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Annual Events & Festivals
Upcoming Events Schedule

(Most festivals are held the same time each year - make your plans now)

Blues Festival Guide
Online Digital Edition of The Blues Festival Guide

Sep 8-9, 2017 Lake Cumberland Blues, BBQ and Arts Festival

Somerset KY

Friday, September 8
The Blue Crawdads, OTIS, The Almanacs
and Boscoe France

Saturday, September 9
The Blue Aspects, LCBS Jam Band,
The Tarshack Revival, Rachel Crowe,
D.J. Rice and Kenny Neal


Sep 8-9, 2017 Blues at the Crossroads

Terre Haute IN

Blues at the Crossroads Web Site

Sep 8
Main Stage
  • Eric Steckel
  • Ian Moore
  • Ellusion
  • Joe Marcinek Band
Verve Stage
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Jack Whittle
  • The Nerve
Sep 9
Main Stage
  • David Goodier Band featuring W.T. Feaster
  • Dicky James
  • Soupbone and the Blackwater Mission
  • Edward David Anderson’s Black Dirt Revival
  • Austin Stirling
Verve Stage
  • Crowe Committee
  • Flying Jacksons
  • Blackmaker
  • Jazz Metamorphosis
Sep 15, 2017 4th Annual Smoketown GetDown for Democracy

Shelby & Lampton Streets

Music by:
Yared Sound, Str8Diamonds Dance Team,
Otis Junior & The Jesse Lees,
Junior J & Piff the Dragon, and The Afrophysicists.

Free Admission

KFTC Web Site
Facebook Event

Sep 16, 2017 National Jug Band Jubilee

Louisville KY

Free Admission
Brown-Forman Amphitheater @ Waterfront Park

Music by
Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton – NYC, NY
Tuba Skinny – New Orleans, LA
G Burns Jug Band – San Diego, CA
Juggernaut Jug Band – Louisville, KY
Cincinnati Dancing Pigs – Cincinnati, OH
The Derby City Dandies – Louisville, KY
Deep Fried Pickle Project – Coloma, MI
Combs & Company – Asheville, NC

Jug Band Jubilee Web Site
Facebook Page

Sep 23-24, 2017 Bourbon & Beyond

Louisville KY

Bourbon and Beyond
Louisville KY at Champions Park

Saturday, September 23
 Eddie Vedder, Steve Miller Band, Band of Horses,
Amos Lee, Buddy Guy,
Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Chris Robinson Brotherhood,
ZZ Ward, Shawn James & The Shapeshifters,
Fantastic Negrito, and Dave Cavalier

Sunday, September 24
Stevie Nicks, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Clark Jr.,
Paul Rodgers, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue,
Jonny Lang, G. Love & Special Sauce, Nikki Lane,
Kiefer Sutherland, and Caitlyn Smith

Bourbon and Beyond

Oct 8, 2017 Big Rock Jazz and Blues Festival

Cherokee Park, Louisville

Music by

Tyrone Wheeler and the 502 Vintage Keys,
Queen Delphine & The Crown Jewels, and
Mike Tracy and Hora Certa

Louisville Jazz Society

Facebook Festival Page

Olmsted Parks Big-Rock-Jjazz-and-Blues-Fest

Oct 13-14, 2017

22nd Annual
Garvin Gate
Blues Festival

Garvin Place
@ Oak Street

Garvin Gate Blues Festival

Blues for Youth on Saturday 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

GGBF Web Site

Friday Four Roses Stage
(Oak & Garvin Place)
 6:30 Tullie Brae
Andrew Alli & The Mainline
Frank Bang and The Cook County Kings
  Info+ Kentucky Blues Stage
(Oak @ 4th)
7:30 Da Mudcats
9:15 Walnut Street Rhythm & Blues Band
Saturday Four Roses Stage
(Oak & Garvin Place)
2:00 The Saints
Carly Johnson
Leroy Ellington Band
Screamin’ John & TD Lind
Ray Fuller & The Bluesrockers
Tweed Funk
Tony O with Zora Young
  Info+ Stage
(Oak @ 4th)
4:00 & 5:15 Nick Stump Band
6:30, 8:00 & 9:30 Otis

Last Year's Events - (Most festivals are held the same time each year - make your plans now for next year)

Novermber 18, 2016

Headliner's Music Hall Logo
Headliner's Music Hall

KBS 28th Anniversary Celebration
"Ladies Night Out"

Music by
Laurie Jane & the 45's,
Queen Delphine and The Crown Jewel,
Sheryl Rouse and The Bluez Brothers

Doors @ 6:30pm * Music @ 7:00pm

$10 Admission ** Free for KBS members
Must show your KBS membership card at the door

Facebook Event w/ Details
Jan 27-28, 2017 Cincy Winter
Blues Fest

The Phoenix
Cincinnati OH

January 27-28, 2017
Cincy Blues Society Winter Blues Fest

2 Nights * 4 Stages * 30 Artists

Michele Lundeen, Mike Wheeler Band,
Davy Knowles, Southern Avenue Band

Presented by:

