallas, Texas, USA
Bonita Blues Festival
Mar-11-2022 - Mar-13-2022
Bonita Springs, Florida, USA
Walla Walla Guitar Festival 11
Mar-11-2022 - Mar-13-2022
Walla Walla, Washington, USA
14th Foley BBQ & Blues Cook-off
Foley, Alabama USA
River City Blues Festival 29th
Mar-18-2022 – Mar-19-2022
Marietta, Ohio, USA
Blues Bash At The Ranch
Mar-18-2022 – Mar-20-2022
Brooksville, Florida, USA
Coeur D'Alene Blues Festival
Mar-25-2022 - Mar-27-2022
Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, USA
Blues on Reid
Port St Joe, Florida, USA
Tampa Bay Blues Festival
Apr-08-2022 - Apr-10-2022
Tampa Bay, Florida, USA
 9th Milwaukee Blues Festival
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA 
Florida Blues & Heritage Festival
Immokalee, Florida, USA
29th Lowcountry Cajun Festival
Apr-09-2022, Charleston
South Carolina, USA
Woodystock Blues Festival
Apr-09-2022 – Apr-10-2022
Bullhead City, Arizona, USA
For festival-event links
please go to our website
 Byron Bay Bluesfest
Apr-14-2022 – Apr-18-2022
Byron Bay, Australia
Juke Joint Festival
& Related Events
Apr-21-2022 - Apr-24-2022
Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA
16th Annual
Blues By the Sea
Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA

Bob Sykes
BBQ & Blues Festival
Bessemer , Alabama, USA
Gator By The Bay
May-5-2022 - May-8-2022
San Diego, California USA

Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival
May-21-2022 – May-22-2022
Annapolis, Maryland, USA

Holland International Blues Festival
Jun-09-2022 – Jun-11-2022
Holland, Netherlands
Flagstaff Blues and Brews
Jun-10-2022 - Jun-11-2022
Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
32nd Billtown Blues Festival
Jun-10-2022 - Jun-12-2022
Billtown, Pennsylvania, USA

Utah Blues Festival
Jun-10-2022 – Jun-11-2022
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

New York State
Blues Festival
Jun-16-2022 – Jun-18-2022
Syracuse, New York, USA
Northwoods Blues Festival
Jun-17-2022 - Jun-18-2022
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA
21st Annual
Greenwood Blues Cruise
Festival of Discovery
Jul-07-2022 - Jul-09-2022
Greenwood, South Carolina, USA

Vallemaggia Magic Blues
Jul-07-2022 – Aug-07-2022
Vallemaggia, Switzerland
Cincy Blues Fest
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Continue to stay optimistic! We've got this!
We are thinking of you and wishing you good health!
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We welcome e-Guide suggestions and questions. You can reach our E-Guide editor, Michele Lundeen (pictured here) via EMAIL
Michele is also a singer, songwriter, performer and bandleader based in the San Diego County, California area nicknamed the "Queen of Steam" and this time of year, aka "Madame LeRoux." 
RBA Publishing, Inc. in business since 1993, is a boutique, blues-specific PR and marketing firm based on the West Coast. We help musicians, festivals, labels and music-related brands. Our digital campaigns target fans, industry and influencers. We are masterful at email marketing, social media, fan acquisition and long-term marketing plans. Our media services are supported by people who understand and love the blues genre. Publishers of annual the Blues Festival Guide magazine, our top-ranking website, and e-Guide newsletter with approx. 30,000 weekly subscribers, we have been blues industry leaders for over 18 years. Please contact us at 707-630 3304 or EMAIL to find out how we can help you!
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