Jan 31 thru Feb 4

33rd Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge Beale Street
Memphis TN

KBS Entrants:
Band: Laurie Jane and the 45's
Solo/Duo: Mark "Big Poppa" Stampley
CD: da Mudcats "Easy Does It"

Jimmy G & the Sidewinders will represent the
South Central Indiana Blues Society

Web Site

IBC Logo

May 25 & 27, 2017

BBQ, Blues and Bikes Festival
Elizabethtown KY

Web Site

Thu, May 25 Brown Pusey Tavern In The Garden

Eddie Turner & Trouble Twins
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Sat, May 27 Two Stages beginning at noon:

Cherry Lot @ 1:00 pm:
Anji Brooks’ Top Dollar Blues Band
Tee Dee Young
Chris Antonik,
Blackfoot Gypsies
Barrence Whitfield & the Savages

Historic State Theater @ Noon:
Brian Keith Wallen
The Stella Vees
Norman Jackson Band
Laurie Jane & the 45’s
Jarekus Singleton

May 28, 2017 8th Annual
Blues Between the Bridges

9079 Old Richmond Road
Lexington KY 40515
(I-75 Exit #99)

1:30 Elvis Cocktail
2:30 RC and The NightShades
3:45 Robbie Bartlett Blues Band
5:00 OPEN JAM - Bring your ax and jam with G. Busy
6:45 Johnny Rawls Soul Blues Revue
8:15 Tee Dee Young
9:45 Dave Weld and The Imperial Flames .

Facebook Event Page

Presented by:

1:30 pm - past midnight
Tickets $20 * Rain or Shine

No Bottles, Cans, Coolers Allowed
Lots of seating but Blankets & Lawn Chairs are okay

Jun 2-3, 2017 8th Annual Germantown-Schnitzelburg
Blues Festival

@ the intersection of Hickory & Burnett Streets

Facebook Event Page
Facebook Group

Friday, June 2
6:30 - 8:00 > D Man & The Alley Hounds
8:30 - 10:00 > Jimmy Davis Band
10:30 - 12:00 > Laurie Jane & the 45's

Saturday, June 3
6:30 - 8:00 > The Blue Crawdads
8:30 - 10:00 > Mississippi Adam Riggle
10:30 - 12:00 > Walnut Street Blues Band

Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the show

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Germantown Schnitzelburg Business Association to help start a local farmers market

Jun 2-3, 2017 Muddy Roots
Spring Weekender

Brown County IN

Facebook Event Page Friday, June 2
Pearls Mahone, Toe Knee Tea, Brooke Blanche,
Freight Train Rabbit Killer, Mountain Sprout,
Left Lane Crusier and Jimmy Duck Holmes

Saturday, June 3
Joe Henry, Billy Cook, Matt Heckler, Rock Bottom String Band,
Jayke Orvis, Pine Hill Haints, O'Death,
Joseph Huber and the Legendary Shack Shakers

Sat, Jun 3, 2017 2nd Annual
Burdette Blues Festival

Evansville IN

River Basin Blues Society
Saturday, June 3
2:00 pm Ryan Rigdon & the Primal Roots
4:00 pm Paul Blake and the Pallbearers
6:00 pm Martin/Gough Blues Band
8:00 pm Shaun Murphy
Jun 14-17, 2017 27th Annual
WC Handy Blues Festival
Henderson KY
Complete Schedule

Wednesday, June 14
Albert Castiglia, Jason Ricci & the Bad Kind and
Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials

Thursday, June 15
Waylon Thibodeaux and Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band

Friday, June 16
Blues 4U, The Gough-Martin Blues Band, The Beat Daddys,
Walter Wolfman Washington & The Roadmasters,
Samantha Fish and Tab Benoit

Saturday, June 17
Markus James, Dawn Tyler Watson Trio,
Alvin "Youngblood" Hart’s Muscle Theory,
Billy Branch & the Sons of the Blues,
Wet Willie and Coco Montoya

Jul 7-8, 2017 Master Musicians Festival
Somerset KY
Web Site     Facebook

Jul 21-22, 2017 Louisville
Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival
@ The Water Tower
River Road at Zorn Ave

Presented by
Four Roses Bourbon
and the
Bisig Impact Group

KBS Members receive free admission to both days
with current membership card !

Must Join or Renew by July 12

Aug 11-12, 2017 Cincy Blues Fest

Sawyer Point Park, Cincinnati OH

Festival Web Site

Presented by

Friday, August 11
Davina and the Vagabonds, Albert Cummings and more

Saturday, August 12
Ruthie Foster, Ronnie Baker Brooks and more

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Aug 13-14, 2017 Annual
Bloomington Boogies:
The Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival

Bloomington IN

Bloomington Boogies

Aug 13
Michele Brentano, Zain Mackey, Lee Van Buskirk,
Cassidy Gephart, Craig Brenner, Josh Paxton, Bill Sims, Jr.,
Ross E. Martinie Eiler, Liz Pennock & Dr. Blues,
Mitch Woods, Bob Seeley,
Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Rob Rio, and C. J. Chenier

Aug 14
school concerts and piano workshops

Aug 18-19, 2017 Madison Ribberfest

Madison IN

Ribberfest Web Site

Hotline: 800-559-2956

Friday Jason Ricci and the Bad Kind
Ana Popovic
Delbert McClinton
Saturday The Bob Lafary Trio
Toad Strangler
The Claudettes
Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hell Raisers
The Legendary Downchild Blues Band
:os Lobos
Aug 24-26, 2017 18th 9nnual
Bean Blossom Blues Fest
Bill Monroe Music Park
Bean Blossom IN
Bean Blossom Blues Fest
Web Site
Thu Open Jam
Fri Bruce Spratling
Matthew Skoller
the Cabin 12 Jammers
Toronzo Cannon
Rebekah Meldrum & Paul Holdman
Samantha Fish
Matthew Skoller
Sat John Hall
Matthew Curry
Jay Jesse Johnson
Southern Avenue
Charlie Musselwhite
the Eric Lindell Band

Full Schedule

Aug 24-26, 2017 28th Annual
Hot August Blues

Kenlake State Resort Park

Hardin KY

Park Web Site     Festival Web Site
Thu Scalehound and Adam & the H-Bombs
Fri Rip Lee Pryor
2 Years Wasted
Ivan Johns
Lew Jetton & 61 South
Sat Street Corner Blue
Reggie May
Little Boys Blue
Al Hill
Laurie Jane & the 45's
The Beat Daddys
Big Mike Griffin
Alonzo Pennington
Aug 26, 2017 Capital City Blues and
River Festival

Riverview Park
Frankfort KY

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Ward Oates Amphitheater, Frankfort KY
6:00pm – 10:00pm

Music by Robbie Bartlett & Tee Dee Young

Tickets & Info
Facebook Page

Facebook Page
Aug 17-27, 2017 Kentucky State Fair KY State Fair
Web Site

MySpace  FaceBook  Twitter

Live Music daily in the
Food & Music Tents

Past Events that have changed - Please research availability
May 13-14, 2016 International
Bar-B-Que Festival

Owensboro KY
Web Site

Schedule of Events

No Music Scheduled for 2017

International Bar-B-Q Festival
May 15-16, 2015 Old Louisville Springfest
First Street @ Ormsby
Web site

No Live Music for 2017

May 16, 2015 31st Annual Bar-B-Q Pitt Festival
Pitt Academy - Louisville

Web Site

Music by The King Bees and Da Mudcats
starting at 5:30

Discontinued in 2016

Pitt Academy
Jun 18, 2016 2nd Annual
Blues Harbor Fest
(formerly Lake Cumberland Blues, Boats & BBQ Fest)

State Dock @
Lake Cumberland
(Jamestown KY)

Music by: Blues and Greys, The KingBees and Les Dudek

Festival Web Site     State Dock Web Site

Jun 12-13, 2015 Smokin' on the River
BBQ, Blues & Brew Festival

At RiverStage
Jeffersonville IN

Smokin' on the River logo

Smokin' on the River

Visit the Fest on Facebook

Friday, June 12
Billy Byrd & Pen Bogert, The Tarnations, The Stella Vees,
The Beat Daddys and Tinsley Ellis

Saturday, June 13
Randy Colvin, Tyrone Cotton & Screamin' John,
the Dallas Cole Band, Butch Williams,
the Bell Bottom Blues Band and the Vanessa Davis Group

Sep 5-6, 2014 Roots and Heritage Festival

Lexington KY

Friday, September 5
Nellie "Tiger" Travis

Saturday, September 6
Lakeside and Harold Melvin's Bluenotes

Roots Fest Ky

Sep 11-12, 2015 Bands & BBQ
at the Point

Point Park,
Carrollton KY

NOTE - It appears the music is no longer Blues,
possibly all Country

Carroll County Website

Sept 11
6pm - The Louden Mundane Band
8pm - County Wide
Sept 12
11am - 12pm: Will Wallace
12pm -2pm: Nobody'z Bizzness
2pm -4pm: Jordan Wilson Trio
4pm - BBQ Awards
5pm - Van Waylon
7pm - Josh London
9pm - Sparechange Millionairres
Sep 11-13, 2015 Kentucky State BBQ Festival

Danville KY

Friday, September 11
Cane Run Bluegrass and Custom Made Bluegrass

Saturday, September 12
Nick Dittmeier and The Sawdusters, Heath And Molly, da Mudcats,
Laurie Jane and the 45's, Ray Fuller and The Bluesrockers

Sunday, September 13
Tullie Brae

KY BBQ Festival

Sep 12, 2015 Fort Knox Blues Fest Visit Web Site

Toronzo Cannon, Edward David Anderson,
Jarekus Singleton and Nick Schnebelen


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